Julia Sachs

Julia Sachs is an Editor-at-Large at Grit Daily. She covers tech, entrepreneurship and entertainment news and is based in Park City, Utah.

Disney+ Announces Full Streaming Lineup Via Twitter Thread

It isn’t uncommon to see brands making huge launch announcements via social media these days. Kylie Jenner, the CEO and HBIC behind Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin—two hugely successful beauty and personal care brands—announced and launch nearly every aspect of each company on Snapchat and Instagram. Today, both companies have earned Jenner a billion dollar net worth and millions of loyal customers dying to know what will come from her social media feed next. But Disney? The company...

Apple, Google Caught In Crossfire Of Hong Kong Protests

Major tech companies like Apple and Google have managed to get caught in the crossfire of the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests as China criticized the companies for hosting apps that helped protestors avoid police and road closures or let users role play as protestors. Each of the companies, which released statements on the controversy, have removed the apps after facing trouble from China in recent weeks. The controversy comes at a time when Hong Kong is facing nearly 20 straight weeks of...

Twitch Responds To German Synagogue Shooting Live Stream

Live Streaming seems to be the Pandora’s Box of the internet’s dark, unspoken feud with terrorist activity. Twitch, an Amazon-owned company that helps gamers stream their activities, is at the heart of the latest controversy surrounding live streaming as the attacker behind a recent attempted shooting in a German synagogue allegedly live streamed his attack before it was stopped. The gunman, who was stopped before he was able to enter a synagogue in Halle, Germany on October 9,...

Apple Made An LED Smart Bike Helmet With Turn Signals

Good news for those that bike at night: Apple has created a smart bike helmet with LED turn signals to make it easier and safer to bike in the dark. Too bad we didn’t have this back in the spring when biking at night seemed more enticing than in the winter. Apple, which released its Lumos Matrix Urban Bike Helmet to the public this month, is trying to make city biking safer as the helmets will not only keep wearers from suffering impact injuries, but it will prevent them altogether with...

Uber Will Acquire Cornershop To Expand Its Food Delivery Programs

Uber, the ride share company that has had trouble making a profit after going public in recent months, announced on Friday that it would be acquiring the Latin American food delivery service Cornershop as it aims to expand its services in Latin America. Uber has been expanding rapidly, acquiring different modes of transportation sharing and delivery services in the last couple of years as it aims to gain a foothold in the industry. Cornershop, the Chilean food delivery service, will represent...

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