Anna Escher

Anna Escher

Senior Audience Development Analyst

Anna Escher is a Senior Audience Development Analyst at TechCrunch. Her work has appeared in TechCrunch, the LA Weekly and OC Weekly where she has written about tech, music and food. She holds an M.A. in arts journalism and online media from USC and a B.A. in communication studies from LMU.

The Latest from Anna Escher

Review: Cult of the Machine at the de Young

Let’s flash back to the Machine Age, the period in American history that gave us the assembly line, the first nonstop transcontinental flight, regular radio broadcasts, and the first robot capab

8 big announcements from Google I/O 2018

Google kicked off its annual I/O developer conference at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. Here are some of the biggest announcements from the Day 1 keynote. There will be more to c

Everything Facebook launched at F8 and Why

Day 1 of Facebook’s F8 conference was packed with announcements and updates. Here are 10 big takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote on Day 1. You can find full coverage and analysis of F

Watch every panel from Disrupt Berlin 2017

We're here at Arena Berlin for Disrupt Berlin 2017, TechCrunch's annual Europe event, where our stage plays host to speaker panels featuring top figures in tech and, of course, our Startup Battlefield

Watch every panel from Startup Battlefield Australia 2017

On November 16, TechCrunch and Elevacao hosted Startup Battlefield Australia in Sydney. The pitch-off competition featured startups from all over Australia and New Zealand. Top-notch investors and

Watch Startup Battlefield Australia live right here

Here we are in Sydney, Australia, hosting our signature Startup Battlefield competition. We have an amazing lineup of speakers who all share a ton of knowledge and expertise about technology in Aust

9GAG CEO Ray Chan: ‘Building a healthy community is a never-ending battle’

If you enjoy getting lost in memes and social media, you've undoubtedly stumbled across 9GAG at some point. 9GAG is a Hong Kong-based site that hosts and distributes funny pictures, videos and memes.

People.ai raises $7M to automate sales ops for the enterprise

People.ai is a startup using AI to give sales managers a predictive playbook for the best way to close a deal. The company is announcing it has raised $7 million in Series A funding led by Lightspe

Guesty raises $3M to be a Salesforce for property managers

Companies like Guesty, which just raised $3 million, are building tech to help property managers optimize their listings.

Weekly Roundup: Apple to reset the Mac Pro, Tesla most valuable U.S. automaker

Apple reveals that it will be resetting its approach with the Mac Pro, the Waymo v. Uber lawsuit moves forward and Tesla surpasses GM to become the most valuable U.S. automaker. Here are the top stori

Causes of the global water crisis and 12 companies trying to solve it

Snap is already more valuable than these 9 companies

Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, had a stellar first day in its public debut on the New York Stock Exchange, popping 44 percent. The company's market cap is being reported as $34 billion (fu

Weekly Roundup: CRISPR-Cas9 patent case concludes, Mark Zuckerberg’s 5,000 word letter to global community

This week, the CRISPR-Cas9 patent case came to a close, an encrypted messaging app went open source and Facebook announced some big changes to its video product. These are some of the notable stories

Weekly Roundup: Snap files for massive IPO, Uber CEO quits Trump advisory council

Snap Inc. files for its +$25 billion IPO, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick quits Trump’s advisory council and the tech industry reacts to Trump’s immigration ban. These are the biggest tech stori

Weekly Roundup: Zuckerberg defends Oculus in court, Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence

President Trump is officially the 45th president of the United States. Minutes after the inauguration, the White House's LGBT rights page disappeared, as well as any mention of the terms "climate chan

Weekly Roundup: Claims surface on Trump’s dealings with Russia, Yahoo splits into Altaba

As part of the Verizon acquisition, Yahoo has split itself into an investment unit called Altaba and is now waiting for Verizon to undertake its remaining assets. Amazon announced a plan to create 100

10 of the coolest gadgets we saw at CES 2017

It’s difficult to narrow down everything that happened at CES this year. We met tons of promising new startups and went hands-on with brand new gadgets on the floor of the expo hall, nightly ev

Weekly Roundup: Obama imposes sanctions on Russian intelligence, Snapchat and Oculus eat up startups

This year, Donald Trump's U.S. election triumph sent Silicon Valley into a spiral of uncertainty, Facebook addressed its fake news problem, the IPO landscape saw little action and the UK separated for

Weekly Roundup: Tim Cook explains why he met with Trump, Uber stops self-driving pilot in SF

Uber took its self-driving vehicle fleet to Arizona after being kicked out of San Francisco, Tim Cook cleared up why he met with Trump, and executive level shakeups occurred at Twitter this week. Thes

Everything that happened at Disrupt London 2016

The doors to TechCrunch Disrupt London 2016 opened December 5 at the Copper Box Arena in London. The two-day conference hosted more than 2,300 attendees, with hundreds of thousands more tuning in onli
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