I rarely post google grievances but this is so damn annoying I can't help it. (Looked for related thread so not sure if on certain datacenters or missed thread).
Anyways as you do a search, and scroll down the results a box appears around the entire listing. I have no idea what the hell it's trying to accomplish, except maybe now when I search I place the mouse to the right so maybe google thinks that will get our attention over the ads. Either way, all these minor changes are such an annoyance lately.
Sometimes I think Google employees do things just to justify doing something. If I weren't a webmaster I'd use bing.