Completing this lineup would be another tough, interior presence in Chelsea Falkenstein. The 2008 grad averaged 15.0 points, 10.3 rebounds and 3.3 blocks as a senior before playing at Evansville. A 6-foot forward, Falkenstein is one of the top five rebounders at Memorial and would again provide insane talent inside. Low on options, Endress made her plight public, and in doing so, she threw WellPoint into the cross-hairs of a national reform movement.
The Tigers advanced to the state championship with her running the team. Malone totaled over 1,000 points and 500 assists in a solid career at Purdue that included two trips to the Elite Eight. Having Endress on the wing will help open up a bruising frontcourt for this group. It also doesn’t kate endress hurt to have 2006 grad FahKara Malone run the point. Dockery called her the fastest player he’s ever coached and is the school record holder for steals. The 2001 grad ranks second in program history with 1,872 career points. Imagine having a 6-foot guard at the two in this lineup.
In 2011 DITTO released information that it had raised $3 million dollars for funding from August Capital. In 2011 Endress founded the digital startup company, DITTO.com. The Jayhawks are 4-0 on Saturdays this season and 2-0 playing on ESPN national television.
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WellPoint says Ditto is infringing on the patent, and Ditto says the patent is too “abstract” to cover Ditto’s product. The suit threatened Ditto’s very existence, even if it won. Patent lawsuits can take years, and cost well into the millions in lawyer fees. Since Endress’s company wasn’t yet turning a profit, it was money she couldn’t afford to spend. DITTO’s facial analysis technology scans, detects and analyzes the customer’s facial shape, features, measurements, skin tone, hair and eye color and more. Our computer vision algorithms are machine learning meaning the more DITTOs that are made, the more data we have to train our feature detectors. The more accurate the feature detection, the better the overall outcome.
The last three years that I’ve been working on DITTO have been an incredible learning opportunity for me and the road to greatness is still ahead. I love reading books about great leaders and seek out advice and feedback of how I can be better.
We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Hacker’ts worth showed in the overtime victory against Benton Central. She scored 12 points, pulled down 13 rebounds, dished out four assists, and recorded three blocks. Hackert played four years at Southern Indiana and produced 1,607 points and 1,009 rebounds for the Screaming Eagles. That leads to a frontcourt that few programs could rival.
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- DITTO is a company that sells software that aids eyewear companies sell their products online using virtual fitting.
- DITTO’s technology measures a user’s face by homing in on pupils, ears, cheekbones, ears and other facial landmarks, and then came back with images of dozens of different pairs of glasses that might be a good fit.
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- She transferred home to Evansville and averaged 12.7 points and 8.3 rebounds in three years.
Based in San Francisco, it uses patent-pending technology to let shoppers create a a 3D virtual self, from video footage from their webcam. Shoppers can then virtually try on glasses to see how they fit in 180 degree views before they buy them from the site. DITTO’s product line included prescription and non-prescription designer eyeglasses and sunglasses. The company carried brands such as Ray-Ban, Persol, Chloé, TAG Heuer, and Vera Wang, as well as niche fashion and boutique brands like Jason Wu, Selima Optique, Alain Mikli, Anglo American, and John Varvatos. DITTO.com is an eCommerce site for designer eyewear with patented technology. Bad experiences buying glasses in stores driven by limited style choices, an awkward try-on experience (when you take off your glasses you can’t see yourself in the mirror), expensive products, and a 2 week wait to get our glasses. We knew we could build a better experience by giving people a wider selection of top designer styles at all price points and building technology that shows you how the products actually fit on your unique face in 3D.
Junior Moulaye Niang established a new season-high with two rebounds in a season-high seven minutes. Miles and Lanford each played a season-high 38 minutes.
After averaging 22.7 points as a senior and making the All-Star team, Ladd initially played at Valparaiso. She transferred home to Evansville and averaged 12.7 points and 8.3 rebounds in three years.
She could definitely help spread the defense but her versatility in playing multiple positions stands out. Malone averaged 20 points and 4.5 steals as senior and was named an All-Star.
“CEO Kate Endress, a Stanford Business School alum who co-founded the company with engineers Sergey Surkov and Dmitry Kornilov”, Fast Company, 24 July 2012. My vision for DITTO is to be the next great retailer so I hope you see us use our technology and go into other verticals like jewelry and maybe apparel. She ranks second in career points and three-pointers on Ball State’s all time list. Endress was selected for the MAC All-Freshman team in 2002.
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The current patent system is a nightmare for entrepreneurs, but for patent trolls there are no ramifications or risk. We must pass comprehensive patent reform if we want to protect entrepreneurs who are essential to creating new jobs and industries. The next big thing in fashion e-commerce is a moving target — literally. Ditto, a site that lets users upload videos of themselves to use in trying on eyeglasses, has today announced that it has picked up a $3 million in funding from a group of investors led by August Capital. In spring 2012, Ditto launched its software, which lets users virtually “try on” glasses using a computer webcam.
- Ditto, a site that lets users upload videos of themselves to use in trying on eyeglasses, has today announced that it has picked up a $3 million in funding from a group of investors led by August Capital.
- Endress was drafted into the professional woman’s basketball league, the WNBA in 2005.
- This has improved our technology to the point where 9 out of 10 people will get an “excellent” outcome as determined by our internal analytics.
- We’ve come a long way in the past 6 months and are excited that over 50,000 people have made their DITTOs.
- She also ranked in the top five percent of her class and was elected class vice-president.
- In spring 2012, Ditto launched its software, which lets users virtually “try on” glasses using a computer webcam.
Launched this past April, the new company head has been busy finding an operations site, hiring customer service employees, and acquiring top-of-the-line eyewear brands including Ray-Ban, Hackett London, and Persol for her online store. I am a huge online shopper but eyewear was one category where I just wasn’t comfortable buying online for a few reasons. Getting the right fit is so important for glasses, and I’m lazy when it comes to returning things. To combat this, we built technology that let’s people create a “DITTO”—our name for a video of their face from their webcam—to virtually try on glasses to see if they actually fit before they buy them. I couldn’t find any sites that had a good enough collection of designer products.
She was a two time All-MAC First Team Selection in 2004 and 2005 and was on the MAC All-Tournament Team in 2003.
Long term, I hope we can move into apparel, but for now we are very happy helping customers people find glasses that fit them perfectly. My experience as a leader on the court gave me the confidence to be one in the business world. After my basketball career ended, I spent four years working on Wall Street and in private equity. I remember one day watching a coworker excitedly zip through a financial model for a potential investment and remember thinking “Wow, I just don’t feel like that about this work”. I became jaded that we did more financial engineering than true value creation, and I was craving soul-satisfying work that involved getting my hands dirty and building something valuable. I decided I needed to be a hands-on operator and build a product I believed in.
Sophomore J.R. Giddens has made at least one three-pointer in every game this season, and three or more from beyond the arc five times. KU used its fourth different starting lineup of the season. KU played its first overtime game since March 28, 2004, when the Jayhawks fell to Georgia Tech in the NCAA Tournament in St. Louis. Indeed, although it is focused now on using the product only on its own retail site, Endress says that Ditto has already been approached by other e-commerce outfits to use it elsewhere.
Instead of focusing on an opportunity lost, I decided to be the driving force in building a stronger women’s basketball program at Ball State. I was the first three-year captain in the program’s history and, despite playing at a mid-major university, I was still able to garner All-American status, was named the Academic All-American Player of the Year, and was drafted by the WNBA. Kate Endress is an athlete turned investor turned e-commerce entrepreneur.
DITTO was founded in 2011 by Kate Endress, Sergey Surkov, and Dmitry Kornilov. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with fulfillment and distribution operations in Evansville, IN. DITTO was founded in 2011 in Mountain View, CA by Kate Endress, Sergey Surkov, and Dmitry Kornilov. Currently the company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with fulfillment and distribution operations in Evansville, IN.
One of the first to create a profile and try it out was Jonathan Coon, CEO of a company called CONTACTS. So-called “patent trolls” — companies that don’t make anything but buy up patents to sue actual inventors — have garnered a lot of recent attention.