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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  • Google makes working on mobile easier with new Android Add-ons for Docs & Sheets

    Google makes working on mobile easier with new Android Add-ons for Docs & Sheets

    Google announced today Android add-ons for Docs and Sheets, an easier way to use third-party services when working with Google’s office programs on your mobile device. These Android add-ons available within downloadable applications available on the Google Play store, as well as within both Google Docs and Sheets. The add-ons let you do things like pull in CRM data into your… Read More

  • Wonder’s mobile app highlights the best new indie tunes

    Wonder’s mobile app highlights the best new indie tunes

    If you’re looking for a new way to discover great indie music without having to spend hours digging through SoundCloud or Spotify playlists, a new app called Wonder can help. The app is the mobile extension of Wonder.fm, a music site created by We Are Hunted’s co-founder Stephen Phillips, who sold his earlier startup to Twitter where it later – and briefly – served… Read More

  • A new app from Channels brings live TV to your iOS device

    A new app from Channels brings live TV to your iOS device

    Channels has grown to become one of the more popular applications for cord cutters who want to watch, pause, rewind and fast-forward live television on their 4th-generation Apple TV. Now that same functionality is arriving on iOS in a new app, launched this week. In addition to letting you watch live TV, the mobile application also lets you see what’s on in a full-grid TV… Read More

  • Twitter’s stickers go live for all

    Twitter’s stickers go live for all

    Everyone else has stickers, so why not Twitter? Making good on its promises last month that it would soon be launching a new way for users to decorate the photos they’re sharing across its network, Twitter has officially rolled out stickers, the company announced. With the launch, users can browse through a library of accessories, emoji and other props that they can then place on top… Read More

  • Pandora will now recommend nearby concerts, thanks to Ticketfly

    Pandora will now recommend nearby concerts, thanks to Ticketfly

    Spotify late last year turned its recommendation engine to concerts, suggesting nearby shows based on the listening habits of its users. Today, Pandora announced a similar move, aided by Ticketfly, which Pandora acquired last year. Now, the two are working together to bring personalized concert suggestions to Pandora users, also based on listening behavior. When an artist creates an event… Read More

  • Amazon debuts a dedicated shop for Kickstarter products

    Amazon debuts a dedicated shop for Kickstarter products

    Funding a project on Kickstarter is like placing a bet – will the project ever work? Will it ship? Or will you just be out a chunk of change? That said, the crowdfunding platform has enabled a number of companies to get off the ground, including those that range from gadgets and electronics to toys and home goods, among other things. Today, Amazon announced it’s teaming up… Read More

  • Google launches Family Library, a way for families to share Google Play purchases

    Google launches Family Library, a way for families to share Google Play purchases

    Google officially announced this morning the launch of “Family Library” – a program that allows up to six family members to share their purchases from Google Play across devices. This includes the ability to share movies, TV shows, books, apps and games across Android phones and tablets, and, in some cases, across the web, iOS, and other connected TV platforms like Roku… Read More

  • Tumblr to introduce ads across all blogs

    Tumblr to introduce ads across all blogs

    Tumblr this week quietly announced plans to roll out a new advertising program across its site which will see it implementing ads across users’ blogs. The company did not provide specific details on how the program will operate, but it appears to be an expansion of its earlier Creatrs program, which connects brands with Tumblr users directly, instead of having advertisers work… Read More

  • Bellabeat Leaf’s new wearable and app help women tackle stress

    Bellabeat Leaf’s new wearable and app help women tackle stress

    Bellabeat, the maker of a line of health trackers aimed at women, has sold over 400,000 units of its first health tracker known as the Leaf – a name given to the device because of its leaf-like shape which can be worn on the wrist, as a brooch, or pendant. Today, the company is rolling out its next generation tracker called the Leaf Urban. The update gives the wearable a more modern… Read More

  • Google-owned Zagat app finally gets a makeover, becomes useful again

    Google-owned Zagat app finally gets a makeover, becomes useful again

    Zagat, the restaurant review service Google acquired in 2011, has finally been given a mobile makeover today following years of what have been only minor updates and bug fix releases. Launching first on iOS, the updated Zagat app features a refreshed logo and new look-and-feel, as well as features that tailor the app to the individual user. Before today’s refresh, the app had a… Read More

  • T-Mobile adds Apple Music and over a dozen video services to its free streaming program Binge On

    T-Mobile adds Apple Music and over a dozen video services to its free streaming program Binge On

    T-Mobile again expanded its free streaming program Binge On this morning, with the addition of Apple Music and fifteen other providers, including video services like ABC, Fox Now, FXNOW, Disney Channel, Disney Jr., Disney XD, NAT GEO TV, DISH Anywhere, and others. This brings the total number of video providers now participating in Binge On to over 100 since the service’s launch just… Read More

  • Rockets of Awesome makes shopping for kids’ clothes easier with home try-on and a personalized site

    Rockets of Awesome makes shopping for kids’ clothes easier with home try-on and a personalized site

    A new startup called Rockets of Awesome launching today wants to make shopping for kids’ clothing easier by offering to do it for you. Similar in concept something like StitchFix, which sends boxes of clothing free of charge for home try-on, Rockets of Awesome helps parents build their children’s wardrobe by sending seasonal selections, and only charging for those items… Read More

  • Scale lets companies outsource their human-powered tasks with one line of code

    Scale lets companies outsource their human-powered tasks with one line of code

    A new startup called Scale, officially launching today, wants to make it easier for businesses to outsource their core processes and tasks that require people, not algorithms, to handle. This could include anything from appointment scheduling to more complicated matters like content moderation, transcriptions, and more. Today, many companies handle outsourcing themselves by hiring and… Read More

  • A Tinder bot scam is promising users Verified accounts

    A Tinder bot scam is promising users Verified accounts

    A new bot scam on Tinder is tapping into users’ desire to become “verified” on the popular dating service – a process that would allow them to confirm their identity, and legitimize their account for the purposes of trust and safety. According a recent report from security researchers at Symantec, scammers are now using verification as a lure to sign up people to… Read More

  • Dashlane brings an enterprise password management tool to mobile devices

    Dashlane brings an enterprise password management tool to mobile devices

    The popular password management utility Dashlane is going after the larger enterprise market today with the announcement of a new tool that will allow mobile employees to switch access between both their personal passwords, as well as those assigned to them by their workplace, in the company’s mobile app. The tool, which is known as “Spaces,” first launched on the desktop… Read More

  • Twitter tries to explain itself – again! – via a new marketing campaign aimed at attracting users

    Twitter tries to explain itself – again! – via a new marketing campaign aimed at attracting users

    Do you have to tweet to use Twitter? Is Twitter a social network? Many people still think so because the company has failed to properly position itself – and its broader use cases – to the general public throughout the years. And one could argue that it has also failed to provide essential tools for those who want to passively participate on Twitter, instead of actively… Read More

  • GoldieBlox’s new kids app aims to inspire the next generation of female coders

    GoldieBlox’s new kids app aims to inspire the next generation of female coders

    GoldieBlox, the educational toy, book and game maker best known for its line of engineering toys aimed at young girls, is expanding its digital footprint today with the launch of its first paid application: GoldieBlox: Adventures in Coding. As the name implies, the new app’s goal is to teach children, ages four and up, the fundamentals of coding through a puzzle-filled game. The… Read More

  • Amazon Prime’s latest perk is discounted student loans

    Amazon Prime’s latest perk is discounted student loans

    Amazon Prime is known for its 2-day shipping service and other perks, like free movies and TV shows for streaming through Prime Video and unlimited photo storage, among other things. But now you can add another benefit to the growing selection of perks that come with being a Prime customer: student loan discounts. Wells Fargo and Amazon announced this morning plans to offer Amazon Prime… Read More

  • Google Maps is turning its over a billion users into editors

    Google Maps is turning its over a billion users into editors

    Google has begun to further tap into the power of the crowd in order to improve its Google Maps application, the company announced this morning. This is being done through the introduction of a number of features that will allow users to more easily share location details, as well as confirm edits suggested by others. Many users had already seen these changes rolling out, but today Google… Read More

  • Hopper’s travel app helps you pick the best dates, airports to save more money on your trip

    Hopper’s travel app helps you pick the best dates, airports to save more money on your trip

    Fresh off its $16 million funding round from earlier this spring, popular airfare prediction app Hopper is moving beyond simply helping travelers figure out when to fly in order to snag the best deal. With the launch of Hopper 3.0, out this morning, the app will now also make personalized recommendations regarding how to adjust your trip plans to save more money, as well as point users to… Read More

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