Google definitely is taking over the world. I saw that Google maps thing the other day and definitely played with it for a while, it's going to be amazing once it's done. Their news site has been up for quite a while and is still in Beta so hopefully the maps don't take as long.
There is also talk of Google releasing a browser to compete with FireFox and IE, I can't wait for the Beta of that.
I plan to use that over mapquest and yahoo maps once I get my carputer running (plus the GPS of course) but it will be nice to use a Google product.