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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  • Twitter Officially Launches Its Mobile Ads Manager

    Twitter Officially Launches Its Mobile Ads Manager

    Twitter today officially announced the launch of its new mobile Ads Manager, which allows users of Twitter’s smartphone applications to track their ad campaigns’ performance – including their impressions, engagements, spend, cost per engagement, and engagement rate – while on the go. The button was recently spotted in the wild, ahead of a formal announcement from… Read More

  • Hulu’s Living Room Viewing On The Rise As PC Viewing Declines

    Hulu’s Living Room Viewing On The Rise As PC Viewing Declines

    While the rise of standalone streaming services has been fueled, in part, by increased connection speeds combined with the ubiquity of smart mobile devices, video consumption is still often taking place in the living room. And in the case of Hulu’s over-the-top streaming video service, living room viewing is actually on the rise. Today, living room viewing accounts for over 58 percent… Read More

  • Microsoft’s New Tossup App Lets You Poll Your Friends, Plan Events

    Microsoft’s New Tossup App Lets You Poll Your Friends, Plan Events

    A number of apps over the years have attempted to make it easier for friends to get together offline by helping them to plan everything from casual get-togethers to more formal events. Now Microsoft is taking a shot at this space with a new social polling app called Tossup. The app lets a group of friends vote on things like where and when to meet, what restaurant to choose, as well as RSVP. Read More

  • Amazon Debuts Dedicated Mobile Apps For Its Dropbox Competitor, Cloud Drive

    Amazon Debuts Dedicated Mobile Apps For Its Dropbox Competitor, Cloud Drive

    Amazon has quietly expanded its Cloud Drive service – a competitor to Dropbox, Google Drive and other online file hosting services – to mobile platforms, with the release of dedicated apps on iTunes, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore. The apps offer a simplified folder list and a way to view and share files, as well as play the music and videos you have stored on Cloud… Read More

  • In Wake Of Apple Music, SoundCloud Update Focuses On Music Discovery, Better User Experience

    In Wake Of Apple Music, SoundCloud Update Focuses On Music Discovery, Better User Experience

    All the buzz this week may be about the launch of Apple Music, but another popular streaming music application, SoundCloud, has also now rolled out a notable update to its mobile application. The update – which delivers new features including related tracks, shuffle, direct playlist editing, and more – is aimed at both improving music discovery and the overall user… Read More

  • Media Server Company Plex Hacked – Forum Servers Affected, But Payment Info Safe

    Media Server Company Plex Hacked – Forum Servers Affected, But Payment Info Safe

    Plex, a popular application that lets users organize and stream their media collections across devices, has been hacked. However, the attackers were only able to compromise the servers hosting the company’s forums and blog – not account information or users’ financial data, the latter which Plex says is not stored on its own servers at all. That being said, many Plex users… Read More

  • Twitter Pushes Ads With A New Button Atop Mobile Users’ Profiles

    Twitter Pushes Ads With A New Button Atop Mobile Users’ Profiles

    Twitter’s latest push to monetize its service has led to the rollout of a new “Twitter Ads” button, which is now prominently appearing on user profile pages on both the iOS and Android client applications. The newly added button, which some users may have initially mistaken as a shortcut to Twitter analytics, is found right next to the “Edit profile” button… Read More

  • Pluto TV, An Online Video Service Targeting Cord Cutters, Will Stream Hulu

    Pluto TV, An Online Video Service Targeting Cord Cutters, Will Stream Hulu

    Up-and-coming video streaming service aimed at cord cutters, Pluto.TV, will now be distributing Hulu’s free content, thanks to a new distribution agreement between the two companies. For Pluto TV, the addition means its service will now be able to offer a wider variety of mainstream fare, including popular shows from networks like ABC, NBC, and Fox. The deal was first reported… Read More

  • Google Is Testing Price Comparisons In Its Product Ads

    Google Is Testing Price Comparisons In Its Product Ads

    Google has been quietly experimenting with a price-tracking feature across a selection of its product searches on Google.com, which shows the savings on a given item in its Product Listing Ads as a “percentage off average.” The tests have been live on a small number of queries for several months, and are a continuation of earlier efforts in showcasing items that are on sale by way… Read More

  • Developer Finds A Web Stream For Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio That Lets Android Users Tune In

    Developer Finds A Web Stream For Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio That Lets Android Users Tune In

    One of the surprisingly better features found in Apple’s new streaming music service, Apple Music, which launched yesterday to much fanfare, is its human-DJ’d Beats 1 radio station which broadcasts to 100 countries worldwide via the Music app on iOS devices and via iTunes on the desktop. But while the service will be made available to Android users this fall by way of a native… Read More

  • Smart Android Launcher Yahoo Aviate Gets Overhauled, Accused Of Being A “Google Now Clone”

    Smart Android Launcher Yahoo Aviate Gets Overhauled, Accused Of Being A “Google Now Clone”

    Yahoo’s Aviate Android launcher, which the company acquired for $80 million in order to own a piece of the growing mobile ecosystem, as it doesn’t have its own mobile operating system or hardware in play, has seen continued development in the months following the deal. The latest addition to this intelligent homescreen application is something Yahoo is calling the… Read More

  • Gmail Gets Hundreds Of New Themes And Emoji

    Gmail Gets Hundreds Of New Themes And Emoji

    Google announced today a couple of additions to its web-based Gmail service aimed at making the product more fun to use, as well as more personal: it has now expanded its theme catalog, which allows you to customize the look-and-feel of Gmail, by adding hundreds of new themes to the service, and it has rolled out new emoji. Themes have been a part of the Gmail experience since 2008… Read More

  • Sling TV’s Web-Based Streaming Service Experienced Third Major Outage On Monday

    Sling TV’s Web-Based Streaming Service Experienced Third Major Outage On Monday

    The transition from traditional cable and satellite TV service to online streaming is not without its issues, as Dish’s Sling TV subscribers can attest to. The web-based streaming platform experienced a significant outage last night – its third sizable outage to date – which brought the service down for hours. The issue affected users across platforms, including web… Read More

  • Blogging Site Medium Rolls Out Password-Free Email Logins

    Blogging Site Medium Rolls Out Password-Free Email Logins

    Online blogging platform Medium announced this week a new way to log into its website, without having to use a password. Instead, users will be able to enter in an email address, then click a link sent to them in order to sign in to the site. Previously, the company allowed its users to sign in using their Twitter or Facebook credentials, but it received feedback from many who said they wanted… Read More

  • Amazon Launches Full Retail Operations In Mexico

    Amazon Launches Full Retail Operations In Mexico

    Amazon today formally announced its expansion into physical goods sales in Mexico. The company had previously only offered Kindle e-books on its online site which opened for Mexican customers in 2013. Today on Amazon.com.mx, Amazon will introduce a Spanish-language site featuring millions of items including consumer electronics, kitchen and home items, sports equipment, tools, baby, health… Read More

  • Shazam Takes On Apple Music Connect With New Social Features Aimed At Musicians And Their Fans

    Shazam Takes On Apple Music Connect With New Social Features Aimed At Musicians And Their Fans

    Music discovery platform Shazam is today rolling out a new feature in partnership with over two dozen artists that will allow Shazam users to see which songs their favorite musicians are listening to on the service. The news comes just ahead of Apple Music’s worldwide debut tomorrow, which will introduce streaming music, radio and other features… Read More

  • PayPal Updates User Agreement Following Backlash Over Robocalls And FCC Complaints

    PayPal Updates User Agreement Following Backlash Over Robocalls And FCC Complaints

    PayPal today announced it’s updating its User Agreement to clarify the language it uses to communicate to customers how the company is allowed to contact them. The company had recently come under fire from consumer advocacy groups who reported PayPal’s possible violations around robocalls to the FCC following media reports of a change to PayPal’s terms. In an update to the… Read More

  • As Competition With YouTube Increases, Facebook Overhauls Its Video Analytics

    As Competition With YouTube Increases, Facebook Overhauls Its Video Analytics

    It’s been said that Facebook Video is becoming bigger than YouTube, as brands upload more video directly to the social network than ever before. Now, Facebook is catering to the needs of video publishers with the launch of a new Videos tab in Page Insights, which will allow publishers to better track the performance of videos across data ranges, along with other data, in a more… Read More

  • Google Expands Its Educational Platform “Classroom” With A New API, Share Button For Websites

    Google Expands Its Educational Platform “Classroom” With A New API, Share Button For Websites

    Google Classroom, the company’s educational initiative that launched last year to allow teachers and students to communicate and collaborate with each other using Google tools and services, has today received a number of new features, the most notable being a new Classroom API for admins, and a Classroom share button. The latter lets developers or schools simplify sharing content… Read More

  • Google Now Allowing Project Fi Customers To Check Their Invite Status

    Google Now Allowing Project Fi Customers To Check Their Invite Status

    Early adopters who signed up for Project Fi, Google’s recently announced initiative to provide its own cellular service, can now keep better tabs on the status of their requested invite thanks to a new online tool Google rolled out this week. Potential Project Fi customers were alerted to the availability of the tool by way of an email which informed them that they could now track… Read More

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