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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik