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Following Google, Microsoft Kills Its Energy Monitoring Service

Days after Google announced plans to kill its PowerMeter service, Microsoft said Thursday it plans to discontinue its similar Hohm energy monitoring service as of May 31, 2012. In a blog post, Microsoft cited slow adoption for the service, for which hopes were high at launch in 2009.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald