Anthony Ha

Anthony Ha

Senior Writer

Anthony Ha is a senior writer at TechCrunch, where he covers media and advertising, writes the Daily Crunch newsletter, and co-hosts the Original Content podcast. 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. He lives in New York City.

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Live video shopping startup Talkshoplive raises $3M

Talkshoplive is a startup that’s worked with stars like Paul McCartney and Garth Brooks, as well as small businesses, to host shopping-focused live videos. Today, it’s announcing that it h

Ad Practitioners acquires Knoq to move the startup’s door-to-door marketing approach online

Knoq (formerly known as Polis) was a startup that recruited representatives to go door-to-door in their neighborhoods, talking up client products and services. So for obvious reasons, it faced challen

Tencent backs digital rights startup Pex in $57M round

Pex, a startup aiming to give rightsholders more control over how their content is used and reused online, has raised $57 million in new funding. The round comes from existing investors including Susa

Daily Crunch: Parler is back online

Parler returns from limbo, Uber lobbies Europe and we have more details about Notion’s outage. This is your Daily Crunch for February 15, 2021. The big story: Parler is back online The social ne

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Lupin’ is a twisty delight

The new Netflix series “Lupin” is a loose adaptation of the Arséne Lupin stories by Maurice Leblanc, but it’s set in the present day, with a hero who’s inspired by the exploit

Daily Crunch: Jack Dorsey and Jay Z invest in bitcoin development

Jack Dorsey and Jay Z create a bitcoin endowment, Datadog acquires a Startup Battlefield company and BuzzFeed experiments with AI-generated quizzes. This is your Daily Crunch for February 12, 2021. Oh

BuzzFeed uses AI to create romantic partners in its latest quiz

A new BuzzFeed quiz is the first in what Director of Product for Quizzes Chris Johanesen said he’s hoping will be a series of “stunt-y experiments” that the publisher launches this y

Daily Crunch: TikTok becomes a political battleground in Russia

We take an in-depth look at TikTok usage in Russia, Facebook’s Oversight Board looks beyond Facebook and Sesame Workshop backs an edtech fund. This is your Daily Crunch for February 11, 2021. Th

Apple launches a new AR experience tied to ‘For All Mankind’

“For All Mankind: Time Capsule” is a new augmented reality app created by Apple to promote the upcoming second season of “For All Mankind,” which premieres on February 19 on Ap

Frame.io streamlines film production with ‘camera to cloud’ video uploads

Video collaboration startup Frame.io unveiled a new technology today that it calls Frame.io Camera to Cloud. Michael Cioni, the startup’s global senior vice president of innovation, explained th

Reduct.Video raises $4M to simplify video editing

The team at Reduct.Video is hoping to dramatically increase the amount of videos created by businesses. The startup’s technology is already used by customers including Intuit, Autodesk, Facebook

Daily Crunch: Facebook tests a News Feed with less politics

Facebook tries to get less political, Oracle’s TikTok acquisition may not be happening and Twitter says Donald Trump is banned forever. This is your Daily Crunch for February 10, 2021. The big s

Scalarr raises $7.5M to fight mobile ad fraud

Scalarr, a startup that says it uses machine learning to combat ad fraud, is announcing that it has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding. The company was founded by CEO Inna Ushakova and CPO Yuriy

Zynga CEO says he’s on the lookout for more acquisitions

If you’re wondering why Zynga issued $875 million in convertible notes at the end of 2020, CEO Frank Gibeau said the company was fundraising to build up a “war chest” for more acquis

With its new Pulse app, App Annie offers a more digestible view of its data

Mobile analytics and market data company App Annie launched a new app today that CEO Ted Krantz said is built not for the analyst who’s “immersed in the data,” but rather the executi

With subscriptions, Fiverr expands beyond project-based payments

Fiverr is adding a new way for freelancers on the marketplace to charge for their work — three- or six-month subscriptions. Through this feature, sellers on Fiverr can offer to provide a defined set

3 adtech and martech VCs see major opportunities in privacy and compliance

There seems to be plenty of activity in adtech and martech, particularly across the commerce ecosystem with tools that support monetization for small merchants.

Podz turns podcasts into a personalized audio newsfeed

Podz is the latest startup trying to solve the problem of podcast discovery, with backing from investors like M13, Katie Couric and Paris Hilton. “Even though podcasts have gained a lot of momen

Daily Crunch: Reddit raises $250M

Reddit raises more funding, Shopify expands payments to Facebook and a study suggests that the Apple Watch might be able to predict COVID diagnoses. This is your Daily Crunch for February 9, 2021. The

Seed firm Eniac Ventures raises $125M for its fifth fund

Eniac Ventures, a seed firm with a focus on New York startups, is announcing its fifth fund totaling $125 million. Eniac’s four general partners — Hadley Harris, Nihal Mehta, Vic Singh and Ti
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