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  • Chrome OS And Chrome Web Store To Play Up Web-Based Gaming At Launch

    It’s now just about time for the Chrome event Google is holding in San Francisco, presumably to show off both the new Chrome Web Store and the beta version of Chrome OS. We’ll be there to cover it live, but here are a few last-minute tidbits. First, as Google Operating System noticed, Google uploaded two new videos to the YouTube Google Chrome channel earlier today. While neither… Read More

  • Google Begins Emailing Extension Developers To Get Ready For Chrome Web Store

    Earlier today, we were tipped about this thread in the Chromium Google Groups area. Gregor Hochmuth, the Product Manager for the Chrome Web Store, responded to a question wondering if Google would be giving developers advanced notice before the store goes live. Hochmuth said that yes, there would be reminders sent out before the launch to let developers get edits and updates in before it… Read More

  • Google Gearing Up For A Chrome Web Store Launch (For Real This Time)

    Google Gearing Up For A Chrome Web Store Launch (For Real This Time)

    Back in August, at a conference in Europe, Google showed a little preview of the Chrome Web Store and noted that a launch would probably take place in October. While there were some hints of it coming along in October (including some pricing details that were apparently turned on by accident), it never came. And since today is the last day of November, I think it’s safe to say it’s… Read More

  • Version Updates, Extension Prices, Rivals Sweating: Chrome Web Store Nears Launch

    Version Updates, Extension Prices, Rivals Sweating: Chrome Web Store Nears Launch

    When I heard that Mozilla would be outlining their own open web app ecosystem for the first time today, my immediate thought was that this was to pre-empt the Chrome Web Store. I still think that, but I think the timing may be even more calculated now. From what I can gather, Google’s launch of the store may be imminent — only a few obstacles remain and the search giant is… Read More

  • Google Gets Chrome Web Store Ready To Roll With Guidelines, Payments, And Previews

    While they’re still only officially saying that the it will launch “later this year”, it appears that Google is taking the steps to get ready for a Chrome Web Store launch very soon. Specifically, a post today highlights that developers can now hook their apps up to Google Checkout merchant accounts (to be able to sell their apps — U.S.-only for the time being), and… Read More

  • Google Launches Chrome's 'App Store For The Web' In Developer Preview

    Google Launches Chrome's 'App Store For The Web' In Developer Preview

    Earlier this week we covered new details about the Chrome Web Store, an ‘App Store for the web’ that Google first announced at its I/O conference in May. Now Google is giving developers their first taste of what they can expect from the new marketplace: the Chrome Web Store has launched in a developer preview. Developers can now start uploading apps using the developer dashboard… Read More

  • The Chrome Web Store Appears To Be Using Google's New Social Sauce

    The Chrome Web Store Appears To Be Using Google's New Social Sauce

    Earlier today, it was revealed that development of the Chrome Web Store is well underway, and Google hopes to deploy it around October. That’s good news, and the fact that Google apparently only plans to take a 5 percent of revenues from developers is great news. But look closer at the screenshots leaked from GDC Europe. See that area in the store called “Apps your friends like”? Read More

  • Chrome Web Apps Coming Along Quite Well. Some Already Work

    Chrome Web Apps Coming Along Quite Well. Some Already Work

    One of the big announcements at this year’s Google I/O was that a new Chrome Web Store was being built. Think of it as Apple’s App Store or the Android Market but for web apps. In it, you’ll be able to purchase (or download for free) and install apps that can run in Google’s Chrome web browser. Google would only commit to the store and apps being ready “later… Read More

  • Google Offers Up A Few More Details About The Chrome Web Store

    Google Offers Up A Few More Details About The Chrome Web Store

    Perhaps the biggest story of day one at Google I/O was the announcement of the Chrome Web Store. This store is meant to highlight web apps while at the same time, providing a way for developers to better monetize them (if they choose to). But the store isn’t ready to be shown off just yet, and so as you might imagine, there are a lot of questions about it. Throughout the course of the… Read More

  • Some Early Pictures Of Chrome's New Web Apps Feature

    Perhaps the biggest announcement during day one of Google I/O was the Chrome Web Store — an app store for web apps that lives in Google’s Chrome web browser (and soon Chrome OS). There’s a lot of curiosity out there about how this will work. Here are a few early pictures to show you: Read More