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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  • StudyBlue Founder Chris Klundt Steps Back Into CEO Role, Revamps Site Design, Preps For Pro

    StudyBlue Founder Chris Klundt Steps Back Into CEO Role, Revamps Site Design, Preps For Pro

    Just in time for students to head back to school, crowdsourced flash card study platform StudyBlue announced a new site design, search navigation capabilities, a lifelong learning feature, a new pro version of the platform and that co-founder Chris Klundt would be stepping back into the role of CEO today. Read More

  • Intuit Acquires UK-Based Payroll Service PaySuite

    Intuit Acquires UK-Based Payroll Service PaySuite

    Continuing on its acquisition roll this year, Intuit has added cloud payroll service PaySuite to its roster. Intuit added Check and Lettuce Apps in May. It also pulled in India startup Invitco this July. The merger was jointly announced on both the Intuit and PaySuite blogs today as well as in a tweet sent out from Intuit Quickbooks UK: Today we’re welcoming @PaySuite to the… Read More

  • Bikanta’s Tiny Diamonds Find Cancer Before It Spreads

    Bikanta’s Tiny Diamonds Find Cancer Before It Spreads

    Y Combinator-backed biotech company Bikanta wants to find and stop cancer at its source by inserting tiny, fluorescent diamonds inside your body. The brainchild of Dr. Ambika Bumb, who holds a PhD in biomedical engineering from Georgia Tech, these nanodiamonds can detect molecular abnormalities at a much earlier stage, essentially stopping cancer from spreading any further. Bumb was working on… Read More

  • This Guy Tracks Everything About Himself And Puts It Up Online For Everyone To See

    This Guy Tracks Everything About Himself And Puts It Up Online For Everyone To See

    Software developer and designer Anand Sharma started tracking everything about himself in March, including how many steps he takes in a day, the distance traveled, how he traveled there (bike, walking, plane, etc) and even how many GitHub commits or Instagram uploads he’s made throughout the day. The idea seems to have been bubbling for a while. Sharma left his job as the design director… Read More

  • Apple and Samsung Agree To End All Non-U.S. Patent Disputes

    Apple and Samsung Agree To End All Non-U.S. Patent Disputes

    Apple and Samsung have agreed to drop all non-U.S. litigation. The announcement came late Tuesday in a release first reported by the Financial Times. In the joint statement, the two tech giants said they “…have agreed to drop all litigation between the two companies outside the United States.” Read More

  • StubHub Music Takes On Music Concert Discovery Apps WillCall And Live Nation

    StubHub Music Takes On Music Concert Discovery Apps WillCall And Live Nation

    StubHub Music is now live in the App Store and available to all major U.S. cities. The app, created by ticket reseller platform StubHub, was first tested on a much smaller set of music fans in San Francisco earlier this summer. It’s now available throughout the U.S., the UK and Canada. StubHub created the app in hopes of engaging a wider audience on the hunt for music events in their area. Read More

  • WTF
    Kickstarter Serves Up Potato Salad By The Numbers

    Kickstarter Serves Up Potato Salad By The Numbers

    The now famous potato salad Kickstarter project closed this weekend with a total of $55,492 from 6,911 backers. Kickstarter crunched the campaign numbers in a blog post today and found the majority of those backers came from California or Columbus, Ohio (both at just over 17 percent). Read More

  • Mobile Cloud Security Company BitGlass Raises $25 Million From NEA, Singtel, Norwest Venture Partners

    Mobile Cloud Security Company BitGlass Raises $25 Million From NEA, Singtel, Norwest Venture Partners

    BitGlass has announced a fresh $25 million in Series B funding today. The enterprise mobile cloud security solution had already raised $10 million in a Series A prior to coming out of stealth earlier this year. This now brings the total funding to date up to $35 million. Norwest Venture Partners and NEA had contributed to the earlier round. Both investors backed this latest infusion, along with… Read More

  • Chegg Strikes Distribution Partnership With Ingram Books, Announces 15% Boost In Earnings From Digital Services

    Chegg Strikes Distribution Partnership With Ingram Books, Announces 15% Boost In Earnings From Digital Services

    Student textbook resale site Chegg has struck a strategic partnership with Ingram Content Group today. Said to be the world’s largest distributor of books, Ingram will acquire a significant share of Chegg’s textbook inventory in the next coming months. Read More

  • It’s Official: Square Acquires Food Delivery Service Caviar

    It’s Official: Square Acquires Food Delivery Service Caviar

    Square has acquired curated food delivery service Caviar today, confirming earlier reports that the companies had been in serious talks. We reported last month that the companies were in talks on a deal worth about $100 million. Both Re/Code and The New York Times reported the deal would take place this week, but the reported price now is for $90 million in stock. Read More

  • Tinder Is Going To The Dogs With NYC Puppy Rescue Project

    Tinder Is Going To The Dogs With NYC Puppy Rescue Project

    There are a lot of dogs on Tinder lately. Like, actual dogs. East Village-based animal rescue organization Social Tees, long with creative agency internship program The Barn at BBH have whipped up a few doggy dating profiles for rescue dogs in the New York City area. BBH’s The Barn received award-winning recognition for awareness initiative Underheard in New York. Now it’s… Read More

  • Y Combinator Mixes In Smoothie Startup LivBlends

    Y Combinator Mixes In Smoothie Startup LivBlends

    It really didn’t make sense to me why Y Combinator’s Sam Altman let a smoothie delivery service go through his startup incubator. Were the Fresh Mint Immunity and Cafe Mocha Energizer flavors delicious? Yes. But I scratched my head at how the next Jamba Juice had anything to do with tech. Read More

  • Eaze Promises Pot Delivery Anywhere In San Francisco

    Eaze Promises Pot Delivery Anywhere In San Francisco

    Several states are starting to ease up on marijuana use, or even outright legalizing it (Colorado, Washington State). Now, a new SF-based startup, Eaze, promises delivery right to your door in less than 10 minutes. This is a real conversation I had with a friend I roped in to test the service: Me to friend over text about Eaze: Did you know there’s an SF startup promising to deliver… Read More

  • Senior Citizens Are The Latest Group To Protest Tech Commuters

    Senior Citizens Are The Latest Group To Protest Tech Commuters

    The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency more than tripled fees for tech buses from $1 to $3.55 per stop today. The Agency says the increase is to cover the costs of less than anticipated bus usage. However, this fee increase is not a solution to collective activist groups who would like to stop the shuttle buses from using Muni stops altogether. Multiple groups representing seniors… Read More

  • Y Combinator-Backed ListRunner Eliminates Hospital Paperwork

    Y Combinator-Backed ListRunner Eliminates Hospital Paperwork

    A majority of a doctor’s time is spent jotting down notes about a patient for the next doctor on duty over and over again with a pen and paper, according to Dr. Jeeshan Chowdury. His new Y Combinator-backed startup, ListRunner, promises to eliminate this paperwork with a mobile app. Read More

  • Play Chef With Forage’s Twist On Restaurant Delivery

    Play Chef With Forage’s Twist On Restaurant Delivery

    San Francisco is a great town for foodies and Forage, the brainchild of Foodzie founders Rob and Emily LaFave has emerged as an option for those who want to cook their favorite restaurant dishes at home. The service, which launches today, gathers all the ingredients used in selected restaurant recipes and hand-delivers them right to your door. The promise is that amateur chefs will be able to… Read More

  • Solving Optimal Health For Google[x] In North Carolina

    Solving Optimal Health For Google[x] In North Carolina

    Cannon Mills was a textile company that stood on the edge of the blue-collar town of Kannapolis, North Carolina for over 100 years. The company employed more than 16,000 town residents at its height, but in 2003 Cannon Mills was forced to shut its doors forever, laying off about a tenth of the town’s entire population, all in one day. What was once a tragedy for Kannapolis might just… Read More

  • A TV Show About Online Videos Shows Us We’re In A Weird Place With Content Right Now

    A TV Show About Online Videos Shows Us We’re In A Weird Place With Content Right Now

    A TV show devoted entirely to showing nothing but online videos is now the No. 1 syndicated show in the nation. You may have seen it on HLN or one of your local channels: It’s on all Cox, Scripps and Raycom stations coast to coast and will soon be syndicated throughout about 91 percent of the country. The show gets over 2 million viewers for each half-hour episode. Comparing some of… Read More

  • ThredUp Flush with $23 Million

    ThredUp Flush with $23 Million

    On the heels of online consignment rival Threadflip’s Series B, thredUP just filed a $23 million Series D with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. According to the filing, ThredUP is seeking a total of $25 million in equity funding. We’ve reached out to ThredUp about the filing but have not heard back. Read More

  • I Want My Internet TV

    I Want My Internet TV

    Well, it’s happened. Sarah Palin has her own internet channel, free from the “lamestream media.” Palin seems to be just one more personality joining what seems to be a larger trend in our society. We’re moving on from television to watching content via the internet. The Sarah Palin channel will cost you $9.95/month or $99.95 for a one year subscription. You can try a 30… Read More