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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  • Knotel raises $25M to expand its “headquarters as a service” approach to office space

    Knotel raises $25M to expand its “headquarters as a service” approach to office space

    Knotel announced today that it has raised $25 million in Series A funding. Founded in 2015, the company offers what co-founder and CEO Amol Sarva described as “headquarters as a service” — a flexible office space that can be customized for each tenant while also growing or shrinking as needed. This might sound like it’s addressing the same need as WeWork and other… Read More

  • Bulletin offers a flexible approach to shared retail space

    Bulletin offers a flexible approach to shared retail space

    For startups, opening a real-world, physical store can seem a bit quaint. Who wants to deal with the sky-high rents charged in prime, urban locations, not to mention getting locked into a long-term lease? Well, a Y Combinator-backed company called Bulletin is looking to offer a more flexible experience for brands who want to sell their products in brick-and-mortar stores — COO Ali… Read More

  • Cosmunity brings the geek convention experience online

    Cosmunity brings the geek convention experience online

    Cosmunity is a new social network for people who want to keep the experience of Comic Con (or another geek event of your choosing) going all year long. Co-founder and CEO Cole Egger recalled attending a Dallas Comic Con (now known as Fan Expo Dallas) and being “blown away by the size.” However, he found fans who were “frustrated” by the difficulty of staying connected… Read More

  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio shows off designs for planned tech hub

    NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio shows off designs for planned tech hub

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his team have revealed the designs for the 250,000-square foot Union Square Tech Hub. The hub, which was first announced in December, will include 58,000 square feet of “fluid space” for startups and a 36,500-square foot tech training center. Read More

  • Student job finder WayUp acquires competitor Looksharp

    Student job finder WayUp acquires competitor Looksharp

    WayUp is making its first acquisition — it’s buying the similarly focused Looksharp. Both companies have created job listing sites for college students and recent graduates, but WayUp co-founder and CEO Liz Wessel told me they’re complementary in a rather specific way: search engine optimization — after all, that’s where job seekers usually start looking for… Read More

  • Loom helps entrepreneurs lure freelance developers with equity

    Loom helps entrepreneurs lure freelance developers with equity

    According to Loom founder Chase White, there’s a familiar cycle that tech entrepreneurs go through: When they’re first getting started, they sell equity to angel investors, then they use the money to hire developers to actually build the product. Read More

  • Verizon reportedly closes in on a Yahoo acquisition with a $250M discount

    Verizon reportedly closes in on a Yahoo acquisition with a $250M discount

    Verizon and Yahoo are close to reaching a new acquisition deal, with a price tag that’s $250 million less than the $4.8 billion agreed upon last year, according to a Bloomberg report. A Verizon spokesperson declined to comment on the report. Even without confirmation, the story has been good for Yahoo stock — as of 11:51am Eastern, the price is up 1.4 percent since the… Read More

  • Mobile ad startup Vungle says it’s hit a $300M revenue run rate

    Mobile ad startup Vungle says it’s hit a $300M revenue run rate

    Adtech startups like to announce when they’ve hit $100 million in annualized revenue, but Vungle — which focuses on delivering in-app video ads — is doing a bit better than that. It says it’s now reached a $300 million revenue run rate. And while the last three months of the year tend to be the biggest quarter for advertising, CEO Zain Jaffer noted that… Read More

  • Yelp launches new feature for asking and answering questions about any business

    Yelp launches new feature for asking and answering questions about any business

    Yelp is releasing a new feature with the simple, self-explanatory name Questions and Answers. Well, mostly self-explanatory. This is distinct from Talk, a feature where Yelp users can ask an incredibly broad range of questions (as I write this, the New York page currently includes conversations about the travel time to the airport, when it’s legal to kick out a roommate and The… Read More

  • Etsy Studio is a new marketplace for craft supplies

    Etsy Studio is a new marketplace for craft supplies

    Etsy just announced what it’s calling its first marketplace in 11 years — Etsy Studio, where businesses can sell supplies to other Etsy users. CEO Chad Dickerson told me that while craft supplies were already available through the existing Etsy website, “It was a category that we didn’t focus on.” Then, about a year ago, the team started to work on the idea of… Read More

  • Smart calendar startup Meetingbird aims to take the headache out of scheduling

    Smart calendar startup Meetingbird aims to take the headache out of scheduling

    It’s a tiny-but-still-annoying part of almost every meeting and phone call — once you agree to meet someone or call them, there’s still another flurry of emails as you try to decide on a time. Tech companies large and small have tried to improve the meeting process. (I’m a fan of Doodle, myself.)  Now Y combinator-backed startup Meetingbird has taken a stab at it… Read More

  • Statsbot helps businesses pull their data into Slack

    Statsbot helps businesses pull their data into Slack

    Statsbot is giving companies a new way to look at their data — in their chatrooms on Slack. Co-founder and CEO Artyom Keydunov said that the product was inspired by his previous work leading a remote engineering team, when he realized that it would be “a good idea to bring data from Google Analytics or Mixpanel to the place where all collaboration happens — to… Read More

  • Crunch Report: Prince returns to Spotify

    Today’s Stories  Prince returns to Spotify and Napster this weekend WhatsApp now supports two-step authentication Amazon’s Tap speaker gets a hands-free update in defiance of its name Beats X bring Apple’s wireless headphone tech to a tethered form factor Credits Written and hosted by: Anthony Ha
    Edited by: Joe Zolnoski
    Filmed by: Matthew Mauro
    Teleprompter: Tomas… Read More

  • Facebook says it will open up for independent ad audit

    Facebook says it will open up for independent ad audit

    Following multiple admissions last year that it had been misreporting some of its ad numbers, Facebook just announced that it has committed to an audit by the Media Rating Council “to verify the accuracy of the information we deliver to our partners.” The mistakes that Facebook revealed last year seem relatively minor, but collectively, they probably have added momentum to… Read More

  • Crunch Report: Twitter’s Ad Revenue Stalls

    Today’s Stories  Twitter’s advertising business is stalling Zenefits is laying off 45% of its workforce Airbnb is buying Luxury Retreats for around $200M Facebook can now replace your weather app The Analogue Nt Mini is the perfect NES console for video game lovers Credits Written and hosted by: Anthony Ha
    Edited by: Joe Zolnoski
    Filmed by: Matthew Mauro
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  • Swiftype launches a new product to help companies search across Dropbox, Office, G Suite and more

    Swiftype launches a new product to help companies search across Dropbox, Office, G Suite and more

    Swiftype started out helping publishers like TechCrunch offer better site search, but it’s been expanding into other areas like customer support and e-commerce. Now it’s making its biggest leap yet, with the launch of an enterprise search product. Basically, Swiftype is offering large and small businesses a place where they can search all their documents and files across a variety… Read More

  • 455 Films is crowdfunding a new documentary about ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’

    455 Films is crowdfunding a new documentary about ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’

    When it was on the air, Deep Space Nine always seemed to be overshadowed by other Star Trek spinoffs — in the words of showrunner Ira Steven Behr, it was the “bastard stepchild” of the franchise. After all, The Next Generation and Voyager fit more comfortably into the template established by the original series, with a starship crew having new adventures on new planets… Read More

  • The New York Times offers free Spotify to new subscribers

    The New York Times offers free Spotify to new subscribers

    If you’ve been thinking about subscribing to The New York Times, this could be the moment to do it, since The Times just announced a special offer that also includes free access to Spotify Premium. The offer applies specifically to the Times’ All-Access subscription, which includes unlimited reading on the Times website and apps, as well as behind-the-scenes content. You’ll… Read More

  • Flipboard revamps its approach personalized news with new “Smart Magazines”

    Flipboard revamps its approach personalized news with new “Smart Magazines”

    Flipboard is releasing a big update today, which introduces “Smart Magazines” — a new way for people to find news stories and other content tied to their interests. CEO Mike McCue said the big goal behind this update was to answer the question, “How can we modernize the notion of magazines?” Like many print magazines, these Smart Magazines are meant help you dive… Read More

  • Ona could help you get better at dating with an online dating coach, therapist or matchmaker

    Ona could help you get better at dating with an online dating coach, therapist or matchmaker

    Here’s the thing about online dating: Not all of us are good at it. But if you, like me, suspect that you could benefit from a helping hand, a startup called Ona is offering professional support. After all, I’m guessing that many of you have already asked friends for advice on how to improve your Tinder profile, or what to say in your first message, or what to wear on a date. Read More

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