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.

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  • Personalized News Reader News360 2.0 Arrives On iPhone

    Personalized News Reader News360 2.0 Arrives On iPhone

    News360, the cross-platform news reader, is arriving on the iPhone today in version 2.0, after having been previously available on virtually all other platforms, including Android, the iPad, Windows Phone, the Web and even the BlackBerry PlayBook. With today’s launch, News360 is also adding support for logins, allowing you to sync your reading trends and behavior, (aka your… Read More

  • Advise.me Partners With Xero, GetSatisfication, Zendesk & SEOmoz, Adds 8 More To Team

    Advise.me Partners With Xero, GetSatisfication, Zendesk & SEOmoz, Adds 8 More To Team

    New startup accelerator Advise.me has today formalized partnerships with the law firm Perkins Cole, plus Xero, Zendesk, GetSatisfaction, and SEOmoz all of which will provide services to its startup participants for free. The incubator, which is encouraging global entrepreneurs to apply to its program, has also just added eight more members to its team, including folks from GetSatisfaction… Read More

  • GarageBand Arrives On The iPhone And iPod Touch

    GarageBand Arrives On The iPhone And iPod Touch

    GarageBand, Apple’s music creation app, is now available on the smaller screens of the iPhone and iPod Touch, after its introduction on the iPad earlier this year. Like the iPad version, the new app has Touch instruments like keyboards, pianos, organs, drums, guitars and basses. It also allows you to plug in your electric guitar to record music or a mic to record vocals. Read More

  • Google’s GoMo Launches To Help Businesses Go Mobile

    Google’s GoMo Launches To Help Businesses Go Mobile

    As was previously leaked, Google is now launching its new GoMo service, which aims to help businesses easily create a mobile-friendly website. The website for the service was discovered earlier this week, but the details sat behind a password-protected front page. Today, Google is making GoMo available to the public. Read More

  • CanIStream.it Shows You Where You Can Stream, Rent, Download Or Buy Movies

    CanIStream.it Shows You Where You Can Stream, Rent, Download Or Buy Movies

    Add this site to your bookmarks because I guarantee you, at some point, you’re going to need it. CanIStream.it is a new search engine that shows you where you can stream, rent, download and buy movies. The site checks the libraries at Netflix, Amazon, iTunes and Hulu and provides links to the appropriate listings. And if a movie isn’t available, you can sign up for CanIStream.it, set… Read More

  • Pontiflex Brings Its “Signup” Mobile Ads To iOS5, Android Tablets

    Pontiflex Brings Its “Signup” Mobile Ads To iOS5, Android Tablets

    Mobile advertising Pontiflex is releasing an update to its AppLeads Smart SDK today, which brings its online “signup” platform to iOS5 devices and Android tablets, including the Kindle Fire. Previously, the system worked on older versions of iOS and Android smartphones. These signup ads are a different type of mobile advertising – one where the click-through is not the goal… Read More

  • Seva Search Raises $1.3 Million To Connect Consumers With Local Businesses

    Seva Search Raises $1.3 Million To Connect Consumers With Local Businesses

    D.C.-based Seva Search has raised $1.3 million in Series A funding for its first product, Seva Call, a search engine that lets consumers connect with local businesses in near real-time via the phone. On the Seva Call site (and soon, mobile app), you’ll be able to search for local businesses like plumbers, contractors, computer repair techs, taxi cabs or any other type of business relying… Read More

  • Appcelerator Raises $15 Million Series C Round

    Appcelerator Raises $15 Million Series C Round

    Appcelerator, makers of the popular mobile cloud development platform Titanium, has raised $15 million in Series C funding in a round led by Mayfield Fund, Translink Capital and Red Hat. Existing investors eBay, Inc., Sierra Ventures and Storm Ventures also participated in the round. The additional funding will be used to expand Appcelerator’s Titanium product line, with an emphasis… Read More

  • And Here It Is: The New Google Reader Revealed

    And Here It Is: The New Google Reader Revealed

    Today, Google is rolling out its update to Google Reader which features the promised user interface overhaul, and, more importantly, the new Google+ integration. Now, Google Reader users can “+1″ items directly from Google Reader to share it with their friends on Google+. This feature now replaces the “Share” and “Share with Note” options previously present. Read More

  • New Mobile Ad Unit Lets Developers Promote Apps That Are “Coming Soon”

    New Mobile Ad Unit Lets Developers Promote Apps That Are “Coming Soon”

    Mobile marketing platform Appsfire is launching a new ad unit for iPhone that lets app developers promote the applications they’re about to launch. The “Coming Soon” ad doesn’t just announce the forthcoming applications, however, but can also gather early sign-ups from potential users through its “notify me” button. Read More

  • Tumblr Acknowledges Its Growing Spam Problem, Says It’s Doing Everything It Can

    Tumblr Acknowledges Its Growing Spam Problem, Says It’s Doing Everything It Can

    Is Tumblr facing a growing spam problem? For many regular users of the blogging platform, the answer is “yes.” Although Tumblr hasn’t taken to its own blog to provide a public update on its progress in fighting spam, it did recently address the concerns of a high-profile Tumblr user – the associate producer of NPR’s Fresh Air, Melody Kramer, who maintains a blog… Read More

  • LivingSocial’s North American Expansion Brings Deals To 20 New Markets

    LivingSocial’s North American Expansion Brings Deals To 20 New Markets

    Daily deal outfit LivingSocial has just announced an expansion to 20 additional markets in North America, mainly U.S. cities, plus one town in Ontario, Canada. In some cases, the new cities are getting access to LivingSocial’s core Daily Deals product, while in other cases, the addition brings the company’s family deals service, LivingSocial Families, to the area. Read More

  • Test Page For GDrive Appearing In Google Search Results

    Test Page For GDrive Appearing In Google Search Results

    In case there was still any doubt about the long-rumored “GDrive’s” existence, a page now appearing on Google’s search results offers a pretty clear indication that something is going on. On Writely.com – the online word processing service Google acquired in 2006 –  a test page is now appearing with a title that reads “test page for Platypus… Read More

  • New MobiUs Browser For iOS Makes Mobile Web Apps Act More Like Native Apps

    New MobiUs Browser For iOS Makes Mobile Web Apps Act More Like Native Apps

    Mobile development firm appMobi is launching a new HTML5-powered browser for iOS on Monday which will bring additional capabilities typically found only in native apps to the mobile Web. The MobiUs Web App Browser, as it’s being called, works both as a standalone browser alternative or in conjunction with Apple’s mobile Safari, similar to the way browser extensions work on the… Read More

  • W3i Suggests iOS Developers Use MAC Address As UDID Replacement

    W3i Suggests iOS Developers Use MAC Address As UDID Replacement

    Mobile app monetization and distribution network W3i is announcing the results of its tests to determine whether or not an iPhone’s MAC address can serve as a replacement to the UDID (the unique device identifier), which Apple is phasing out as a way for developers to track an app’s users. According to W3i, developers can and should begin tracking the iPhone’s MAC address as… Read More

  • Gilt Groupe Reportedly Acquiring BuyWithMe

    Gilt Groupe Reportedly Acquiring BuyWithMe

    Flash sales giant Gilt Groupe is acquiring the troubled daily deals startup BuyWithMe, which recently saw over half its staff laid off after the company failed to raise the funding it needed to survive. Beginning November 1st, BuyWithMe will officially become a part of Gilt, according to a report from BetaBeat, which has been covering the BuyWithMe saga for the past couple of weeks. Read More

  • New Startup Accelerator Gen Y Capital Partners Will Fund Young Entrepreneurs, Pay Off Student Loans

    New Startup Accelerator Gen Y Capital Partners Will Fund Young Entrepreneurs, Pay Off Student Loans

    This week, with support from the White House and the Obama administration, the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) announced the launch of a new startup accelerator and investment company, Gen Y Capital Partners. The new program will provide seed capital for tech-enabled startups created by Gen Y’ers (those under the age of 35). Like many accelerators, Gen Y Capital Partners (GYC) will… Read More

  • Facebook Sees 600,000 Compromised Logins Per Day

    Facebook Sees 600,000 Compromised Logins Per Day

    New figures from Facebook reveal how often the social networking site’s users are hacked. In the blog post announcing the forthcoming “Trusted Friends” feature, Facebook also an included infographic detailing Facebook’s security measures. One figure in particular jumped out at security researchers: every day, “only .06%” of Facebook’s 1 billion logins… Read More

  • Locked Out Of Facebook? Your Friends Will Soon Be Able To Help You Get Back In

    Locked Out Of Facebook? Your Friends Will Soon Be Able To Help You Get Back In

    Facebook says it will soon allow you to get help from your friends when you get locked out of your Facebook account. According to a post on Facebook’s official Security page, you’ll be able to designate three to five friends as “Trusted Friends” who will be sent special codes in the event that you’re locked out of your Facebook account and unable to access… Read More

  • 1000Memories Is About To Fill Facebook With Gen X’s Embarrassing Photos

    1000Memories Is About To Fill Facebook With Gen X’s Embarrassing Photos

    I’m drinking a lot of coffee today because I was up well past my bedtime last night playing around with the test build of the newly launched ShoeBox iPhone application from 1000memories, now live in iTunes. This simple app provides a much-needed function: a way to scan old photographs using your smartphone and post them online. Oh, sure. I know you don’t necessarily need an app to… Read More