Following scrutiny from the Coast Guard and an investigation by the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, work on Google's mysterious docked barge has stopped.
After two weeks of free press, Google finally confirmed the existence of its so-called "mystery barges" parked near San Francisco and Portland, Maine (and who knows where else). That doesn't mean they've explained what's inside, however.
For almost a week now, the internet's been trawling the depths of its imagination trying to figure out what the heck Google is doing building barges. Obscure patent documents suggest they're floating data centers. Local reporters think they're clandestine Google Glass stores. But nobody really has a clue.