Whats remarkable about it? Your business is knowing selling adverts you know a lot about your customers, because you know what they are searching for using your search engine. you want to know more about your customers, so you need persistence, they all use a 'web browser' so making a web browser seems like a logical choice. you've poached a bunch of devs, and you've got some smart internal guys who want to shake up the web browser market you've now got a web browser to a shippable state and need market share - a reason for people to switch. You own the most visited site on the internet. You buy the most popular non porn, internet video site you release your own browser you make aforementioned internet video site run like ass in all other browsers. Instant market share. I was a big fan of it. Mouse gestures are amazing.