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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  • 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

  • WTF is fake news?

    WTF is fake news?

    Everyone, even our new president, seems to be talking about “fake news” — just look at how Google searches have spiked over the past few months. But what does fake news actually mean? On one level, the term seems pretty self-explanatory. Fake news is a story that’s completely false, usually invented for traffic and ad revenue, or to advance a political agenda —… Read More

  • Ford’s new “hub” beneath the World Trade Center highlights a transportation future beyond cars

    Ford opened a location that it’s calling the FordHub in the Westfield World Trade Center mall this week — but you won’t be able to buy any cars there. Instead, the location includes a large screen highlighting different ways (bike, subway and otherwise) to reach New York City landmarks, a ramp-and-marble model that illustrates the idea of traffic congestion and another… Read More

  • Conductor’s new mobile app helps businesses understand what customers are searching for

    Conductor’s new mobile app helps businesses understand what customers are searching for

    Conductor is launching a new mobile app that co-founder and CEO Seth Besmertnik described as a way to get quick access to “the voice of the customer.” The New York-based company started with a focus on search engine optimization before broadening to offer a broader range of marketing tools. Now, Besmertnik said, “The core of what we do is understand your customers and… Read More

  • ‘Star Trek Timelines’ game maker Disruptor Beam raises $8.5M

    ‘Star Trek Timelines’ game maker Disruptor Beam raises $8.5M

    Disruptor Beam has raised another $8.5 million to turn some of the best-known entertainment franchises into mobile games. It released its first title, Game of Thrones Ascent, in 2013, with Star Trek Timelines following last year. (The latter offers a particularly novel approach to Star Trek, combining space combat with roleplaying elements as characters from different Trek TV shows and… Read More

  • Reserve raises another $10M and plans new software for restaurants

    Reserve raises another $10M and plans new software for restaurants

    Reserve, a startup offering table and customer management tools for restaurants, is announcing that it has raised $10 million in Series B funding. When the company first launched in 2014, it billed itself as a “digital concierge” that would make it easier for diners to get reservations at top restaurants. Last year, it launched a new product called Reserve for Restaurants… Read More

  • Emoji marketing startup Inmoji raises another $1.5M

    Emoji marketing startup Inmoji raises another $1.5M

    Emojis — not just a fun way to avoid writing actual words, but also an opportunity for 💰💰💰? Well, Inmoji, a startup that creates emoji-focused marketing campaigns, is announcing that it has raised an additional $1.5 million, bringing its total funding to $9 million. This comes a week after announcing a self-serve platform that should make these emoji campaigns accessible to… Read More

  • Backed by author Amy Tan, mobile fiction startup Radish raises $3M

    Backed by author Amy Tan, mobile fiction startup Radish raises $3M

    Radish is officially launching its mobile apps for reading bite-sized chunks of serialized fiction — and it’s announcing that it has raised $3 million in seed funding. This isn’t the first startup to experiment with new ways to deliver fiction via e-readers and mobile devices. In fact, I wrote about one of them in my very first piece for TechCrunch five years ago. But… Read More

  • Snapchat's new user-friendly design

    Trying out Snapchat’s new universal search capabilities

    Snapchat recently released its redesigned app on iOS; it now has universal search capabilities, so I decided to give it a try — you can watch me fumble around in the video above. The search bar functions like, well, a search bar — if you’re looking for another user, group chat or Discover publisher, you just type them in. It also introduces Quick Chat recommendations, so… Read More

  • The League brings its picky dating app to Android

    The League brings its picky dating app to Android

    The League, the dating app known for its exclusivity, has now officially launched on Android. The company has been accused of elitism, though founder and CEO Amanda Bradford has said her vision is more about creating a service that welcomes ambitious women. The app still makes users apply to join, and it screens them based on their Facebook and LinkedIn profiles, but it also redesigned… Read More

  • Peer5 leverages viewers’ devices for a P2P approach to streaming video

    Peer5 leverages viewers’ devices for a P2P approach to streaming video

    Anyone who’s tried to watch a popular show like Game of Thrones online has probably had moments where everything pauses and you’re stuck watching a spinning wheel or blinking dots as the streaming service struggles to handle viewer demand. Peer5, one of the startups in the current class at incubator Y Combinator, is working to solve this problem — in fact, it’s… Read More

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