JS_Harris - 3:10 pm on Jul 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
Google planned this change around the same time they announced they were no longer just a search company and were now to be known as an "information" company(they call it "Google Knowledge"). Google plans to provide the information searchers want right on the Google search page. Google plans to phase out the need for your website if they can manage it. They are already well underway.
They targeted big traffic searches first, actors, products etc but are rolling it out to a wider and wider range of keywords daily.