Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook
Jordan Crook is a writer/reporter based out of Brooklyn, NY. She writes about things teens like. She snaps innocent selfies and vines nudes. She has written for publications such as Mobile Marketer and MobileBurn. She is now a writer at TechCrunch. CrunchBase profile →

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  • Don’t Let iOS 8’s Accidental Selfie Feature Ruin Your Life

    Don’t Let iOS 8’s Accidental Selfie Feature Ruin Your Life

    Who has already sent an accidental selfie in iOS 8’s Messages app? I did. Not great. I’m late to the game when it comes to iOS 8. Many of my fellow tech journalists weaseled their way onto the beta version of the operating system, but out of laziness, or perhaps a feigned belief that I can stay away from punditry of any kind, I normally wait to get the new version of… Read More

  • Sweeten, A Match-Making Platform For Homeowners And Renovators, Launches Out Of Beta

    Sweeten, A Match-Making Platform For Homeowners And Renovators, Launches Out Of Beta

    We’ve seen services like Angie’s List and Red Beacon provide greater transparency around booking contractors and designers for home renovation and repair work, but that doesn’t mean there is no room for improvement in the space. Sweeten, which just launched out of beta, has already done more than $100 million worth of renovation projects through its marketplace since June. Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple, Moto 360, And Amazon

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple, Moto 360, And Amazon

    This week, you might have noticed that Apple introduced a few new products. That said, we’re getting to know the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Meanwhile, we’ve actually grown more attached to the Moto 360 than expected, and are in the process of learning about Amazon’s newest gear. We discuss all this and more on this week’s episode of the TC Gadgets Podcast featuring John… Read More

  • Campus Job Connects Companies With Students For Part-Time Work

    Campus Job Connects Companies With Students For Part-Time Work

    College students are constantly battling between two goals: getting good grades and proving they’re ready for the real world. Combining those two goals, however, can be really difficult for the student with a demanding schedule. That’s where Campus Job comes in. Campus Job is a platform built by Liz Wessel and JJ Fliegelman after they graduated from University of Pennsylvania in… Read More

  • Instapaper Goes Freemium With Big iOS Redesign

    Instapaper Goes Freemium With Big iOS Redesign

    Instapaper, bringing bookmarks into the future, has just launched a big redesign of the iOS version of the app with loads of new features and a brand new business model. betaworks’-owned Instapaper has always been a paid product, going for between $3 and $4 dollars on mobile and costing approximately $1/month as a subscription. Today, the company is pivoting to entirely free apps and… Read More

  • ClassPass Lands $12 Million Series A Led By Fritz Lanman, Hank Vigil

    ClassPass Lands $12 Million Series A Led By Fritz Lanman, Hank Vigil

    ClassPass, the subscription service that offers unlimited monthly access to various fitness classes around town, has just closed a $12 million Series A funding round, the majority of which is coming from existing ClassPass investors. Fritz Lanman and Hank Vigil are leading the round, with participation from existing investors such as David Tisch, Kal Vepuri, and Shana Fisher, among others. Read More

  • Tune In Tonight To TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie

    Tune In Tonight To TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie

    TechCrunch Radio is coming at you again today, this time with a brand new set of pitch-off companies and an interview with Disrupt Battlefield winner, Alfred Club. If you haven’t heard already, the folks over at Sirius XM are collaborating with us to air a TechCrunch Radio show. In each hour-long episode, John Biggs and I discuss the latest news and chat with folks in the tech industry. Read More

  • Roku Tops 10 Million Media Streamers Sold

    Roku Tops 10 Million Media Streamers Sold

    The media streaming world is alive and growing, as streaming set top box maker Roku has just announced that it passed the 10 million unit milestone. According to the press release, Roku has sold (not just shipped) over 10 million media streaming boxes since launching in 2008. As it stands now, the company has a media streaming stick (that starts at just $49 and competes directly with… Read More

  • Phhhoto Is An Addictive, Albeit Poorly Named, Gif-Style Photo App

    Phhhoto Is An Addictive, Albeit Poorly Named, Gif-Style Photo App

    Phhhoto is a new app that launched in late July that lets users capture moving images and share them across social networks. But the app you see today, with over one million photos shared, started as something very different. The creators, Omar Elsayed, Champ Bennett, and Russell Armand, come from a digital agency called HyperHyper.com, which they still run (working on projects like the… Read More

  • Want To Talk About Your Startup On The Radio? Apply To The TC Radio Pitch Off On Sirius XM

    Want To Talk About Your Startup On The Radio? Apply To The TC Radio Pitch Off On Sirius XM

    TechCrunch Radio is a thing, in case you didn’t know. And in usual TechCrunch fashion, a part of our show is dedicated exclusively to a call-in Pitch Off. Which means we need your help. If you’re an early stage startup looking to get a few more users or share your wares with the world, we’d love to have you join us. Similar to what we do with our regional meetups, a few… Read More

  • Watch The Disrupt SF 2014 Live Stream Right Here!

    Watch The Disrupt SF 2014 Live Stream Right Here!

    Looks like we made it. Look how far we’ve come, baby. Disrupt Day 3 is here, which means that the fun comes to a close at the end of the day. Which gives you all the more reason to sit back, relax, and enjoy our live coverage of one of the biggest and most influential technology conferences in the world. Read More

  • Alfred: Making Your Life Easier Automatically

    Alfred Club, Because Automatic Is Better Than On-Demand

    As we grow increasingly lazy, the on-demand space will continue to grow. But that doesn’t mean that on-demand services are saving us entirely from the stresses of tedious chores. That’s where Alfred Club comes in. Read More

  • Snapchat Finally Settles Lawsuit With Ousted Co-Founder Reggie Brown

    Snapchat Finally Settles Lawsuit With Ousted Co-Founder Reggie Brown

    After more than a year of legal woes, Snapchat has finally settled its lawsuit with Reggie Brown. According to a press release, the settlement resolves the issue on “mutually agreeable terms,” but doesn’t reveal the specifics of those terms. In early 2013, Frank Reginald Brown accused Snapchat founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy of unfairly ousting him from the company… Read More

  • Watch The Live Stream For Disrupt Day 2 Right Here!

    Watch The Live Stream For Disrupt Day 2 Right Here!

    Day 2 of Disrupt SF 2014 is officially underway. Some of the most baller speakers we’ve ever had are ready to grace the stage. Are you ready? We open the morning with Dan Gilbert, then shift to a chat with Julia and Kevin Hartz from Eventbrite, and then to a fireside talk with a speaker who is no stranger to our stage, Marc Benioff. After lunch, our attention shifts to the Battlefield… Read More

  • Tinder And IAC Settle Sexual Harassment Suit With Early Employee Whitney Wolfe

    Tinder And IAC Settle Sexual Harassment Suit With Early Employee Whitney Wolfe

    Mobile dating company Tinder has settled a lawsuit with early employee Whitney Wolfe, who claimed sexual harassment and sexual discrimination on the part of former CMO Justin Mateen. The settlement puts to bed an ugly “he said, she said” conflict that has loomed over the ultra-hot subsidiary of IAC since June. A spokesman for IAC said that “the lawsuit was settled with no… Read More

  • Watch The Disrupt SF Hackathon Live Stream Right Here!

    Watch The Disrupt SF Hackathon Live Stream Right Here!

    The Hackathon is nearly over, and yet it has only just begun. Hundreds of developers and tinkerers came together yesterday to kick off TC Disrupt SF with a Hackathon. Based on the way it smells here at Pier 48, these folks have worked through the night to build something awesome. Today, the presentations begin. Read More

  • The Sights And Sounds Of The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon 2014

    The Sights And Sounds Of The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon 2014

    The Disrupt SF Hackathon is here and in full swing. The event is filled with close to a thousand coders, designers and hackers all vying for one of the many prizes and awards available from TechCrunch and the event’s sponsors. Most worked through the night and will eventually present their creations on the Disrupt Stage. Tune in to watch the presentations live at 11:00 PDT and follow… Read More

  • Tune In On Tuesday For The Launch Of TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie

    Tune In On Tuesday For The Launch Of TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie

    TechCrunch is about to embark on a brand new adventure. We’re coming at you in a way that you’ve never seen heard before. World, prepare yourself for TechCrunch Radio! Read More

  • Frank & Oak, Personalized Men’s Fashion Brand, Nabs $15 Million In Series B

    Frank & Oak, Personalized Men’s Fashion Brand, Nabs $15 Million In Series B

    Frank & Oak, a menswear ecommerce brand, has just raised a $15 million Series B round led by Goodwater Capital with participation from Green Oaks Capital, Investment Quebec, John Currie (of Lululemon), alongside existing investors such as Rho Canada Ventures, Real Ventures, Version One Ventures, Lightbank and Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments. Frank & Oak is a personalized… Read More

  • Sphero Finally Gets A Friend With Ollie, The Tubular Smartphone-Controlled Robot

    Sphero Finally Gets A Friend With Ollie, The Tubular Smartphone-Controlled Robot

    Today, Orbotix (the makers behind Sphero) is introducing its second robot alongside the circular Sphero to go faster and jump higher. Folks, meet the Ollie by Sphero. Originally called the 2B, the Ollie can go about 2x faster than the Sphero, which is shaped like a ball. The Ollie has a 30-meter range, and alongside the ability to go much faster than the Sphero, users are also able to… Read More