The Search Team at Google, the leader in the search industry, has launched a search blog: Inside Search. Most of the search announcements in the past have come from the Official Google Blog or the Webmaster Central Blog, so it will be nice to get all of the Google search news in one place.
As the introductory blog post states, Google has more engineers working on search than any other product. I think it is safe to assume, since Google has made this move to give search a home, that the company is allowing more time and space to devote to new products.
I am also a fan of their second blog post on social search. The blog is definitely going to provide insight into what is a priority in the search think tank.