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

  • Instagram is testing a “Save Draft” feature

    If your Instagrams are works of art that take more than a few moments to finesse, you’ll appreciate a new feature that may soon be coming to Instagram: “Save Draft.” The option is something many Instagram users have wanted for quite a while, but has not yet rolled out to the entire Instagram user base. If you have it, however, you’ll see the option to save your work… Read More

  • Adobe’s Acrobat Reader app finally lets you use any cloud service you want

    Adobe’s Acrobat Reader app finally lets you use any cloud service you want

    In April, Adobe expanded its Document Cloud service to add support for Box and Microsoft OneDrive, to complement its existing support for Dropbox. This allowed users to work with documents stored in other third-party services when using Adobe’s software, like Adobe Sign or Acrobat Reader, for example. However, that support hadn’t fully made its way to mobile – an issue Adobe… Read More

  • Google tests a more personalized version of its virtual assistant, Google Now

    Google tests a more personalized version of its virtual assistant, Google Now

    Google Now, the intelligent personal assistant bundled into Android and Google’s search application, is already adept at bringing you the information you need at the right time, whether that’s traffic alerts, event reminders, sports scores, stock updates, weather, flight info, and much more. But one area where Google Now falls a little short is in customizing the assistant… Read More

  • Amazon Video pilots will stream on Twitch

    Amazon Video pilots will stream on Twitch

    Twitch has been expanding its video content beyond gaming for some time, thanks to classic shows featuring Bob Ross and Julia Child, as well as its own “Creative” channel where artists and musicians can showcase their work. Now, the Amazon-owned streaming video platform will soon offer a few more reasons for non-gamers to tune in: Amazon Video pilots. Read More

  • NBCUniversal is bringing mini TV shows to Snapchat

    NBCUniversal is bringing mini TV shows to Snapchat

    NBCUniversal is expanding its relationship with social networking platform Snapchat, according to an announcement out this morning detailing a new content and advertising partnership between the two companies. The deal will see the media and entertainment brand developing mobile, short-form versions of several of its popular shows, including NBC’s “The Voice” and E! Read More

  • Yahoo launches a TV-watching site, Yahoo View, in partnership with Hulu

    Yahoo launches a TV-watching site, Yahoo View, in partnership with Hulu

    Yahoo this morning is making a play for cord cutters with the launch of a new TV-watching site called Yahoo View, featuring Hulu’s free content. The site will now become one of the only ways to watch Hulu’s TV shows and movies for free, as the company is planning to wind down its free version in favor of its subscription services – a plan that was already in the works ahead… Read More

  • Facebook snatches up team from Eyegroove, a musical selfie app

    Facebook snatches up team from Eyegroove, a musical selfie app

    The team from a startup called Eyegroove, a “musical selfie” app, has joined Facebook. According to a message on the company’s website, most of the small team who worked on the app will now be focused on building new experiences for Facebook users that will help them to “create, share and connect.” Founded in late 2013, the Eyegroove application was the… Read More

  • Facebook’s redesigned business Pages roll out to all

    Facebook’s redesigned business Pages roll out to all

    If you’ve visited a business or brand’s Facebook Page in recent days, you may have noticed things look a little different. The company is now finalizing the rollout of a new, cleaner look-and-feel for Pages, which does away with tabs in favor of left-hand side navigation, and makes the Page’s call-to-action button – like “Sign Up,” “Shop Now,”… Read More

  • Twitter’s latest test encourages users to Direct Message brands, not tweet at them

    Twitter’s latest test encourages users to Direct Message brands, not tweet at them

    A number of businesses use Twitter to interact with their customers and offer support. But that often means responding to angry tweets directed at their account, then switching users over to private messaging to deal with the issues at hand. Now the company is testing a new feature for brands that puts its “Messaging” button front-and-center, thereby encouraging customers to… Read More

  • Apple recommends products based on your purchase history in its Apple Store app

    Apple recommends products based on your purchase history in its Apple Store app

    Apple has big plans to overhaul its App Store in the months ahead to better tailor the experience to its end users. But ahead of that, the company has introduced a more personalized version of its Apple Store app – yes, the one you use to buy things. According to the company, the app will now recommend new products based on its understanding of the devices you already own. For example… Read More

  • Disney launches its own messaging app, Disney Mix, aimed at kids and families

    Disney launches its own messaging app, Disney Mix, aimed at kids and families

    Disney today is wading into the mobile messaging market with a new chat application called Disney Mix, aimed at kids, tweens and families. While the app will compete to some extent with popular messaging clients like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat and others, the goal with Disney Mix is to provide a safer alternative that’s built with the needs of kids in mind. That means the… Read More

  • Gwyneth Paltrow joins Apple’s reality TV show ‘Planet of the Apps’

    Gwyneth Paltrow joins Apple’s reality TV show ‘Planet of the Apps’

    Apple’s forthcoming reality TV show just scored itself some big-time Hollywood star power: according to a report out this morning from Variety, actress and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow will serve as a mentor to the contestants on the new series, “Planet of the Apps.” The show, which is debuting next year, will also have Gary Vaynerchuk and will.iam as advisers, the report says. Read More

  • NFL Network, RedZone come to Sling TV’s streaming service for cord cutters

    NFL Network, RedZone come to Sling TV’s streaming service for cord cutters

    Sling TV has long been a viable option for sports fans who want to cut the cord with traditional pay television, thanks to its streams of popular channels providing sports coverage, like ESPN, Fox Sports, TNT, TBS and more. Now, you can add NFL Network and NFL RedZone to that mix, thanks to a newly announced deal between Sling TV parent company Dish Network and the NFL. Read More

  • Twitter’s newest ads are designed to get users to tweet

    Twitter’s newest ads are designed to get users to tweet

    Twitter today is debuting a new advertising format that will encourage its users to tweet more often, while talking about an advertiser’s brand. With the new ads, businesses and brands will now be able to post a call-to-action that offers some sort of exclusive content that can only be unlocked with a tweet — like the ability to preview the trailer from a new film, gain access to… Read More

  • YouTube Kids rolls out an ad-free option

    YouTube Kids rolls out an ad-free option

    YouTube Kids, the child-friendly version of YouTube’s service that launched last year and faced criticism for the way it handled advertisements, has today launched a version of the service that will offer parents the option to pay for an ad-free experience. Now, YouTube Kids will be bundled into the YouTube Red subscription program, a paid membership that offers a variety of… Read More

  • Skype gets new bots for travel, tickets and entertainment, but they’re far from perfect

    Skype gets new bots for travel, tickets and entertainment, but they’re far from perfect

    Following yesterday’s launch of a new version of the Skype Windows 10 application, Microsoft today announced an expanded collection of its “Skype bots,” the automated chat assistants that it introduced earlier this year in a limited preview. The new bots include those that can help you make travel arrangements, locate event tickets, pull in information from other… Read More

  • Google launches a kids’ map app that lets them explore 3D imagery of the Himalayas

    Google launches a kids’ map app that lets them explore 3D imagery of the Himalayas

    Google today released a new application designed to get kids to explore the world using maps and 3D imagery. The new app, which the company describes as “an experiment,” takes advantage of Google Maps’ 3D imagery of the Himalayas but combines it with a bit of gameplay to make the idea of zooming around the 3D scene more fun and engaging. Called “Verne: The… Read More

  • Facebook rolls out a personalized Olympics section in the News Feed, plus Olympic filters and frames

    Facebook rolls out a personalized Olympics section in the News Feed, plus Olympic filters and frames

    Not to be outdone by Twitter – who, yesterday introduced followable Moments and other means of tuning into Olympics news via its network – Facebook is rolling out a number of ways for its users to show support for their favorite teams plus track the Olympics news they care about in a dedicated section of the News Feed, the company announced this week. Naturally, the social… Read More

  • New Skype Preview rolls out with Windows 10 Anniversary Update, offering a dark theme, OS integration

    New Skype Preview rolls out with Windows 10 Anniversary Update, offering a dark theme, OS integration

    Along with today’s rollout of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft is also debuting a new version of its Skype Windows application, which the company says has been redesigned from the ground up. In addition to the new app’s look, Skype is also now integrated with Windows 10, which means it can work more seamlessly with the operating system. For example, you’ll be able… Read More

  • HBO will get a nightly news show in September, courtesy of Vice News

    HBO will get a nightly news show in September, courtesy of Vice News

    Making good on plans announced earlier this year, HBO and Vice Media confirmed today that the cable network will begin airing a nightly newscast program, called “Vice News Tonight,” beginning on September 26. The show will air on weeknights at 7:30 PM ET/PT — debuting hours before the first scheduled presidential debate between Trump and Clinton. The show will also be… Read More

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