November 20, 2013
Google is as google does pushing out new technologies and facilities. The Googlicious and curious are in the minds of those interested in the new facility to the point of asking “What Is Google Building out in San Francisco Bay?“. As Google’s goal is to become a nation shared in truthful fun this facility is one more action in the plan.
The Associated Press reported that, “San Francisco’s mayor says he doesn’t know what it is. Police say it’s not their jurisdiction. And government inspectors are sworn to secrecy. Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of on land, where city building permits and public plans are mandatory.”
But the mystery surrounding the bulky floating building — and a similar one off Portland, Maine — is generating rumors and worries. Privacy experts, environmentalists and legal authorities say that whether it is a store to sell Google’s Internet-connected glasses, a data storage center or something else, the secrecy may backfire because Silicon Valley residents are highly protective of one of the most scenic and environmentally sensitive bays in the U.S. And environmentalists warn that water-cooled data centers might warm the sea and harm marine life.”
Despite the answer to the question “what is the facility” remains to be undisclosed as Google’s PR team is not responding to inquiries. The wonder around this big technology company is unveiled everyday through its cross platforms and massive data bandwidth that supports the Google infrastructure.
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As facility is being focused on one coast, go to the other where Google battle to change publishing and content access is being reshaped. The news that, “Google has won a resounding victory in its eight-year copyright battle with the Authors Guild over the search giant’s controversial decision to scan more than 20 million books from libraries and make them available on the internet,” reports Gigaom. Further, “the ruling is being hailed on Twitter by librarians and scholars, who intervened in the case to urge the court to declare that Google Books was fair use — a four-part test that seeks to balance the rights of authors against broader interests of society.” Stay tuned for more Googlicious events.