Former Google Exec: Traditional Search Market Shrinking
What this guy really means as that advertising is changing. Searching is fine. Google quickly had to find a way to monetize search results and they grew into a advertising firm or sorts.
So yes from google's perspective as an advertiser it must be troubling to not have such a firm hold in the "social media" space.
Are Googlers Too Smart For Their Own Good?
Coding is hard! Let's go shopping!
Are You Proud of Your Code?
A few years? Sheesh. I've written perl that I have gone back a few weeks later and thought WTF does this do again. I never learn. :)