Hot on the heels of Google announcing that they will be ceasing development on Google Notebook Yahoo! is announcing that they are testing a new feature called Search Pad™. It is slightly creepy because it brings to your attention the fact that these search engines 'watch' what you search. Yahoo! is going to attempt to help you out when it recognizes a topic pattern. The feature will organize sites related to the topic you are searching and allow you to store notes, share the research and save the Search Pad™ for later use. I did not use Google Notebook much, but Yahoo! has nailed the use case for which I did use Google Notebook with Yahoo! Search Pad™ feature.