Computing the 1990s was dominated by a fight between Netscape and Microsoft over who would control people's online experience via the web browser on their computers.
Most popular web browsers
Yet the battle that got Microsoft into so much anti-trust trouble didn't end but faded away: its browser market share has plummeted, first because of competition from Mozilla Firefox, and over the past five years from Google Chrome.
The dramatic change is apparent when mapped over time with the most popular browser by country. Chrome has even pulled away users from Firefox, as the chart shows.
Yet like all empires in technology, Google's too shall pass.