The New York Times’ Brad Stone is reporting that Google is rolling out a new version of its search results with a left-hand sidebar today and tomorrow. It’s the final version of a design it’s been experimenting with for a long time, and bears a general conceptual resemblance to the sidebar at Bing, although the execution is quite different. I’m not getting it as my default yet, but wrote about a test version I stumbled across in March.
I’m happy–ever since Google introduced the sidebar almost a year ago–but left it closed until you clicked on a link to open it–I’ve been rooting for it to stay open all the time. Let us know if you’re seeing the new version of Google–and if so, what you think of it.