LucidChart (And Many Others) To Give Away 100′s of Cr-48 notebooks
As Google begins to roll out it’s new shipments of CR-48 Chrome notebooks they are also embarking on a rather ambitious PR campaign. Today we received an email from LucidChart letting us know that Google has partnered with them (along with a number of select Web Apps) in what promises to be the biggest CR-48 give-away contest yet:
After becoming the most popular paid app in the Chrome Web Store with 20,000 users, LucidChart is now partnering with Google to give away 100 Chrome Cr-48 notebooks!
LucidChart was ofcourse one of the few Web Applications that were chosen to be featured in the Google Web Store at it’s launch. The Application has since become one of the best selling since; boasting over 20,000 users to date. Google seems to have kept a strong relationship with that company, promising them a quota of 100 CR-48′s to give out in their contest. Dave Grow from the Lucid Chat team exaplains how it will work:
Because LucidChart is an HTML5 collaborative diagramming and flowchart application, we will be selecting winners from those who create diagrams and share them in our Community Library where other users can view and rate them. Registration is free and we’ve actually lifted all account limitations for the duration of the contest.
A huge contest
It is interesting to note that the number of CR-48′s given out to other such ‘partners’ by Google is still unknown; hence this PR stunt could pump over a thousand new CR-48 Chrome notebooks onto the market (this is of-course just an estimation for now). After-all, we know that they have given away 100 CR-48′s to one of the dozen (plus) companies that made the Web Store such a success.
Putting aside the speculation as to how many of these devices will be dished out, Google mentioned a couple of it’s ‘partners’ in a blog post today:
If you already live on the web and are itching to get your hands on a Chrome notebook, we’ve teamed up with a few Web Store apps for a chance to test-pilot the Cr-48. Check out blogposts from MOG, Box, LucidChart, and Zoho for more details. Then go ahead and rock out with 10 million songs, manage your files in the cloud, perfect your diagram drawing skills, or move your office onto the web.
For more information or to enter the competition:
If you would like to learn more about how exactly you can get your hands on one of these, visit any of the below sites or visit the Google Chrome Blog: