Google's Chrome Web Store has apparently been delayed, and will miss its originally tipped launch this month. Instead, according to AllThingsD, developers creating apps for the new download store are expecting a December 6 public beta, with some having received not only special help from Google's engineers but even financial support.
In fact, one developer claims to have received $15,000 from Google, in an attempt to persuade them to create apps for the Chrome Web Store. The search giant appears to be positioning the venture as an alternative to Apple's ring-fenced iSO environment, yet still offering content controls; it's supposedly an argument that has worked with more than one content company.
[via Read Write Web]