Yahoo is fine for Free Stock market quotes and EOD (End of day data -- Open, High, Low,Close and Volume) .
Other than that Google still has it -- but it's definitely getting worse
for example sometimes I click on a search, it gives what appears to be an answer and when you click on the link you get a load of stuff nothing to do with your original search.
Also the ads just seem to become more and more intrusive -- I HATE web advertising -- fortunately I can skip most of it but you sometimes get those little square boxes which throw up stuff just over where you are reading - now that's 100% irritating.
A Google competitor would certainly be OK -- No corporation ever lasts forever-- even the Roman Empire and the "1,000 year Reich" all passed their sell by dates (in the case of the last one thank goodness) well before their "anticipated lifetime".