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. CrunchBase profile →

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  • Redpoint eVentures Avoids The “Helicopter VC” Approach In Brazil, Announces New Investment

    Redpoint eVentures Avoids The “Helicopter VC” Approach In Brazil, Announces New Investment

    Earlier this month, Redpoint Ventures and BV Capital’s eVentures announced the formation of a new, joint firm in Brazil — called, somewhat predictably, Redpoint eVentures. Managing director Yann de Vries and founding partner Anderson Thees were in the Bay Area this week, so I had a quick talk with them about their plans. Brazil’s startup ecosystem is taking off, but until… Read More

  • You Say “SoLoMo,” I Say, “I Hate My Life”

    You Say “SoLoMo,” I Say, “I Hate My Life”

    Working in tech does weird things to your vocabulary. Five years ago, if you’d told me that I’d become someone who talks about whether they have the “bandwidth” to get something done or promising to “ping” you later, I would have laughed in your face. Yet here I am, finding the bandwidth to ping people — like it or not, you adopt the language of the… Read More

  • Instagram Unveils A Sign-Up Page For Android Users, Still No Launch Date

    Instagram Unveils A Sign-Up Page For Android Users, Still No Launch Date

    Instagram has been iPhone-only for so long, and its executives have been so coy about their plans for other platforms, that it can be hard to believe the company will ever release an app for Android. And no, it still hasn’t announced a launch date, but if you’re an Android owner who wants the app, you should go to this page and sign up right now. Earlier this month, when… Read More

  • Scoople Turns Reading The News Into A Game

    Scoople Turns Reading The News Into A Game

    If you’re a news junkie who wants to make the experience a little more active, Scoople may be the iPhone app for you. The app was created by a startup called Dygest. When you’re using it, you get a stream of news stories, and each story has an associated poll. For example, you can read a story about the iPad’s new Retina display, and then fill out a poll about whether… Read More

  • And Now There’s An Ad Network For HR Bloggers

    And Now There’s An Ad Network For HR Bloggers

    To some TechCrunch readers, a blog post about human resources may sound like a bit of a snooze (well, unless “talent war” is in the headline). But for others, it’s the heart of their business, and of course there’s a big industry built around HR services and products. That’s why there’s a community of blogs devoted to the topic, and it’s also why… Read More

  • Build A Beautiful Data Dashboard With Leftronic

    Build A Beautiful Data Dashboard With Leftronic

    Y Combinator-backed Leftronic is launching a new service allowing companies to create custom dashboards that visualize all of your company’s important data. With Leftronic, you can pull data from a number of services, including Google Analytics, Twitter, Chartceat, Mixpanel, and Zendesk, and then customize the layout with a drag-and-drop interface. These dashboards are designed for… Read More

  • CrowdFlower Co-Founder Lukas Biewald Becomes CEO (Again)

    CrowdFlower Co-Founder Lukas Biewald Becomes CEO (Again)

    CrowdFlower, a startup that helps businesses manage crowdsourced labor, has named a new CEO — co-founder Lukas Biewald. The company, formerly known as Dolores Labs, launched at the TechCrunch50 conference in 2009. Biewald actually served as CEO for most of its history, but in August of last year, Woody Hobbs was named CEO, and Biewald stepped down to become executive chairman (a job… Read More

  • ShareThis Names The “Most Social” Travel And Sports Publishers

    ShareThis Names The “Most Social” Travel And Sports Publishers

    ShareThis, the company behind the ubiquitous sharing widgets of the same name, is rolling out a new way for publishers to see how their social sharing strategy stacks up — and it’s sharing a list of the top publishers in two categories. ShareThis first announced its Social Quality Index back in November, and it’s going live for publishers next month. The SQI assigns each… Read More

  • Mixpanel Flow Helps Companies Visualize User Activity

    Mixpanel Flow Helps Companies Visualize User Activity

    Analytics startup Mixpanel is launching a new product today called Flow, which allows companies to see exactly how users are moving through their websites. In fact, co-founder Suhail Doshi says Flow has already helped Mixpanel fix an all-too-common problem with its login process. Doshi demonstrated the product for me yesterday. When you use Flow, you see a simple flow chart showing all the… Read More

  • Amicus Wants To Socialize Nonprofit Fundraising And Outreach, Raises $580K Itself

    Amicus Wants To Socialize Nonprofit Fundraising And Outreach, Raises $580K Itself

    Amicus, a startup looking to use social connections to make nonprofit fundraising and outreach easier, has raised a seed round of $585,000. You can see Amicus’ founders demonstrate the product in the video below, but the basic idea is that fundraising phone calls and emails are a lot more effective when they come from someone you know. If you’ve ever been contacted by some… Read More

  • Ad Tech Startup Integrate Raises $11M, With Backing From Comcast

    Ad Tech Startup Integrate Raises $11M, With Backing From Comcast

    Integrate, a startup that helps advertisers integrate (yes, I said it) their different ad channels and products, has raised an $11 million Series B round of funding. Co-founder Jeremy Bloom says the current ad landscape is “incredibly fragmented,” with “a ton of point solutions.” So Integrate offers one tool where advertisers can track and manage all of their… Read More

  • Facebook’s Paul Adams To Marketers: If You Want Bigger Ads, You’re Doing It Wrong

    Facebook’s Paul Adams To Marketers: If You Want Bigger Ads, You’re Doing It Wrong

    Paul Adams has given talks before about how Facebook is transforming traditional marketing — after all, he’s the social network’s global brand experience manager. However, he took a more provocative approach today at Federated Media’s Signal conference, where he told the marketers in attendance that they don’t understand Facebook. He admitted the feeling is mutual. Read More

  • Convertro Tracks the Impact Of TV Ads

    Convertro Tracks the Impact Of TV Ads

    When people talk about the difference between online and offline advertising, one of the big themes is accountability — you just can’t get the kinds of data about, say, a TV campaign, that you can about an online banner. (Though the online world isn’t entirely transparent, either.) A startup called Convertro is trying to change that. Until now, Convertro has analyzed the… Read More

  • Kevin Systrom Drops A Few Hints About Instagram’s Business Model

    Kevin Systrom Drops A Few Hints About Instagram’s Business Model

    When Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom spoke today at Federated Media’s Signal conference, there wasn’t much in the way of new info — but the fact that Systrom was at the conference, and the angle he took, suggests that the company is starting to think a little more seriously about its business model. Systrom began his talk by reviewing some of the user numbers that… Read More

  • With Y Combinator-Backed EveryArt, You Don’t Have To Be Afraid Of Commissioning Art

    With Y Combinator-Backed EveryArt, You Don’t Have To Be Afraid Of Commissioning Art

    If you want to bring some art into your life, but you’re intimidated by the art world, a Y Combinator-backed startup called EveryArt wants to help. The site is a marketplace where people can commission artists to create pieces, and it’s opening to the public today. On EveryArt, you can browse samples of the artists’ work, and if you find someone you like, you can send them… Read More

  • Google VP Neal Mohan: Don’t Call Us A Walled Garden

    Google VP Neal Mohan: Don’t Call Us A Walled Garden

    Neal Mohan, Google’s Vice President of Display Advertising, took the stage at Federated Media’s Signal event this morning in San Francisco, and the first few minutes were pretty awkward. Google has been tangled up in some big controversies recently, and interviewer John Battelle started off by grilling Mohan about them. First, they talked about last month’s revelation that… Read More

  • MeARKET Lets You Peek At Your Friends’ Stock Portfolios

    MeARKET Lets You Peek At Your Friends’ Stock Portfolios

    A new startup called MeARKET wants you to play the stock market with a little help from your friends. According to CEO Colton Daines, MeARKET is one of those startups that was built in response to a real need in its founders’ lives. Nadav Gur (currently the company’s chairman) had moved to the United States to serve as an entrepreneur in residence at incubator SRI International. Read More

  • TokBox SDK Brings Video Chat To iOS Apps

    TokBox SDK Brings Video Chat To iOS Apps

    Just over a year ago, video chat startup TokBox shuttered its consumer application and began focusing exclusively on its platform strategy — using its technology to enable video chat on other websites. Today, it’s expanding that effort into mobile. Specifically, TokBox is announcing a software development kit allowing iOS developers to add face-to-face video chat to their apps. Read More

  • Blurtt Wants You To Express Yourself With Mobile Memes

    Blurtt Wants You To Express Yourself With Mobile Memes

    A new iPhone app called Blurtt makes it easy to combine words and text — it may not sound like a big deal, but co-founder Jeanette Cajide is pitching it as a new way to express yourself. After all, she says there are some things that just can’t be communicated in text. (Think of a time when you sent a text message or tweeted, then someone misunderstood and you had to explain… Read More

  • BlackBerry Partners Fund Manager ATP Rebrands As Relay Ventures, Raises $150M

    BlackBerry Partners Fund Manager ATP Rebrands As Relay Ventures, Raises $150M

    ATP Capital, the firm that runs JLA Ventures, Clairmont Capital, and BlackBerry Partners Fund, is ready to start investing a new $150 million fund — and it will be doing so under a new name, Relay Ventures. Technically, the new fund will be called the BlackBerry Partners Fund 2, but it sounds like the firm will be deemphasizing the individual funds in favor of the larger Relay… Read More