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Google Barges

General

Filing Number: 132 - Google Barges
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Date Added: 2014-09-08
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Digital?: ✓
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Tags: barges; ships; shipping containers; Google
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Description

The Google Barges were part of an abortive project by Google to create floating retail locations. However, the secrecy surrounding their creation fueled speculation in the media about their true purpose, leading to theories that they were anything from floating data centers to factories. The speculation was so rife that the barges attracted attention from regulatory authorities, and led to the project eventually being canceled.

Archive Notes

Digital Archive contains PDF print outs of the Wikipedia page detailing their history, as well as an article about their eventually scrapping.