Inside Chrome: The Secret Project to Crush IE and Remake the Web

Sep 5th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Products

Wired Magazine: Brian Rakowski walks to the whiteboard in a small conference room in Building 41 on Google’s Mountain View campus. A lanky, gregarious man in his twenties, Rakowski is the product manager of a top-secret project that’s been under way for more than two years.

The weekly Monday meeting of managers — or “leads,” as Google puts it in its nonhierarchical way — will be one of the last before the upcoming launch. Rakowski writes 12 items on the board with a black dry-erase marker. The first is “State of the Release.” It’s late August, and the release in question is called Chrome, Google’s first Web browser.

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