Regarding that barge floating in the San Francisco Bay, Google released an official statement about the hunk of metal and mystery. Basically, it's going to be an interactive learning space to learn more about Google products. Which is to say, it's going to be the Mountain View company's version of an Apple Store.
"Google Barge ... A floating data center? A wild party boat? A barge housing the last remaining dinosaur? Sadly, none of the above," says Google in a statement. "Although it's still early days and things may change, we're exploring using the barge as an interactive space where people can learn about new technology."
According to CBS SF, the barge comes with a party deck and showrooms to market Google Glass and other trinket.
The noted tech company, whose Google Glass has made it the most headlines so far insofar as gadgetry goes, has been building a four-story structure in the bay for several weeks. They were able to conceal it on the water since city building permits and planning commission red tape are mandatory on land. Clever.