Liz Gannes

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Opower Adds Guidewire’s Marcus Ryu and LinkedIn’s Deep Nishar to Board

Opower, the energy usage data visualization company, today said that Guidewire CEO Marcus Ryu and LinkedIn SVP of products and user experience Deep Nishar would join its board of directors, citing their experience in strategy, company culture and big data. Opower, which aims to help consumers reduce energy consumption, counts 85 utility partners with 18 million customers, and has been discussed as an IPO candidate for some time.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work