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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  • TiVo Receives Approval To Acquire Aereo Assets

    TiVo Receives Approval To Acquire Aereo Assets

    DVR maker TiVo announced this morning that its purchase of assets from Aereo – the innovative but ultimately doomed internet TV streaming startup – has been approved by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court. TiVO acquired the assets, including Aereo’s customer lists, names and other trademarks, for $1 million. Meanwhile, patent aggregator RPX Corp bought Aereo’s patent portfolio… Read More

  • Photobucket Brings Back An Original Founder With Acquisition Of Photo Chat App Lasso

    Photobucket Brings Back An Original Founder With Acquisition Of Photo Chat App Lasso

    Photobucket is today announcing the acquisition Lasso, a private photo-sharing and chat app that was designed to simplify the challenges around requesting photos from family and friends. The deal will see Photobucket bringing one of its original founders back into the fold, as Alex Welch, Lasso’s co-founder, will now rejoin the team and serve as an advisor to Photobucket going… Read More

  • Spayce Takes On Yik Yak With A Location-Based Social App For Sharing “Moments,” Not Gossip

    Spayce Takes On Yik Yak With A Location-Based Social App For Sharing “Moments,” Not Gossip

    While popular location-based social app Yik Yak struggles amid controversy and on-campus bannings, a newcomer called Spayce is gearing up to compete with its own take on local social networking. Its few-weeks-old app forgoes anonymity by default, and instead encourages community members to share their photo and video “memories” happening around a given location, whether that’s… Read More

  • Yahoo And ABC Announce An Expanded Partnership, Including A “Good Morning America” Deal

    Yahoo And ABC Announce An Expanded Partnership, Including A “Good Morning America” Deal

    Yahoo and ABC (Disney/ABC Television Group) announced this morning an expansion of their partnership first established in 2011, which will see the two companies further integrating each others’ content on their respective properties. For Yahoo, that means access to a variety of clips from popular ABC television shows like “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy,”… Read More

  • Facetune’s Maker Debuts Enlight, A Comprehensive Mobile Image Editor

    Facetune’s Maker Debuts Enlight, A Comprehensive Mobile Image Editor

    Lightricks, a company known best for its mobile application called Facetune, an image enhancer designed for the “selfie” generation that allows you to correct photos by removing blemishes, adding makeup, slimming your face, and more, is out this morning with its second iOS application – and its first step into the broader world of mobile photo editing. The new app, Enlight… Read More

  • Amazon’s Apple Watch App Will Let You Shop From Your Wrist

    Amazon’s Apple Watch App Will Let You Shop From Your Wrist

    Though online retailer Amazon wasn’t among one of the many applications Apple introduced this week as coming soon to its new wearable device, the Apple Watch, the company does have an Apple Watch version of its mobile shopping app in the works, we understand. The shopping app will allow consumers to search for products and even buy them from their wrist using Amazon’s… Read More

  • VaporChat Scores $1.5M For Its Private Messaging App That Puts Users In Control Of Their Texts

    VaporChat Scores $1.5M For Its Private Messaging App That Puts Users In Control Of Their Texts

    A startup called VaporChat has raised $1.5 million for its newly launched mobile application which pushes the concept of “ephemeral” messaging further by not only allowing users to un-send text and photos, but also control whether or not message recipients can copy or save the content being shared over its service, and much more. Read More

  • Sneak Peek At Flipboard’s Apple Watch App

    Sneak Peek At Flipboard’s Apple Watch App

    Among the many new applications designed for Apple Watch, there are still a few big names who had yet to reveal how their apps will look and operate. One of those names is Flipboard, the social magazine app which is currently available on iOS, Android, Windows, and more recently, the web. The company offered a preview of their forthcoming Apple Watch app, which they’ll cover in more… Read More

  • Amazon’s New “Exclusives” Shop Showcases Up-And-Coming Brands And “Shark Tank” Products

    Amazon’s New “Exclusives” Shop Showcases Up-And-Coming Brands And “Shark Tank” Products

    Amazon this morning rolled out a new store called Amazon Exclusives which will introduce “up-and-coming” brands and other new inventions across a variety of categories, including products that have been previously featured on the TV show Shark Tank. The idea here is that Amazon wants to capitalize on the attention these new products receive when they hit the market (or the TV… Read More

  • Yik Yak Quietly Dropped From Google Play Charts In October

    Yik Yak Quietly Dropped From Google Play Charts In October

    If the rise of anonymous apps has proven anything, it’s that humans can be ugly creatures when the social pressures that keep our baser natures in check are removed, and we’re allowed to share our darker sentiments and thoughts – sometimes, for nothing more than the cheap thrill of knowing they’ve caused others outrage. Case in point: Yik Yak, the latest app to… Read More

  • Google Accidentally Reveals Its Own Mobile Events App

    Google Accidentally Reveals Its Own Mobile Events App

    Google has published a new mobile events application on Google Play called “Interactive Events,” but the app doesn’t appear to be ready for prime time. Instead, it looks like the app has been published early by accident, as it advises users who download it to their phones that it’s a “confidential” app being tested internally at the company, and warns users… Read More

  • Community-Based Shipping Service Roadie Launches Nationwide

    Community-Based Shipping Service Roadie Launches Nationwide

    Roadie, an alternative shipping service offering a cheaper way to get your items to a remote destination by piggy-backing on drivers heading in that same direction, is today rolling out across the U.S. Until now the service was only available in select states, mainly in the Southeast U.S. The company is headquartered in Atlanta and has been steadily expanding outward from there since its… Read More

  • Starbucks Expands Its Mobile “Order Ahead” Feature To Seattle And The Pacific Northwest

    Starbucks Expands Its Mobile “Order Ahead” Feature To Seattle And The Pacific Northwest

    Starbucks’ mobile ordering system, which allows customers to place orders in advance of their visit to the store, pay from their phone, then skip the line when they arrive, is today rolling out to more locations across the Pacific Northwest, including Starbucks’ home base of Seattle. In total, there are now 650 more locations supported in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska, says… Read More

  • A Look At The Apple Watch Companion App

    A Look At The Apple Watch Companion App

    In order to support Apple’s new wearable device, the Apple Watch, the company announced this morning it’s rolling out an updated version of the iOS mobile operating system, version 8.2, starting today. Included in the new OS is a brand-new “Apple Watch” app, which is how Apple Watch users will be able to download apps and configure various settings, including their… Read More

  • What Your Favorite Apps Look Like On Apple Watch (Plus New Ones!)

    What Your Favorite Apps Look Like On Apple Watch (Plus New Ones!)

    In preparation for Apple’s first wearable device, mobile developers have been busy creating all kinds of applications designed especially for the Apple Watch’s small screen. The watch, which is said by early testers to be so usable that they found they were no longer pulling out their iPhone as often, allows you to interact with a variety of apps and notifications, ranging… Read More

  • What Facebook, Instagram, Twitter And WeChat Look Like On The Apple Watch

    What Facebook, Instagram, Twitter And WeChat Look Like On The Apple Watch

    Former Adobe exec, now Apple’s VP of Technology, Kevin Lynch, took the stage this morning at the Apple Watch event in Cupertino to demonstrate several of the forthcoming Watch applications that will be available for the device at launch. Among those shown this morning were a number of social applications, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and WeChat, for example. While Lynch… Read More

  • HBO’s New Streaming Service, HBO Now, Exclusive To Apple At Launch

    HBO’s New Streaming Service, HBO Now, Exclusive To Apple At Launch

    Though today’s Apple event is largely focused on the reveal of the new Apple Watch, the company also announced updates to its Apple TV platform to kick off the day – something that had been rumored to be in the works for some time. Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed earlier reports that HBO’s new standalone streaming service called HBO Now is going to be available on Apple TV… Read More

  • Square Launches Free Chargeback Protection For U.S. And Canadian Sellers

    Square Launches Free Chargeback Protection For U.S. And Canadian Sellers

    Square, the mobile payments startup that’s been shifting its focus to small business solutions in recent months, announced this morning that it will now cover all Square sellers in the United States and Canada with chargeback protection. That is, when buyers choose to dispute their charges with the business in question, Square will cover those chargebacks for free – up to $250… Read More

  • WhatsApp Says It’s Not “Permanently” Banning Users From Its Service, Just Blocking Third-Party Clients

    WhatsApp Says It’s Not “Permanently” Banning Users From Its Service, Just Blocking Third-Party Clients

    Quite a few reports circling the web this week appear to indicate a tightening of WhatsApp’s policy toward the usage of third-party WhatsApp client applications. That is, word has it that those using an unofficial app will be banned from WhatsApp for life. However, that’s not exactly the case, WhatsApp explains. In fact, there’s been no larger policy shift since we last… Read More

  • Photobucket Raises $3.6 Million, Plans To Acquire A Mobile Photo-Sharing App

    Photobucket Raises $3.6 Million, Plans To Acquire A Mobile Photo-Sharing App

    Denver-based Photobucket, one of the web’s older brands which offers a photo and video-sharing service online and on mobile, has closed on $3.6 million in new funding, an SEC filing reveals and the company confirms. The additional capital is part of a larger, still-in-progress round, which sees the photo sharing service seeking around $8.1 million in new funding. Read More

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