I used to use MapQuest mainly for internet Map application. Main reason was I have thought MapQuest’s Driving Direction’s result is better than Google Map and Yahoo! Map. I just realized I am using Google Map instead of MapQuest and this days I am rarely use MapQuest. Why? My consideration ended up that Google Map is well integrated with Google Search. I used to visit Map site, then typed address to find the map. This days, I types address in the search textbox of browser’s toolbar, top of search results is always the link to the Map. Search and Map application are well integrated, so it reduced total time to reach the map. It made my habit changed.
The search is a portal not only to the web but also to the web applications!