Jason Del Rey

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Mobile Coupon Startup Endorse Shuts Down

Endorse, a mobile coupon service that gave shoppers discounts on certain purchases when they uploaded a photo of their receipt to an app, is shutting down, company founder and CEO Steven Carpenter wrote in a blog post. Endorse’s pitch to brands was that it was collecting opt-in purchase data from customers that could be used to target deals and gain competitive knowledge about other products they purchase. Carpenter came up with the business idea as an entrepreneur in residence at Accel Partners, which was part of a $4.25 million round the company raised in January 2012.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik