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Dog Fitness Tracker Raises $25 Million: Blame Google
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Joe Stanganelli
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2/7/2015 | 12:30:04 AM
Re: Pre dot-com bust
Of course, in our current bubble (yes, I am convinced that it is a bubble), the economic impact is much less because so relatively few of these companies have gone public (although that is rapidly changing) and they are much slower to go public, compared to the dot-com bursting bubble.

So maybe this bubble won't burst; it will just deflate a little bit.
Joe Stanganelli
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2/4/2015 | 2:21:57 AM
Pre dot-com bust
Reminds me of the days when Microsoft was notorious for throwing gobs of money at startups to keep them from growing to be threats -- this in the time preceding the dot-com bust.

Makes you go hmmm...
Susan Fourtané
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2/2/2015 | 10:14:49 PM
Re: now a cat wearable would be different...
SusanN, What I would like to know is if those people who will get a fitness tracker for their dog have a fitness tracker for themselves and a healthy weight. I would love to see some kind of study about that. -Susan
Kelly22
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2/2/2015 | 6:10:25 PM
Re: now a cat wearable would be different...
If Americans spent $58.5 billion on their pets last year, I have no doubt there are a few who would shell out for a Fido fitness tracker. As far as I'm concerned, if the dog gets walked every day then he's fine.. Mine probably racks up a few miles each week chasing animals around the yard, ha.
Susan_Nunziata
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1/31/2015 | 10:14:06 PM
Re: now a cat wearable would be different...
@Pedro: hahahaaa, Hambit. I love it. You need to patent that idea right now! Actually, a fitness device for dogs isn't the strangest thing I've seen get VC money in recent years. A recent article in The Consumerist said Americans will spend $703 million on Valentine's Day gifts for their pets this year. The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association estimates that Americans spent $58.5 billion -- yes BILLION -- on their pets in 2014.

IMHO things like the "Yo" app being able to raise $1m is far more dumb.

That said, I won't be buying any fitness devices for my pets--they're already more fit than I am, if I tracked their fiteness I would just end up feeling bad about myself. heh heh.
Susan_Nunziata
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1/31/2015 | 10:04:34 PM
Re: now a cat wearable would be different...
@shamika: Oh, the cat would understand the signal. But, being a cat, he would simply choose to ignore it until such time as he felt like coming home. LOL.
Thomas Claburn
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1/30/2015 | 5:07:59 PM
now a cat wearable would be different...
I keep waiting for a GPS cat tracker that's small enough.


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