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Mysterious Google barge in San Francisco under investigation




A barge under construction is docked at a pier on Treasure Island on October 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California.  Mystery barges with construction of shipping containers have appeared in San Francisco and Portland, Maine, prompting online rumors that the barges are affiliated with a Google project.
A barge under construction is docked at a pier on Treasure Island on October 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Mystery barges with construction of shipping containers have appeared in San Francisco and Portland, Maine, prompting online rumors that the barges are affiliated with a Google project.
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In recent weeks, there's been all sorts of rumors swirling around a mysterious barge being built near Treasure Island in San Francisco. Google is the company behind the barge, but they're not saying too much about it.

Now there's word the agency that oversees development in the Bay has begun a formal investigation into the barge's construction. For more on this we're joined by Alexei Oreskovic, technology reporter for Reuters.