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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  • Clear Channel And LivingSocial Team Up To Bring Daily Deals To Radio

    Clear Channel And LivingSocial Team Up To Bring Daily Deals To Radio

    Media company Clear Channel Radio and daily deals service LivingSocial are today announcing an agreement that names LivingSocial as the sole daily deal provider for over 500 Clear Channel-owned radio stations across 90 cities in the U.S. The agreement marks LivingSocial’s expansion from an online and mobile platform to one that now serves listeners, specifically the 80 million listeners… Read More

  • Women 2.0: Number Of Women Founders Doubled Over Past Three Years

    Women 2.0: Number Of Women Founders Doubled Over Past Three Years

    Women 2.0, an organization whose goal is to increase the number of female founders in technology startups, is sharing some good news today: the number of women starting companies has doubled over the past three years. The new data comes from a survey of its own community, which includes everyone from actual founders and co-founders to aspiring entrepreneurs. Back in 2008, Women 2.0 ran the… Read More

  • Adlibrium Launches Daily Deals Service Where Offers Appear As Mobile Ads

    Adlibrium Launches Daily Deals Service Where Offers Appear As Mobile Ads

    Advertising and social media startup Camber Tech is launching its freemium service called Adlibrium Dailies, a daily deal service for mobile that distributes deals through mobile applications. The service displays the offers as standard banner ads within apps through remnant mobile ad inventory via ad exchanges, as well as via email to its own subscriber base. When tapped, the banner ads open… Read More

  • Nokia Launches New NFC-Enabled Games

    Nokia Launches New NFC-Enabled Games

    Over the weekend, Nokia launched a suite of casual games developed at Nokia Research Center which are meant to demonstrate how NFC can enable new forms of mobile gaming. The three new games include Nokia World Flags, Nokia Shakespeare Shuffle and Nokia Nursery Rhyme Shuffle. All can be played now on any Nokia Symbian NFC-enabled phone including the Nokia C7 Astound, C7-00, 600, 603, 700 and 701. Read More

  • Adobe Launches Adobe Reader For iOS

    Adobe Launches Adobe Reader For iOS

    Adobe has just launched a version of its PDF Reader, Adobe Reader for iOS devices, which supports iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The new, free application, available here in iTunes, lets users view PDF files opened via email, on the Web or from within any application that supports iOS’s “Open In” functionality. Read More

  • Twitter Brings Promoted Tweets, Trends & Accounts To Twitter Japan

    Twitter Brings Promoted Tweets, Trends & Accounts To Twitter Japan

    Following the September launch of Twitter ads in the U.K., Twitter is now bringing its advertising products known as “Promoted Tweets,” “Promoted Trends” and “Promoted Accounts” to its Japanese version of the service Twitter.jp. According to a post on the official Twitter Japan blog, the rollout began earlier this month. Read More

  • U.K. PM David Cameron Joins Foursquare and LinkedIn

    U.K. PM David Cameron Joins Foursquare and LinkedIn

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron recently joined social networking sites LinkedIn and Foursquare in an effort to expand his digital presence and better connect with both citizens and businesses alike. On LinkedIn, Cameron will network with “people and businesses the PM meets regarding U.K. business, enterprise and manufacturing,” according to the official blog post from the… Read More

  • Facebook, NRDC & Opower To Partner On Energy-Saving Social App

    Facebook, NRDC & Opower To Partner On Energy-Saving Social App

    Facebook, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and clean tech startup Opower are today announcing a partnership on a new social networking-based energy application that will help consumers monitor, improve and compare their home’s energy usage with their friends and other Facebook users. The app, designed to improve energy awareness, has the potential to combine the 800… Read More

  • Gorgeous Photos, Tablet Browsing: 500px Debuts New iPad App

    Gorgeous Photos, Tablet Browsing: 500px Debuts New iPad App

    Toronto-based photography community 500px, the Flickr alternative which recently raised $525,000 in Series A, is now available on the iPad in app format. The new app includes all the feeds you would find on the site, including the feeds for Popular, Editor’s Choice, Upcoming and Fresh photos, plus access to your own photos and those belonging to your friends, the ability to like… Read More

  • Discover The World Around You With New Mobile App Roamz

    Discover The World Around You With New Mobile App Roamz

    Just in time to be one of the first app installs on my freshly arrived iPhone 4S, there comes a new location-based mobile app called Roamz (iTunes link), which will have its official debut on Monday at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. As hinted at by the name, the app wants to help you discover the world around you as you “roam” around town. To do so, Roamz digs into… Read More

  • Google Axes More Services: Jaiku, Buzz, Code Search & More

    Google Axes More Services: Jaiku, Buzz, Code Search & More

    According to a new post by Google VP of Product Bradley Horowitz, on the official company blog, Google is delivering the death blow to several more products and services, including its code search engine, Buzz, Jaiku, iGoogle features and the University Research Program for Google Search, the latter which provides API access to Google Search results for a small number of academic institutions. Read More

  • GE To Build Largest U.S. Solar Factory In Colorado

    GE To Build Largest U.S. Solar Factory In Colorado

    GE has announced plans to spend $600 million on a new solar factory located in the Denver suburb of Aurora, Colorado. The factory, which begins operations in 2012, will be capable of producing enough solar panels per year to generate 400 megawatts of power, or enough energy to power 80,000 homes. When completed, the factory will be bigger than 11 football fields – soon to be the… Read More

  • PlugShare Partners With Getaround, Offers Members $50 For Sharing Their Car

    PlugShare Partners With Getaround, Offers Members $50 For Sharing Their Car

    Software company PlugShare, makers of apps for owners of electric cars, is today announcing a partnership with car-sharing service (and TechCrunch Disrupt NYC winner) Getaround to provide $50 to those PlugShare members who sign up to share their car via Getaround’s service. The idea, whose launch has been timed in conjunction with the first-ever “National Plug In Day,”… Read More

  • GM Announces All-Electric Chevy Spark EV, Plus New Concept Car Chevy EN-V

    GM Announces All-Electric Chevy Spark EV, Plus New Concept Car Chevy EN-V

    This week, GM announced it will launch an all-electric vehicle under the Chevrolet brand, the Spark EV. The car is basically an electric version of the Spark mini-car and will be sold in limited quantities in the U.S., including California, starting in 2013. The company also announced it has started working on its new concept vehicle, the Chevrolet EN-V. Read More

  • App Trailers Gives You Gift Cards For Watching App Videos

    App Trailers Gives You Gift Cards For Watching App Videos

    Mobile advertising startup AppRedeem has just launched App Trailers, a new product that rewards you for viewing videos about mobile apps. The service, available here from the iTunes App Store, doesn’t use the same model as typical incentivized install programs do today. Instead, users are given points for watching a trailer, then are provided with the option to download the app at the end… Read More

  • ChatON, Samsung’s Version Of iMessage, Arrives In Android Market

    ChatON, Samsung’s Version Of iMessage, Arrives In Android Market

    Samsung’s cross-platform messaging application called ChatON has arrived in the Google Android Market this morning. The service, announced in August, is similar to RIM’s BlackBerry BBM or Apple’s iMessage in that it allows for an alternative to SMS or MMS messaging. At present, ChatON supports Android, bada and Samsung feature phones, but the company promises support for iOS… Read More

  • Wave Accounting Raises $5 Million In Series A

    Wave Accounting Raises $5 Million In Series A

    Wave Accounting Inc. has just closed $5 million in financing, in a Series A round led by Charles River Ventures, with the participation of OMERS Ventures. The financing will be used by the company to continue the development of its free online accounting software for small businesses and market it internationally. Wave is a completely free (not freemium, but free) accounting package that… Read More

  • Yahoo Wants Us To Blog About Yahoo News, Promises SEO Boost In Return

    Yahoo Wants Us To Blog About Yahoo News, Promises SEO Boost In Return

    Oh Yahoo!, you silly ol’ thing! According to an email that just came in from Yahoo’s digital marketing agency Something Massive, the struggling content company (platform company? advertising company?) wants us to talk about, tweet about and Facebook about their Yahoo! News Activity feature, and in return it’s promising lots of links and SEO juice. In case we forgot what Yahoo! Read More

  • AisleFinder Launches Supermarket API, An Open Source API For Groceries

    AisleFinder Launches Supermarket API, An Open Source API For Groceries

    Ask any developer working in this space, and they’ll tell you that accurate grocery product information is hard to find via an API. To help solve this problem, the team from shopping list creator AisleFinder have launched Supermarket API, an open source API for the grocery industry. The new API contains product details on over 150,000 grocery items as well as aisle info for over… Read More

  • ThingLink Launches Labs, First Project: Printable NFC-Enabled Images

    ThingLink Launches Labs, First Project: Printable NFC-Enabled Images

    ThingLink, a startup that lets you add rich media tags to online images, is today announcing the launch of an internal incubator called ThingLink Labs which will be a dedicated environment to create and productize innovations in the field of image interaction. The Labs’ first project is Rich Media Notes, a printed version of ThingLink images, which will also include NFC tags. Read More