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November 26, 2013
Web Browser Development Trend
Why Do I think Google Chrome is leading the browser market at this time? Please take a look at the following screenshots of the default browser "blank" page of Chrome, IE, and FireFox. Chrome's page offers much more information and applications (although all Google's) including search, social networking, email, notification, and many other Google online services, with simple access.
(Update: you can even customize the apps to see in the top right corner.)
Chrome is clearly going beyond a traditional browser. It is growing into a versatile online service client, or Google service client, or, what I prefer, the personal web portal. While IE and FireFox have not jumped out the pure browser concept, Chrome clearly separates itself and heading to a new direction. There are still a lot of things to improve on this "browser homepage" and I hope IE and FireFox can catch up.