MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA–Google's Chrome has reached 40 million active users since the Windows beta release in September 2008. Beet.TV's Daisy Whitney visited Google headquarters to speak with Google spokesman Eitan Bencuya about developments with the new browser.
Eitan says Google recently launched beta versions of Chrome for Mac and Linux, which are tailored to the attributes of each platform instead of being merely an adaptation of the Windows version.
Additionally, Google has just added an extension platform for beta users of Chome on Windows and Linux. To introduce the 800+ extensions, Google hosted an event that 140 developers attended and spoke at December's Add-On Con.
Today at CES, Glide, a Transmedia company that created a comprehensive Ad-Free cloud computing solution, announces its extension for Chrome that equips Chrome with file synchronization and file
format translation features. It also provides 20GB of free storage without any ads. This will purportedly "one-up" the yet unreleased version of Chrome OS, but TechCrunch.com says it's still fairly clunky.
Allison Salewski, Associate Producer