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Mysterious floating barge in San Francisco could be Google Glass facility

A floating barge parked the San Francisco bay has sparked rumors that Google is constructing a water based facility.
Posted By Veronica Linares Contact the Author   |   Oct. 29, 2013 at 4:29 PM

(UPI) -- A mysterious barge floating in the waters of the San Francisco Bay may be the home of Google's forthcoming Google Glass.

Experts close to local government authorities claim the 250-foot long four-story barge is a "secret project" meant to be a "kind of giant Apple store" for Glass.

According to rumors, the floating data center will be tugged to San Francisco’s Fort Mason upon completion, were it will be open to the public. Google has declined to comment on the speculation.

Other sources, however, claim that Google has not yet purchased the permits that would allow them to carry out the alleged plan.

“Google has spent millions on this,” one anonymous source close to the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) told the station. “But they can’t park this barge on the waterfront without a permit, and they don’t have one.”

At the same time, an anonymous source confirmed that Google had in fact inquired about "hypothetical operations" that would be water based.

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