has added more buttons on the front page, making the site look uncharacteristically cluttered judged by Google's notorious standard. Below the search box, there are now seven flash buttons - shortcuts to Gmail, Talk, Calendar, Note, Toolbar, Desktop, and Picasa.
As far as I know, this is a Google Korea-only feature. Hope it won't raise eyebrowse of people like Marissa Mayer who's well known for her passion to keep the Google startpage as clean as possible.
This change coincided with Eric Schmidt's keynote speech in Seoul Digital Forum held in Korea today. Is this being Google Korea's "We're in now, so bring it on" statement to Naver and other Korean local leaders?