There’s big money in water data

Helping water utilities manage and monitor water using data and analytics is a growing business, and Swiss power giant ABB has just made an investment in an Israeli water data startup called TaKaDu.

GE’s smart grid challenge unveils home energy winners

GE has unveiled the second winners of its smart grid challenge, this time focused on home energy. GE says along with its VC partners, it’s investing another $63 million — of its $200 million fund — into 10 companies and giving $100,000 awards to 5 more.