It seems to be gone now, but did anyone else catch the the link to sign up for an account at the bottom of the main google search page today? Either they're just about ready to finally launch for real or, since it's gone now, they were just trying to get more testers since they've probably exhausted invites as a way of doing this.
Okay, I don't know if anyone else around the country (world?) has been experiencing this, but a lot of websites that I regularly visit - ESPN.Com, IGN.Com, etc. - have just been taking an excruciatingly long time to load (if they even load at all)