And it still might be a new guy yet unseen.
[ Though personally I find YAHOO! to be a better overall search engine currently.]
Mircosoft / MSN.com , Yahoo.com , Excite.com , Ask.com, Myway.com & etc ,
are most certainly here to stay, but they do not seemed poised to dethrone Google in adv. sales $$.
Somewhere there is some geek or geek team aiming to dethrone Google, just as Google dethroned Yahoo.
Also Gmail is the cat's meow of email now,
being by far he best once you get used to it
~~` TP .