Sarah Buhr

Sarah Buhr
I like writing about tech culture, biotech and sundry other interests. Consumer of fancy tea and kombucha. ENFP. CrunchBase profile →

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  • How Elon Musk Plans To Sell Half A Million Teslas By The End Of Next Year

    How Elon Musk Plans To Sell Half A Million Teslas By The End Of Next Year

    Tesla unveiled the 60D, 85D, and the higher end P85D at what was a very glamorous, red carpet event at the Hawthorne Airport just outside of Los Angeles, California. Read More

  • Tesla’s Newest Car Is AWD And Goes 0-60 In 3.2 Seconds

    Tesla’s Newest Car Is AWD And Goes 0-60 In 3.2 Seconds

    Whoops! While people are still filing their way into the building where Elon Musk will “unveil the D”, it looks like word just trickled out a bit early by way of a broken news embargo. We’re at the event and will report back on the news as it breaks, but here’s what we know so far. As we pieced together last week, the “D” stands for “Dual… Read More

  • Product Hunt Gets $6.1 Million Series A Funding From A16Z And Alexis Ohanian

    Product Hunt Gets $6.1 Million Series A Funding From A16Z And Alexis Ohanian

    Product Hunt, a community board where people can up vote tech products, officially announced the raise of $6.1 million in a Series A today, led by Andreessen Horowitz. Y Combinator partner and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian took part in this round as a new investor to the company. Ryan Hoover, the founder of Product Hunt participated in the summer 2014 class at Y Combinator but he tells us… Read More

  • Warren Buffett Says Hillary Is Going To Run — And Win

    Warren Buffett Says Hillary Is Going To Run — And Win

    Warren Buffett told 400 of some of the world’s top women in leadership at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in California today that Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016. The Oracle from Omaha speculated in an on stage interview with his long-time friend and senior editor-at-large for Fortune, Carol Loomis, that Clinton will wait to announce her run as late as possible. Read More

  • IBM’s Ginni Rometty Reveals Watson’s Future

    IBM’s Ginni Rometty Reveals Watson’s Future

    IBM CEO Ginni Rometty took to the stage at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit to showcase updated Watson technology. You may know Watson as the bot that beat humans on Jeopardy!. However, since that time, Big Blue has been improving the program in ways that could help the computer not just learn, but also reason, according to Rometty. Part of her reveal on stage was a new program… Read More

  • This Bluetooth-Enabled Temperature Tracker Will Tell You The Optimal Time For Baby-Making

    This Bluetooth-Enabled Temperature Tracker Will Tell You The Optimal Time For Baby-Making

    Husband and wife team Anna Mayer and Daniel Graf were both professionals in their early 30’s when they decided they wanted to start a family. However, that proved a lot more difficult than they thought it would be. So mountains of research, visits to experts and some trial and error later, they decided to apply their experience to technology, and Ovatemp, a fertility tracking app, was born. Read More

  • The Washington Post Is Now Free On Amazon Kindles

    The Washington Post Is Now Free On Amazon Kindles

    The Washington Post is now available as a free app on Amazon Kindle Fire tablets, according to a report in Bloomberg Businessweek. The announcement comes a little more than a year after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos purchased the the newspaper. The app, developed by a group inside the Post called Project Rainbow, will offer a curated selection of news and photographs. It will initially be free on… Read More

  • Square Closes $150 Million Round At $6 Billion Valuation

    Square Closes $150 Million Round At $6 Billion Valuation

    Square just closed the Series E round it had been raising. Filings in September showed the e-commerce payments company was set to raise at least $100 million, but the deal wasn’t done just yet. Now a Square spokesman has confirmed the raises to the New York Times, led by new investor the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC). This puts Square at A $6 billion valuation. Read More

  • SF Housing Interests Unite Against Proposed Airbnb Legislation

    SF Housing Interests Unite Against Proposed Airbnb Legislation

    A broad group of protesters representing various San Francisco housing interests met on the steps of City Hall today to express their opposition of proposed legislation that would allow residents to rent out their homes on a short-term basis. “Raise of hands, who here has shared their home?” asked Fernando Marti, the co-director at Council of Community Housing Organizations (CCHO). Read More

  • The Man Who Scans The Interwebs So You Don’t Have To

    The Man Who Scans The Interwebs So You Don’t Have To

    The man behind the popular NextDraft newsletter, Dave Pell has a slight smirk on his face as he slowly makes his way out of his dimmed SOMA office to greet me. He’s tall. I surmise about 6’3″ and has a firm handshake. His office is tucked away in a somewhat-hidden area behind double doors on the first floor of a nondescript building. It’s the squarish kind with… Read More

  • Glow Gets $17 Million In Series B Funding From Formation 8, Founders Fund And Andreesen Horowitz

    Glow Gets $17 Million In Series B Funding From Formation 8, Founders Fund And Andreesen Horowitz

    The app that helps women track their fertility cycles, Glow gained another $17 million from investors today in a Series B round of funding. That makes $23 million in Glow’s total funding. This latest round was led by Formation 8, with additional participation from Founders Fund and Andreessen Horowitz. Formation 8 founding member Joe Lonsdale and HVF’S Nellie Levchin, co-founder… Read More

  • Hired Sets Its Sights On Los Angeles Tech Talent Boom

    Hired Sets Its Sights On Los Angeles Tech Talent Boom

    Tech job marketplace Hired is officially announcing its rollout in LA today. The company had announced it was in New York City earlier this year and now says it wants to capitalize on what it sees as the third biggest startup scene in the country, Los Angeles. It’s not far off in that assumption. Well-known companies like Snapchat, Oculus and Maker Studios reside down in Los Angeles. Read More

  • Estate Assist Wants To Provide Estate Planning For The Social Media Age

    Estate Assist Wants To Provide Estate Planning For The Social Media Age

    Contemplating the end of life freaks me out and as such, I’ve never put together a will. But then I’m young, healthy and I don’t own much so I can’t say I’ve felt the need to. Most Americans don’t actually. Over half of adults with kids don’t plan their estate, according to a 2012 Rocket Lawyer survey. But who lets Facebook or your other social… Read More

  • JibJab Jumps Into Selfie Gifs With New Messaging App

    JibJab Jumps Into Selfie Gifs With New Messaging App

    Many hours have been spent on JibJab creating wacky e-cards for my friends and family throughout the years. I’ve “elfed myself,” sent my dad a pic of his face on every member of a five member mariachi band for his birthday and made many other laughable moments with this site. The company is stepping into the mobile realm today with a new messaging app for creating… Read More

  • Tony Hsieh Steps Down From Vegas Downtown Project

    Tony Hsieh Steps Down From Vegas Downtown Project

    Tony Hsieh, the CEO and founder of Zappos has stepped down from his leadership role at the Las Vegas Downtown Project, according to Re/code. Hsieh created the massive $350 million project to revitalize several city acres east of Las Vegas Boulevard and convert the area into a tech hub. Hsieh’s announcement comes right on the heels of a massive 30 person layoff at the project. Hsieh… Read More

  • Barry Bonds Discovers Glassing

    Barry Bonds Discovers Glassing

    Urban Dictionary might be adding a new definition to the word “glassing.” Former Major League Baseball left fielder Barry Bonds sent out a tweet and an Instagram of himself sporting a pair of Google glasses yesterday while looking off into the distance and holding a cup of coffee. The message starts with “I’m glassing.” However, Bond’s tweet is not an… Read More

  • No, People Are Not Leaving Facebook In Droves For Ello

    No, People Are Not Leaving Facebook In Droves For Ello

    Ello is not the second-coming of Facebook and Facebook users are not leaving the social network giant in droves. How do I know this? Those with a shiny new Ello profile are posting about it on Facebook. Despite the promise of an ad free network and the chance to name yourself whatever you want, people don’t up and leave a network that works for them without some big incentive. Read More

  • The World’s First Genetically Modified Babies Will Graduate High School This Year

    The World’s First Genetically Modified Babies Will Graduate High School This Year

    Remember the sci-fi thriller GATTACA? For those who never saw the film and/or eschewed all pop culture in the late 90’s for some reason, it was a popular movie that came out in 1997 about genetically modified human beings. Now some literally genetically modified human babies born that same year are entering their senior year of high school. The first successful transfer of genetic… Read More

  • South Park Riffs On Startups, Kickstarter And Brilliantly Tackles Washington Redskins Name Controversy

    South Park Riffs On Startups, Kickstarter And Brilliantly Tackles Washington Redskins Name Controversy

    The latest South Park episode is a hilarious smack down on the NFL’s inability to do anything, the Washington Redskins name controversy and startup culture. The episode kicks off with the gang listing off possible names for their startup like “Dense Boner Forest” and “Furry Balls Plopped Menacingly On The Table, Inc.” You will possibly be offended and possibly… Read More

  • Y Combinator-Backed Clara Labs Getting Funding From Sequoia Capital

    Y Combinator-Backed Clara Labs Getting Funding From Sequoia Capital

    Y Combinator-backed virtual assistant startup Clara Labs might be getting an infusion of cash, rumored to be in the $3-4 million range from Sequoia Capital. Co-founder of Clara Labs, Maran Nelson, doesn’t want to talk about that just yet and neither does Sequoia. However, a tweet sent from the Information’s Eric Newcomer on September 18 urged the Twittersphere to keep an eye on… Read More