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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  • Surprise! That Wild Rumor About Apple EarPods With Biometrics Sensors Was A Fake

    Surprise! That Wild Rumor About Apple EarPods With Biometrics Sensors Was A Fake

    Shocking, just absolutely shocking: the wild rumor claiming that Apple was developing new “EarPods” headphones that included integrated heart rate and blood pressure sensors, which had everyone buzzing, turns out to be fake. According to an anonymous Tumblr from the Secret post’s creator (he/she verified this within Secret, linking to Tumblr using the original… Read More

  • Snakable’s New USB Charging Cable Will Never Need Duct Tape

    Snakable’s New USB Charging Cable Will Never Need Duct Tape

    If you’ve ever owned a USB charging cable (and if you’re reading TechCrunch, odds are you have), then you’ve encountered the problem that Snakable wants to solve. That is, after repeated use, the cable breaks, the wires are exposed, and then, more often that not, the cable itself becomes unreliable, requiring you to jiggle it in order to get your device to start charging. Read More

  • Following Massive Data Breach, Target CEO Resigns

    Following the massive data breach that saw as many as 70 million Target customers’ personal information stolen, along with 40 million credit and debit cards, the company’s board has announced this morning that Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel would be stepping down from his positions as CEO and president, as well as Chairman of the board of directors. In the interim, John Mulligan… Read More

  • Mingle Debuts A Gesture-Based Contacts App For iPhone

    Mingle Debuts A Gesture-Based Contacts App For iPhone

    If you’re still in search of a better Contacts application than the one that ships on your phone, a newly launched gesture-based app called Mingle might catch your attention. This app, built and bootstrapped by a single developer, is a cleaner and less sluggish type of contacts application, offering simple gestures that let you quickly call, text, tweet, or email your contact with a… Read More

  • The oRouter Is A Tor-Powered Linux Box That Secures Your Internet Connection

    The oRouter Is A Tor-Powered Linux Box That Secures Your Internet Connection

    Longtime TechCrunch Disrupt NY hackathon participants, Kay Anar and Gilad Shai showed off their hardware hack today called the “oRouter” – a Linux-powered, Raspberry Pi-like computer offering secure Wi-Fi access via the Tor network. The idea is to offer an affordable alternative to downloading the Tor software to your computer, as well as a way to more easily connect to Tor… Read More

  • Hackathon Project Data Injector Adds Public Data To Anyone’s Facebook Page

    Hackathon Project Data Injector Adds Public Data To Anyone’s Facebook Page

    This morning at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY hackathon, web developer William Wnekowicz and teammate Edward Yu presented Data Injector, a Chrome extension that adds relevant public data links to a user’s Facebook profile page. The public record data is sourced from previous TechCrunch Disrupt winner Enigma, and makes a pretty good case for opening up Enigma’s API further – an… Read More

  • WTF
    Ugggghhhhhh

    Ugggghhhhhh

    At a time when Silicon Valley is facing increasing scrutiny over the treatment of women in technology, there emerges a website called Codebabes.com, where, as you may have already heard, involves women stripping as you learn to code and pass online tests. Yes, seriously. People have tried it and posted their results. To which I have to say only this: what in the actual f@ck. Read More

  • Heyzap Is Killing Its Standalone “Social Discovery” Apps For Gamers

    Heyzap Is Killing Its Standalone “Social Discovery” Apps For Gamers

    Mobile ad network Heyzap is shutting down its standalone applications, company CEO Immad Akund confirmed to us. The iOS application, which previously served as something of an app discovery service for mobile gamers, is already gone from the App Store, and the plan is to do the same with the Android version in the near future, Akund says. The company, for background, had originally built a… Read More

  • New Networking App NextSociety Helps You Find Your Most Relevant Connections For Any Purpose

    New Networking App NextSociety Helps You Find Your Most Relevant Connections For Any Purpose

    Heading out to TechCrunch Disrupt NY next week? A newly launched mobile application called nextSociety can help you figure out who to meet there. Using a combination of your iPhone’s contacts and LinkedIn, the app scans your connections to determine the 150 most relevant people who align most with your current objectives – whether that’s a trip to New York or just networking… Read More

  • The Golden Goose, A Nifty Gadget That Scrambles Eggs In Their Shells, Kills It On Kickstarter

    The Golden Goose, A Nifty Gadget That Scrambles Eggs In Their Shells, Kills It On Kickstarter

    A Kickstarter-backed gadget called the Golden Goose is a new kitchen utility that lets you scramble eggs in the shell. Why? Because you can. I have to admit, I sort of love it when people find a way to take something that was totally not broken, and very simple to do – like scrambling eggs, for example – and reinvent it entirely. Seriously, even I can scramble eggs and… Read More

  • Indoor Positioning Startup Wifarer Not Acquired By Apple, But Its Founder Now Works There

    Indoor Positioning Startup Wifarer Not Acquired By Apple, But Its Founder Now Works There

    If a CEO and co-founder quits his indoor positioning startup to work for Apple, should his staff and customers be concerned? Wifarer, a startup which offers tools to help consumers navigate malls, museums and other venues, was not acquired by Apple, we learned, while following up on some tips pointing in that direction. However, its CEO and founder Philip Stanger now works there in a… Read More

  • Amazon Same-Day Delivery Arrives In San Francisco And Dallas, With Expanded Ordering Hours

    Amazon is expanding its same-day delivering to new cities including San Francisco and Dallas, starting today, according to a report from The WSJ. The four-year old program today reaches a dozen other cities across the U.S., but is still not widely available to all of Amazon’s customers. The company will also begin offering later delivery times in San Francisco, Phoenix and Seattle… Read More

  • MyCheck Now Lets You Pay At Table, Split Bills And Tip Right From PayPal App

    MyCheck Now Lets You Pay At Table, Split Bills And Tip Right From PayPal App

    PayPal users will now have more options to pay with their phone when dining out. Thanks to a collaboration with Tel Aviv-headquartered checkout technology provider MyCheck, users will be able to pay for select restaurant bills and bar tabs, split their bill, tip their servers, redeem offers and more. Starting today, U.S. users will be able to check into restaurants and other venues from… Read More

  • Yahoo Screen Arrives On Android

    Yahoo Screen Arrives On Android

    Yahoo Screen, Yahoo’s relatively new mobile app for streaming video, is now available on Android. The app first launched last September to iOS users on iPhone and iPad. The news comes only a couple of days after the company announced the first two shows in its lineup of new, original TV series – “Other Space,” from the creator of the short-lived fan favorite… Read More

  • Hulu, Now With 6 Million Subscribers, Will Make Some TV Episodes Free On Mobile

    Hulu, Now With 6 Million Subscribers, Will Make Some TV Episodes Free On Mobile

    Today at Hulu’s upfronts, the company announced a major change for its business with the reveal that it would begin streaming a selection of ad-supported TV episodes for free on mobile devices beginning this summer. Until now, viewers have only been able to watch Hulu’s free service on the desktop, while its Hulu Plus mobile offering remained a premium experience. Read More

  • Cloaq, The Anonymous Social App That Doesn’t Require An Email Or Phone Number, Goes Live

    Cloaq, The Anonymous Social App That Doesn’t Require An Email Or Phone Number, Goes Live

    On the same day that anonymous social sharing app Secret is officially crossing the pond to launch in the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, another new anonymous app called Cloaq is making its App Store debut. The app, previously detailed here, hopes to differentiate itself in the space by being even more secret (if that’s possible!) by not requiring any personal information… Read More

  • Proto.io Lets You Create Mobile App Prototypes And See Them Run In A Native App

    Proto.io Lets You Create Mobile App Prototypes And See Them Run In A Native App

    Proto.io, a mobile prototyping platform that’s been organically growing its footprint over the last couple of years, is now offering a fairly notable new feature: In addition to being able to easily build mobile app prototypes using its service, it has just launched native iOS and Android apps that let you view your prototypes in the most realistic manner possible. What that means for… Read More

  • 500 Startups Partner George Kellerman Joins Paul Singh’s Crystal Tech Fund

    500 Startups Partner George Kellerman Joins Paul Singh’s Crystal Tech Fund

    500 Startups Venture Partner George Kellerman is jumping ship to join former colleague Paul Singh to be part of his Crystal Tech Fund, which was launched earlier this year. He will be doing the same thing he did at the old one — that is, fundraising and general operations stuff. Read More

  • Google Denies Shady Claim That AdSense Robbed Publishers

    Google Denies Shady Claim That AdSense Robbed Publishers

    An alleged former Google employee has anonymously published unconfirmed allegations that AdSense purposefully banned publishers right before their periodic payout so it could keep their ad revenue. But Google denies this as “a complete fiction”, and based on our examination of the report, the allegations look false. There may have been mechanisms in place to prevent scamming… Read More

  • CoFoundersLab Acquires Entrepreneur-Focused Networking Service Bizpora

    CoFoundersLab Acquires Entrepreneur-Focused Networking Service Bizpora

    CoFoundersLab, a sort of “Match.com for entrepreneurs” who are seeking their soon-to-be better halves, has made another smallish acquisition to help expand its service’s offerings. The company has bought Bizpora, a startup that was helping travelers better network with others in their field ahead of upcoming trips, as well as keep an eye on interesting people who… Read More