Google Blog officially announces the launch of Plus Box, 'a new search feature that lets you see more information about individual search results.' A plus box icon lets you catch sight of additional data right below the original search result. You even get a visual snapshot of related information.
The Googleblog informs:
Right now, we're showing two types of Plus Box results: stock information and maps. You can find a plus box next to the home pages of companies listed on NYSE, NASDAQ, and AMEX. Clicking the plus box icon for any of these companies displays the latest stock price, chart, and company information. Searching for stock prices on Google becomes much easier—for example, look up Apple to find their stock information next to Apple's corporate home page. If you want to see a more detailed company profile, click on "More information" to go to Google Finance.