Google used to sponsor some wonderful corporate theater by having employees line up outside an armored car to receive a one thousand-dollar year-end bonus in crisp hundred-dollar bills. No longer. Replacing that tradition is a new bit of theater -- and longtime Silicon Valley tradition known as 'eating the dog food:' Googlers each got a brand-new "Dream Phone," the iPhone-challenging wireless device with Google's Android operating system on it. Retail value: $400.
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