You Can Feed Your Pet from Work with Pintofeed

My family had a house dog when I was growing up, so I've wanting to get a dog for a while. But now that I am an adult (bleh), I have other responsibilities such as work that I have to deal with. Well, if you are a dog owner, now there is one less thing that you have to worry about - feeding your dog. This new gadget, Pintofeed, will allow you to dispense any amount of food...remotely with your phone. This brings up one of the interesting debate that I had with my friend the other day. One of the reasons why I didn't get a dog while working in the city was my long work hours. My friend's view was that it's fine to have a dog as long as you are able to meet the dog's basic needs - have a place to pee inside, food, water, toys, occasional exercise, etc. I didn't agree because even if those needs are met, the dogs aren't that much better off because they are social animals (i.e., need time to hang with the owner). Pintofeed is pretty cool, but I am not sure if this gadget solves the main issue (long work hours) that I had. Is it okay to play with your dog waiting for your 23 hours a day? Tough to say.
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Amazon Prime Now Offering Free Two Hour Delivery

Wow. Amazon is now offering free two hour deliveries to NYC. First of all, I am sad that I no longer live in NYC. Amazon says they'll open it up to other cities soon (fingers crossed). A few questions come to mind - how and why they are offering this service. I would think that it would take a lot of man hours to make deliveries around the clock within the day and in less than an hour (an option that's available if you pay $7.99). Also, I can't really come up with what I would need so urgently that I can't go pick up myself. For those of you guys who likes thinking about businesses and corporate strategy, do you think this makes sense? I would think that one of the reasons why Amazon is doing this is to really "condition" us for the long-run to get on Amazon for everything we need on mobile devices, and they want to be the market reader. At this rate, we may never have to leave our apartment for our routine 11 PM ice cream purchases! It's a nice option to have, but would you guys use it?
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