Google Told To Move Mysterious Barge
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
And our last word in business is a Google eviction.
It's an update on a story we reported on recently. A mysterious barge docked at an island in the San Francisco Bay. The barge is owned by Google.
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Construction on the barge over the past several months has drawn the curious to speculate, was it a party barge?
INSKEEP: Or a luxury showroom barge.
MONTAGNE: Maybe a data center barge.
INSKEEP: Or even a wave-generated electrical generator barge.
MONTAGNE: Well, actually, it turns out to be an illegal barge. While Google has a $79,000 a month lease to dock the barge, it actually does not have the correct permits for the construction.
INSKEEP: So the barge must move. Although, we still don't know what it is.
INSKEEP: That's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.
MONTAGNE: And I'm Renee Montagne.
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