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Google Grabs 1,200 Acres In Nevada For Future Data Centers

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Google Inc. has grabbed 1,210 acres east of Reno for $29.1M on which to build future data centers.

People familiar with the deal said Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., made the deal through Silver Slate LLC, a subsidiary created in August, and that the company has no current plans to build, the Wall Street Journal reports. The land is only a few miles away from Tesla’s Gigafactory and neighbors other corporate industrial users drawn to Reno thanks to low costs, minimal regulations and proximity to Silicon Valley.

The move gives Google more space to construct new data centers, something the company is expected to do as it battles Microsoft Corp. and Amazon.com for control of the cloud. Other experts speculate Google grabbed the land so that, in addition to building data centers, it could construct a test track for self-driving cars.