Google restructures: Sergey Brin, Larry Page to run umbrella company Alphabet. Sundar Pichai is Google's new CEO. Ref. CNN
Google's search has evolved but the main web search hasn't for the end user. I get better luck using alternative methods for my searches than what Google currently offers.
I'm not sure about Google's search supremacy anymore because of the way it works now. Most of the things I need comes on page 2 or 3 rather than on the first page. That makes searching for something take up more time than it should!
Better search engine results thanks to new method
How does Google decide which search results to display? One developer has created a new method by which dozens or even hundreds of search algorithms can be compared with each other simultaneously. This may mean that the best search algorithm can be selected faster than was previously possible. Ref. Source 3t.