Google is an interesting company. They seem to have there hand in everything, including seemingly unrelated areas. They have a larger plan in mind and I can't wait to see it unfold. I think they are planning a "one stop" approach for anything internet related. You can go to Google for search, instant messaging, advertising, email and more. As you can see in the pic (upper right corner), they just integrated the email user accounts to the search engine. You can setup a personallized search homepage and etc. This is the same username you use with instant messenging too. One username for all their services.More Google tid bits.