Google Paid Out $US100,000 to Chrome Bug Spotters in First Year

In what appears to be the easiest way to fix internet browser software bugs without hiring additional staff, Google’s ‘bug bounty’ program (which started in February 2010), has now surpassed more than six figures in cash payouts to dedicated bug spotters and none-too-shy Chrome fanboys.

Bug spotter Sergey Glazunov was awarded three prizes of $1000 for his hard work, going to show that inspecting numerous lines of code and potentially having very little social life really does pay. Given the love of all things Google online, the on-going bug inspections have no doubt helped Chrome become one of the most satisfying browsers there is right now.

[via Google Chrome Blogspot]

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