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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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