Just how many employees has Uber dedicated to dreaming up PR stunts? It seems there’s a new one every two weeks. This time, the company wants to ply you with kittens in honor of National Cat Day.
The startup has partnered with Cheezburger on “I Can Has Uber Kittens.” For $20, you can order up a kitten for 15 minutes of playtime, as long as you’re in New York, San Francisco or Seattle. For maximum tweeness, you’ll also receive a basket of “unique designer cupcakes” from Ace of Cakes.
The Dodo! It’s happening. Former Salon honcho Kerry Lauerman stands at the helm of the soon-to-debut animal-themed site, Popular Science writer Dan Nosowitz has hopped aboard as founding editor, and of course let’s not forget backer Ken Lerer and his daughter, Isabel.
The latest update: The startup has filed a Form D announcing it’s raised $1.2 million in capital. Presumably that money comes from Mr. Lerer, who announced back in the summer he’d be backing the site and offering office space. (We’ve reached out to confirm and will update if we hear anything back.)