Starting today, the ’90s-style underlined links are being removed from Google search results. It truly marks the end of an era of the web, with underlined links a familiar method used by web developers to highlight links on sites like Geocities, Altavista, and pets.com. It’s the biggest visual change today, but Google is also tweaking other parts of its desktop search results. via Link
Design decisions in Google Search are billion dollars decisions. I’m willing to bet they tested before removing underlines. This also marks the new era of search design and I’m thinking if Bing or Yahoo would follow suit soon.