War of the Browsers
Microsoft and Mosaic (Internet Explorer and Netscape) have been caught up in a healthy competition since the nineties. Eventually Microsoft came out on top, and Internet Explorer dominated the market.
All good things come to an end and the last versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer painfully showed that the developers team in charge of the browser were having trouble catching up on the newest technologies. The once so powerful Internet Explorer grew into a source of frustration with both users and developers. Web users went looking for an efficient solution, and Google gratefully provided the answer.