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Newsweek

Greg McLemore, a 31-year old entrepreneur from Pasadena, California, registered the Pets.com address and launched the site as an online community for pet owners.

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Yahoo! Finance

‘We are running hard and fast to make Pets.com the best possible customer experience, from product selection to customer service,” said Julie Wainwright, chief executive officer of Pets.com. “This significant investment [from Amazon.com and Hummer Winblad] allows us to support

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Inter@ctive Week

Customer service, a factor that helped distinguish one of its investors, Amazon.com, is also key, with Pets.com planning to fulfill all orders from its warehouses starting in June.

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U.S. News and World Report

In Silicon Valley, entrepreneurs are buzzing about pets. ‘It’s one of the last great consumer spaces for the Internet left to address,’ declares Julie Wainwright, who runs the newly launched Pets.com.

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Pet Product News

Newcomer Pets.com . . . has positioned itself as a strong contender with some 10,000 pet items for sale, content that includes an online lawyer and an anchor position on America Online, according to McLemore.

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The Wall Street Journal

Greg McLemore, a founder of Pets.com who currently is senior vice president for business development, said Amazon was chosen as a major investor because ‘they have a lot of successful experience in electronic commerce.’

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ABCNews.com

Amazon agreed to buy 50 percent of closely held Pets.com.

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Yahoo! Finance

Pets.com is the largest pet company on the Internet, specializing in popular and rare pet accessories, products and food. . . . Founded by established Internet entrepreneurs Greg McLemore and Eva Woodsmall in 1998, Pets.com is a spin-off of WebMagic,

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ECommerce Times

The purchase of the stake in Pets.com, which sells pet products including food, health aids, grooming devices, feeders and furniture, is just Amazon.com’s latest move to branch out into other categories.”

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The Industry Standard

Pets.com’s investments from Amazon and Hummer Winblad put the 5-month-old pet content, commerce and community site well ahead of its two major rivals. . . . Incubated at WebMagic, McLemore’s Pasadena Web developer company, Pets.com features a 10,000-item online store.

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