All of the above.
First, some good news. And then some other good news, with some additional good news.
I'm now employed by Blue Systems (a company sponsoring already quite a few devs and also sponsoring www.netrunner-os.com) to work on KDE (currently part time, due to school).
What I've been working on has essentially been making KDE more competitive with Unity's "lenses" feature. KDE already has, and has had KRunner since 4.0 days, but not much effort was put into the area to make additional "runners" (plugins which can each search different things, like a "lense" in unity-speak). That is what I am trying to change...well, one of the things...is make KRunner more competitive in this area. It's got lots of features, just hardly any have been taken advantage of yet. There are some areas where it lacks, but I expect introducing more features to it will show which areas are more grey than others, and we can fill it in from there.
Since we're now undergoing more integration with the web, it only makes sense to bring KDE closer towards it as well. Well, what kind of integration you ask?
It seemed to me like a YouTube runner could be useful, so I did that. Here's a screenshot.
It also seemed to me like a Bing/Image search runner could come in handy. So I did that:
It needs some tuning, yes. In particular I'm looking towards Aleix's QML port of KRunner (spoiler alert?), as that could give us some nice things to do with the UI, like make larger thumbnails..and more of a thumbnail view, I am thinking would make it useful.
The two runners aforementioned, have been merged into mainline kdeplasma-addons a week ago.
I'm also working on another super sekret project (not really, I just feel it's too early to mention..even though it's already extremely functional). It has to do with QML (hint).