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.

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Original Content podcast: Reasons to be thankful for streaming and Star Wars

Since it’s a holiday week for those of us in the United States, we’ve put together an (even more) unstructured episode of the Original Content podcast. Among other things, this gives us a

Daily Crunch: Twitter will delete dormant accounts

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Netflix leases New York’s Paris Theatre

Netflix is expanding its theatrical presence by signing a long-term lease for The Paris Theatre, a historic single-screen venue in New York City. This follows reports that Netflix is also working to b

Beer-loving commerce startup TapRm raises $1.5M

Jason Sherman, founder and CEO of TapRm (pronounced “taproom”), says it’s time for beer-lovers to do more of their shopping online. It’s an industry that Sherman knows well, ha

Daily Crunch: Google fires employee activists

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Gorgias raises $14M to help e-commerce companies deliver faster (and more lucrative) customer service

Gorgias, a startup offering artificial intelligence tools for customer service and support, is announcing that it has raised $14 million in Series A funding. Co-founder and CEO Romain Lapeyre told me

Daily Crunch: Uber faces legal battle in London

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Artiphon launches a Kickstarter campaign for its new musical device Orba

Artiphon, the startup that previously raised more than $1 million on Kickstarter for a device called the Instrument 1, has launched a new campaign for its latest invention, Orba. Co-founder and CEO Mi

Scribd raises $58M for subscription e-books and audiobooks

Scribd has raised $58 million in new funding led by growth firm Spectrum Equity. The company first launched as a document-sharing service in 2007 before creating an e-book subscription in 2013. It now

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Rhythm + Flow’ tweaks the music competition formula

“Rhythm + Flow” is Netflix’s take on a reality TV staple — the music competition show. With Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and Tip “T.I.” Harris on-board as judges, the ser

Daily Crunch: Tesla unveils its futuristic Cybertruck

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OutVoice officially launches its freelancer payment tools

OutVoice, a startup that allows editors to pay freelancers with the click of a button, has officially left beta testing and is open to any publication. The company is also announcing that it has raise

Keywee introduces a new Loyalty Score to help publishers reach the most valuable readers

I don’t want to hurt your feelings, but here’s the truth: Not all readers are created equal. At least, that’s how things look from a user acquisition perspective, where publishers ru

Daily Crunch: PayPal acquires Honey

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Bandit opens a ‘mobile-only’ coffee shop in New York

If you wander into the Bandit coffee shop in Midtown New York, you won’t be able to just walk up to the counter and order something. Instead, you’ll need to download a mobile app. I experi

Daily Crunch: Free Spotify comes to Alexa

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Cheq raises another $16M to fight ad fraud

Cheq, a startup focused on preventing ad fraud and ensuring that ads run in brand-safe environments, has raised $16 million in Series B funding. When the company raised its $5 million Series A last ye

Former Casper execs are building a direct-to-consumer dog food startup called Jinx

With Jinx, three former members of the Casper team are looking to bring what CEO Terri Rockovich called “the Casper playbook” to selling dog food. The startup has raised $5.65 million from

Sundance Institute’s Co//ab offers online education and feedback for filmmakers

The Sundance Institute is looking to reach a broader community of up-and-coming filmmakers with a new website called Co//ab. The institute’s chief product officer Tara Hein-Phillips told me that

Google Assistant introduces personalized playlists of audio news

Starting today, when you say “Hey Google, play me the news” to a Google Assistant-enabled phone or smart speaker, you’ll get a tailored playlist of the day’s big headlines and
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