Chrome and Safari like to brag that each is faster. Forget speed, usability is where the fight is at. To my surprise, Chrome now has a "pin tab" feature that works great! Safari does not have this feature. In Chrome, just right click and select "Pin Tab". Next time you open Chrome, the tabs you pinned will automatically open (in a small format with a recognizable icon). Sweet.
I don't know when this became a standard feature (I have Chrome version 5.0.375.99), but I'm glad it is there. Hat tip to Jeff Jarvis on this week's TWIG podcast.