Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Google Reportedly Building More Floating Structures Outside Bay Area

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Sources told KPIX 5 that that Google is building a floating marketing center for Google Glass off Treasure Island.

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — After KPIX 5 reported on Google’s mysterious project on a barge off Treasure Island, reports have surfaced of the tech giant building similar floating structures outside of the Bay Area.

A report appearing in the Portland (Maine) Press Herald showed shipping containers stacked on a barge in Maine – with the structure appearing virtually identical to the Bay Area barge. Also, an unconfirmed report suggested a Google barge is taking shape in New London, Connecticut.

As KPIX 5 exclusively reported on Friday, Google is believed to be building the floating structures to market Google Glass — the cutting edge wearable computer that the company has under development.

“They’re building on both coasts,” said a source familiar with the Google project.

Google, for its part, maintained a stolid silence on the matter, as did many Bay Area maritime officials. Google is reliably said to have spent upwards of $10 million on the project so far. With that kind of money in play, and presumably more to come, no one is anxious to speak out of turn.

But Larry Goldzband, executive director of the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, told KPIX 5 the Portland barge structure appeared to be the same kind of floating building that Google is constructing in the Bay Area.

For the rest of the story: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/10/28/google-reportedly-building-more-floating-structures-outside-bay-area/

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