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Online dog fight: Rover.com rival DogVacay launches Airbnb for pets

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This could be one very interesting dog fight. A new startup company out of Los Angeles by the name of DogVacay is getting some attention today after it launched an online marketplace for pet owners to find nearby lodging for their dogs.  Basically, it’s an Airbnb for pet care. Sound familiar? It should...
Online dog fight: Rover.com rival DogVacay launches Airbnb for pets

Securus updates GPS pet tracking hardware to 2.0

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Mobile safety and security developer Securus has unveiled the SpotLite 2.0, a GPS pet locator that enables tracking and location of cats and dogs. The new 2.0 version, in addition to being waterproof, enables pet owners to keep tabs on companion animals online with an Apple, BlackBerry or Android smartphone...
Securus updates GPS pet tracking hardware to 2.0

An iPad Dog-Whisperer (And Other Crazy Pet Apps)

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If you’ve ever said the mobile phone is man’s new best friend … who are you? No, really. You’ve replaced a drooling fluffernut that barks (or mews) with excitement every time you walk through the door with apps? Would your smartphone ever wear a shark suit and ride on a...
An iPad Dog-Whisperer (And Other Crazy Pet Apps)

Pet Owners Spare No Expense To Bury Their Beloved Animals http://bit.ly/aeLkIE

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Pet Owners Spare No Expense To Bury Their Beloved Animals http://bit.ly/aeLkIE

Note to dog owners: A fitness tracker won't cure your pooch (or you)

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Pet owners in recent years have gotten used to the idea that there’s very little that money can’t buy for their beloved dogs and cats, from high-end spas to designer clothing. Now comes the dog fitness tracker Whistle. The  $99.95 device promises to keep tabs on how Fido spends his time, developing...
Note to dog owners: A fitness tracker won't cure your pooch (or you)

Podcast: Connecting your dog might be the first step to real connected health

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A few weeks ago, my dog died of kidney failure. While I had known it was coming, the onset of the disease a month prior was sudden. She went from being my happy, active 13-year-old pup to kidney failure in almost no time. It was devastating, in part because if...
Podcast: Connecting your dog might be the first step to real connected health
After a year in development and $1M spent, Big Fish Games launches Fetch mobile game (exclusive)
DogVacay adds new funding to successful pet-boarding concept
Reddit Nabs a World Record Involving Neither Cats Nor Nudie Pics

Startup Hopes to Boost Pooches' Health Through Their Collars

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A San Francisco startup hopes it has a new must-have for fretful pet owners: a $100 add-on for doggie collars....
Startup Hopes to Boost Pooches' Health Through Their Collars
TechStars NYC's spring 2013 class targets religion, pet lovers, and parents

Pet owners – Spotwag helps you find friends to watch your cuddly companions

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We pet owners are often times caught in a dilema. Do you run yourself broke by paying for a boarding kennel, or do you just not go on the trip? Sadly, even the best of kennels is usually a scary, unfamiliar place for your furry friend. Spotwag thinks that there’s...
Pet owners – Spotwag helps you find friends to watch your cuddly companions

Dog sitting marketplace Rover.com laps up $7M from Foundry Group, others

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Aaron Easterly with Caramel on the GeekWire podcast Online dog sitting marketplace Rover.com just fetched $7 million in fresh funding, including new cash from Brad Feld’s Foundry Group. The money comes three months after Rover.com’s primary rival, DogVacay, scored $6 million from Benchmark and others. It also follows a $3.4...
Dog sitting marketplace Rover.com laps up $7M from Foundry Group, others

'Biggest Loser' Host And Her Dog Battle Pet Obesity

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By Zorianna Kit LOS ANGELES, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Alison Sweeney, host of the NBC network's weight loss TV series "The Biggest Loser," has worked with the show's contestants since 2007, supporting them as they drop pounds and learn to lead a healthier way of life. Now, Sweeney is taking...
'Biggest Loser' Host And Her Dog Battle Pet Obesity

Frequent Stock Traders, Motorcycle Owners and Those With Tattoos More Likely to Break Their iPhones

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After crunching some numbers, gadget insurer SquareTrade has come up with an interesting list of different demographics that are more likely to end up with a broken iPhone. Atop the list are frequent stock traders, who are 40 percent more likely than the typical iPhone owner to report damage. Those...
Frequent Stock Traders, Motorcycle Owners and Those With Tattoos More Likely to Break Their iPhones

Finding Fido in France: PetHub expands pet-finding ID tag service to Europe

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Seattle startup PetHub is expanding in Europe, launching its pet-finding ID tags in 400 retail stores as part of a push into Europe. In addition to English, the tags are now also available in German, Dutch and French, with other languages to be supported later this year. The tags start...
Finding Fido in France: PetHub expands pet-finding ID tag service to Europe

Startup Hopes to Boost Pooches' Health Through Their Collars

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A San Francisco startup hopes it has a new must-have for fretful pet owners: a $100 add-on for doggie collars....
Startup Hopes to Boost Pooches' Health Through Their Collars

New Roomba Is Fully Loaded, But Won't Do All Your Dirty Work

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When I told people that I’ve been testing the newest Roomba vacuum this week, I got a variety of reactions. “A robotic vacuum is like an electric shaver,” one friend said. “It does a good job but it doesn’t get super close.” “Never trust a man who thinks using a...
New Roomba Is Fully Loaded, But Won't Do All Your Dirty Work
DogVacay lets owners and sitters indulge their puppy love, worry-free

Puppy Power: BarkLoudly Promotes Animal Shelters, Rewards Volunteers

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Software development consultant and dog owner Anupam Kundu is a regular volunteer at his local animal shelter. Getting involved was great, but he noticed a hole in the system. Plenty of sites serve animal shelters from the pet adoption side: Petfinder, Adopt.a.dog.org, and Adoptapet.com all help potential pet owners find...
Puppy Power: BarkLoudly Promotes Animal Shelters, Rewards Volunteers

DailyDirt: Man's Best Friends

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Dogs have been domesticated for thousands of years, and there's been some speculation that humans and dogs have co-evolved to some extent. So it would be nice to understand our domesticated friends a bit better, and technology could help us out. We've seen products like Bowlingual for translating dog barks...
DailyDirt: Man's Best Friends

CrunchFund, Madrona take a bite out of dog sitting service Rover.com

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Rover.com is a new online marketplace where dog owners can discover pet sitters Dog-loving venture capitalist Michael Arrington is among the new investors in Rover.com, the Seattle online service that helps pet owners find lodging for their canine companions. The company, started by venture capitalist Greg Gottesman at a Startup Weekend...
CrunchFund, Madrona take a bite out of dog sitting service Rover.com

BarkBox, The Birchbox For Dog Lovers, Launches Companion Mobile App

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BarkBox, the subscription-based service that sends pet owners a box of goodies on a monthly basis, has launched a companion mobile application. The app isn’t merely a mini version of the online service, but is meant to complement Barbox.com by offering unique features like the ability to buy individual items,...
BarkBox, The Birchbox For Dog Lovers, Launches Companion Mobile App
Amazon goes after aging baby boomers, unveils new specialty store for those 50 and older

Photobucket: Holidays Were All About Mobile Photos -- And Fido

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This past holiday season, many consumers ditched their digital cameras in favor of smartphone images, a new company-sponsored report from Photobucket says. Data from the popular photo-sharing service shows the number of mobile photo-app users who use the apps at least once a day doubled to 42 percent, up from...
Photobucket: Holidays Were All About Mobile Photos -- And Fido

Mobile-Friendly Pet Locator PetHub Closes $1.3 Million Seed Round

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Seattle-based startup PetHub just closed its seed round of $1.3 million from angel investors (including PetHub founder Tom Arnold‘s dad!) for a service that helps lost pets find their way home. The company uses a combination of online pet profiles and scannable ID tags that allow anyone with a mobile...
Mobile-Friendly Pet Locator PetHub Closes $1.3 Million Seed Round
Going After Parents, Pet Owners, Foodies & More, Fab.com Launches Weekly Shops

Airbnb for Dogs DogVacay Adds $6M to Take a Bite Out of Sharing Economy

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The sharing economy trend continues with the “Airbnb for Dogs,” Santa Monica-based DogVacay, which helps dog owners to find a home for their pets while they’re away. The company announced today that it has secured $6 million in Series A funding from Benchmark Capital. BetaKit also covered the startup...
Airbnb for Dogs DogVacay Adds $6M to Take a Bite Out of Sharing Economy

How Google could reshape online market research and micropayments

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A 'surveywall' may be more palatable than a paywall, especially for younger usersEighteen months ago - under non disclosure - Google showed publishers a new transaction system for inexpensive products such as newspaper articles. It works like this: to gain access to a web site, the user is asked to...
How Google could reshape online market research and micropayments

PetHub finds perfect mate in Red Dingo to track down lost pets

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A Red Dingo tag on Penny Posting a flyer on a telephone pole might be the age-old method for tracking down lost pets. But PetHub believes it has discovered a more effective method: QR codes. The Seattle startup, which started distributing tags in late 2010 and now counts more than...
PetHub finds perfect mate in Red Dingo to track down lost pets
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