Anthony Ha

Anthony Ha

Senior Writer

Anthony Ha is a senior writer at TechCrunch, where he covers media and advertising 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.

The Latest from Anthony Ha

Daily Crunch: What went wrong at Magic Leap

Magic Leap may be on its last legs, the next iPhone could be delayed by a month and WhatsApp says its efforts to slow the spread of misinformation are working. Here’s your Daily Crunch for April

YouTube and Tribeca announce We Are One, a 10-day online film festival

With COVID-19 making it unsafe to watch movies in crowded theaters, not to mention traveling for the red-carpet glamor of a film festival, many festival organizers have been looking at online alternat

Original Content podcast: ‘Ozark’ keeps building tension in season three

The Netflix crime drama “Ozark” might not be exactly what you think of when you hear the phrase “high octane.” While there are a few big explosions, there are far more scenes o

Daily Crunch: AT&T CEO steps down

AT&T is getting a new boss, the first piece of Apple and Google’s COVID-19 contact tracing program should be available soon and Snap is looking to raise more debt. Here’s your Daily Cr

Fortnite hosted a psychedelic Travis Scott concert and 12.3M people watched

The idea of an in-game Travis Scott concert might seem a little silly — particularly if, like me, you’re not really a Fortnite player. Yes, the popular multiplayer game has hosted other promot

Original Content podcast: ‘Too Hot to Handle’ might be a work of evil genius

Is “Too Hot to Handle” the dumbest show on Netflix … or the most diabolically brilliant? The reality TV series brings a group of twentysomethings together on a secluded tropical retr

Daily Crunch: There’s a major iPhone email security bug

Apple plans to fix an iPhone email security bug, Magic Leap cuts 1,000 staffers and Google is requiring all advertisers to identify themselves. Here’s your Daily Crunch for April 23, 2020. 1. A

NBCUniversal makes its content and ads more shoppable with a new Checkout experience

NBCUniversal is introducing a new way to incorporate commerce into the viewing and reading experience, which it calls NBCUniversal Checkout. The new product is part of the company’s One Platform

Daily Crunch: Facebook makes a big bet in India

Facebook makes a $5.7 billion investment in Reliance Jio, Netflix’s latest quarter was even better than expected and Patreon lays off 30 employees. Here’s your Daily Crunch for April 22, 2

TapClicks expands its marketing platform by acquiring AdStage

Digital marketing company TapClicks announced this morning that it’s broadening its platform with the acquisition of AdStage. AdStage first launched back in 2013 as a cross-network advertising

Netflix says 64M households ‘chose to watch’ the documentary hit ‘Tiger King’

How big a hit is Netflix’s “Tiger King”? In its latest earnings release, the streaming company says 64 million households have “chosen to watch” the docu-series its first

Netflix beats growth predictions with 15.77M net new subscribers

With almost everyone stuck at home thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, Netflix was widely expected to do well in the first quarter of 2020 — but it did even better than anticipated. Before the current

Daily Crunch: Fandango acquires Walmart’s video service Vudu

A new acquisition should help Fandango expand its streaming efforts, Apple brings its digital services to new countries and new research suggests a higher-than-expected infection rate for COVID-19. 1.

Disruptor Beam relaunches as gaming infrastructure-maker Beamable

Disruptor Beam, the mobile gaming startup behind Star Trek Timelines, has a new name and a new business. It’s now calling itself Beamable, and it’s selling a set of tools to help game deve

Daily Crunch: Apple’s new Magic Keyboard, reviewed

The new Magic Keyboard is good, Uber launches new delivery services and Facebook releases its Gaming app ahead of schedule. Here’s your Daily Crunch for April 20, 2020, a totally regular date wi

Original Content podcast: ‘Devs’ asks unsettling questions about free will

We discussed our initial impressions of “Devs” on an episode of the Original Content podcast a few weeks ago, shortly after the show launched on FX/Hulu. At the time, we observed that alt

Daily Crunch: Stripe now valued at $36B

Stripe raises new funding, Uber acknowledges financial uncertainty and a controversial facial recognition startup accidentally exposes its source code. Here’s your Daily Crunch for April 17, 202

Vox Media is cutting pay and furloughing 9% of employees

Vox Media is making a number of cutbacks in response to the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to Vox itself, the digital media company owns properties including Curbed, Eater, R

Daily Crunch: Verizon buys videoconferencing company BlueJeans

Verizon makes a move into videoconferencing, Jeff Bezos discusses a plan to test Amazon employees for COVID-19 and Apple is reportedly working on new over-ear headphones. Here’s your Daily Crun

Original Content: Netflix’s ‘Tigertail’ tells a melancholy immigrant story

“Tigertail,” a new film on Netflix, weaves together the past and the present to tell the life story of Pin-Jui, who we first meet as a Taiwanese boy dreaming of moving to America. We soon
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