Today, Google launched its new universal search. Now, when you do a search, Google will give you a combined results page that will include websites, books, archived news, and video. Try a search for Star Trek, you’ll see links to Groups, News and Video right under the Google logo and above the natural search results. Or try this one, Pet Food Recall for options that include News and Blogs.
Sergy Brin, Google’s co-founder said that the changes are to expose people to sources that they may not know are available and will help boost Google’s reach and market share. See this article for more info.