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Slingbox hopes to become more like TiVo

NEW YORK – Sling Media, the maker of devices that let people watch their cable channels while traveling, is trying to become more relevant in the living room.

Traditionally, Sling’s strength has been in so-called place shifting. Attached to the home cable box, the Slingbox device sends video to various phones, tablets and other devices. If you’re on a work trip in Boston, you can still catch the local news in New...

Pet amenities trending for homebuilders

LOS ANGELES – These homes are set apart by their amenities – for dogs.

Standard Pacific Homes is building and selling these homes in 27 of its 190 developments from Florida to California and is believed to be the first to offer a pet suite as an option in every one.

The most lavish suite is a 170-square-foot pet paradise with a step-in wash station, handheld...


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Local tour business gets a new name

Tommy and Jeannie Barnes have purchased Outlaw Tours in Durango.

The couple is redirecting the company, as well as renaming it to Durango Adventures and Tours. The business will continue to offer Jeep/Hummer tours and all-terrain vehicle rentals.

As a locally owned and family-operated business, it will focus on customer service and...


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