Anthony Ha

Anthony Ha

Anthony Ha is a writer at TechCrunch, where he covers media and advertising. Previously, he worked as a tech writer at Adweek, a senior editor at the tech blog VentureBeat, and a local government reporter at the Hollister Free Lance, where he won awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association for breaking news coverage and writing. He attended Stanford University and now lives in Brooklyn.

Disclosure: I own shares in VentureBeat.

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  • Former Facebook And Instagram Marketer Eric Edge Joins Photo Startup PicsArt

    Former Facebook And Instagram Marketer Eric Edge Joins Photo Startup PicsArt

    PicsArt is announcing that it has hired Eric Edge as its vice president of marketing. Edge spent the last four-plus years at Facebook (where he led the company’s marketing efforts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa), then at Facebook-owned Instagram (where he worked on brand strategy). He told me he hadn’t been planning to leave, but when he learned about PicsArt, he thought it… Read More

  • HotelTonight Offers A ‘Silicon Valley’ Set Visit And TV-Themed Vacations In Partnership With HBO NOW

    HotelTonight Offers A ‘Silicon Valley’ Set Visit And TV-Themed Vacations In Partnership With HBO NOW

    Last-minute hotel booking app HotelTonight is getting a fun update — from now until September 8, users can enter a contest to visit to the Los Angeles set of Silicon Valley while the HBO show shoots its third season. To compete, you’ll need to redeem the code “HBONOW” in the HotelTonight app. Even if you don’t win, you can still swipe right or tap the globe… Read More

  • Yahoo Announces New Tumblr Sharing Tools And Native Video Ads For Developers

    Yahoo Announces New Tumblr Sharing Tools And Native Video Ads For Developers

    Simon Khalaf, Yahoo’s senior vice president of publisher products, today outlined some big shifts in the mobile ecosystem and unveiled some new tools for mobile developers. He made the announcements on-stage at the Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference in New York City and in related blog posts. Let’s start with the developer tools. The first one is Tumblr In-App Sharing. Read More

  • Intercom Raises $35M To Make Businesses Smarter About Their Customer Communication

    Intercom Raises $35M To Make Businesses Smarter About Their Customer Communication

    Intercom, a startup promising businesses a “fundamentally new” approach to communicating with their customers, has raised $35 million in Series C funding. Co-founder and CEO Eoghan McCabe (pictured above) said the way that most online companies currently talk to their customers is “totally fucking broken,” with products and teams acting in isolation from one another. Read More

  • PredictSpring Helps Brands Embrace Mobile Shopping

    PredictSpring Helps Brands Embrace Mobile Shopping

    Longtime Googler Nitin Mangtani (manager for a number of products including Google Shopping) has founded a startup of his own, PredictSpring, where he’s working to help brands and retailers get up-to-speed with mobile commerce. To illustrate why PredictSpring is necessary, Mangtani pointed to numbers from comScore showing that while 60 percent of retail browsing happens on mobile… Read More

  • Tech Support Startup HelloTech Is Closing $10M In Funding

    Tech Support Startup HelloTech Is Closing $10M In Funding

    Los Angeles startup HelloTech is in the final stages of raising $10 million in Series A funding, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. Madrona Venture Group is leading the round. Following a period of private beta testing, HelloTech went live about three months ago. You either call for an appointment or schedule one from the HelloTech website, then one of the company’s techs… Read More

  • Michael Bay’s 451 Media Group Announces Publishing Arm For Interactive Graphic Novels

    Michael Bay’s 451 Media Group Announces Publishing Arm For Interactive Graphic Novels

    451 Media Group , the digital media company co-founded by Transformers director Michael Bay, is launching a new publishing division for graphic novels. The company was first announced this spring with a large investment from China’s Guangdong Alpha Animation. In addition to Bay, the company’s founding partners include John and Anthony Gentile (who were involved in creating… Read More

  • InstaVet Makes It Easy To Schedule A Veterinary House Call

    InstaVet Makes It Easy To Schedule A Veterinary House Call

    With the recent deluge of on-demand startups, many of us expect to get whatever we want with the push of a button, whether it’s food, a ride or pretty much anything else. So why not medical care for the pets that we love? That’s what Elijah Kliger is hoping to deliver with a service called InstaVet. By visiting the InstaVet website, or by just calling or texting (the number… Read More

  • The New York Daily News Is Incubating An Ad-Tech Startup Called Optimera

    The New York Daily News Is Incubating An Ad-Tech Startup Called Optimera

    The second startup participating in the New York Daily News’ Innovation Lab began at the Daily News itself. Optimera was founded by Keith Candiotti (pictured above), the ad operations manager at the Daily News.  Candiotti joined the newspaper last year, where his team has been working to implement new ad technologies like real-time bidding and programmatic buying. Read More

  • Reserve Acquires Set For Service, A Startup Offering Guest Management Tools For Restaurants

    Reserve Acquires Set For Service, A Startup Offering Guest Management Tools For Restaurants

    Reserve, a “dining concierge” startup that helps users with restaurant reservations and payments, has acquired bootstrapped New York City company Set for Service. Set for Service offers a web and iPhone app (pictured below) that serves as a CRM system for restaurants like Eleven Madison Park, Brooklyn Fare and dell’anima, allowing them to track details and feedback from… Read More

  • LawDingo Adds Accountants, Doctors And Therapists To Its Platform For Remote Consultations

    LawDingo Adds Accountants, Doctors And Therapists To Its Platform For Remote Consultations

    LawDingo users, meet DocDingo, CashDingo and PsychDingo. As I’ve written in the past, the Y Combinator-incubated startup promises to connect you with a lawyer instantly, usually over the phone. The idea is to help users get legal advice quickly and affordably, and to help lawyers reach new customers, even if they’re on the other side of the state. Read More

  • Twitter Expands Its Program For Ads Outside Twitter

    Twitter Expands Its Program For Ads Outside Twitter

    Twitter is unveiling several new features for advertisers who want their campaigns to go beyond Twitter itself. And it’s giving the program a new name, the Twitter Audience Platform. Last year, the company launched something called the Twitter Publisher Network, giving advertisers one interface for buying campaigns that ran not just on Twitter’s websites and apps, but also… Read More

  • Spredfast Acquires Shoutlet For A Social Marketing Team-Up

    Spredfast Acquires Shoutlet For A Social Marketing Team-Up

    Spredfast has acquired another social marketing company, Shoutlet. While the two companies are in the same industry, Spredfast CEO Rod Favaron (pictured above) said that when he looks at their products, he sees “a lot more complements than overlaps.” In particular, he said Spredfast has focused on helping companies find and create content for social media, while… Read More

  • FanDuel Acquires Sports Analytics Company NumberFire

    FanDuel Acquires Sports Analytics Company NumberFire

    Fantasy sports company FanDuel is acquiring numberFire in a deal that co-founder and CEO Nigel Eccles told me will help FanDuel pursue a vision that goes beyond fantasy sports. “Our ambitions have really broadened,” Eccles said. “We’ve started to think of ourselves less as a fantasy sports business — we want to make sports more exciting.” Read More

  • Anova Acquires Hardware Marketing Startup Get Fresh For $9.2M

    Anova Acquires Hardware Marketing Startup Get Fresh For $9.2M

    Okay, this one’s a little surprising: Anova, maker of an automated sous vide cooker, has acquired startup Get Fresh, with Get Fresh CEO Stephen Svajian becoming CEO of Anova. I wrote about Get Fresh back in 2013 when it was trying to help hardware makers promote their products by connecting them with reviewers. Looking back, Svajian told me that Get Fresh’s approach might have… Read More

  • BuzzFeed Confirms $200M Investment From NBCUniversal

    BuzzFeed Confirms $200M Investment From NBCUniversal

    BuzzFeed just announced that it has raised $200 million from NBCUniversal. If the news sounds a little familiar, that’s because Vox Media announced a similar deal with NBCUniversal last week. At the time, Re/code (now owned by Vox) reported that BuzzFeed had received an investment of the same size, at a valuation of $1.5 billion. Read More

  • Whim Is A Dating App Focused On Actual Dates

    Whim Is A Dating App Focused On Actual Dates

    There’s a new service called Whim for people who are tired of all the chatting in the current batch of dating apps. To be sure, there are other online dating services that purport to focus on making real-world connections (rather than hosting awkward, back-and-forth messaging sessions that may or may not lead to actual dates or hookups) — that’s basically the… Read More

  • Custom Analytics Company Keen IO Goes Open Source With Its Data Explorer

    Custom Analytics Company Keen IO Goes Open Source With Its Data Explorer

    Keen IO announced today that it’s open-sourcing one of its key features. The company allows customers to create their own analytics tools without having to develop the infrastructure from scratch. As you’d probably guess, it’s a fairly developer-centric product. The last time I spoke to co-founder and CEO Kyle Wild, he told me, “Our customers get to write code, so… Read More

  • Twitter’s MoPub Sees Big Growth In Native Ads

    Twitter’s MoPub Sees Big Growth In Native Ads

    Twitter-owned mobile ad exchange MoPub is releasing some new numbers about the growth of native advertising. Native advertising is a fuzzy term, but it usually refers to ads that have been customized to resemble editorial or user content. MoPub allows publishers to create their own custom native ads, and although it’s been saying that the format is growing, it’s offered scant details. Read More

  • Engineering Firm HappyFunCorp Eyes More Acquisitions

    Engineering Firm HappyFunCorp Eyes More Acquisitions

    HappyFunCorp has been living up to its name, according to co-founder Ben Schippers — at least if you associate happiness and fun with profits, growth and acquisitions. Last year, I visited the design and engineering firm’s Brooklyn offices for the final episode of our Built in Brooklyn video series. Read More

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