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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  • Target begins testing next-day delivery with ‘Target Restock’ service

    Target begins testing next-day delivery with ‘Target Restock’ service

    Target announced this morning it’s now testing a next-day home delivery service called Target Restock. The service, which is currently being trialed with Target employees ahead of a customer-facing pilot this summer, is designed to offer an easy way to shop online for household essentials which will arrive the day after you place your order. The move is clearly meant to compete with… Read More

  • Comcast invests in mesh router maker Plume, launches Xfinity xFi for managing your home’s wireless network

    Comcast invests in mesh router maker Plume, launches Xfinity xFi for managing your home’s wireless network

    Comcast this morning has launched a new service called Xfinity xFi that will allow customers to better manage and control their home Wi-Fi network through an online dashboard, voice control via the TV, as well as through apps for iOS and Android devices. The system is designed to make it easier to perform common tasks, like finding the Wi-Fi password or monitoring activity across the network… Read More

  • Facebook debuts a Twitter-like ‘Latest Conversations’ feature that shows public posts about buzzing topics

    Facebook debuts a Twitter-like ‘Latest Conversations’ feature that shows public posts about buzzing topics

    Facebook is rolling out a new feature called “Latest Conversations” in its search results that will show the most recent public posts about timely topics that a lot of people across its network are discussing. The unit gives you a wider view of what people are saying about a news story or other subject by exposing you to sentiments being expressed outside your social circle. Read More

  • Nugget’s new app finds the best deals on Amazon

    Nugget’s new app finds the best deals on Amazon

    There are a number of great deals to be had on Amazon, but finding them across the retailer’s vast array of products is still a challenge. That’s where a new app called Nugget comes in. The app scours Amazon for higher-quality products at lower prices, and then curates them into categories you can browse from your phone. All its deals are sourced from Amazon, so you don’t… Read More

  • Report: Amazon’s video app is coming to Apple TV this year

    Report: Amazon’s video app is coming to Apple TV this year

    According to a report from Recode this morning, Apple and Amazon may have come to an agreement that will finally bring the Amazon Video app to Apple TV. The app is expected to be released in the third quarter of 2017, and would offer Amazon subscribers an easier way to watch content on Apple TV instead of having to use AirPlay. Amazon and Apple have been at odds for years, as both want… Read More

  • Amazon Fire TV code hints at plans for single sign-on support

    Amazon Fire TV code hints at plans for single sign-on support

    Alongside the rollout of its TV app last year, Apple introduced support for single sign-on in iOS and Apple TV, which allows you to enter TV provider’s credentials just once in the Settings so that you can watch streaming TV across a number of authenticated TV apps without having to configure each one with your credentials. Now, it appears that Amazon is working on a similar feature… Read More

  • Report: Smartphone owners are using 9 apps per day, 30 per month

    Report: Smartphone owners are using 9 apps per day, 30 per month

    Smartphone users are spending more time in apps than in years past, and now access over 30 apps on a monthly basis, according to a new report from App Annie out this week. These 30 apps work out to being roughly one-third to one-half of the apps users have installed on their smartphones. And using those apps is a daily habit, as people now launch an average of at least 9 apps per day, the… Read More

  • Twitter brings its TV app with live video to Roku

    Twitter brings its TV app with live video to Roku

    On the heels of Twitter’s plans to significantly expand the amount of live streaming video content on its network, the company today is bringing its big-screen video app to a new platform with its launch on Roku devices. The arrival comes over half a year after the TV app was first introduced on Apple TV, Fire TV and Xbox One, and will offer a similar experience that combines live… Read More

  • Apple updates its analytics service with new metrics showing how apps get discovered

    Apple updates its analytics service with new metrics showing how apps get discovered

    Apple yesterday updated its App Analytics service for mobile app developers on iTunes Connect, which will now offer more detail on how users found an app – whether through browsing or searching the App Store, or if they were referred by way of another app or a website. The updates could help developers better understand how keyword changes affect their search ranking on the App Store… Read More

  • Google adds phishing protection to Gmail on Android

    Google adds phishing protection to Gmail on Android

    Following the widespread phishing scam that affected Google Docs and Gmail users this week, Google says it’s now rolling out a new security feature in its Gmail application on Android that will help warn users about suspicious links. This feature may not have prevented this week’s attack, however, as that attack involved a malicious and fake “Google Docs” app that… Read More

  • Hands-on with Hulu’s new Live TV service

    Hands-on with Hulu’s new Live TV service

    Hulu officially announced the launch of its live TV streaming service this morning at its Upfront presentation in New York. The service has a robust channel lineup, cloud DVR and combines Hulu’s existing on-demand library, including its Originals, with streaming TV and on-demand content from its broadcast partners. However, a key part is the revamped, redesigned Hulu experience. Read More

  • Hulu’s new Live TV app hits the app stores

    Hulu’s new Live TV app hits the app stores

    The new app for Hulu’s just-announced live TV service has now hit the app stores. Instead of offering the ability to upgrade to the live TV offering within Hulu’s existing app, the company has instead rolled out a new app, called “Hulu with Live TV.” The app features Hulu’s revamped user interface which is arriving alongside the launch of the live TV service… Read More

  • Hulu adds Scripps Networks channels to its on-demand and live TV services

    Hulu adds Scripps Networks channels to its on-demand and live TV services

    Hulu is announcing this morning at its Upfront presentation in New York a new affiliate agreement with lifestyle media company Scripps Networks Interactive, that will bring a host of its top channels to both Hulu’s existing on-demand service as well as its now-launched live TV service. The channels being added include HGTV, Travel Channel and Food Network – helping to round… Read More

  • Amazon FreeTime comes to Android phones and tablets

    Amazon FreeTime comes to Android phones and tablets

    Amazon’s FreeTime service, which includes access to curated kid-friendly content and various parental controls, is now arriving on Android devices with the launch of a new FreeTime Android app. The app offers parents a similar set of parental controls as those found on Amazon’s Fire tablet devices, as well as a handpicked selection of over 40,000 YouTube videos and websites that… Read More

  • Treeo’s new social polling game lets you vote with emojis

    Treeo’s new social polling game lets you vote with emojis

    A new social polling game called Treeo has launched its modern-day (and cleaned up version) of the popular party game, f*ck, marry, kill. But this time, instead of voting on your plans for celebrity crushes, you’re voting on other topics categorized into sections like Home, Fashion, Movies, Food, Music, Sports, and Politics. And the way you vote is different as well: you drag the photo… Read More

  • Google will now allow 300×250 ads above the fold on mobile webpages, says they can be ‘user-friendly’

    Google will now allow 300×250 ads above the fold on mobile webpages, says they can be ‘user-friendly’

    Google today announced a change to its AdSense policy that will remove a limitation previously in place that restricted certain kinds of ads “above the fold” – meaning, visible on a website without scrolling down the page. The company says that it will now allow its 300×250 medium rectangle ads to be implemented above the fold on the mobile web, without resulting in… Read More

  • YouTube revamps its desktop site with an updated design, optional dark theme, and faster framework

    YouTube revamps its desktop site with an updated design, optional dark theme, and faster framework

    YouTube turned 12 on Monday. To celebrate the milestone, the company is today launching a redesign of its desktop site, which now takes advantage of Google’s design language, Material Design, to make the site cleaner, simpler and more consistent with the YouTube app across devices. The site will also include a handful of new features, including a new dark mode, tweaks to search and… Read More

  • Facebook gives its Marketplace a colorful redesign

    Facebook gives its Marketplace a colorful redesign

    Facebook has given its Marketplace a bit of a visual overhaul, with new colorful icons and improved search and filtering features. The Craigslist competitor is Facebook’s major entry point into local commerce. Today, the Marketplace sits in a dedicated tab at the bottom of Facebook’s app, where its ever-present red badge forces you to click through. (Or is that just me?) Read More

  • Awesomeness is launching a news division aimed at Gen Z

    Awesomeness is launching a news division aimed at Gen Z

    Awesomeness, the digital media company programming content for a young, YouTube-obsessed audience, is getting into news. The company announced a new project called Awesomeness News. The editorial brand will focus on stories aimed at the “Gen Z” audience, including those on issues they care about, like politics, social justice and the environment. Read More

  • Hulu scores deal with NBCU for its live TV service, will now carry all four major broadcast networks

    Hulu scores deal with NBCU for its live TV service, will now carry all four major broadcast networks

    Just ahead of the launch of Hulu’s forthcoming live TV service, the company today announced a new deal with NBCUniversal that will bring NBC and Telemundo-owned television stations to the new service. The agreement greatly expands Hulu’s live TV lineup with the addition of top networks, including NBC, Telemundo, USA, Syfy, Bravo, E!, MSNBC, CNBC, NBCSN, Sprout and others. Read More

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