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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  • Misfit Debuts An Online Dashboard For Tracking Health And Fitness Activity Across Devices

    Misfit Debuts An Online Dashboard For Tracking Health And Fitness Activity Across Devices

    Misfit has long since expanded its product line beyond its original Shine fitness tracker and now offers a range of devices from the more affordable “Flash” to the pricier Swarovski Shine collection, as well as connected smart bulbs and the “Beddit” sleep monitoring system. Today, the company is introducing a new feature that will allow users to make better sense of… Read More

  • Flipboard Users Can Now Add Their Own Voice, Opinions And Photos To Their Magazines

    Flipboard Users Can Now Add Their Own Voice, Opinions And Photos To Their Magazines

    Mobile news magazine app Flipboard may be putting on a brave face in the wake of new competition from iOS 9’s forthcoming News app, practically a Flipboard clone. But there’s no doubt that the service needs to continue to innovate as it prepares to go up against a built-in alternative soon to arrive on millions of iPhones. This morning, the company announced one way it plans to… Read More

  • Starbucks Mobile Ordering Expands To More States, Now Live In Over 4,000 Stores

    Starbucks Mobile Ordering Expands To More States, Now Live In Over 4,000 Stores

    Starbucks, whose embrace of mobile payments and mobile loyalty in-store has already established the company as a forward-thinker when it comes to new technology, is this morning announcing the expansion of its “Mobile Order & Pay” system to 21 more states, including 3,400 individual café locations across the U.S. The feature allows customers to place their order and pay… Read More

  • Netflix’s Upgraded Website Goes Live

    Netflix’s Upgraded Website Goes Live

    Netflix officially announced the launch of its new website today, designed to offer viewers a “richer, more visual experience,” featuring speed improvements, better animations, and an overall more immersive experience that’s more like an app than a series of “linked web pages,” the company says. The website has been in testing for some time — in fact… Read More

  • Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 8: Hands-On With Sling TV)

    Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 8: Hands-On With Sling TV)

    There are two potential audiences for Sling TV, Dish Network’s relatively new internet TV service aimed at cord cutters: those who have wanted to ditch their cable or satellite TV subscription, but couldn’t imagine living without ESPN or its flagship show, SportsCenter, and then everyone else who has contemplated cord cutting in general. For the first group, I’d say fine… Read More

  • Philo Raises $10 Million From NEA, HBO & Others For Its On-Campus Internet TV Service

    Philo Raises $10 Million From NEA, HBO & Others For Its On-Campus Internet TV Service

    The way people watch TV in a multi-device world is changing, which has led a number of consumers – especially among the younger demographic – to cut the cord with traditional pay TV, or just never sign up in the first place. Philo is a startup that’s helping cable and satellite TV providers re-engage this audience at the university level with a live TV service offering… Read More

  • Facebook Pages Can Now Show How Quickly They Respond To Customers’ Messages

    Facebook Pages Can Now Show How Quickly They Respond To Customers’ Messages

    Facebook has been working to improve customer service-focused features for Page administrators for some time, most recently with the introduction of “Saved Replies,” a feature that allows Page admins to quickly respond to incoming inquires with canned (pre-written) replies. Now, admins will be able to tout just how fast they do answer their customers’ questions, as a number… Read More

  • FCC Tells PayPal It May Be In Violation Of Federal Law Regarding Robocalls

    FCC Tells PayPal It May Be In Violation Of Federal Law Regarding Robocalls

    The FCC has responded to concerns that PayPal’s updated user agreement, which gives the company the right to robocall and text customers, by informing PayPal that it may be in violation of federal law. One issue, according to the FCC, is that consenting to robocalls cannot be a condition of using PayPal’s service. In addition, customers must provide prior written consent… Read More

  • The Wikimedia Foundation Turns On HTTPS By Default Across All Sites, Including Wikipedia

    The Wikimedia Foundation Turns On HTTPS By Default Across All Sites, Including Wikipedia

    The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia and a number of other wiki-based projects, announced this morning that it’s now implementing HTTPS by default across all its sites in order to encrypt its traffic. The decision, it says, will make it harder for governments and other third parties to monitor users’ traffic, and will make it more difficult for Internet Service… Read More

  • Twitter Expands Its “Experiments” Beta Testing Program To iOS

    Twitter Expands Its “Experiments” Beta Testing Program To iOS

    In 2013, Twitter launched a beta testing program for Android which allows users to try out new builds of the Twitter application as well as test experimental features ahead of a public release. That program has now made its way to iOS users, Twitter confirms to TechCrunch after we received reports from several users who were being asked to join via a message displayed in their Twitter app. Read More

  • Skype To Upgrade Its Touch App Users To Windows Desktop App Next Month

    Skype To Upgrade Its Touch App Users To Windows Desktop App Next Month

    Skype says this morning that it will next month discontinue its Windows “modern” application and instead make the Windows desktop application the main Skype app for Windows users. In case you’re not familiar with the lingo, “modern”-  or as they were previously known, “metro” – style apps were touch-friendly apps introduced with Windows 8. Read More

  • Time Spent In Apps Up 63 Percent Over Past Two Years, But Apps Used Monthly Show Little Change

    Time Spent In Apps Up 63 Percent Over Past Two Years, But Apps Used Monthly Show Little Change

    Today’s app stores each may host well over a million apps, but consumers only use roughly 26 or 27 of these per month, according to new data from Nielsen out today. However, the time they spend engaging with those apps is increasing – up 63 percent over the past two years, the study found. In the fourth quarter of 2012, consumers spent 23 hours and two minutes per month engaging… Read More

  • Twitter Now Lets Users Share Their Block Lists

    Twitter Now Lets Users Share Their Block Lists

    Twitter today has taken another step aimed at helping its users fight abuse on its network – the company has introduced a new feature that allows users to share block lists with one another. The idea is that by opening up these blocking tools to the wider community, users will be able to more quickly and easily block multiple accounts at once. Individual users today can mute and… Read More

  • Apple Increases Test Device Limits For Developers, Hinting At Plans For Apple TV Apps

    Apple Increases Test Device Limits For Developers, Hinting At Plans For Apple TV Apps

    Following the consolidation of Apple’s developer programs under one roof, the company has also made a slight, but perhaps notable, change with regard to the number of devices developers can register under their accounts. Previously, developers were able to register 100 individual devices, but that number has now been increased to 500 with each platform now receiving 100 device slots apiece. Read More

  • Whitepages Acquires NumberCop To Improve Its Scam-Detecting Caller ID App

    Whitepages Acquires NumberCop To Improve Its Scam-Detecting Caller ID App

    Whitepages will today announce the acquisition of San Francisco-based NumberCop, in order to bolster its own abilities in detecting spam and scam calls within its Caller ID smartphone application. Prior to joining Whitepages, NumberCop was tracking over half a million actively spamming phone numbers involved with scams and text-based phishing. Its technology, starting now, will be… Read More

  • Shutterfly Launches TripPix, A Quick Way To Create Travel Photo Books From Your iPhone

    Shutterfly Launches TripPix, A Quick Way To Create Travel Photo Books From Your iPhone

    These days, many of our mobile photos are snapped, shared and then forgotten. But photo publishing company Shutterfly has built a business on top of the idea that some people want to do more with their photos – turn them into prints, cards, gifts, books, and more. Today, Shutterfly is releasing a new app aimed at a younger demographic with TripPix, which turns travel photos into an… Read More

  • TiVo Now Lets Subscribers Stream Recordings And Live TV Via The Web

    TiVo Now Lets Subscribers Stream Recordings And Live TV Via The Web

    DVR maker TiVo announced today a new product called TiVo Online that will allow its subscribers to stream both their DVR recordings as well as live TV over the web. The free site also includes an online guide, show recommendations and a search feature that helps customers find what to watch. Other options will help users track favorite shows – even if they’re available on a… Read More

  • Apple Stops Ignoring Women’s Health With iOS 9 HealthKit Update, Now Featuring Period Tracking

    Apple Stops Ignoring Women’s Health With iOS 9 HealthKit Update, Now Featuring Period Tracking

    Apple will at last address a glaring oversight with regard to its Health application and its usefulness to women: in iOS 9, the app will support the ability for women to track their reproductive health. Yes, finally: Apple is making period tracking a built-in feature for the iPhone. Announced briefly at yesterday’s WWDC event in San Francisco, Apple’s SVP of Software Engineering… Read More

  • Lost Item Tracker Tile Locates $3 Million More In Series A Funding From Khosla Ventures

    Lost Item Tracker Tile Locates $3 Million More In Series A Funding From Khosla Ventures

    Tile, the square-shaped lost item tracker that attaches to everything from bikes to bags to key chains and more and then helps you locate those items if lost or stolen through a mobile app, has now raised an additional $3 million. The new funding comes from Khosla Ventures, and is an extension to the $13 million Series A Tile raised last fall to fund its international expansion and Android… Read More

  • eBay Brings Its Online Marketplace To The Apple Watch

    eBay Brings Its Online Marketplace To The Apple Watch

    Ebay today is launching its first attempt at building a smartwatch experience for users of the Apple Watch with the debut of a new app that allows both buyers and sellers to receive updates and alerts related to items they’re tracking on eBay’s marketplace. The company has previously tested similar concepts with apps for competing smartwatch platforms, including Samsung Gear… Read More

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