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Dog Apps Promise to Monitor Your Pet's Movements

New high-tech pet apps can track your pet's movements or help monitor their health. We've been talking about this newest high-tech dog tools that promise to monitor everything from your puppy's health to his or her whereabouts. ABC Becky Worley has the ruff assignment.

By Becky Worley

April 1, 2015

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Connect with other dog owners on new Whistle Community

Dogs are by nature social creatures and always seem to be seeking out new ways to get up close and personal with others. We know that pet parents are also pack animals at heart, which is why we are pleased to introduce the beta version of Whistle Community.

By Whistle

April 6, 2015

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Does your dog need a smartphone?

Practically everybody has a smartphone or a fitness tracker. And it’s high time your dog got one, too. Ridiculous, you say? Domestic dogs have been around at least since the caveman days, and they’ve never needed such connected devices before, have they?

By Becky Worley

March 11, 2015

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Why Pets Are the Future of Fitness Wearables

A Christmas or three ago, it seemed like every good boy and girl got a little rubber wristband in their stocking. These were fitness wearables, like the FitBit, the Nike FuelBand, and the Jawbone Up, that tracked your workouts and encouraged you to get up and move. They became as ubiquitous as those yellow LiveStrong bands and slap bracelets before them, and then just as quickly, they disappeared, relegated to so many nightstands and forgotten at the bottom of so many purses. Our smartphones, it turns out, were just as good at measuring our steps, and a lot less clunky too.

By Annie Lowrey

March 4, 2015

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Want to track (or stalk) your pet? Data and gadgets will do it

Whether it’s an unlatched gate, an open door, or a fence that’s not quite high enough, man’s best friend seemingly takes great joy in disappearing and stirring his or her owner into a panic attack. Finding the family pet usually involves screaming its name as you wandered up and down the street or slowly drive your car around the neighborhood, peeking into the side yards of your neighbors. The Internet of Things, however, has made those oft-humiliating searches obsolete.

By Chris Morris

February 25, 2015

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‘Fitbit For Dogs’ Maker Whistle Acquires Tagg Pet Tracker And Raises $15M

Wearables for pets used to be a punchline, but now it’s a legitimate business with multiple players active in the space. Said space did just get a bit smaller today, as Whistle, the startup which launched its Fitbit for dogs back in 2013. Now, Whistle is expanding its position with the acquisition of a competitor in the pet wearable space, Tagg, and adding another $15 million to its war chest via a Series B round led by Nokia Growth Partners and including Qualcomm, Carmelo Anthony’s Melo7 Tech Partners, Queensbridge Venture Partners and existing investors.

By Darrell Etherington

January 29, 2015

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Doggy Fitness Tracker Whistle Raises $15 Million, Acquires Tagg

In a dog-eat-dog world, one doggy wearable buys another: San Francisco-based Whistle has acquired San Diego-based Tagg for an undisclosed sum, Whistle announced. Whistle and Tagg both make dog activity monitors that attach to Fido’s collar, similar to the Fitbit and Jawbone trackers humans wear on their wrists. Founded in 2012, Whistle’s small brushed-aluminum gadget measures so-called activity minutes that puppy parents can share and compare in the Whistle app.

By Georgia Wells

January 29, 2015

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Connected canine outfit Whistle buys competitor Tagg, raises $15M

When Whistle first came on the scene with in 2013 with its dog activity monitor, there was already an established player in the canine wearable market, Tagg the Pet Tracker. Well, that rivalry is no more. Whistle announced on Thursday that it has bought up Snaptracs the company that makes Tagg for an undisclosed amount and has raised $15 million in new funding.

By Kevin Fitchard

January 29, 2015

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