Founders Award for Google Chrome

Nov 03, 2009

For Google to publish figures about its various projects and activities is unusual. With the web suite Chrome however, things are different. Google has released information on user numbers and bonus payments to team members.

The search engine giant claims 30 million Chrome users in its first year since release in September 2008. Still a lightweight when compared with established browsers like Firefox (300 million users).

Yet for Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Chrome is a product of excellence and deserving of the ''multimillion dollar'' stock bonus awarded to developers and Chrome team members. Previously, the award has gone to teams involved with Gmail, Adsense and Google Maps, blogs Alan Eustace, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Research.

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