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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  • BumeBox Threw eBay A Social Media Party And 14M People Saw It

    BumeBox Threw eBay A Social Media Party And 14M People Saw It

    Startup BumeBox throws social media “parties to help brands engage with their customers. Its latest success story: eBay. Not that you actually need BumeBox to engage fans on social networks, but the service helps put together special, limited-time events, which can then be aggregated and embedded — so fans could participate directly on Twitter, or they could jump into the… Read More

  • Ben Parr’s “Intelligent Information” Startup Is Called The Peep Project (For Now)

    Ben Parr’s “Intelligent Information” Startup Is Called The Peep Project (For Now)

    Former Mashable editor-at-large Ben Parr is ready to share a few details about his new startup. He’s raising a small seed round, so he created a posting on AngelList, and he also talked (vaguely) with me about what he’s been up to. The company is listed as The Peep Project, but it sounds like that’s just a temporary stealth name. The listing describes the product as… Read More

  • Analytics Startup Mixpanel Is Tracking 4 Billion Actions Each Month — And It’s Cash-Flow Positive

    Analytics Startup Mixpanel Is Tracking 4 Billion Actions Each Month — And It’s Cash-Flow Positive

    Mixpanel, the analytics startup backed by Sequoia Capital, hasn’t yet succeeded in its goal of unseating established analytics services like Omniture — but momentum is building. Let’s start with the biggest number that co-founder Suhail Doshi shared with me this week. He says the company is now tracking 4 billion actions every month. Back in July 2010, that number was… Read More

  • Tasted Menu Takes On Foodspotting With New iPhone App

    Tasted Menu Takes On Foodspotting With New iPhone App

    The team behind startup Tasted Menu thinks it has the technology to help you find the exact dish you’re looking for. The company is launching its iPhone app today (its website was already live), and it’s also expanding from its hometown of Boston into Austin — just in time for South by Southwest. Of course, there’s already a popular iPhone app for food… Read More

  • Self-Improvement Marketplace Betterfly Raises $1.5M, Gets A New CEO

    Self-Improvement Marketplace Betterfly Raises $1.5M, Gets A New CEO

    Looks like it’s self-improvement time for Betterfly, a startup that, as the name suggests, allows users to “better themselves” by signing up for classes on everything from belly dancing to web design. The company just announced that it has raised a $1.5 million Series A from previous investor Lightbank, the Chicago firm created by Groupon co-founders Brad Keywell and Eric… Read More

  • Liveblogging Facebook’s Marketing Keynote

    Liveblogging Facebook’s Marketing Keynote

    Facebook is holding a big event for advertisers today in New York, which it’s calling the fMC (Facebook Marketing Conference). Executives Sheryl Sandberg, Chris Cox, David Fischer, and Mike Hoefflinger are all scheduled to take the stage during the keynote address starting at 1pm Eastern — I’ll be liveblogging it here, while Josh Constine covers the big announcements in… Read More

  • NimbleCommerce Revamps Daily Deals For MediaNews Group

    NimbleCommerce Revamps Daily Deals For MediaNews Group

    Startup NimbleCommerce wants to become the daily deal platform for media companies (often the traditional ones that are struggling to make money online), and today it’s announcing a big customer — Digital First Media, which manages the MediaNews Group (the second largest newspaper chain in the United States) and the Journal Register Company. Altogether, Digital First says it reaches… Read More

  • Groupon Acqhires Uptake To Build Out Palo Alto Office

    Groupon Acqhires Uptake To Build Out Palo Alto Office

    Groupon is acquiring travel startup Uptake. Liz Gannes at AllThingsD broke the news. We spoke to a source with knowledge of the deal who confirmed the details of the AllThingsD report. The purchase price was apparently between $10 and $20 million. Read More

  • Ad.ly Founder Sean Rad Developing Location Product At Hatch Labs

    Ad.ly Founder Sean Rad Developing Location Product At Hatch Labs

    Mobile technology incubator Hatch Labs is announcing two new additions — Ad.ly founder Sean Rad (pictured) and former Apple employee Alan Tran. Describing itself as a “technology sandbox,” Hatch Labs was announced last year as a joint venture between IAC and Xtreme Labs. It has already launched several startups, including app monetization service Blu Trumpet. Read More

  • Millennial Media Aims For Smaller Advertisers with Self-Service Launch

    Millennial Media Aims For Smaller Advertisers with Self-Service Launch

    Mobile ad network Millennial Media says that it’s now making its self-service advertising product mMedia available to the general public. The company filed for an IPO last month with documents stating that it reached 200 million unique users in December 2011, and that it was nearly profitable (losing $417,000) in the first nine months of the year. Adding a self-serve option should expand… Read More

  • GraphScience Promises To Turn Facebook Commerce Into A Moneymaker

    GraphScience Promises To Turn Facebook Commerce Into A Moneymaker

    Whenever I hear brands talking about advertising on social networks, one of the most common questions is, “Well, what’s the actual return?” Now a startup called GraphScience says it has turned measuring and optimizing that return into, well, a science. The company is officially launching today, but it’s one of those startups that has been in stealth mode for a… Read More

  • Pinweel Launches Group Photo App, Wants Caterina Fake To Cut It Out With “Pinwheel”

    Pinweel Launches Group Photo App, Wants Caterina Fake To Cut It Out With “Pinwheel”

    Do you really need another photo-sharing app on your iPhone? The founders of a startup called Pinweel think you do — specifically, one that’s focused on group albums. I’ve been playing with Pinweel this morning, and I have to admit that it’s a good-looking app. There’s a simple, colorful interface, with nice touches like the fact that the photographer’s… Read More

  • YC-Backed Coderwall Wants To Be The Reputation System for Developers

    YC-Backed Coderwall Wants To Be The Reputation System for Developers

    If coders want to demonstrate their prowess, they can share code on GitHub, answer programming questions on sites like Stack Overflow and Quora, or just blog their thoughts and advice. What’s missing, however, is a site that aggregates all this activity — at least according Coderwall, which is part of the current batch of startups incubated at Y Combinator. Naturally, Coderwall… Read More

  • Google’s Mobile Sales Head: US Smartphone Ownership Grew 7% Last Year — Plus, Predictions

    Google’s Mobile Sales Head: US Smartphone Ownership Grew 7% Last Year — Plus, Predictions

    Jason Spero, Google’s head of mobile sales and strategy, will be taking the stage at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later today, where he’ll be revealing new research about smartphone growth and making some predictions about what we’ll be seeing in the mobile world over the next year. In advance of Spero’s talk, Google is publishing a blog post that previews some… Read More

  • OpenX Acquires Supply Side Platform LiftDNA

    OpenX Acquires Supply Side Platform LiftDNA

    Ad tech company OpenX just announced that it’s acquiring startup LiftDNA. The startup offers a supply side platform, which publishers use to automate and optimize the sale of their ad inventory. Combined with OpenX’s ad server and ad exchange technology, CEO Tim Cadogan tells me that the company will be able to offer “the first complete full revenue stack,” allowing… Read More

  • uberVU Declares The Help Winner of the “Social Oscars”

    uberVU Declares The Help Winner of the “Social Oscars”

    In the run-up to the Oscars tomorrow, social intelligence startup uberVU conducted a study of how and where people were talking about the Best Picture nominees. The data was collected during the week between Feb. 19 and today. The company wasn’t just looking at the number of times a movie was mentioned — it also rated the sentiment of each comment, giving the movies an overall… Read More

  • Clik: Google’s Broken App Search Means We’re Invisible On Android

    Clik: Google’s Broken App Search Means We’re Invisible On Android

    A little more than a week ago, the Clik smartphone app launched, resulting plenty of press coverage and more than 100,000 downloads on iOS (at least according to Clik). But there was one area where the launch fizzled — in the Android Market, where the Clik app is apparently invisible to searches. “Over the weekend, as we get all this hype, nobody could find our app,” says CEO… Read More

  • Velti is Working on a Mobile “Do Not Track” List

    Velti is Working on a Mobile “Do Not Track” List

    Velti plans to announce two new initiatives aimed at helping mobile advertisers get ahead of data collection and privacy concerns, according to a source who has been briefed by the company. My source says Velti, a publicly traded mobile ad company, is working on the first “Do Not Track” list built for mobile. Consumers should be able to direct their smartphone browsers at a specific… Read More

  • Stock Chart Site TradingView Adds European Stocks and a Watch List

    Stock Chart Site TradingView Adds European Stocks and a Watch List

    TradingView, a social finance site that launched last September, has just been upgraded with some new features, including data on European stocks and US stock futures. The site was created by trading software company MultiCharts. Charts, after all, are often at the heart of stock discussions, so TradingView is a place where those charts are front-and-center. Users can create and share charts… Read More

  • Washington Post Tests Personalized News Program

    Washington Post Tests Personalized News Program

    If you’re tired of seeing the same news as everyone else, The Washington Post is now experimenting with personalized headlines. That experiment is called Personal Post, and it’s available at personal.washingtonpost.com, where you’ll see a river of content that you can customize. If you’re already a member at WashingtonPost.com, you can log in and the site will offer… Read More