Google slips Chrome stub into Microsoft’s app store

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Google’s attempt this week to plant an installer for Chrome in the Microsoft Store failed when Microsoft yanked it from the Windows 10 app market.

The “app” Google submitted Tuesday – and which Microsoft’s review process greenlighted – was more a glorified link than a true application. Users who downloaded, installed and ran it on their Windows 10 device simply saw a window open with a button marked “DOWNLOAD CHROME.” Clicking the button downloaded the x86 or x64 version of Chrome for Windows, not, as some expected, a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app suitable for Windows 10 or its spin-off, the

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