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UI cleanup. The Google search boxes and I'm Feeling Lucky moved away from search box for visual appeal.
Fonts change and the logo also loses its drop shadow.
Google introduces SSL search.
Google introduced SSL to allow users to have an 'end-to-end encrypted search solution' between their computers and Google. This secured channel helps 'protect your search terms and your search results pages from being intercepted by a third party'.
Links formally in top left hand corner of web page are now incorporated in top bar of web page.