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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  • Tablets.com Goes Up For Sale

    Tablets.com Goes Up For Sale

    Domain name investment company XF.com Investments is putting one of the most valuable single-word domains up for sale today: tablets.com. The company says it feels like now is the perfect time to release the domain for sale, with the tablet industry projected to be a $70 billion market by 2014, according to the analysts at RBC. No target price, asking price or minimum bid has been set on… Read More

  • Amex Users On Foursquare Get Free Money ($25) On “Small Biz Saturday”

    Amex Users On Foursquare Get Free Money ($25) On “Small Biz Saturday”

    Foursquare is giving away a free $25 credit to American Express cardholders through a new promotion taking place on November 26th, aka “Small Business Saturday.” (Yes, everyone has their own Black Friday spinoff now). To get the credit, Foursquare users have to spend $25 at a local merchant and check-in using the mobile app. Read More

  • Google Launches Google Supplier Directory Beta To Connect Companies With Suppliers In China

    Google Launches Google Supplier Directory Beta To Connect Companies With Suppliers In China

    Who says Google has stopped experimenting? With little fanfare, the company has launched a new service, the “Google Supplier Directory Beta” earlier this month to connect companies with Chinese manufacturers. The service, a part of the AdWords program, lists several Chinese-based firms, their product details, export markets, annual revenue (in RMB), and more. Read More

  • Like Twitter, Google+ Now Has Trending Topics

    Like Twitter, Google+ Now Has Trending Topics

    Google quietly added a trending topics section to Google+ last night which now shows up when you perform a search on the social network. The new “Trends” section appears on the right-hand side of the page, and currently lists the top 10 items under heavy discussion like “Natalie Wood” and “Breaking Dawn,” for example. Read More

  • Chumkee Launches New App For Social Photo & Video Conversations

    Chumkee Launches New App For Social Photo & Video Conversations

    An odd but interesting new photo-and-video sharing iPhone app called Chumkee is officially announcing its public launch today. I know, I know. Another photo-and-video sharing app – just what you need. But Chumkee is doing something a little different here with its concept, user interface and design. This app isn’t about simply “sharing photos with your friends.”… Read More

  • Pushpins Relaunches As Full-Featured Grocery Shopping App

    Pushpins Relaunches As Full-Featured Grocery Shopping App

    Today, Pushpins, the mobile app for saving on groceries, is relaunching as Pushpins 2.0, now a fully featured grocery shopping assistant. Previously, the app was focused only on delivering savings in the form of digital coupons and rewards to users who scanned UPC barcodes at the grocery store. With the update, the app offers everything a grocery shopper needs, including digital shopping… Read More

  • Tampa’s New TechStars Network Incubator, Gazelle Lab, Launches 6 Companies

    Tampa’s New TechStars Network Incubator, Gazelle Lab, Launches 6 Companies

    It’s Demo Day for Gazelle Lab, the new Tampa Bay-based TechStars Network member, which is seeing its first class of startups launch this morning in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. The accelerator, based on the successful TechStars model, was founded in early 2011 with three goals: build an entrepreneurship community in the Tampa Bay area, create a seed stage pipeline (something… Read More

  • AdMob Dominates Android Ad Network Market Share

    AdMob Dominates Android Ad Network Market Share

    Mobile analytics firm Xyologic has released a market share breakdown that estimates the mobile ad and ad exchange network breakdowns on Android. According to its research, AdMob was found to be the dominant player on the Android platform, with an 89% market share, based on an analysis of all the downloaded ad-supported Android apps in the month of October. Millennial Media, Inmobi, AdMob… Read More

  • Seed Edition Launches Free Subscription Billing Platform For Seed Stage Startups

    Seed Edition Launches Free Subscription Billing Platform For Seed Stage Startups

    Because getting to the first million is the hardest, stealthy new startup Seed Edition is launching a subscription billing platform designed specifically for seed stage companies. And it’s giving it away for free. According to Co-founder TJ Laher, it’s never been easier for two guys in a garage to build a product using Amazon Web Services, Ruby, etc., but it’s never been… Read More

  • GetSatisfaction Joins HTML5 Bandwagon With New Mobile Web App

    GetSatisfaction Joins HTML5 Bandwagon With New Mobile Web App

    Just yesterday, we were applauding online retailer Wine.com for finally figuring out that having a mobile app is not enough – you still need a mobile website, too. Today, another big name announces the launch of its own HTML5 efforts: GetSatisfaction. The popular customer support company says its new Web app will bring the full functionality of its online community platform to its now… Read More

  • Task Management Solution IssueBurner Sees Commercial Release

    Task Management Solution IssueBurner Sees Commercial Release

    IssueBurner, the combination task management and helpdesk solution from Webyog Inc. is now exiting beta and launching as a commercial product. The service, from the data management company behind CloudMagic and Visifire, was originally cooked up by the company’s developers as an internal solution to deal with their own “inbox overload” situation. Last year, the product… Read More

  • Apple Addressing Pollution Concerns In China

    Apple Addressing Pollution Concerns In China

    Apple met with leaders of five environmental groups in China yesterday to discuss pollution concerns. According to a report from The Wall St. Journal, Apple told the groups it had launched audits of 15 of its suppliers who have been suspected of violating environmental regulations, and has completed reviews of 11 of those. Read More

  • PapayaMobile & Tapjoy Announce Partnership On New Social Marketplace For Mobile

    PapayaMobile & Tapjoy Announce Partnership On New Social Marketplace For Mobile

    Social gaming network PapayaMobile and the value exchange-based mobile ad network Tapjoy are today announcing a partnership that will combine the power of their two communities to help Android users better discover new mobile games. The jointly developed product will be called “Social Marketplace” and it will serve to recommend new games to mobile users based on their popularity… Read More

  • Daily Deal Aggregator Yipit Comes To iPhone

    Daily Deal Aggregator Yipit Comes To iPhone

    The daily deal aggregation service Yipit is launching its own iPhone application today, allowing users to track deals from over 800 sources, including Groupon, LivingSocial, Gilt City and others. In this new mobile format, the service becomes a lot more useful, and not just because it saves you the hassle of dealing what increasingly feels like deal spam email. Beyond Yipit’s… Read More

  • #OccupySocialMedia: GO Launches A Mobile App For Anonymous Photo & Video Sharing

    #OccupySocialMedia: GO Launches A Mobile App For Anonymous Photo & Video Sharing

    GO is new mobile application for the iPhone that allows users to broadcast and share photos, videos and commentary with others and post them to a live streaming portal. The app offers real-time access to geo-located, tagged media presented in both a stream and map view.  But does the world need another mobile/social/photo-sharing experience? Well, maybe it does. You see, there’s… Read More

  • LivingSocial Now Testing Food Delivery & “Room Service”

    LivingSocial Now Testing Food Delivery & “Room Service”

    LivingSocial is now testing a new food ordering and delivery service as a part of LivingSocial Instant, the company announced this morning. At launch, members in the Washington D.C. area can order food from select area restaurants and have the meals delivered to their home or workplace. In conjunction with the restaurant delivery service, the company is also launching something called… Read More

  • OnSwipe Competitor Pressly Launches, Aims For 1 Billion Flips Per Month

    OnSwipe Competitor Pressly Launches, Aims For 1 Billion Flips Per Month

    OnSwipe competitor and TechCrunch Disrupt finalist Pressly is launching today with its first major publisher, Canada’s largest newspaper The Toronto Star. Like OnSwipe or even iPad mag Flipboard, Pressly’s service is designed to give traditional Web content a makeover by making it more tablet-friendly. But in Pressly’s case, it’s not about re-packaging content as a… Read More

  • Better Late Than Never: Wine.com Gets A Mobile Website

    Better Late Than Never: Wine.com Gets A Mobile Website

    Today, the online retailer for wine enthusiasts (with the killer domain name) Wine.com is finally launching a mobile site at m.wine.com. Like its desktop-sized counterpart, the new site allows customers full access to Wine.com’s inventory of wine, gifts and accessories, site search with filtering, product details, account management, and of course, the ability to make purchases from… Read More

  • Shopping Discovery App Zoomingo Raises $1.3 Million

    Shopping Discovery App Zoomingo Raises $1.3 Million

    The newly launched shopping discovery app Zoomingo announced today it has secured $1.3 million in funding from early-stage VC firms Naya Ventures and Benaroya Capital along with several prominent angel investors. Previously self-funded, Zoomingo says it will use the additional capital to enhance its current mobile application, build a retailer platform and grow its community through… Read More

  • Music Lovers’ Social Network Flowd Gets All New Mobile Apps

    Music Lovers’ Social Network Flowd Gets All New Mobile Apps

    The music lover’s social network Flowd, which recently arrived stateside after its European debut, just updated its mobile applications with a boatload of new features that make them worth a look. Up until now, Flowd was only mildly interesting, as it was primarily touting its 600 or so artists and DJs who had signed up for the network – a number which, in the grand scheme things… Read More