MORE FROM NORTHERN NEVADA: GOOGLE’S NEW HOME

Wild Horses NevadaThe Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRIC), about 20 miles east of Reno, is not only home to wild horses, large-scale distribution centers and Tesla’s gigafactory but also now to Google.

Google just purchased 1,210 acres of land in TRIC.  They have not announced their development plans, but their filing with the Nevada Public Utilities Commission indicates robust power needs.  Maybe a data center?  Maybe a collaboration with nearby Tesla on self-driving technology?  Google is being mum about their plans, so we will have to wait and see.  Stay tuned.

STOCKTON BARGE

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We are not talking about the container on barge service between the ports of Oakland and Stockton. We are talking about the mystery barge owned by Google. For months, there has been speculation surrounding what Google is doing on the barge docked at Treasure Island. What four-story structure are they building behind the screen? Is it a floating data center? Is is top-secret R&D facility? Google announced recently they are “exploring using the barge as an interactive space where people can learn about new technology.” Don’t really know what that means, but it stopped the questions.

The latest update has Google moving the barge to the Port of Stockton. According to the Treasure Island Development Authority, the barge will be making a move “as early as next week.”

The mystery continues….