Google hires Firefox lead engineer - Gbrowser on the way?

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 25 2005 @ 22:39 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The rumour that Google is creating its own "Google Browser" based on Firefox just got stronger as the company hired the lead engineer of the Firefox web browser.

The lead engineer of Firefox, Ben Goodger, said in a note on his weblog that he would continue to work on Firefox.
A Google spokeswoman in London declined to say whether the company had a browser in the works.

"We can't share any information about what we're working on, but many of our products aim to transform the browsing experience," she said.

Goodger's title at Google will be software engineer, she said, and half of his time will be donated to the non-profit Mozilla foundation, which owns Firefox.
This speculation is already going on for a few months.

Read more at Reuters


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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