It’s still unresolved whether vertical search will significantly impact general search
The nexus between real-time search, consumer intent, and semantic search is where the search gold resides
Hurricane Katrina taught Google a lesson about relevance and real time results
Opportunities to compete with Google and Bing exist, but only on the edge or fringe such as applications that bypass search engines, employ automated content discovery mechanisms, use semantic search, or perfect mobile geo-search
Google is like smoking cigarettes, it’s a habit that’s going to be difficult to give up. So what can you do? You have to think about the problem space. Google’s approach is to get people in and out of search engine quickly with their result. Not the right way to think about it. Right way to think about it is to think about minimizing time of completing a task, not minimize the amount of time to match a query with a url.
[O]rganize the information in a way that synthesizes the task that you want to accomplish.
Mobile is huge. Apple is the big fish at the moment. Android coming on strong. Won’t hold my breath on Microsoft.
Two things which potentially threaten us.  As we become bigger and older, it could become more difficult for Google to innovate… Also worry about diminishment of sense of entrepreneurship.
Search use up, email use down
The Online Publishers Association released a study showing that consumers are spending more and more time on search and content centered sites while dropping their use of email and instant messaging.
Social network use by mobile device This study by AdMod shows that social networking is the most used application of iPhone and smartphones users and that Facebook is the number one accessed social networking site.