Mercury News reports about ongoing construction at the Googleplex. The search giant is in the midst of over $120 million in construction projects at its Mountain View headquarters, including a new lab to test @home consumer products and a Google Experience Center:
Among the projects, revealed by a review of public records by this newspaper, are a lab to test a
new consumer product under the brand name "@home" that will wirelessly stream music or data to other household devices, apparently similar to a prototype home audio service Google demonstrated publicly last year. And, most intriguingly, Google is modifying a lab for a project enigmatically named "Project X," which appears to involve precision optical technology and could be part of the secret technology projects Google co-founder Sergey Brin is heading.
The highest-profile project will be a "Google Experience Center" under construction at the core of the Googleplex. The 120,000-square-foot center will be a kind of private museum for Google's most important clients and partners, where the company plans "to share visionary ideas, and explore new ways of working" with up to 900 VIPs and other important guests, according to documents Google filed with the city of Mountain View.