Sarah Perez

Sarah Perez
Sarah currently works as a writer for TechCrunch, after having previously spent over three years at ReadWriteWeb. Prior to becoming a professional blogger, Sarah worked in I.T. across a number of industries, including banking, retail and software. CrunchBase profile →

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  • iCloud’s App Search Engine: A First Step To A Cloud-Enabled Phone

    iCloud’s App Search Engine: A First Step To A Cloud-Enabled Phone

    Apple has built a search engine for apps. It’s called iCloud – or more technically, it’s one aspect of the overall iCloud service. Using it, you can search through every app you have installed on your iOS device or have ever purchased in the past. And it’s available on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch right now. The average smartphone user has 64 mobile apps installed… Read More

  • Scrollsy Is A Scrollable, Pinterest-Like Version Of Etsy

    Scrollsy Is A Scrollable, Pinterest-Like Version Of Etsy

    Remember Jonathan Bouman, the young, Netherlands-based developer who brought us the awesome creation that is Scrolldit, a scrollable version of Reddit? Well, he’s back. And this time, he’s made a scrollable version of Etsy. It’s called Scrollsy, and, if you’re an Etsy lover, I guarantee that you’re about to waste a whole bunch of time on this site. Read More

  • Source Code Marketplace Binpress Adds Github Integration

    Source Code Marketplace Binpress Adds Github Integration

    Source code marketplace Binpress is now offering integration with the popular file repository Github. According to Binpress CEO Adam Benayoun, this move will allow developers to import their open-source projects and add a commercial layer on top of them. Read More

  • MoPho’s New App Lets You Order Photo Prints & Products Via Your iPhone

    MoPho’s New App Lets You Order Photo Prints & Products Via Your iPhone

    Dying to stick your awesome iPhone photos on a t-shirt, coffee cup, or mousepad? Yes? Good. Of course there are a million places you can do this on the desktop-sized Internet (you know, that thing with all the linked webpages which you access by typing letters on a keyboard into something called a “browser?”), but now there’s a more compelling option: there’s an app… Read More

  • Rdio Expands To Germany

    Rdio Expands To Germany

    Rdio, the streaming music service started by Skype founders Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom, is arriving in its fourth market today: Germany. Already available in the U.S., Canada and Brazil, the company says it will be offering a 7-day free trial to the 82+ million German residents who want to give it a shot. Read More

  • Google Drive Is 404’ing Now, Gets A Blank Support Site, Robots.txt

    Google Drive Is 404’ing Now, Gets A Blank Support Site, Robots.txt

    Oh look, drive.google.com is 404’ing now. (Page Not Found). That’s interesting because back in October the site was forwarding to the https version before giving a 105 error instead. (Name not resolved.) Google has also published a blank, weird-looking support page for Google Drive at https://drive.google.com/support. There’s nothing there but a logo and incomplete search box. Read More

  • Vodio Brings Personalized Video Recommendations To The iPad

    Vodio Brings Personalized Video Recommendations To The iPad

    Vodio is a new iPad app that’s somewhat along the same lines as iOS app Shelby.tv. Like Shelby, it also brings you videos being shared by your friends on social networks. But where Shelby.tv only focuses on those “socially shared” videos, Vodio instead uses its social features to bring “a dash” of personalization to its video recommendations. Read More

  • Appifier Launches New Service That Turns WordPress Sites Into Mobile Apps

    Appifier Launches New Service That Turns WordPress Sites Into Mobile Apps

    Appifier is a new service, previously in beta, that turns WordPress sites into mobile apps. That’s not mobile websites, mind you, but actual mobile applications complete with push notifications, offline access, Twitter and Facebook sharing, plus a native look, feel and speed. Unlike many DIY app creators (and there are many), Appifier isn’t doing a freemium offering. You can test… Read More

  • Social Entertainment Network GetGlue Raises $12 Million In New Financing

    Social Entertainment Network GetGlue Raises $12 Million In New Financing

    Social entertainment network GetGlue has just raised a significant round of $12 million in new financing, led by new investor Rho Ventures. The company’s existing investors, TimeWarner, RRE Ventures and Union Square Ventures, also participated in this round. The company had previously raised $6 million in November 2010. Read More

  • Personal Search Service CloudMagic Arrives On Mobile For Fast Gmail, Docs & Twitter Search

    Personal Search Service CloudMagic Arrives On Mobile For Fast Gmail, Docs & Twitter Search

    CloudMagic, the personal search service that indexes your Gmail, documents, contacts, calendar and Twitter updates, is now available as a mobile app. The release follows a major update for the service this past fall, which added the ability to search Twitter and a move to host your personal index in the cloud. This switch is what enables CloudMagic to work across multiple devices, including… Read More

  • Ngmoco Partners With Glu Mobile To Bring Gun Bros To Mobage

    Ngmoco Partners With Glu Mobile To Bring Gun Bros To Mobage

    Following its November partnership with TinyCo, social games outfit ngmoco (now a DeNA-owned company) is partnering with game publisher Glu Mobile, Inc. The deal will brings Glu’s popular Gun Bros game to ngmoco’s Mobage gaming platform for Android. No word yet on whether the rest of Glu’s titles – many of which are more well-known than Gun Bros – will port… Read More

  • Georgia Tech’s Flashpoint Accelerator Graduates Its First Class Of Startups

    Georgia Tech’s Flashpoint Accelerator Graduates Its First Class Of Startups

    Flashpoint, a startup accelerator program based at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia, just had its first Demo Day at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. The newly launched incubator follows the typical format for programs like this, offering seed funding, mentorship, support, shared workspace and more, in return for a 6% share of the startup. This accelerator is especially interested in… Read More

  • Pressly Launches Electionism, A Tablet-Only HTML5 News Publication

    Pressly Launches Electionism, A Tablet-Only HTML5 News Publication

    Following its November launch, OnSwipe competitor (and TechCrunch Disrupt finalist) Pressly is bringing another major media outlet’s content to the tablet interface. The company is today announcing the launch of a new publication called Electionism. The app was built for the Media Lab, an internal product innovation team inside The Economist Group, which includes The Economist, CQ Roll… Read More

  • New “Showtime Anytime” App Brings Showtime’s Movies And Shows To The iPad

    New “Showtime Anytime” App Brings Showtime’s Movies And Shows To The iPad

    Showtime is today joining HBO GO as another premium cable channel that’s bringing its content to mobile devices. Through the new iPad app Showtime Anytime, customers can now watch Showtime’s original programming, including its TV series, movies, sports and documentaries anywhere there’s an Internet connection. Read More

  • iHeartRadio Launches Developer API

    iHeartRadio Launches Developer API

    Clear Channel’s streaming radio service, iHeartRadio, is launching its developer program today, which includes an API that allows third parties to integrate iHeartRadio’s content and services into their own products, websites and applications. Read More

  • Peel Launches New Social TV App For iOS

    Peel Launches New Social TV App For iOS

    You may remember Peel as the maker of the pear-shaped hardware device which sits in between your smartphone an TV, turning your phone into a universal remote control. Today, as promised, the company has updated its companion mobile application with more social features that allow you to share the shows you’re viewing, see what your friends and family are watching, post recommendations… Read More

  • Meet Your New Reality TV Stars: Start Engine Announces Its First Class Of Startups

    Meet Your New Reality TV Stars: Start Engine Announces Its First Class Of Startups

    Today, Start Engine, the L.A.-based accelerator that’s the focus of a new reality TV show, is announcing its first round of startups. The show, which comes from Cameron Casey, exec producer of the TechStars reality program on Bloomberg TV, will again film entrepreneurs in a documentary-style format as they make their way through a tech accelerator program. Read More

  • MOG Partners With JVC & Aha, Is Coming To Subaru Vehicles

    MOG Partners With JVC & Aha, Is Coming To Subaru Vehicles

    Music streaming service MOG is today announcing partnerships with mobile, audio and video equipment manufacturer JVC as well as with Aha by HARMAN, an interactive platform that brings web content to the automobile. The companies will begin using MOG’s APIs to integrate the music service into their platforms and products. The first result of the new partnerships is MOG’s launch… Read More

  • iOS Market Share Up From 26% In Q3 To 43% In Oct/Nov 2011

    iOS Market Share Up From 26% In Q3 To 43% In Oct/Nov 2011

    According to a new report from research firm NPD, iOS’s U.S. market share (by sales) jumped from 26% in the third quarter of 2011 to 43% by October and November. Android, however, came out on top, with 47% market share during those two months, down from 60% in Q3. Says NPD, over the course of 2011, the smartphone battle saw iOS and Android distancing themselves from the competition… Read More

  • Flurry: Mobile App Usage Up To 94 Minutes Per Day

    Flurry: Mobile App Usage Up To 94 Minutes Per Day

    Mobile analytics firm Flurry has updated its report from last summer which compared mobile apps to web consumption and found that apps came out on top. In June, Flurry discovered that users were spending 81 minutes per day in mobile apps versus 74 minutes on the web. As of December, the usage of mobile apps has skyrocketed to 94 minutes per day, while web consumption dropped to 72 minutes. Read More