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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  • Nielsen will acquire Tribune-owned Gracenote for $560M

    Nielsen will acquire Tribune-owned Gracenote for $560M

    Tribune Media Company announced today that it has agreed to sell Gracenote (which provides metadata around TV, music and other media) to Nielsen. Gracenote says it provides the data for 12 million movie and TV listings and more than 200 million music tracks. It was first acquired by Sony in 2008, then sold to Tribune Media (not to be confused with its spinoff Tribune Publishing, now known… Read More

  • Personalization company Dynamic Yield raises $22M and adds Baidu as an investor

    Personalization company Dynamic Yield raises $22M and adds Baidu as an investor

    Dynamic Yield, a company offering tools to help online businesses deliver personalized experiences, has raised $22 million in series C funding. CEO Liad Agmon told me that he started Dynamic Yield (in 2011) because even existing personalization tools tended to be “point solutions for solving tactical problems.” With Dynamic Yield, on the other hand, Agmon wanted to deliver a… Read More

  • ‘Rogue One’ transports viewers to a bigger Star Wars universe

    ‘Rogue One’ transports viewers to a bigger Star Wars universe

    For months, I insisted that I wasn’t going to see Rogue One. I was kind of a whiner about it: Yes, I did see The Force Awakens, and yes, I mostly liked it, but I kept telling friends that I didn’t need to buy a ticket to a new Star Wars movie every year for the rest of my life. I repeated that speech right up until I found out that a certain TechCrunch editor had… Read More

  • IAB study says majority of IoT owners are okay with ads on their devices

    IAB study says majority of IoT owners are okay with ads on their devices

    It might seem a little weird to think about seeing ads on, say, your smart refrigerator — but according to a new study, Americans are actually pretty open to the idea of advertising on “Internet of Things” devices. The study was released by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (a trade group for online publishers and advertisers) and conducted by MARU/VCR&C, which says… Read More

  • GumGum Sports helps teams and advertisers calculate the value of sponsorships

    GumGum Sports helps teams and advertisers calculate the value of sponsorships

    While GumGum is best-known as an in-image advertising company, CEO Ophir Tanz told me, “Advertising, in my mind, was just one aspect of what we did.” In other words, he sees plenty of other applications for GumGum’s computer vision technology, which is why the company released a social media product earlier this year, and why it’s now launching GumGum Sports. The aim… Read More

  • Amino Apps raises $19.2M to build more mobile communities

    Amino Apps raises $19.2M to build more mobile communities

    Amino Apps, a startup aiming to reinvent online forums for the mobile world, has raised $19.2 million in Series B funding. The New York City-based company started out by building individual apps focused on topics like anime and Doctor Who, but earlier this year it launched a new, all-purpose Amino app that allows anyone to launch a community. Now more than 250,000 communities have been… Read More

  • The Daily Beast brings Cheat Sheet news summaries to its mobile app and Alexa

    The Daily Beast brings Cheat Sheet news summaries to its mobile app and Alexa

    The Daily Beast launched a new version of its iOS app today, incorporating one of the IAC-owned news site’s main features — the Cheat Sheet, which provides brief (150 to 200 word) summaries of the day’s top stories. The Cheat Sheet gets prominent placement in the app. In fact, it’s now one of two main sections, along with Top Stories. And that’s not the only… Read More

  • Edward Snowden says “the central problem of the future” is control of user data

    Edward Snowden says “the central problem of the future” is control of user data

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey interviewed Edward Snowden today, and the big topic was technology. During the Q&A (which was broadcast live from the Pardon Snowden Periscope account) Snowden discussed the data that many online companies continue to collect about their users, creating a “quantified world” — and more opportunities for government surveillance. “If you are… Read More

  • Opera Mediaworks will change its name to AdColony

    Opera Mediaworks will change its name to AdColony

    Opera Mediaworks will have a new name in the new year — AdColony. Mediaworks started as the ad-focused subsidiary of mobile browser company Opera, but it split off when a Chinese consortium acquired the browser business (and took the Opera name with it) earlier this year. AdColony, meanwhile, was a mobile video ad startup that was acquired by Opera. It continued to operate within… Read More

  • Segment adds Google BigQuery to expand its customer data platform

    Segment adds Google BigQuery to expand its customer data platform

    Segment helps businesses manage all their data from services like Google Analytics, Mixpanel and Salesforce — and send that data to a variety of destinations, whether it’s an attribution product or a data warehouse. The company announced yesterday that it’s expanding its offerings by integrating with BigQuery, Google’s data warehousing service. This might seem like… Read More

  • BuzzFeed hires Gilad Lotan as VP of data science

    BuzzFeed hires Gilad Lotan as VP of data science

    BuzzFeed has a new vice president leading its data science team. Gilad Lotan has a long résumé in the field, having most recently served as chief data scientist at New York-based startup studio Betaworks, and before that working in data-related roles at SocialFlow, Microsoft and Endemol. Publisher Dao Nguyen told me that this is a new role at BuzzFeed — the closest equivalent being… Read More

  • European Commission clears the way for Microsoft-LinkedIn deal

    European Commission clears the way for Microsoft-LinkedIn deal

    Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn looks like it’s ready to go. The company’s Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith just announced that the deal has been cleared by the European Commission — the last regulator that needed to sign off on the deal. “As a result, we’ve now obtained all of the regulatory approvals needed to complete the acquisition… Read More

  • The TC Disrupt London Startup Battlefield finalists are InsideDNA, LiftIgniter, Oxehealth, PhenixP2P and Seenit

    The TC Disrupt London Startup Battlefield finalists are InsideDNA, LiftIgniter, Oxehealth, PhenixP2P and Seenit

    Disrupt London Day 1 was a massive success. DeepMind’s Mustafa Suleyman taught us about the future of AI. Autonomy founder Dr. Michael Lynch mocked HP’s $5 billion lawsuit against him. And Boston Dynamics’ Marc Raibert showed off his four-legged robotic friend, SpotMini. But the heart of Disrupt has always been the Startup Battlefield, and this year’s London crew was… Read More

  • Wandered.space helps you explore the cool spots all around you

    Wandered.space helps you explore the cool spots all around you

    Wandered.space is a service for those moments when you want to explore the area around you, but don’t know where to go. It was created this weekend at TechCrunch’s Disrupt London hackathon by a team of three coworkers from Seattle-based Azuqua. One of them, Skyler Hartle, told me that they were inspired by their visit to London and decided to create something that would help… Read More

  • Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures moves into video game publishing

    Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures moves into video game publishing

    Annapurna Pictures, the production company behind films including Zero Dark Thirty and Her, is launching a new division focused on video game development and publishing. Annapurna was founded by Megan Ellison, daughter of Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, and has developed a reputation for writing relatively large checks for arty, director-driven films — though it’s also faced… Read More

  • iHeartRadio launches on-demand music plans starting at $4.99 a month

    iHeartRadio launches on-demand music plans starting at $4.99 a month

    A few months ago, iHeartRadio announced that it would be adding paid subscriptions for on-demand music. Today it’s releasing more details about its plans — and launching beta versions of those paid offerings. iHeartMedia, the company behind iHeartRadio, has its roots in traditional radio (it owns 858 stations), and until now, the app was largely a way for you to listen to radio on… Read More

  • Jerrick, the company that relaunched Omni, unveils a new community publishing platform

    Jerrick, the company that relaunched Omni, unveils a new community publishing platform

    Rick Schwartz has produced some great, successful movies, including The Departed, Black Swan and Gangs of New York. But with Jerrick Media Holdings (founded with former Wall Street executive Jeremy Frommer), he’s shifting his focus to the online world. Schwartz explained the move by saying he’d “noticed that it was harder and harder to get people to go into theaters… Read More

  • Eric Schmidt-backed data science startup Civis Analytics raises $22M

    Eric Schmidt-backed data science startup Civis Analytics raises $22M

    Civis Analytics, a company founded by the chief analytics officer of Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, has raised $22 million in Series A funding. Founder and CEO Dan Wagner told me that after the election, he discovered that many organizations — whether they were in politics, government or business — were dealing with problems similar to the ones he faced during… Read More

  • Knotch has patented its color-based feedback system

    Knotch has patented its color-based feedback system

    Knotch promises marketers a better way to collect user feedback about the effectiveness of their sponsored content. Now it’s announcing that it has received a design patent for its approach. Basically, when a sponsored article uses Knotch, a survey question pops up at the end, which is supposed to help advertisers assess your state of mind after reading the article. The big difference… Read More

  • AT&T unveils its TV streaming service DirecTV Now, which will launch on Nov. 30

    AT&T unveils its TV streaming service DirecTV Now, which will launch on Nov. 30

    AT&T today officially unveiled its DirecTV Now live TV streaming service at an event held in New York City. The service, which is launching on November 30, was first announced earlier this year. Many of the details about the new service were reported already, including a starting price point of $35 per month, and a lineup of more than 100 channels, with the option to add on premium… Read More

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