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Google Torpedoes Barge Projects

Google is scuppering its secretive barges in Portland, Maine, and San Francisco. Mystery surrounded the vessels when the company started the projects, eventually saying it intended to use them as interactive spaces to teach people about Google technology. Now, though, Google has abandoned the project and sold both barges. The Maine-based barge, on which Google erected a four-story structure made of shipping containers, is now being dismantled and will be towed away. The California barge was towed in March from San Francisco to Stockton, California, where Stockton port officials say its dock fees are paid through October. Google has not commented about the barge project’s demise. (Tech Crunch)(Portland (ME) Press Herald)(CNET)

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