The Catpreneur

Kittens Got Talent

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Ten tiny kittens from Oregon have captured the hearts of people around the world with their talent for mirroring each other's moves. A viral video shot in Troutdale, Oregon, shows the synchronized cats moving in perfect unison as they follow something with their eyes. Read more at Daily Mail

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In the Eye of the Beholder

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Huawei says it has given its latest smartphones advanced object-recognition capabilities to help them take better photos than the competition. The Chinese company says the artificial intelligence-based technology can even distinguish between cats and dogs in a split-second, allowing it to automatically tweak how their fur and eyes appear. Read more at BBC News

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'Tailed Cushion That Heals Your Heart'

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Yukai Engineering Inc. has unveiled Qoobo, a pillow that resembles a fluffy and plump feline torso, capped by a tail that will swish back and forth when you pet the faux-critter. “Tailed cushion that heals your heart,” the company says on its website. Read more at CBS Chicago. 

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Working Cats

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Not long ago, Inky the cat was so angry and frightened that the only way his rescuers at BARCS could handle him was by trapping the 4-year-old black cat with a net.Then Inky got a job doing pest control through the “Working Cat” program run by the Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter Inc. and almost overnight, his outlook on life reversed 180 degrees.“The first day that BARCS brought Inky to us, he was hissing and really unhappy,” said Tom Foster, the co-founder of Diamondback Brewing Co. and Inky’s “employer.” Read more at The Baltimore Sun.

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Catnip Riot

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In 1909, New York City businessman G. Herman Gottlieb was looking for a way to make a quick buck. He found it in a wooded section of Northern Manhattan, where wild catnip grew. After harvesting two baskets full of the plant, Gottlieb headed downtown to Harlem, intending to sell the product to residents with pampered felines. Read more at Mental Floss.

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