When the guy who made Angry Birds took the stage here it was clear that the popular game had come to the desktop as a Chrome App. Huge applause. Developers, it appears, love Angry Birds too. (It occurred to me that employers everywhere should mourn the time and productivity that just went out the window with the announcement of a desktop-based game as addictive as Angry Birds.)
The only thing developers love more: Keeping as much money as possible from the sale of their apps. Google got uproarious applause with the announcement that it will take only a 5% flat commission on each app sold by a developer at the Web Store. Apple, by contrast, takes a 30% commission on app sales.
Finally, Google announced today that everybody in the room will be getting a Chrome Book, so I will give it a thorough run-through and let you know if the "Web book" is finally, really, ready for prime time.