+$As if seeing off another rival didn't bring enough cheer to Google, the search giant has offered each and every one of its employees a whopping 10% pay rise, starting in January 2011.

+$In a leaked memo from CEO Eric Schmidt, Google workers were also informed of a company-wide tax-free 'holiday cash bonus' of $1000. According to Valleywag, however, these cash boosts will see employees' bonuses and stock option grants reduced somewhat.

+$Still, it's reason enough for everyone else to feel that little bit more jealous of the Google juggernaut, and all those who ride within.