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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  • Pick Aims To Take The Frustration Out Of Finding A Meeting Time For Everyone

    Pick Aims To Take The Frustration Out Of Finding A Meeting Time For Everyone

    Pick is a desktop and iOS app that aims to help you find time a good meeting time for a group of people. Instead of blasting an email out to everyone with a bunch of random times in hopes one of those works out, it collects info from all your calendars and determines when everyone has time to get together. The app quietly launched on the App Store a couple of days ago without much fan fare. Read More

  • Snowden Claims U.S. Policy Is Creating A Black Market For Digital Weapons

    Snowden Claims U.S. Policy Is Creating A Black Market For Digital Weapons

    Edward Snowden says in a new interview with NOVA Next that the U.S. government wrongly promotes cyber offense strategies at the expense of weakening the system and leaving it open to cyber attacks from the black market. “We’re creating a class of Internet security researchers who research vulnerabilities, but then instead of disclosing them to the device manufacturers to get… Read More

  • Code.org Launches U.S. Teacher Training Program In Districts With Highest Diversity

    Code.org Launches U.S. Teacher Training Program In Districts With Highest Diversity

    Code.org’s Code Studio will be training teachers in 60 different school districts in the U.S., including the 7 largest school districts with the highest diversity in the country. The New York City Department of Education, the Los Angeles Unified School District and Chicago Public Schools are districts that account for some of the lowest-income and highest diversity populations in… Read More

  • Kraftwerk Is A Power Plant That Fits In The Palm Of Your Hand

    Kraftwerk Is A Power Plant That Fits In The Palm Of Your Hand

    It looks and acts like a battery pack but kraftwerk is actually the first hand-held fuel cell generator that can regenerate energy in less than 3 seconds. And it can power all your mobile devices for weeks. kraftwerk, which translates to “power station” in German, is the product of eZelleron, an engineering team that spun out of German research firm Fraunhofer… Read More

  • The Belfie Proves We’ve Officially Reached Peak Selfie

    The Belfie Proves We’ve Officially Reached Peak Selfie

    Taking lots of selfies is not currently considered a mental disorder, but the amount of products coming out to support our selfie obsession is ridick. There’s the selfie stick, toasted selfies and now there’s even the Belfie, a selfie stick for your butt. Kim Kardashian came up with the term while striking a pose of her behind in the mirror for Instagram one day. Model Cheryl Cole… Read More

  • Cuff Raises $5 Million Series A And Partners With Richline To Bring Smart Jewelry To The Mainstream

    Cuff Raises $5 Million Series A And Partners With Richline To Bring Smart Jewelry To The Mainstream

    Fashion-savvy wearable jewelry startup Cuff announced a new partnership with one of the largest jewelry manufacturers in the U.S. today. Cuff is teaming up with Richline to create necklaces, bracelets, earrings and other fine jewelry items for everyone from Tiffany’s and QVC to Macy’s. “Think of it like Intel Inside for computers but this is using our CuffLinc… Read More

  • Twitter Is Back

    Twitter Is Back

    Twitter went down for over an hour this evening, setting in a slight digital panic across the Internets. Twitter messaged that it’s aware of the Timeline issue and working on whatever happened there now. You could tweet earlier. You could go to people’s profiles and see their latest tweet. You could even tweet that Twitter was down. Only some people could see that tweet… if… Read More

  • Cap Tables May Be Broken But What Can Be Done To Fix Them?

    Cap Tables May Be Broken But What Can Be Done To Fix Them?

    Cap tables are not just broken, they’re stuck on Excel spreadsheets and archaic paper systems. This leaves a lot of room for human entry errors and a gaping lack of information to the shareholders. But what can be done to fix the problem? Suggestions include everything from documents shared in the cloud to adding records to the blockchain. Henry Ward, founder of eShares, an online… Read More

  • Yummly Teams Up With Instacart To Deliver Recipe Ingredients In An Hour

    Yummly Teams Up With Instacart To Deliver Recipe Ingredients In An Hour

    If you are anything like me you’d rather order the food than make it in your kitchen. But every so often in the cold of winter I get the itch to play Martha Stewart. The problem is I’m missing key ingredients in almost every recipe I want to try. Pinterest-like recipe platform Yummly is hoping to solve that for those like myself by partnering with grocery delivery startup… Read More

  • Mark Zuckerberg Starts A Book Club, Becomes This Generation’s Oprah

    Mark Zuckerberg Starts A Book Club, Becomes This Generation’s Oprah

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is this generation’s version of Oprah. His crowd-sourced New Year’s resolutions post on Facebook prompted Zuck to start a book club this year. The club is so influential that the paperback version of the first book Zuck chose to read for the group,”The End of Power” has now sold out on Amazon. The book, an exploration of  how power… Read More

  • When Is Twitter Adding That Promised Group DM Feature?

    When Is Twitter Adding That Promised Group DM Feature?

    Private group messaging is a feature Twitter is supposedly working on and that many have been waiting to come out for a while, but we’ve yet to see. Read More

  • Strings Is A Messaging App That Will Let You Un-Text Someone

    Strings Is A Messaging App That Will Let You Un-Text Someone

    You might be in a panic after re-reading a string of textually explicit novellas you vaguely remember typing at 2 o’clock this morning. While that train wreck likely can’t be undone, all trace of it could have been erased from your phone and anyone else’s if you had shared it using an app called Strings. The app requires all parties to already have the app installed… Read More

  • How We Celebrate New Year’s Eve On Social Media Around The World

    How We Celebrate New Year’s Eve On Social Media Around The World

    From Smartphone selfie sticks to pyrotechnics, this is how we digitally ring in 2015 around the world… Read More

  • Tech To Save You From Your Drunk Self On New Year’s Eve

    Tech To Save You From Your Drunk Self On New Year’s Eve

    The safest thing you could possibly do on New Year’s Eve is not drink, not go out, not do anything. You’re probably going to go out, anyway. You’re probably going to go to some party and you’re probably going to drink. A lot. You’ll dance terribly. You’ll tell someone that you love them. This person is someone you do not love. New Year’s Day is also… Read More

  • Who’s Behind The Internet Outages In North Korea, Anyway?

    Who’s Behind The Internet Outages In North Korea, Anyway?

    North Korea blamed the U.S. and called President Obama a “monkey” today when the country’s Internet and mobile network went down for the third time this week. However, it’s still not clear who’s behind the Internet outages. “Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest,” said the National Defence Commission… Read More

  • Bitcoin, Burning Man And The Gifting Economy

    Bitcoin, Burning Man And The Gifting Economy

    Bitcoin was a terrible investment this year, but that hasn’t stopped non-profits from asking for them anyway. Wikipedia, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Khan Academy and now even Burning Man will take those bitcoins off your hands in the form of a tax-deductible donation. While this won’t get you a golden ticket into the actual festival, gifting something without expecting anything… Read More

  • Ginger.io Adds $20 Million In Funding

    Ginger.io Adds $20 Million In Funding

    According to an SEC filing, behavioral health analytics startup Ginger.io has added $20 million in Series B funding. This brings the total amount raised up to $28.2 million. According to the filing, Ginger.io added Kaiser Permanente Ventures partner Dave Schulte to its board. This usually implies the new investor also led the round. Romulus Capital, Khosla Ventures and True Ventures… Read More

  • Only in San Francisco: You Can Now Get On-Demand Cookies Delivered In Under 20 Minutes

    Only in San Francisco: You Can Now Get On-Demand Cookies Delivered In Under 20 Minutes

    There is a certain luxury that comes with living in the center of startup land. Part of that is the platter of on-demand food delivery services at our fingertips. Startups like Instacart, Google Express, Farm Fresh to You and Good Eggs show up with the groceries. Forage and Blue Apron deliver the goods, plus instructions on making the meal yourself. Then there’s the ready-made food… Read More

  • 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