Mystery solved: Google barge function unveiled
Internet giant Google says it is exploring using two large barges on the East and West coasts as interactive learning centers.
A statement released Wednesday from Google's press center helps end weeks of speculation about the purpose of structures on two barges, one being built in the San Francisco Bay, another now floating off Portland, Maine.
The press statement reads: "Google Barge ... A floating data center? A wild party boat? A barge housing the last remaining dinosaur? Sadly, none of the above."
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Google says "although it's still early days and things may change," the company is exploring using the barge as an interactive space where people can learn about new technology.
In a follow up, a Google spokeswoman said the company was referring to both barges.
—By Associated Press.