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.

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  • NightOwl Launches So You Can Get Drunker Better Faster Stronger

    NightOwl Launches So You Can Get Drunker Better Faster Stronger

    There’s nothing better than finding that special bar. The one that has your favorite scotch, or makes a mean margarita, or plays the perfect music. Finding that special bar, on the other hand, can be a real pain in the ass. That’s why NightOwl is launching in NYC. The app works almost exactly like Foursquare, but with an exclusive focus on nightlife, including bars and clubs… Read More

  • Kaufmann Mercantile Luxury E-Commerce Platform Lands $3.2 Million In Funding

    Kaufmann Mercantile Luxury E-Commerce Platform Lands $3.2 Million In Funding

    Today Kaufmann Mercantile has announced the close of a $3.2 million Series A funding round led by 14W, with participation by Dave Morin, Justin Shaffer, and Slow Ventures, among others. Kaufmann Mercantile is an online retailer that focuses on the curation of luxury, high-quality products. You could think of it a bit like Fab.com, but with a focus on luxury products as opposed to funky design. Read More

  • IO, The Natural-Language Social Concierge For Restaurants, Launches Private Beta In NYC

    IO, The Natural-Language Social Concierge For Restaurants, Launches Private Beta In NYC

    IO, one of our European Disrupt Battlefield companies from this year, is today expanding across the pond to open up the beta to New Yorkers. The company developed a product that lets you ask about restaurants in a chat conversation that easily recognizes and speaks in natural language. When IO first presented at TC Disrupt, it was hard to believe that it was a program and not a human chatting… Read More

  • The Old Foursquare Is Dead

    The Old Foursquare Is Dead

    The final traces of the old foursquare are being wiped from existence, as the new Foursquare is currently going out as an update to Windows Phone users. This summer, Foursquare made an announcement, to the shock of many, that it would be splitting its long-surviving check-in app into two separate applications: Swarm and Foursquare. Swarm, which launched shortly thereafter, would take over… Read More

  • Managed By Q, The Platform For Office Management, Closes $1.65M Seed Round

    Managed By Q, The Platform For Office Management, Closes $1.65M Seed Round

    There are tons of products and services out there that make an office more efficient, from specialized industry software to something as simple as an Amazon Prime membership. But there’s no service that comprehensively handles the maintenance and everyday care of the actual space. That’s where Managed By Q comes in. The startup just raised $1.65 million in seed funding from… Read More

  • WTF
    Yet Another Reminder To Mind Your Words

    Yet Another Reminder To Mind Your Words

    “You can’t post that photo,” said the founder and CEO of a prominent, exited startup. He was talking to his PR agent in a W hotel suite in Times Square. I had just taken a selfie with the two of them, at the publicist’s request, and then excused myself to use the restroom. “Seriously, you can’t post that,” said the CEO. “I look so gay in that… Read More

  • Why Does This Diamond Hashtag Ring Exist?

    Why Does This Diamond Hashtag Ring Exist?

    It would appear that Intel isn’t the only company interested in adding a touch of technological flair to the fashion industry. Bloomingdale’s is now selling a ring by a designer called KhaiKhai that costs about $800. That’s right: $800 for an 18K yellow gold ring set with diamonds. I’ve left the URL out because I don’t want you guys to be tempted. Does this point… Read More

  • Alfred Goes Live In NY With A Fresh $2M In Seed From Spark Capital

    Alfred Goes Live In NY With A Fresh $2M In Seed From Spark Capital

    Because there is no service that handles the mindless work of your daily life, it’s almost impossible to imagine what life would be like without any household chores. But the folks at Alfred have imagined such an existence, and are now offering the opportunity to purchase this charmed lifestyle in the great city of New York. Alfred, our latest Disrupt Battlefield winner in San… Read More

  • Intel MICA Smart Bracelet | First Look

    Intel’s MICA Smart Bracelet Will Be In Stores Before Christmas For $495

    Intel today debuted the Intel MICA bracelet (short for “My Intelligent Communications Accessory), which was developed in collaboration with Opening Ceremony, the CFDA and sold exclusively at Barneys. The company also announced that it will go on sale in time for Christmas, and will retail for $495. That price includes at AT&T Sim card, complete with data and SMS messages, for two years. Read More

  • Topping 500K Users, InVision Prototyping Platform Integrates With Sketch

    Topping 500K Users, InVision Prototyping Platform Integrates With Sketch

    InVision, the platform for building beautiful, interactive prototypes, has just announced integration with Sketch, a design application that is growing in traction as an alternative to Photoshop. InVision has been around since 2011 trying to change the way that companies think about the prototyping process. Usually, to see a concept at a realistic level, designers and engineers had to work… Read More

  • Microsoft Gets In The Holiday Spirit With Latest Apple-Bashing Ad

    Microsoft Gets In The Holiday Spirit With Latest Apple-Bashing Ad

    Microsoft is up to its old tricks again, and just in time for the holidays. The latest ad out of Redmond pits its Surface Pro 3 against the MacBook Air, and with all the holiday cheer and spirit you’d expect in mid-November. Going over all the same features we see listed in every Surface Pro 3 ad, Microsoft talks about the touchscreen and the pen and the detachable keyboard, all the tune… Read More

  • College Party App WiGo Brings On Tinder’s Sean Rad And Justin Mateen As Backers

    College Party App WiGo Brings On Tinder’s Sean Rad And Justin Mateen As Backers

    Over the past few months, a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit from a former Tinder employee has rocked Tinder. CMO Justin Mateen was suspended almost immediately (and then resigned)
    and then, earlier this month, the CEO Sean Rad abruptly resigned, taking role of President. Today, however, the best friends from Southern California are venturing into yet another project together. Rad… Read More

  • Pitch Your Startup On TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM

    Pitch Your Startup On TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM

    After a highly successful 6-week pilot, and a brief hiatus, TechCrunch Radio on Sirius XM is returning and settling in for a much longer stay. We’ll be returning on Tuesday, November 25 with our usual hour-long show on Sirius XM 102 Indie, and like usual, we’ll be holding our rapid-fire startup pitch-off. If you’re new to the program, TechCrunch Radio is a new radio show… Read More

  • Judge Puts Pressure On Apple By Consolidating Lawsuits Over Undelivered Texts

    Judge Puts Pressure On Apple By Consolidating Lawsuits Over Undelivered Texts

    Yesterday, Judge Koh made a ruling that affects two separate lawsuits filed against Apple involving the company’s alleged failure to deliver text messages to the intended recipient after users switched from iPhones with iMessage to Android. The first case was filed in May by plaintiffs Adam Backhaut, Joy Backhaut, and Kenneth Morris, arguing that Apple was violating the Stored… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Nexus 6, Scout Alarm, And Other Fun Toys

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Nexus 6, Scout Alarm, And Other Fun Toys

    The fall weather and the swift approach of the holiday season has us aspiring for some of our favorite things and settling in for a cold winter. Darrell is unimpressed with the boat-sized Nexus 6, but I’m loving my new, configurable Scout Alarm home security system. Matt is obsessed with a new drone, and John’s excited about some special sintering desktop 3d printer. Read More

  • The Scout Alarm Is Always Prepared To Keep Your Home Safe

    The Scout Alarm Is Always Prepared To Keep Your Home Safe

    I live in a fourth floor walkup in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The building is old — I have to hide from hot water in the shower whenever a neighbor flushes their toilet and my floor is legitimately slanted toward one side of the house. My across-the-hall neighbor has come home to a broken-in, robbed apartment three times. In short, I am the prime candidate for a home security system, but… Read More

  • Unshackled Is A New $3.5M Early Stage Fund That Looks A Lot Like An Accelerator

    The idea of a startup studio, a hybrid between a VC fund and a coworking space and an accelerator, is becoming more and more popular. Today, yet another ‘startup studio’ is being announced by founders Nitin Pachisia and Manan Mehta, and they’re calling it the Unshackled Fund. The duo has put together $3.5 million in funding, as well as 50 of some of the most influential… Read More

  • Dropoff Will Build Same-Day Delivery Right Into Your Business

    Dropoff Will Build Same-Day Delivery Right Into Your Business

    The courier industry has been around since the middle ages, but it has changed very little. Dropoff is looking to change that in a marketplace that is quickly heating up around express, same-day, reliable deliveries. Dropoff offers a web and mobile dashboard that lets you book a courier anytime, review prices before you start, get reliable ETAs and then track the package as it’s moving. Read More

  • The Rosetta’s Philae Probe Makes History, Successfully Lands On Comet 67P

    The Rosetta’s Philae Probe Makes History, Successfully Lands On Comet 67P

    In an historic mission that has taken more than a decade, the European Space Agency has successfully landed a probe called the Philae Lander on a comet called 67P, marking the first time a space craft has ever successfully landed on the surface of a comet. The probe, which has its own Twitter account, tweeted that it had a new address on 67P. Touchdown! My new address: 67P! Read More

  • Blue Apron Blows Past 1 Million Meals Sold Each Month, Looks To eCommerce

    Blue Apron Blows Past 1 Million Meals Sold Each Month, Looks To eCommerce

    Blue Apron has just announced the launch of a new e-commerce store, which will go live next week, to round out the service’s grocery and recipe delivery service. The company has also announced that it has doubled sales since early May, with 1 million meals sold each month. “We think that the Blue Apron Market will be an important part of the business for us,” said CEO… Read More

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