Liz Gannes

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With Energy Data for 50M Households, Opower Spends $25M Per Year on R&D

Opower, the home energy efficiency start-up, says it now manages energy data for more than 50 million households across 75 utility partners in six countries. It’s also now spending more than $25 million annually on research and development on such things as behavioral science and big-data analysis, and is doing a product revamp today that focuses on customer engagement.


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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