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Reminder: Google PowerMeter shutting down

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Reminder: Google PowerMeter shutting down – from Google –

In the coming months, we’re going to retire two products that didn’t catch on the way we would have hoped, but did serve as influential models: Google Health (retiring January 1, 2012; data available for download through January 1, 2013) and Google PowerMeter (retiring September 16, 2011). Both were based on the idea that with more and better information, people can make smarter choices, whether in regard to managing personal health and wellness, or saving money and conserving energy at home. While they didn’t scale as we had hoped, we believe they did highlight the importance of access to information in areas where it’s traditionally been difficult.

Here’s something we didn’t know before – Bill Weihl is Google energy Czar.

Previously:
Google gives up Power Metering – Google PowerMeter API deprecated
Google vs. Microsoft in online smart meter monitoring
Tweet-a-Watt and Google PowerMeter… it’s your turn
Tweet-a-Watt now works with Google Powermeter!
Google Code Blog: Google PowerMeter API introduced for device manufacturers
Google’s household energy monitor arrives in UK, still closed, ignoring engineers, tinkerers, makers…


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