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Will the Google Barge Project Sink or Swim?

The Google Barge in Treasure Bay before it moved to Stockton; photo via Tom Hilton/<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/tomhilton/12698996925/">Flickr</a>
The Google Barge in Treasure Bay before it moved to Stockton; photo via Tom Hilton/Flickr

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After all the hoopla and the excitement, it's starting to sound like the Google barge project is a non-starter. The Portland Press Herald reports that Maine's Google barge has been sold and will eventually be dismantled and scrapped. Although Google's local barge—currently docked at the Port of Stockton—has yet to meet the same fate, odds aren't looking too good. CNET reports that no work has been done to the expected floating retail showroom since it moved south. Landlubbers rejoice: It's looking like the Basecamp is winning out as the best (and only) place to test drive Google Glass.
· Google's retail ambitions with barges may be floating away [CNET]
· All Google Barge posts [Racked SF]