Sarah Buhr

Sarah Buhr

I like writing about tech culture, biotech and sundry other interests. Consumer of fancy tea and kombucha. ENFP.

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  • BitTorrent Tells Sony It’s Happy To Release ‘The Interview’

    BitTorrent Tells Sony It’s Happy To Release ‘The Interview’

    Many have called for Sony to release ‘The Interview’ online. However, Sony CEO Michael Lynton stated earlier that there has not been a major video on demand service, “that has stepped forward and said they are willing to distribute this movie for us.” Several major movie chains pulled out of the scheduled Christmas Day release of the film after hacker group Guardians… Read More

  • Fallout from the Sony Hacks

    CrunchWeek: Fallout From The Sony Hack

    Acquisition leaks, embarrassing emails, threats, theaters refuse to show The Interview, FBI’s confirmation that the hack came from North Korea, a response from the White House: There has been so much coming out of the Sony breach that this week we felt it necessary to devote our entire show to discussing everything that has happened. Read More

  • Sony’s CEO Michael Lynton: “We Have Not Given In.”

    Sony’s CEO Michael Lynton: “We Have Not Given In.”

    Sony CEO Michael Lynton blamed theaters for the studio’s decision to pull out from the scheduled theatrical release of The Interview this Christmas. He told CNN in an exclusive interview that Sony had no other choice after a slew of theaters decided to not show the film. Read More

  • A Holiday Gift Guide For Your Tech-Savvy Girlfriends

    A Holiday Gift Guide For Your Tech-Savvy Girlfriends

    Whether you are looking for your girlfriend, your gal pal or that special lady in your life, or a gift for yourself, these items promise to charge, inform and add some chic style for the new year.
    Tory Burch for Fitbit Whether you go with the pendant or bracelet, this Tory Burch styled Fitbit is a great gift for close girlfriends such as your mom, sister or bestie. Both come in gold, silver… Read More

  • First Round Might Break The Silicon Valley Internets With Annual Holiday Video

    First Round Might Break The Silicon Valley Internets With Annual Holiday Video

    It’s time to gather all your startup family and watch the epic annual First Round Capital holiday parody video once again. In this 7th annual creation, we find partners twirling around in ballet attire and telling us, “we’re taking off, taking off,” Taylor Swift-like. Parodies of Pharrell’s Happy, Gurley, Sam Smith and Meghan Trainor weave in (“cuz… Read More

  • Hampton Creek Plans For World Food Tech Domination With $90 Million In Series C Funding

    Hampton Creek Plans For World Food Tech Domination With $90 Million In Series C Funding

    Hampton Creek is on the fast track to eggless world domination. What started out as a little startup with $500,000 in seed from Khosla Ventures and a plan to swap out eggs for pea protein is now selling product in grocery stores, colleges, universities, and restaurants all over the country. The plant-based “Just Mayo” products have shown up in Whole Foods, Costco, Safeway… Read More

  • First Opinion Raises $6 Million In Series A From Polaris Partners To Help You Text Your Doctor

    First Opinion Raises $6 Million In Series A From Polaris Partners To Help You Text Your Doctor

    Mobile doctor visits startup First Opinion has gained $6 million in Series A funding, led by early-stage health investors Polaris Partners. Previous investors contributing to this round include True Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Scrum Ventures and Monashees Capital. A seed round of $2.6 million brings the total investment amount to date to $8.6 million. Read More

  • Sean Parker Pledges $24 Million Toward A Stanford Allergy Research Center In His Name

    Sean Parker Pledges $24 Million Toward A Stanford Allergy Research Center In His Name

    Well-known tech billionaire Sean Parker suffers from asthma and allergies so severe that he doesn’t know how many times he’s landed in the emergency room just for accidentally eating something that touched a peanut. He tells TechCrunch that at least 14 of those visits have happened since he’s been with his wife. “Nuts, avocados, shellfish, all of it. I was in the ICU… Read More

  • Sony Hackers Threaten “9/11-Style” Attack On Movie Theaters

    Sony Hackers Threaten “9/11-Style” Attack On Movie Theaters

    A threatening message from the Guardians of Peace, the group responsible for hacking into and releasing more than a terabyte of Sony’s internal data so far, is alleging an attack on movie theaters that plan to screen Seth Rogen and James Franco’s movie “The Interview.” “The world will be full of fear,” the message, first reported by BuzzFeed, reads. Read More

  • Zenefits Fires Back At Utah

    Zenefits Fires Back At Utah

    Zenefits is taking the Utah Insurance Department ruling to stop offering free services to task. Utah Insurance Commissioner Todd Kiser issued a ruling last month that would ban Zenefits from giving away its cloud-based HR software for free, claiming this was a violation of Utah law and unfair to local insurance brokers. Zenefits offers the management of hiring, firing, and all the… Read More

  • After A Difficult 2014, Bitcoin Hopes For A Brighter New Year

    After A Difficult 2014, Bitcoin Hopes For A Brighter New Year

    Bitcoin spiked to north of $1,000 in late 2013, before starting a long decline in the current year. After some optimistic fluctuation, it has landed in a mid-$300 trading range that the virtual currency can’t seem to shake. Gone, for now it seems, are the go-go days of bitcoin heading straight north. Read More

  • Girls Who Code Expands To Get More Young Women In Computer Science Majors

    Girls Who Code Expands To Get More Young Women In Computer Science Majors

    The computer science gender gap struggle in Silicon Valley is real. A mere 17 percent of Google’s tech workers are women. It’s 15 percent at Facebook. Similar stats can be found at most of the larger tech companies. Girls Who Code is trying to reverse those digits with an announcement of a major expansion in partnerships today. The non-profit organization that aims to close the… Read More

  • Iowa Launches An App For Your Drivers License

    Iowa Launches An App For Your Drivers License

    We take our phones with us pretty much everywhere these days. This gave the Iowa Department of Transportation an idea – put the state drivers license on an app. The app will hold all the same information found on a plastic license. State government authorities such as police and airport security will accept these digital licenses as valid ID. A PIN is used to verify authenticity of… Read More

  • The Price of Fame App Demo

    Lindsay Lohan’s The Price Of Fame Mobile Game Hurt My Thumb

    Lindsay Lohan’s The Price of Fame launched on both Android and iOS this week, adding LiLo to the short list of celebrities with their own, branded mobile game. It was a featured game at launch, jumping to No. 10 in games in the App Store. According to App Annie, it’s currently now at No. 400 in U.S. game app ranks. Wild first day fluctuations aside, the game is less about rising up… Read More

  • Ginger.io Launches A Plan To Engage Low-Income Utahns Suffering From Depression

    Ginger.io Launches A Plan To Engage Low-Income Utahns Suffering From Depression

    Behavior health analytics startup Ginger.io has announced the launch of Utah SmartCare, a care management platform designed to help low-income Utah residents suffering from mental health issues. Utah leads the nation in depression and suicide. Doctors prescribe antidepressants in the Beehive state at nearly twice the average rate in the U.S. Speculation as to whether that’s because of… Read More

  • IPOs Heat Up, Lindsay Lohan's New Game, And VR Goes Mobile

    CrunchWeek: IPOs Heat Up, Celebrities In Gaming, And VR Goes Mobile

    This week, Sarah Buhr, Alex Wilhelm and myself chatted about the resurgence of the tech IPO over the last few days, game developers attaching celebrities to their freemium games, and the big news from Samsung and Google in the VR space. Read More

  • OKGo’s Andy Ross Programmed Lindsay Lohan’s The Price Of Fame Game

    OKGo’s Andy Ross Programmed Lindsay Lohan’s The Price Of Fame Game

    Lindsay Lohan’s The Price of Fame debuted at No. 10 in the App Store yesterday. Of course, if we’ve learned anything from Kim K, celebrity-backed mobile games tend to do quite well. If that were all this was, it wouldn’t be much of a story. The truly interesting part is that Andy Ross, guitarist for power-pop band OK Go, is the guy who programmed the game and made it into… Read More

  • Doctor On Demand Gets A Facelift, Adds Psychologists And Lactation Experts

    Doctor On Demand Gets A Facelift, Adds Psychologists And Lactation Experts

    Digital house call app, Doctor On Demand is expanding beyond its web physician at a moments notice service to add help for breast-feeding moms and those in need of counseling. The video MD startup needed to add advanced scheduling within the app to accommodate the addition of both highly in-demand lactation experts and psychology services. “We rebuilt the whole app from scratch for… Read More

  • ToyTalk Raises $15 Million In Series C Round Led By Khosla Ventures

    ToyTalk Raises $15 Million In Series C Round Led By Khosla Ventures

    ToyTalk, the kids entertainment applications startup founded by former Pixar execs has raised $15 million in a Series C round of financing led by Khosla Ventures. Former investors Greylock, First Round Capital, Charles River Ventures and True Ventures join this latest round, putting the total raised at $30 million. Khosla partner Samir Kaul joins the company board, which includes David Sze… Read More

  • eBay’s New iPad App Design Hints At Its E-Commerce Future

    eBay’s New iPad App Design Hints At Its E-Commerce Future

    eBay is revamping for the consumer times we live in, starting with a newly released iPad app out in the App Store today. According to the e-commerce company, the mobile experience, particularly in the tablet market, is rapidly becoming the preferred way to shop globally. Over 30 percent of US shoppers and 50 percent of users globally are using phones and tablets to pick out ready to buy… Read More

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