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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  • 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

  • iTunes Match Launches Today

    iTunes Match Launches Today

    As expected, the launch of iTunes Match is now upon us, with today’s release of iTunes 10.5.1, available from the iTunes website here. For those living under the proverbial rock, iTunes Match is the new service from Apple that gives you legal access to store all your music in iCloud – even those songs you didn’t originally purchase from iTunes. For $25 per year, iTunes Match… Read More

  • Pogoplug Cloud Launches With 5 GB Of Free Storage For Mobile Users

    Pogoplug Cloud Launches With 5 GB Of Free Storage For Mobile Users

    Cloud storage service and device maker Pogoplug is unveiling its latest offering today: a new service for mobile users that offers 5 GB of free online storage. To use “Pogoplug Cloud,” you first sign up directly from your mobile phone or tablet (iOS or Android 2.2+), then download the app and begin the upload process. And that’s where Pogoplug really begins to shine: it… Read More

  • Groupon Gets Into The Holiday Spirit With 2nd Annual “Grouponicus”

    Groupon Gets Into The Holiday Spirit With 2nd Annual “Grouponicus”

    Forget Festivus, today sees the return of the real fake holiday Grouponicus. The site from daily deal giant Groupon is back for the second time with a wide selection of curated deals Groupon users can buy for their friends as holiday gifts. Last year, Grouponicus was available to 15 cities, but today’s launch sees Grouponicus in 41 cities across the U.S. and Canada, including big… Read More

  • Formspring Launching A “Favorites” Directory, Starts Looking Like A Real Social Network

    Formspring Launching A “Favorites” Directory, Starts Looking Like A Real Social Network

    Formspring is launching its first user Directory later today in an effort to better highlight the more popular and famous users of its online social Q&A service. The directory will organize users into categories like Music, Comedy, Sports & Fitness, Fashion & Beauty, Movies & TV, Tech & Start-ups and more. Current Formspring users will be able to locate the new feature… Read More

  • Docphin Launches A “Bloomberg For Doctors”

    Docphin Launches A “Bloomberg For Doctors”

    Today, Docphin is launching a new Web service the company likens to a “Bloomberg for Doctors.” The site aims to help physicians organize, bookmark, read and track medical news and research from a number of sources, all within a single dashboard interface. Included with the service are simple tools to view and filter through hundreds of medical journals, something which has been… Read More