Search is Local!
Interesting metrics from comScore (read full article on TechCrunch):
Local search engines (Baidu: China, Naver: Korea and Yandex: Russia are in the top 10!) are very powerful in countries that do not use the roman alphabets.
I believe that over the next several years, we will see more and more chinks in Google's armor and I continue to believe that Google will ultimately go the Microsoft way to being less relevant - only much faster! (my earlier comments on the topic).