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We may never know for sure what Google had originally planned for a trio of mystery barges scattered in waters on both sides of the coast. According to numerous reports, Google is selling at least one of those four-story ships while it contemplates what to do with the remaining two. Speculation around the web is that all three were to be floating showrooms for Google's high tech gear, including Glass, the company's wearable device with an optical head-mounted display. The barge in question was first docked in Portland Harbor in October before being tugged to South Portland last Wednesday. According to the Portland Press Herald, it will soon be leaving for an unknown destination following the... Read more...
The mysterious barge that Google has been renovating in San Francisco Bay is now without a home. There was an earlier report indicating that Google could be kicked out of its space for a smattering of regulatory reason, and according to CNET, that has indeed occurred. Further, although initial reports indicated that the barge was going to move to a port in Stockton, the San Francisco Chronicle found that to be untrue. “There would have to be an agreement negotiated in advance of any vessel arriving at the Port of Stockton and that hasn’t happened,” Stockton port Executive Director Richard Aschieris told the paper. “We have many potential users or representatives of users... Read more...
Google has been building a secretive barge/showroom/interactive/art installation out of what amounts to giant LEGOs in San Francisco Bay for months, but the company has reportedly been told to move it or lose it. The issue at hand is that Google did not acquire the right permits for the work its been doing. Larry Goldzband of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission told the AP that nobody filed any permits for construction at the barge’s location, and the Treasure Island Development Authority, which has leased the space to Google for $79,000 per month, could face fines and other “enforcement proceedings”. Artist rendering (Credit: By and Large LLC via SFGate)... Read more...