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Google Barge on SF Bay Might Be Google Glass Marketing Center



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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 17: An attendee tries Google Glass during the Google I/O developer conference on May 17, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Eight members of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus sent a letter to Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page seeking answers to privacy questions and concerns surrounding Google's photo and video-equipped glasses called "Google Glass". The panel wants to know if the high tech eyeware could infringe on the privacy of Americans. Google has been asked to respond to a series of questions by June 14. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    A large barge anchored near Treasure Island reportedly is Google's new floating marketing center for Google Glass.

    The 18,000-square foot boat is reportedly operated by Google and may be used as a marketing center for the search giant's wearable computer, according to The Verge. Although CNET suggested it could be a floating data center, more investigation has shown that it's likely a huge promotion for Google Glass.

    However, there's some confusion where or not the tech titan could get permits to create such a center, and it seems work on the barge has been halted. According to the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, Google would have to show that the barge's contents couldn't be built on land. 

    The Verge suggests that the lack of commercial space in San Francisco could make their dream a reality. We believe. if Google's planning team is imaginative enough, it should be easy to show the barge is a necessity, especially if the marketing ideas involve pyrotechnics or an underwater acrobatic show.