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: MacBook Pro’s big update, Walmart buys Jet and Facebook’s adblocking saga continues

This week, reports hinted at what could be the most impactful MacBook Pro update in years, Walmart leveled up in the ecommerce space with its $3 billion purchase of Jet.com, and the Facebook adblockin

Weekly Roundup: Didi buys Uber China, Instagram’s Snapchatty ‘Stories’ and new emoji

This week tech companies worked their angles for the Rio Olympics, Uber China gave into Didi Chuxing and Instagram cloned Snapchat with an ephemeral new feature. Here are this week’s top storie

People.ai is using machine learning to rewrite the sales ops playbook

People.ai, a company bringing machine learning algorithms to sales operations, is emerging from stealth. The platform uses machine learning tech to give sales reps what it calls a predictive playboo

Weekly Roundup: Verizon buys Yahoo, WikiLeaks publishes DNC emails and Skully crashes

Yahoo finally found a buyer, Mobileye and Tesla broke up, and some of the largest tech companies reported quarterly earnings. These are the biggest tech stories of the week.

Deborah Anderson-Bialis to discuss fertility startup solutions at Disrupt SF

  Deborah Anderson-Bialis, the cofounder of pregnancy-focused tech startup FertilityIQ, is coming to Disrupt SF. After spending three years and over $70,000 to get pregnant, Anderson-Bialis an

Janica Alvarez to talk innovation in women’s medtech at Disrupt SF

Janica Alvarez, CEO and co-founder of Naya Health, is slated to speak at Disrupt SF this September. Janica’s mission for Naya Health is to create better experiences for moms through a range of earl

Weekly Roundup: Elon Musk’s master plan, Peter Thiel speaks at RNC and iPhone 7 leak

History was made this week in tech as Peter Thiel wowed the crowd at the RNC, Elon Musk exposed Master Plan Part Deux and we saw yet another iPhone 7 leak.

13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

This week’s headlines saw Pokémon Go mania, iPhone 7 leaks and the biggest tech IPO of the year so far. Here’s a quick roundup of the top tech news of the week so you can get back to hunt

15 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

This week, Apple's iOS 10 beta was released, Tesla Autopilot went under scrutiny and the tech world responded to the devastating shootings and protests that occurred across the country. These are the

13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

This week, Airbnb sued the city of San Francisco, details about a fatal Tesla autopilot crash came to light, and Facebook changed the News Feed again. Here are the top tech stories of the week.

13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

This week, Tesla announced plans to buy SolarCity, Twilio IPOed, the NY State senate passed an anti-Airbnb bill and we discovered the world's largest Nerf gun. Read on for a recap of the biggest tech

13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

This week, Microsoft bought up LinkedIn, Apple's WWDC took place and the E3 gaming trade show had the tech world talking. These are the stories you don't want to miss this week.

13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

Gawker files for bankruptcy, Verizon inches closer to buying Yahoo, what to expect at Apple's WWDC conference next week and more headlines to stay on top of this week's tech news.

13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

It was a short week with big news, as tech headlines saw two monster enterprise acquisitions, Mary Meeker released the annual Internet Trends Report and Uber got a its biggest round of funding yet. Th

13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

This week, Google successfully defended itself against the $9 billion fair use court case against Oracle, Snapchat’s financials were leaked, Twilio revealed its IPO filing and more. These are

13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

This week, announcements from Google’s annual I/O developer conference dominated tech headlines. But Oracle and Google are back in court, Apple unveiled a new redesigned store in SF and we learn

Highlights from Disrupt NY 2016

The doors to TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 opened May 9 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. The three-day conference hosted 2,300 attendees and hundreds of thousands more tuning in online. Indeed, Disru

13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

TechCrunch is gearing up for the Disrupt NY Hackathon and conference. This week, the battle between Brazilian authorities and WhatsApp continued, Tesla shared details about how effective its bioweapon

Meet the Disrupt NY 2016 speakers and judges

Disrupt NY is right around the corner. The event starts on May 9th and we’re delighted to reveal the agenda. The lineup is stellar and for the first time, we will be hosting Disrupt NY in Red Hook,

13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

This week, earnings reports continued, Elon Musk announced plans for SpaceX's first Mars mission, we spoke with the Reverend Jesse Jackson about diversity in the tech industry and more. These are the
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