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The Google barge made the move yesterday to Stockton, where the tech giant will pay $12,000 per month in rent for the next six months. In a statement about yesterday's move, Google said, "It's been a busy six months for our barge and it's grown tired of all the attention, so we are moving it to Stockton where it can have a break, enjoy the city's delicious asparagus, warmer climate and get a bit of rest before its next chapter." Still, little is known about the barge except that it will serve as a floating retail center. [NBC]