Rover raised $65 million for pet sitting

Finding temporary housing for your dog should be as easy as renting an Airbnb. That’s the idea behind Rover, which raised $65 million to expand its pet sitting and dog-walking businesses. The Se

Lyft gets $25M and a fleet of cars from new partner Jaguar Land Rover

Lyft recently raised $600 million in a massive funding round, and now we know that $25 million of that came from Jaguar Land Rover, via its mobility services subsidiary InMotion. The car maker’

Crunch Report | New Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ Phones

Samsung releases its new phones the S8 and S8+, pet-sitting companies Rover and DogVacay merge, Lyft launches Lyft Shuttle, a new feature that works like a bus route, and five reasons why BuzzFeed is

Rover and DogVacay merge to dominate the pet-sitting market

Putting an end to a fierce competition to dominate the pet-sitting business, Rover and DogVacay have agreed to join forces. Rover will be acquiring DogVacay in an all-stock deal.

NASA’s pop-up robot can tackle tight spots where rovers can’t reach

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is pretty much a non-stop source of amazing things, and the latest is the PUFFER, or Pop-Up Flat Folding Robot. The design of the robot is inspired by origami, a

Revcontent acquires Rover for better content recommendation tech

Revcontent, a self-funded company powering content recommendations for publishers like Forbes and The Atlantic, has acquired Rover. That’s not Rover the pet-sitting marketplace, but rather the

A failed lander and a working orbiter – everything we know about ESA’s ExoMars mission

Update (October 21st 11:30 am PT) With the help of NASA, ESA has located their failed Schiaparelli lander. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a Mars-orbiting satellite equipped with cameras, wa

DogVacay inches toward profitability with pet-sitting business

Known as an “Airbnb for dogs,” Santa Monica-based DogVacay has spent almost five years building a robust dog-sitting business. Betting that owners were looking for better solutions for boarding th

Rover announces $40M round for pet sitting and dog walking

Last month, we reported that Rover was closing a $40 million round. Looks like the deal has closed — the pet-sitting startup announced today that it has raised, yep, $40 million in a Series E fundin

Rover is closing a $40M round that values the pet-sitting startup at nearly $300M

Seattle-based Rover is in the process of closing a $40 million round of funding, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. The Series E round would value Rover at nearly $300 million, and it co

Watch Bear Grylls jump out of a plane to test Land Rover’s new Discovery seat folding app

Land Rover’s new Discovery, which it teased yesterday via our first ever look at the SUV’s front end, also has a “world-first” smart seat feature, which lets owners reconfigure

Brazilian pet-sitting marketplace DogHero raises $3.1 million

The Brazilian Airbnb for pet-sitting, DogHero, has raised $3.1 million in financing as pet care spending in Brazil starts to take bigger and bigger bites out of consumers’ wallets. Brazil alre

NASA Releases 360-Degree Video Of Martian Surface

Today, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory released a new 360-degree video, giving you a virtual tour of the Martian surface. The video was created by stitching together images taken by the Mars Curios

NASA Rover Designed To Last 90 Days Celebrates 12 Year Anniversary

This week NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover celebrated its 12 year anniversary on the red planet. What’s truly remarkable about this is the fact that the rover was only designed to operate for abo

The ‘Do It When I Want Economy’ Is Here To Stay

The public discourse about the “on-demand” economy gets a D+. Wherever I turn, whether it’s the Economist, New York Times, TechCrunch, ReCode, Forbes, Washington Post or Business Insider, journa

Pet Sitting Marketplace Rover Raises $12 Million Series C

Rover, the Seattle-based online community that connects dog owners with in-home sitters, is today announcing $12 million in Series C funding, in a round led by new investor Menlo Ventures. Existing in

Pet Boarding And ‘Dogbnb’ Startup Rover Raises $7M To Take On DogVacay

<a target="_blank" href="">Rover</a>, a Seattle-based startup that provides an 'Airbnb' for dog sitting, has raised $7 million in Series B funding led by Foundry Group with existin

The ‘Dogbnb’ Wars Escalate: Rover Raises $3.4M in Round Led By Madrona

Finding a place for your pooch while you're away should be getting easier. Rover, a Seattle-based startup that is trying to disrupt the kennel market, said it has raised $3.4 million in a round led by

Clearwire launches 4G Pay As You Go Internet

Clearwire launched their Rover – pay as you go internet service today, offering unlimited usage for $5 a day, $20 a week, or $50 for a month of 4G service. The Rover service is accessed via one

Next Mars rover to have frikkin' lasers

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