Stacy Del Gallo

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Dropbox Acquires Mobile Coupon Startup Endorse A Month After Shutdown

About a month after it shut down its app, mobile coupon startup Endorse has been acquired by Dropbox, the team announced on its blog today. The deal follows a number of other recent acquisitions Dropbox has been making, as it looks to add headcount in an increasingly constrained talent …

Why 3D Printing Will Work In Fashion

In case you haven’t heard, 3D printing has entered the mainstream, and it will disrupt every industry’s manufacturing processes slightly differently. Let’s talk about why it will work in fashion.<p>3D printing is not entirely new to the fashion industry, as jewelry designers have for years outsourced …

After Mobile: Smarter TVs

This week, Microsoft took a $900 million charge against its Surface effort, showing that the idea of merging PCs and tablets has not resonated with consumers. At the same time, growth in mobile phones and tablets is still increasing while PC sales are dwindling. The PC has now moved to a work tool; …

High-End Stores Use Facial Recognition Tools To Spot VIPs

When a young Indian-American woman walked into the funky L.A. jewelry boutique Tarina Tarantino, store manager Lauren Twisselman thought she was just like any other customer. She didn't realize the woman was actress and writer Mindy Kaling.<p>"I hadn't watched <i>The Office</i>,"Twisselman says. Kaling both …

Open Source Software: The Hidden Cost of Free

Recently, Michael Skok wrote that “open source is eating the software world.” As general partner at North Bridge Venture Partners, Skok should know. He’s witnessed the power of open source as an entrepreneur and VC. And he’s seen the positive, long-term adoption trends revealed by the annual …

3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann …