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 →

Featured Picks from Sarah Perez


Latest from Sarah Perez

  • Dashlane’s “Inbox Scan” Tool Uncovers The Passwords You’ve Saved In Your Email

    Dashlane’s “Inbox Scan” Tool Uncovers The Passwords You’ve Saved In Your Email

    Even if you create and use secure passwords with your various online sites, there are still a number of ways they can leak out. One area that’s often overlooked, according to password manager and digital wallet provider Dashlane, is email. That is, people often share their login credentials and plain-text passwords along with other sensitive data via email messages. That means if… Read More

  • Luxury Consignment Site The RealReal Adds $40 Million In New Funding

    Luxury Consignment Site The RealReal Adds $40 Million In New Funding

    Online luxury consignment site The RealReal announced this morning its largest round of financing to date with news that it has closed on $40 million in Series D funding, as the company is poised to double its $100 million in annual revenue in 2015. The round was led by Industry Ventures and included participation from new investors Greycroft Growth, e.ventures Growth, and DBL… Read More

  • YouTube Confirms Plans For An Ad-Free, Subscription-Based Service

    YouTube Confirms Plans For An Ad-Free, Subscription-Based Service

    Confirming reports from last fall, YouTube announced today its plans for an ad-free, subscription-based service by way of an email sent out to YouTube Partners. The email details the forthcoming option, which will offer consumers the choice to pay for an “ads-free” version of YouTube for a monthly fee. The additional monetization option requires partners to agree to updated terms… Read More

  • MudWatt Lets Kids Build Batteries That Run On Mud

    MudWatt Lets Kids Build Batteries That Run On Mud

    A startup that wants to encourage kids to get excited about science and engineering, MudWatt, is now selling an affordable, fun (and, yes, a bit messy), science kit by way of Kickstarter that allows children to make electricity using just mud and electrodes. After the bacteria bloom in the mud, the kit can be used to power simple electronics, including a clock, thermometer and buzzer… Read More

  • Amazon Echo Can Now Control Your Smart Home

    Amazon Echo Can Now Control Your Smart Home

    Amazon Echo, the company’s $200 connected speaker which serves as a virtual assistant of sorts offering to play music, answer questions, and, of course, shop by voice, will now work to control the lights and other appliances in your home, too. Amazon announced today, by way of an email to current customers, that Echo has been updated to support a variety of connected devices from… Read More

  • Torrent App Popcorn Time Comes To iOS, No Jailbreak Required

    Torrent App Popcorn Time Comes To iOS, No Jailbreak Required

    Popcorn Time, the service sometimes referred to as the “Netflix for pirates” because of the way it makes it easy to stream pirated content to your PC or mobile device, is now getting a lot easier for iOS owners to use. According to new reports, the service is being made available by way of an iOS application that no longer requires users to jailbreak their iPhone or iPad in order… Read More

  • Zazzy’s New Marketplace Lets You Design And Sell Your Own 3D Printed Jewelry

    Zazzy’s New Marketplace Lets You Design And Sell Your Own 3D Printed Jewelry

    Zazzy, an Amsterdam-based startup that allows anyone to design and customize their own 3D-printed jewelry is now launching a new marketplace that lets you sell your jewelry to others as well, instead of just buying it for yourself. The company believes the new platform, Zazzy.co, will make sense for artists and designers looking to expand their portfolios, as well as… Read More

  • Haystack TV Scores $1.7 Million For Its News Service Aimed At Cord Cutters

    Haystack TV Scores $1.7 Million For Its News Service Aimed At Cord Cutters

    One of the problems with cutting the cord today is that you lose access to a variety of news channels and programs, and there are few resources in the streaming world that can take their place. A company working to address this problem, Haystack TV, has now raised $1.7 million in seed funding for its personalized news service aimed at specifically cord cutters. But you don’t… Read More

  • WeFinance Offers A Crowdfunded Alternative To Student Loans And More

    WeFinance Offers A Crowdfunded Alternative To Student Loans And More

    WeFinance, launching today, is the latest startup to use a combination of technology and crowdfunding in order to offer borrowers lower interest rates on loans, while reducing lenders’ risk. The new peer-to-peer lending platform operates something like a Kickstarter for personal loans – largely those in the range of $10,000 to $20,000, and many of which are being used to help… Read More

  • Vidme, An Imgur For Video, Grabs $3.2 Million

    Vidme, An Imgur For Video, Grabs $3.2 Million

    Vidme, a video sharing application which is a lot an Imgur for video, as it also has a strong connection with the Reddit community, has raised $3.2 million in new funding, the company is announcing this morning. Investors in the seed round include Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian of Initialized Capital, First Round, Lowercase Capital, SV Angel, Mucker… Read More

  • Polyvore Launches Remix, A New App For Style Advice And Shopping

    Polyvore Launches Remix, A New App For Style Advice And Shopping

    Style community Polyvore released its second standalone mobile application today with the debut of Remix, an app aimed at the larger community of style enthusiasts who generally use the service not to create outfits for themselves, but to browse those created by others for inspiration. With Remix, Polyvore users can check in on what’s trending on the site, get styling advice and buy… Read More

  • Kifi Debuts A “Deep” Search Engine For Twitter Based On Your Own Tweets

    Kifi Debuts A “Deep” Search Engine For Twitter Based On Your Own Tweets

    A startup called Kifi is rolling out a new tool that allows you to automatically save all the links you tweet in order to create a personalized search engine that includes those links as well as others it recommends based on what you’ve already shared. Called “Kifi for Twitter,” the company describes the new feature as something of a deep search engine for Twitter because… Read More

  • Hulu Launches Its Own GIF Search Engine

    Hulu Launches Its Own GIF Search Engine

    Streaming video service Hulu is today launching its own tool for fans of GIFs, with the debut of its own GIF search engine powered by Tumblr. The new site, dubbed “The Perfect GIF,” isn’t just a standard Tumblr blog, however, but more of customized Tumblr experience where you can search for and discover TV-related GIFs by tag, show, reaction or action involved. The idea… Read More

  • Slidejoy Snags $1.2 Million To Put News And Ads On Android Lockscreens

    Slidejoy Snags $1.2 Million To Put News And Ads On Android Lockscreens

    While some among the handful of startups exploiting the revenue-generating opportunities that come from using an Android phone’s lock screen as an advertising medium have since refocused their efforts, one of the early movers in this space, Slidejoy, has just closed on its first round of funding. With $1.2 million in outside investment, Slidejoy will now continue to develop its app… Read More

  • Why Your Favorite Snapchat Apps No Longer Work

    Why Your Favorite Snapchat Apps No Longer Work

    Outside of a mobile application’s official product, there tends to exist a broader ecosystem catering the wants and unmet desires of its user community. For Instagram, there are apps to boost your followers; Tinder users could once peer into who likes them and undo their accidental swipes; and dozens Snapchat apps bloomed, allowing users to automatically save incoming photos or… Read More

  • Dropbox Is Testing An Online Note-Taking Service With “Project Composer”

    Dropbox Is Testing An Online Note-Taking Service With “Project Composer”

    It appears that Dropbox is bringing back HackPad, the collaborative documents service the company acquired a year ago. The Y Combinator-backed startup had grown to become a popular tool for taking quick notes at conferences, events, as well as in the classroom, due to its simple design, ease of use, and real-time nature. Now, a service called Composer, which looks remarkably like HackPad… Read More

  • Pinterest Acquires Team From Hike Labs, Including Google Reader, Blogger Veteran Jason Shellen

    Pinterest Acquires Team From Hike Labs, Including Google Reader, Blogger Veteran Jason Shellen

    Pinterest today scored two notable new hires with the acquisition of a small, two-person startup known as Hike Labs, which had been developing a mobile publishing application called Drafty. But Pinterest says this was not a technology deal – rather, the company was interested in gaining the expertise of Hike Labs’ co-founders Jason Shellen and Mike Demers. Shellen, you may… Read More

  • Weekends Are The Best Time To Promote Most Apps, Study Finds

    Weekends Are The Best Time To Promote Most Apps, Study Finds

    According to a new report released today, the best time for mobile application developers to promote or launch a new application across a number of categories tends to be on a weekend, as it turns out. In fact, even if you do well with a weekday release in terms of download numbers, the weekend may be the better time to run an ad campaign that promotes purchases, the report found. This… Read More

  • Microsoft Debuts Office Lens, A Document-Scanning App For iOS And Android

    Microsoft Debuts Office Lens, A Document-Scanning App For iOS And Android

    Microsoft today launched Office Lens, a mobile document scanner app that works with OneNote, for iOS and Android smartphones. The app, which allows users to snap photos of paper documents, receipts, business cards, menus, whiteboards, sticky notes and more, was first launched a year ago as an application designed only for Windows Phone devices. But in conjunction with the company’s… Read More

  • Pinterest Debuts A New “Pin It” Button Designed To Speed Up Bookmarking

    Pinterest Debuts A New “Pin It” Button Designed To Speed Up Bookmarking

    Last summer, Pinterest acquired a visual discovery site called Icebergs, and today that team is showing off what it’s been up to, having since relocated from Spain to San Francisco. While over the past several months, Pinterest’s focus has been on improving search and discovery on its site, the former Iceberg team members have been working to improve the process involved with… Read More

  1. ...
  2. 4
  3. 5
  4. 6
  5. ...