Santa Monica’s DogVacay Purchased by Rival Rover.com, Science Inc. begins raising $60 million fund, and test firing readies SpaceX rocket for relaunch Thursday.

Santa Monica’s DogVacay Purchased by Rival Rover.com

Pet-sitting app-maker DogVacay was purchased Tuesday by Rover.com for an undisclosed sum, reports the Business Journal. The deal combines two of the major players in the nascent mobile pet care space, creating a larger company with $150 million in bookings for dog walking, pet-sitting, and dog boarding in 2016, according to Rover.

Science Inc. Begins Raising $60 Million Fund

Tech accelerator Science Inc. has started raising capital for a $60 million fund, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm typically backs startups related to marketing, social media, e-commerce, and online content creation.

Test Firing Readies SpaceX Rocket for Relaunch Thursday

SpaceX test fired a rocket in Cape Canaveral, Fla. that it plans to launch on Thursday, reports Space News. The previously used Falcon 9 rocket could be the first SpaceX booster to fly into space twice after landing.

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