from abcnews.go.com: One of Silicon Valley's greatest mysteries has been solved... after weeks of speculation Google confirmed today that the barges spotted in Portland and San Francisco are owned by the company and will be used to demonstrate technology products. "Google Barge … A floating data center? A wild party boat? A barge housing the last remaining dinosaur? Sadly, none of the above. Although it's still early days and things may change, we're exploring using the barge as an interactive space where people can learn about new technology," a Google spokesperson said in a statement provided to ABC News today. Techcrunch first reported on Google's official confirmation.