Word is that Microsoft will be announcing tomorrow May 21, 2008 a new model for paying users to use Live for search.
The official statement:
Microsoft's official statement on the announcement:
On Wednesday, we will be announcing a major new initiative that our search teams have been driving. We are getting better and better with our core algorithmic search, and at the same time, we are investing to differentiate in vertical experiences and to disrupt the current model. You’ll hear more about our plans Wednesday.