Joining a burgeoning field of tech giants focused on health, the Web giant will unveil new platform in late June, Forbes reports.
Some companies, like Nest, have proven that home energy-use systems can be consumer-friendly. Maybe this is why Google is reportedly giving such a device another try.
Companies in home energy management say Google's decision to retire PowerMeter reflects the difficulty of the residential energy efficiency business.
Google axes health records and home energy use-monitoring services, citing lagging adoption.
Larry Page recruits Art Levinson, chairman at both Genentech and Apple, to run the new health-focused company.
The CEO charms the Google faithful in an informal Q&A to wrap up the I/O keynote, but his answers cleverly complain about industry backstabbing while promising a utopia driven by tech.
Google signs on the makers of PowerCost Monitor to track electricity data either through a dedicated monitor or Google's PowerMeter Web application on PC or smartphone.
A cool new experiment uses HTML5 to turn any Web site into a 3D labyrinth and any smartphone running Chrome into a game controller.
Google.org's home electricity monitoring Web app gets feature for organizing energy efficiency jobs, pitting PowerMeter in more direct competition with Microsoft's Hohm.
The company plans to extend its home electricity monitoring application into managing home energy, including other utilities and potentially electric cars and appliances.