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[VIDEO] Google: Mystery barge will house ‘interactive space’

The barge, docked at a pier on Treasure Island, houses a four-story structure made from shipping containers. Speculation about its purpose has been swirling since discovery of the vessel — and of three similar barges across the country — first made headlines early last week.
Google’s brief statement is consistent with a report last week by CNN affiliate KPIX-TV in San Francisco, which said the mystery barge would house a floating showroom for the company’s Google Glass connected eyewear and other products. KPIX reported the barge structure will become one of a small fleet of luxury event spaces, complete with party decks, designed to be disassembled and transported via barge or train to other locations.
The barges are an effort by Google to upstage rival Apple’s stylized retail stores, a source told KPIX.


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