Liz Gannes

Recent Posts by Liz Gannes

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.


Latest Video

View all videos »

Search »

Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus