I like FireFox, not just because it is easy to use, but also because it represents something innovative growing under the shadow of something very overwhelming. IE has been a good browser after version 4.0. Before then, Netscape was the best. I gave up using Netscape because the support of Chinese was not as good as IE.
From looking at the great websites of today, I keep finding something amazing. We always talk about mind-blowing innovativeness in ideas to win the market (and thus profit). But think about the big winners: Amazon, eBay, Google, Skpye. None of them is based on a super innovative idea. The lesson we can learn is that you don’t have to be smarter than everyone else to win. Rather, you have to do something really good to win. Amazon focused on selling books, after it has been well established, it started to sell other goods. Many other websites who rushed to build online retail channels failed. eBay focused on C2C auctions, and it lived out Yahoo’s fierce competition. When Google came out with the "pagerank" idea, Yahoo was the dominant player, it would seem funny if you tell people, in 2000, that Google will be sharing the market with Yahoo. (back then, there are so many other potential competitors: HotBot, Excite, Infoseek, lycos, etc. etc. – how many of these can you remember now?) When Skype came, Yahoo messenger and MSN both offer free VoIP services, anyone dipping the toe into this mud should have thought it twice, yet Skype succeeded. All these examples tell us one simple thing: do what you are best at and be excellent in it.