Well the first version of the Multilingual Search Global Search Report 2007 has been released as a free PDF. It does not cover all of the globe but I promis you that it will get larger the next time it get's out there. It is an annual compilation of search engine usage
Until recently you needed some 5 URLS and good SEO knowledge to rank well and "own" the top ten results on Google, but by introducing "Google Universal Search" Google has made this littlebit harder, actually much harder. Because now SERPs might return not only text results, but also images, news, videos
I resently came across this blogg post on "6 PR disasters from late 2006 to the present" great stories about the worst PR disasters in 2006 to this date. Fun read for anyone that is doing PR on the internet. Check it out: http://rbdrodeo.com/2007/06/29/6-pr-disasters-from-late-2006-to-the-present/ I really like the "Microsoft Vista bribes bloggers"
Have you seen Here are some escape-reports.com? Go there! Here are some NEVERS of online activites in the UK. 93% of Britons have never done any buying and selling of shares online 35% have never listened to music online 73% have never downloaded podcasts (or was it vodcasts) 50% have never done any online