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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  • GROU.PS Lets You Create Your Own Private Facebook

    GROU.PS Lets You Create Your Own Private Facebook

    Social groupware platform GROU.PS just introduced several new features, the most notable of which is a Facebook template called “theBook” that lets you create your own private network with the same look and feel as Facebook. According to GROU.PS founder Emre Sokullu, the use of the template has already increased the engagement rates within groups by over 50%. Read More

  • Nielsen Acquires Marketing Analytics, Inc.

    Nielsen Acquires Marketing Analytics, Inc.

    Today, Nielsen announced it’s acquiring Marketing Analytics, Inc., a leader in analytics and advanced planning software. The company currently has 52 employees, all of whom will join the Nielsen team. The deal also involves the acquisition of other assets, including software and ongoing client projects. The acquisition’s goal is to enable Nielsen to better provide marketers of… Read More

  • Google Group Members to Use Facial Recognition to Identify London Rioters

    Google Group Members to Use Facial Recognition to Identify London Rioters

    A new Google Group called “London Riots Facial Recognition” has appeared online, in the wake of the riots that rocked the U.K. capital over the weekend. The group’s goal is to use facial recognition technologies to identify the looters who appear in online photos. The group appears to be thoughtfully considering its actions, in threads titled “ethical issues,”… Read More

  • DudaMobile Makes Your Website Mobile in One Click

    DudaMobile Makes Your Website Mobile in One Click

    DudaMobile just launched a new, self-serve platform that lets existing website owners create a mobile version of their site just by typing in the website’s URL. The service, targeted towards small business owners and other professionals, includes one-click website conversion, auto sync between the main site and the mobile site, plus mobile-friendly features like a click-to-call widget… Read More

  • What’s the Fastest Web Browser in the “Real World?” Chrome.

    What’s the Fastest Web Browser in the “Real World?” Chrome.

    Compuware’s benchmarks division, Gomez, has just released new data from a website measurement project whose goal was to determine what the fastest web browser is in the “real world” of desktop users. The project only measured load times of users on broadband connections. The data, collected over a one-month time frame, captured the results of 1.86 billion individual… Read More

  • Local Q&A Service Localmind Comes to Android, Prepares to Target Business Owners

    Local Q&A Service Localmind Comes to Android, Prepares to Target Business Owners

    Location-based Q&A service Localmind is arriving on Android today, after closing a round of $600,000 in angel funding back in July. The company is also working on several developments to appeal to business owners, who will soon be able to use Localmind to connect directly with their customers, or their potential customers, in real time. In case you don’t remember Localmind, it… Read More

  • iTunes Replay for Movies Stalled?

    iTunes Replay for Movies Stalled?

    Apple has been planning to launch a new cloud-based movie streaming service, which would allow you to re-download your movie purchases to other devices for no extra charge. The service, a part of “iTunes Replay,” was originally planned to launch within “the coming weeks,” according to multiple reports. But now it seems that will not be the case. Read More

  • New Google+ Extension Adds Real-Time Code Collaboration to Hangouts

    New Google+ Extension Adds Real-Time Code Collaboration to Hangouts

    The developer who previously brought us the Facebook Friend Exporter, Mohamed Mansour, has created a new, experimental Google Chrome extension which adds text-based document collaboration capabilities to Google+ Hangouts. For those of you not yet versed in all the G+ terminology, Hangouts are the multi-person video chat feature in Google’s social networking service, supporting up to… Read More

  • HTML5 Game Seen Working on Apple TV

    HTML5 Game Seen Working on Apple TV

    A hacker has managed to get an HTML5-based game working on the Apple TV (2G), after having first jailbroken the device and installed the Couch Surfer application. (Couch Surfer provides a Web browser for jailbroken Apple TVs.) The game is a simple BlackJack card game, and frankly, it’s not much to look at. But the addition is notable as it demonstrates that the Apple TV is a… Read More

  • How Your Social Data Will Power Walmart’s E-Commerce Revolution

    How Your Social Data Will Power Walmart’s E-Commerce Revolution

    Walmart is planning to launch several new projects this holiday season based on the technology it acquired from the social media startup Kosmix back in April. Kosmix’s platform previously powered multiple services, including a Twitter search site called TweetBeat, a health vertical called RightHealth and a homepage where users could search the Web by topic. But the core of what Kosmix… Read More

  • Invite Your Friends To Google+ With New, Tweetable Link

    Invite Your Friends To Google+ With New, Tweetable Link

    Google just made it easier for you to invite friends to its new social network, Google+, by providing a short link you can post on the web or share with others over instant messaging. In order to get the link, says Google product manager Shimrit Ben-Yair, you simply click the “invite friends” button on the right-hand side of the stream – the same place invites were found… Read More