Monday, October 28, 2013

What's in Google's secret floating office?

SEARCH giant rocked the boat by building a massive floating office off the coast of San Francisco - and possibly one near Portland, Maine - without proper permits.

Google has hit a snag after building a floating office without the proper permit. 

In the Bay Area, the four-story shipping-container structure is believed to have been set up as a marketing centre for the company’s new Google Glass - but construction halted suddenly a few weeks ago, leaving the barge empty and tethered to Treasure Island, CBS reported.

Google has spent millions on this. But they can’t park this barge on the waterfront without a permit, and they don’t have one,” an insider told CBS.

To get a permit, Google must prove that activity on the barge could not be done on land.

If the Web surfers are able to score permits, the barge would be moved to Fort Mason in San Francisco.

The city’s Conservation and Development Commission confirmed it had talks with Google about "hypothetical operations" set up on the water.

A similar structure was also spotted in a harbor off Portland, Maine, the Portland Press Herald reported.

Both may be Google "water-based data centres" powered by waves, according to the Press Herald.

A representative from Google did not return a request for comment.

Source: HeraldSun

Now I wonder what exactly they were thinking. "We're Google, We're going to build a floating office."

Um, not without a permit you're not!

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