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Dog Fitness Tracker Raises $25 Million: Blame Google
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shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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1/31/2015 | 7:44:55 PM
Re: now a cat wearable would be different...
@Thomas – A gps cat tracker would definitely help to locate your pet. I think it should also have an alarm or a way of communicating a message to the cat. Soon you should be able to call him home with the press of a button. 
mak63
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mak63,
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1/31/2015 | 12:39:19 AM
Re: now a cat wearable would be different...
@Thomas Claburn It looks like that Tagg might work for dogs as well as for cats.  I've read from people that put it on their cats and I've seen pics too. You could give it a try.
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1/30/2015 | 10:45:56 PM
the best of the times and the worst of the times!
At the time when IoT can help to reduce African hunger, help remote health tracking for elderly at home, reduce traffic accidents, save energy ... we are seeing funding of pet fitness trackers. For IoT, the best of the times and the worst of the times!
Drew Conry-Murray
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1/30/2015 | 10:15:30 PM
Re: IoT: Tyranny of the Talk Up
I love that phrase, the Tyranny of the Talk Up! But I don't want to get in a trademark dispute so I'll leave it to you to promote.
Drew Conry-Murray
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1/30/2015 | 10:13:25 PM
I love my dog
Yes, people love their dogs. I love my dog too. But I have a very simple way of tracking his activity. Did I take him for a walk today? Yes. For half an hour? Great! I have successfully tracked his activity, and it didn't cost me anything.
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1/30/2015 | 10:09:37 PM
Re: now a cat wearable would be different...
@ vnewman2. you are right. In this country, people really love their dogs and they are willing to spend a lot of money on them.  I wouldn't be surprised if it did become the biggest thing.  I really want to know how do they get a lot of money, man.  May be I should start my own startup that makes a silly technology and get lots of funding.  May be a fitbit for your pet hamster, hambit.
vnewman2
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vnewman2,
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1/30/2015 | 7:29:10 PM
Re: now a cat wearable would be different...
So at first I was like, ummmm what? But you know what? People LOVE their dogs... Just sayin.
asksqn
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asksqn,
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1/30/2015 | 5:13:01 PM
IoT: Tyranny of the Talk Up
This piece is spot on.  Everywhere I turn in the corporate media, I am unable to escape from the magically delicious IoT meme that promises to be all things to all people.  CEOs are licking their chops and drooling in anxious anticipation so of course, anything that even remotely seems like a gravy train (regardless of how brain dead a concept it is such as doggie fitness tracker) will be susceptible to the Tyranny of the Talk Up. (and no, you cannot use this phrase without attribution to me, the creator.  I'm only half joking.) 
Thomas Claburn
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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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