Google's mystery barge may be for Google Glass and could be invite-only

The huge monolith structure that's been under construction on a docked barge in the San Francisco Bay for the past few months has been reported by many media outlets as belonging to Google. While some reports at first said it was going to be a floating data center for the tech giant, San Francisco TV station KPIX claimed last week, via unnamed sources, that the structure was in fact going to be a kind of store to showcase Google Glass.

Now that same station has expanded on that report, claiming it has received word from someone who has actually been in the floating store. The newest bits of info states that the the first three floors on the four story structure will contain "dazzling showrooms” to showcase Google Glass and other hardware products for invite-only clients. The top floor will be set up to be what the story described as a "party deck" with roofed patios, bars and other distractions. The whole thing has also been made so that it can be quickly disassembled and transported to other parts of the world quickly, according to the report.

Google has yet to comment on this effort. This week, the U.S. Coast Guard made what it called a "routine inspection" of the barge but refused to comment on who is behind the project and what it is all about.

Source: KPIX | Image via KPIX

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A source told me that Google "might have" made contact with Alien life, and this is their version of Area 51... not to be out done, Google has to make their holding area as publicly known as possible and as secrete as possible... just like Area 51

I love the title, it says nothing. Here I can do it too!
"Google's mystery barge may be full of ninjas and could be for assassination"
"May be", "could be", how is this news? How about report something when you actually know something instead of just wild guesses by "unnamed sources".

neufuse said,
I just don't see the point, either in a floating data center or a floating show room....

Google just illustrating its massive arrogance.

techbeck said,
Oh get over it. Apple is building a space ship. Who cares...its publicity/marketing.

The difference is, Apple is building a building... this is a ugly as heck industrial thing attached to a barge

neufuse said,
The difference is, Apple is building a building... this is a ugly as heck industrial thing attached to a barge

So? Doesnt negate what I said. Also, who knows what it will look like when finished...who knows if it is a permanent thing...and who knows what it will be.

Lots of who knows at the moment. And if it is marketing for Glass, again who cares. MS spends a crap load of cash on marketing a different way and Google (maybe) is doing this. Marketing is marketing and doesnt matter how the cash is spent.

techbeck said,

So? Doesnt negate what I said. Also, who knows what it will look like when finished...who knows if it is a permanent thing...and who knows what it will be.

Lots of who knows at the moment. And if it is marketing for Glass, again who cares. MS spends a crap load of cash on marketing a different way and Google (maybe) is doing this. Marketing is marketing and doesnt matter how the cash is spent.

Apple also admitted to their building, so far Google hasn't confirmed this belongs to them, just some reporter doing research and tying a shell company through flimsy evidence to google

neufuse said,

Apple also admitted to their building, so far Google hasn't confirmed this belongs to them, just some reporter doing research and tying a shell company through flimsy evidence to google

Why does it matter if Google tells everyone what they are doing or not?

Whatever they are doing it is getting people talking.

techbeck said,

Why does it matter if Google tells everyone what they are doing or not?

Whatever they are doing it is getting people talking.

no, the media is getting people talking, they are the ones that vaguely linked it to google via a shell company that has no concrete evidence is owned by google...

Lord Method Man said,

Google just illustrating its massive arrogance.

Why so? If it indeed is what the article reported it is just another advertising concept; like building giant Lumia or Xbox in some squares.

neufuse said,

no, the media is getting people talking, they are the ones that vaguely linked it to google via a shell company that has no concrete evidence is owned by google...

If several media outlets are reporting it is owned by Google, and are quoting someone who actually been inside, it is a pretty good indication it is owned by Google. Even tho at this point it is still a rumor.