Anthony Ha

Anthony Ha is a senior 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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  • TechCrunch’s Original Content takes on ‘The Defenders’

    TechCrunch’s Original Content takes on ‘The Defenders’

    What the heck is this?? Two episodes of Original Content in one week??? Well, we’re still figuring out the scheduling. More importantly, we wanted to get you our review of Netflix and Marvel’s new series The Defenders — their street-level version of The Avengers, bringing together Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and (sigh) Iron Fist to battle Sigourney… Read More

  • Nielsen announces new division to measure esports sponsorships

    Nielsen announces new division to measure esports sponsorships

    Another sign that e-sports are turning into a big business: Nielsen is launching a new division focused providing research and consulting to the industry. The measurement firm already has a unit focused on gaming — in fact, Nicole Pike, Nielsen’s vice president of gaming, said Nielsen Esports was created in response to growing interest from the firm’s gaming clients. One of… Read More

  • TechCrunch launches ‘Original Content,’ a podcast about streaming TV, movies and more

    TechCrunch launches ‘Original Content,’ a podcast about streaming TV, movies and more

    Each week, TechCrunch’s Anthony Ha and Darrell Etherington talk about what’s new in original streaming shows, movies, comics and more on ‘Original Content.’ Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime – if it’s new, original, and available to stream on the web or mobile, you’ll hear about it on this podcast first (or at least second). Plus, we’ll talk to the… Read More

  • Narrativ helps publishers make more money when they drive sales

    Narrativ helps publishers make more money when they drive sales

    Narrativ founder and CEO Shirley Chen said there’s a big revenue opportunity that’s gone largely untapped by online publishers — namely, the links those publishers are already using to direct readers to buy the products mentioned in an article. Sure, affiliate links are a common business model, where publishers get a cut of the business that they’re sending to retailers. Read More

  • OneSignal raises $7M for its free push notification tools

    OneSignal raises $7M for its free push notification tools

    Push notifications are one of the main ways we connect with our apps —  but according to OneSignal CEO George Deglin, most of the tools for managing those notifications are too expensive without offering the features that developers need. Deglin’s company started out as a Y Combinator-backed mobile developer called Hiptic Games. It was as a game developer that he said he first… Read More

  • GoDaddy launches SmartLine to give businesses a second mobile phone number

    GoDaddy launches SmartLine to give businesses a second mobile phone number

    GoDaddy may be best known for its web domain registry (a business that’s been in the headlines recently), but it’s also moving into the voice and telephone business, starting with last year’s acquisition of FreedomVoice. Today the company is launching a new app called SmartLine, aimed at addressing a basic need of small businesses — more and more of them (86 percent… Read More

  • Casper announces a new high-end mattress called the Wave

    Casper announces a new high-end mattress called the Wave

    Casper is unveiling a new mattress that co-founder and Chief Product Officer Jeff Chapin said responds to your body’s shape, combining the best elements of soft and firm mattresses. The Wave mattress comes with a higher price tag, starting at $1,000 for a twin and extending up to $1,850 for a queen and $2,250 for a California king. (The price for Casper’s regular mattress ranges… Read More

  • Don’t turn comics publishers into IP factories

    Don’t turn comics publishers into IP factories

    This past week’s news that Netflix would purchase independent comics publisher Millarworld is hardly an outlier. It echoes larger moves made by Warner Brothers and Disney, when they purchased the two largest comics publishers, DC and Marvel, respectively, cementing their own cinematic comics universes. And while the specifics of those deals differ, both have kept their comics… Read More

  • LaterPay brings its media payment technology to the US

    LaterPay brings its media payment technology to the US

    LaterPay is offering media companies a business model that goes beyond subscriptions and ads. LaterPay is trying to help monetize “the vast space” between subscriptions and ads, allowing publishers to charge for their content on an à la carte basis. That can meaning charging per article or video, or asking users to buy a pass to their site for a limited period of time. Read More

  • BuzzFeed hires Eric Karp as its first head of licensing

    BuzzFeed hires Eric Karp as its first head of licensing

    Get ready for more BuzzFeed-branded products. The company has hired Eric Karp, previously the general manager of licensing at Crayola, as its first head of licensing. Karp will be working with outside partners to develop new products around BuzzFeed brands. BuzzFeed has already been moving into unusual product areas with things like the Glamspin (a fidget spinner with lip gloss) and the Tasty… Read More

  • Amplitude raises another $30M for its product-focused analytics tools

    Amplitude raises another $30M for its product-focused analytics tools

    Amplitude has raised $30 million to fund what CEO Spenser Skates said is a mission of “helping product people build better products.” That’s not quite how Amplitude pitched itself initially, which was more about undercutting other analytics companies on price. Skates (pictured above with his co-founder Curtis Liu) said this is less a change in direction for the company than a… Read More

  • NBCUniversal is shutting down Seeso, its streaming service for comedy fans

    NBCUniversal is shutting down Seeso, its streaming service for comedy fans

    Subscription streaming service Seeso will be shutting down later this year. The NBCUniversal-owned service made the announcement today on Facebook. It was revealed earlier that several Seeso originals, including HarmonQuest and My Brother My Brother and Me, will be moving to Vrv, a gamer- and geek-focused streaming video service from digital media company Ellation. Read More

  • David Letterman returns to TV with six-episode Netflix deal

    David Letterman returns to TV with six-episode Netflix deal

    David Letterman has signed a deal to host six episodes of a new program for Netflix. The company hasn’t released many details of the topics, format or guests, but it sounds like it won’t just be a standard in-the-studio talk show — Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement, “David Letterman is a true television icon, and I can’t wait… Read More

  • Facebook says it’s removing accidental clicks from its ad network

    Facebook says it’s removing accidental clicks from its ad network

    Advertisers on Facebook’s Audience Network will no longer have to worry that they’re paying for users who accidentally clicked on their ads. I’m betting we’ve all had moments where we were scrolling or swiping or clicking through a website/mobile app and we ended up clicking on an ad without really meaning to. (Those moments probably outnumber the times I’ve… Read More

  • Meet the first eight startups in the Verizon Media Tech Venture Studio

    Meet the first eight startups in the Verizon Media Tech Venture Studio

    Verizon Ventures and R/GA are kicking off the first round of their digital media “venture studio” and unveiling the first lineup of startups. The program was announced back in March, with the goal of helping Verizon find innovation in media and advertising. The company says startups will be connecting — and potentially partnering with — its teams at Oath (the digital… Read More

  • ‘Paranormal Activity’ director Oren Peli launches a new social app

    ‘Paranormal Activity’ director Oren Peli launches a new social app

    Oren Peli, who wrote and directed the enormously successful film Paranormal Activity, is launching a new iOS and Android app designed to help users create, find and join local events. Spot‘s launch might be doubly surprising — not only is Peli launching an app, but it seems like an odd idea to come from someone best known for horror movies (he also produced the Paranormal… Read More

  • Cute robot Kuri will also work as your family videographer

    Cute robot Kuri will also work as your family videographer

    We’ve written several times about Kuri, a self-driving robot that responds to voice commands. But there’s a big question that still hasn’t been answered. As Chris Matthews, vice president of marketing at Mayfield Robotics put it: “What does Kuri do?” In other words, we know that Kuri is cute and fun, but why would someone pay $799 for it? The answer — at least… Read More

  • Boxed is trying to predict when you’ll run out of snacks and toilet paper

    Boxed is trying to predict when you’ll run out of snacks and toilet paper

    Boxed allows online shoppers to to find the same kinds of deals you’d get at a wholesale retailer like Costco. Now it wants to help you avoid that awkward moment when you realize you’re all out of toilet paper. Co-founder and CTO William Fong said that last week, the company released a new feature called SmartStockup to about a quarter of its users, and it’s in the process… Read More

  • Time Inc. is moving all its websites to a new platform called Element

    Time Inc. is moving all its websites to a new platform called Element

    Time Inc. websites will be getting a new look over the next few months, thanks to a new in-house platform called Element. Ben Ronne, Time Inc.’s executive director, product, platforms, told me that this is part of a broader effort to centralize the company’s technology — for example, he said that in the past year, Time Inc. has gone from 14 content management systems to… Read More

  • Placecast launches new product to verify the location data in mobile ad campaigns

    Placecast launches new product to verify the location data in mobile ad campaigns

    Alistair Goodman, CEO of mobile marketing company Placecast, said location data is the “next frontier” when it comes to ad measurement and verification. For example, Goodman pointed to a study by Factual and the Mobile Marketing Association that found that 40 percent of marketers are concerned about the quality of location data. He said there are a number of different… Read More

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