Not a surprise that just a Google Chrome's week of life (from Sep. 2nd to 9th) is enough for a HISTORY (more than a story, 3,500 words and 8 pages long); just the beginning:
On September 1st, 2008, Google announced its new open source browser, Google Chrome. The introduction of a new web browser by Google, a major player in the web by anyone's standards, has predictably resulted in a flurry of attention, analysis and soothsaying.
I think the analysis is accurate, at least, from a historical point of view. Read the rest at: Google Chrome: Perspectives and Analysis.