Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook is a writer/reporter based out of Brooklyn, NY. She writes about internet culture, social networks, and consumer-facing technology. Jordan hosts many of TechCrunch's live events, including regional TC Pitch-Offs and the world-renowned TechCrunch Disrupt conference. She's also a co-host on the TechCrunch Radio show on Sirius XM each week.

She has written for publications such as Mobile Marketer and MobileBurn.

She is now a writer at TechCrunch.

You can email her at jordan@techcrunch.com.

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  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Google I/O

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Google I/O

    Google I/O blasted us in the face with news, mostly around the new and improved Android M. Greg was live at the Moscone Center in San Francisco the whole time and reported back to John and I (stuck in New York) as Matt continued the struggle with his microphone. Google Now on Tap, which reads the text on the screen and taps Google Now for relevant info, has Greg jazzed, as does… Read More

  • TwoDots Tops 30 Million Downloads, 5 Billion Games Played

    TwoDots Tops 30 Million Downloads, 5 Billion Games Played

    Crossing 4.8 billion TwoDots games played, the creators of both Dots and its successor have admitted they are working on new games. CEO Paul Murphy told TechCrunch that the company has shelved around six different games while continuing to build out new worlds on TwoDots, but that the company does intend to release at least one new game in 2015. For those of you who are not yet familiar with… Read More

  • Bitfinder’s Awair Air Monitor Is Now Available For Pre-Order

    Bitfinder’s Awair Air Monitor Is Now Available For Pre-Order

    Bitfinder, launched out of the R/GA accelerator in February, has opened up pre-order availability for the Awair air-monitoring system. The Awair sits in the home, office or other indoor space to monitor the quality of the air in that environment, with sensors to detect temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide (CO2), fine dust particles (PM2.5) and volatile organic compounds (VOC). The information… Read More

  • Uber Adds New Features To Driver-Side App For Hearing Impaired Drivers

    Uber Adds New Features To Driver-Side App For Hearing Impaired Drivers

    Uber is making changes to its driver-side app to provide better functionality for deaf and hard of hearing driver partners. For years now, Uber’s driver-side app has used audio alerts to notify the driver when a passenger is waiting to be picked up. This put Uber’s deaf and hard of hearing drivers in the position of having to text their intended passenger to let them know that… Read More

  • YC-Backed Eden Launches To Offer On-Demand Electronics Repair And Installation

    YC-Backed Eden Launches To Offer On-Demand Electronics Repair And Installation

    There is no doubt that the technology of today, from smartphones to connected devices to WiFi everywhere, is making our world a more convenient and navigable place. But in many ways we’ve grown dependent on this type of lifestyle, which makes a busted device or a malfunction a debilitating experience. YC-backed Eden is launching to solve this. The company offers on-demand tech pros that… Read More

  • Foursquare Ups Recommendation Game With Latest Update

    Foursquare Ups Recommendation Game With Latest Update

    Foursquare has today released an update that is meant to improve recommendations for users. Though it doesn’t look all that different, the app has been given an under-the-hood makeover. Foursquare is now using even more information about you — places you’ve been, liked, saved, tastes, and people you follow — to determine what your homescreen should show you each time… Read More

  • The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Coming To Austin And Seattle In June

    The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Coming To Austin And Seattle In June

    TechCrunch is headed to Austin and Seattle on June 23 and June 25 respectively, and we’re stoked to see what some of our favorite cities have to show us. We’ll be holding the world famous TechCrunch Pitch-Off, where about ten companies will have exactly sixty seconds to pitch their product live on stage. Alongside the input of the audience, local VCs and TechCrunch editors will hold… Read More

  • Pitch Your Startup Live In The TC Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

    Pitch Your Startup Live In The TC Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

    Today is Tuesday, which means that we’ll be making our usual trek up to the Sirius XM studios to go live with TechCrunch Radio on Sirius XM Insight 121. That also means that the weekly TC Radio Pitch-Off is going down tonight at 630pm, with five companies taking 60 seconds each to pitch their product to a panel of judges, including myself, Anthony Ha, and a special guest VC judge. But… Read More

  • To-Do List: Apply For The TC Pitch-Offs In Austin And Seattle!

    To-Do List: Apply For The TC Pitch-Offs In Austin And Seattle!

    It’s shaping up to be one amazing summer, and the week we’re most excited about here at TechCrunch is the week we hit up the wonderful cities of Austin and Seattle, on June 23 and June 25 respectively. We’ll be hosting the world-renowned TC Pitch-Off in both cities, selecting around ten startups to pitch their products in sixty seconds or less to a panel of local VCs and… Read More

  • Meat This New Tinder User

    Meat This New Tinder User

    Before we get too far into this, I want to be fully transparent and disclose up-front that this is weird and mostly irrelevant. Inexplicably, Vimeo user Marcello Gómez Maureira has created a video that shows a piece of meat power-right-swiping through Tinder. The title of the film? “Tender: It’s how people meat.” So, naturally, I love Marcello and this video. A few fun… Read More

  • Google Adds Traffic Alerts To Maps

    Google Adds Traffic Alerts To Maps

    Just in time for the hustle-and-bustle of Memorial Day Weekend, Google has added traffic alerts to Google Maps. Google has shown traffic conditions for a while now, but this update actually brings with it explanations as to why various routes will be faster, alerts for a blockage or traffic jam up ahead, and of course, alternate routes to each destination. If/When a traffic jam pops up… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Pebble, Stratos, And New Apple iMacs

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Pebble, Stratos, And New Apple iMacs

    One important note about this podcast: Matt can’t seem to get his microphones to work. Ever. So if you’re wondering why we all sound like professional radio hosts (two of us are, actually) and Matt sounds like hot garbage, it’s because he is incompetent with microphones. Moving on! Pebble is against the ropes, according to a new story from John Biggs, with the Apple Watch… Read More

  • Switch, With $2 Million In Seed Funding, Is Tinder For Jobs

    Switch, With $2 Million In Seed Funding, Is Tinder For Jobs

    Switch, the Tinder for job apps, has just announced a new investor in the form of Marker VC, closing out their seed round at $2 million. Other investors include Metamorphic, Rhodium, Marker, BAM, SG VC, and Marcel Legrand. Switch lets users search anonymously for jobs through an algorithmic matching process and a UI similar to Tinder. This lets users swipe right or left on potential positions… Read More

  • Tinder Partners With Zedd To Offer His New Album For $3.99

    Tinder Partners With Zedd To Offer His New Album For $3.99

    Tinder is launching a new partnership with Zedd to offer his upcoming album, True Colors, for an exclusive price of $3.99. Not unlike past partnerships with artists like Jason Derulo, Tinder and Zedd are working together to create a special profile for Zedd that is pushed across Tinder’s network of U.S. users. In this case, however, folks that swipe right on Zedd will be sent a link… Read More

  • Gameit Only Makes You Watch Ads About Products You Actually Want To Buy

    Gameit Only Makes You Watch Ads About Products You Actually Want To Buy

    What if you could avoid pre-roll advertisements for irrelevant products? That’s the dream that Gameit is trying to turn into a reality. The app is an ecommerce platform that only shows you an advertisement on a product that you’re interested in buying. The advertisements are recycled from the brand’s existing commercials, and then users are sent into a quick trivia game about… Read More

  • QuizUp Hopes Social Add-Ons Will Set It Apart

    QuizUp Just Turned Into A Social Network

    QuizUp is now a social network, by every stretch of the imagination. Following a massive update today, the trivia game that trail-blazed through the App Store in 2013, is now introducing true social functionality on a core level. QuizUp originally hit the scene after forging a deal with Lionsgate to offer Twilight-based trivia to users. It blew up, and the team slowly started adding out more… Read More

  • Spotify Introduces Video Clips, Podcasts, And Activity-Based Playlists

    Spotify Introduces Video Clips, Podcasts, And Activity-Based Playlists

    Spotify has just unveiled the newest version of the product at a media event here in New York City. Alongside the introduction of new media types, such as podcasts and videos, the service will also serve up playlists that are more personalized and relevant to what you’re doing at the time. “Music is moving away from genres,” said Daniel Ek on stage. “People… Read More

  • Betaworks-Backed Scale Model Launches To Help Advertisers Target Twitter Communities

    Betaworks-Backed Scale Model Launches To Help Advertisers Target Twitter Communities

    Scale Model, the first company to launch out of betawork’s newest batch of hacker-in-residence projects, is trying to offer advertisers on Twitter a much more targeted experience than they’ve ever had. The service identifies communities on Twitter (based on interests) and listens to those communities to understand what kind of content they’re sharing and ultimately target… Read More

  • Interior Define, Maker Of Ultra-Customizable Couches, Launches 3D Visualizer

    Interior Define, Maker Of Ultra-Customizable Couches, Launches 3D Visualizer

    Interior Define, the company that offers totally customizable sofas at a relatively affordable price, is today announcing new tools to help online shoppers. The company is introducing a new 3D interface for shoppers so that they can see the products from every angle, in every different customization, so that they truly know what they’re getting into. Before, users were checking out… Read More

  • Drizly Lands $13 Million In Series A Funding

    Drizly Lands $13 Million In Series A Funding

    Drizly, the mobile shopping app that connects users with delivery-friendly liquor stores, is today announcing the close of a $13 million Series A funding round, led by Polaris Partners. Existing investors Suffolk Equity Partners also participated alongside First Beverage Group and others. Drizly offers a mobile app that lets users order all kinds of spirits, beer and wine direct to their location. Read More

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