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

Weekly Roundup: Facebook’s fake news, MacBook Pro reviewed, first human CRISPR-ed

Facebook's fake news frenzy continued as the company came under scrutiny for its debated influence on the U.S. election, LinkedIn was blocked in Russia and a human CRISPR-ed for the first time. Also,

How Facebook can escape the echo chamber

Facebook may have built an influence so large that it’s cracking under the weight of its News Feed. Mark Zuckerberg began an interview on stage at Techonomy16 discussing the evolution of th

Weekly Roundup: Trump victory casts shadow of despair over tech industry

This week, the U.S. was shell-shocked and the tech world was in dismay from Donald Trump's election victory. Silicon Valley lost its mind in a mess of tweet storms and public outcry. It was the perfec

13 of the best tweets about the election

The polls for the 2016 election are beginning to close and Twitter is aflame. As the trashfire of this election burns itself to cinders, we got out of fetal position and took a break from counting dow

Weekly Roundup: Tesla’s solar roof, Facebook’s killer Q3 and new emoji

This week, Facebook's Trending Topics system was notably late to a huge social media protest, Elon Musk announced new solar roof panels that the company hopes will change how we consume electric power

Watch the full series of “The Down Round”

Silicon Valley is like no other place in the world right now. The Bay Area has been booming with ideas and innovation for the past decade. But in 2016, the IPO market wilted and unicorns suddenly had

Weekly Roundup: MacBook Pro makes waves, AT&T acquiring Time Warner and RIP Vine

Apple and Microsoft both held big hardware events this week, unveiling a few new devices like the new MacBook Pro and the Surface Studio. Twitter announced it is shutting down Vine and laying off 9% o

Weekly Roundup: Tesla’s self-driving tech progress, Apple announces MacBook event

This week, Tesla made a major announcement about the availability of its self-driving tech, Apple revealed when its next MacBooks are going to be announced, and we reviewed Google's new Pixel XL. Thes

Weekly Roundup: Galaxy Note 7 recalled, Amazon’s music service and Verizon/Yahoo sale troubles

Things were pretty bleak for tech companies this week as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was officially recalled and Yahoo's securities woes reportedly drove Verizon to request a $1 billion discount on its

Weekly Roundup: Snapchat’s IPO agenda, Google’s new hardware and RIP Meerkat

This week, Google revealed new hardware, Facebook outlined its plans for the company's future in VR and we paid our respects to Meerkat.

Weekly Roundup: Snapchat’s new Specs, Beyoncé is a tech investor and SpaceX’s plans to colonize Mars

This week, Elon Musk revealed SpaceX's plan for humans to inhabit Mars, Google rebranded its cloud services and rumors swirled about a Twitter bid. These are the top stories of the week, and you can a

Figma now lets interface designers collaborate on projects

Interface design collaboration tool Figma is launching its Multiplayer feature, which allows designers to collaborate in real time on the same projects.

WTF is clickbait?

Let's settle this, once and for all: Clickbaiting is the intentional act of over-promising or otherwise misrepresenting — in a headline, on social media, in an image, or some combination — what

Weekly Roundup: Apple’s auto rumors, GoPro’s new devices and CZI’s $3B pledge

This week, Yahoo came clean about a 2014 hack, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced a huge investment to cure disease, rumors swirled around possible car tech acquisitions for Apple and the AI

Highlights from Disrupt SF 2016

The doors to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 opened September 12 at Pier 48 in San Francisco. The three-day conference hosted over 5,000 attendees, with hundreds of thousands more tuning in online. In

Everything you need to know from Apple’s iPhone 7 event

Apple held its annual September press conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, unveiling the iPhone 7 at long last. CEO Tim Cook took the stage (after a charming bout of Carpool Karaoke) to introduce

Weekly Roundup: SpaceX explosion destroys Facebook satellite, Google takes on Uber

This week, what would have been Facebook's first satellite was destroyed in a Falcon 9 explosion, Facebook changed its Trending Topics layout and new information about the Dropbox password breach was

Weekly Roundup: Zero-day hacks rock Apple, WhatsApp changes privacy policy

August, the weekend of months. This week a zero-day hack rocked Apple, WhatsApp announced a major privacy change and Tesla announced a new model that takes Ludicrous Mode to the next level. Would you

Weekly Roundup: Uber’s venture into self-driving cars, Gawker acquired and NSA targeted by hackers

This week, Uber revealed imminent plans to get passengers into self-driving cars, Gawker died, Snapchat made a big acquisition and an early stage SF venture firm may be imploding. Get the Weekly Round

Ida Tin to speak on bringing analytics to female health at Disrupt SF

Ida Tin, co-founder and CEO of digital female health company Clue, will speak at Disrupt SF this fall. Clue’s app is known for its user-friendly menstrual cycle tracking abilities and its miss
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