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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  • Yik Yak Gets A Much-Needed Makeover

    Yik Yak Gets A Much-Needed Makeover

    It’s been about three months since anonymous messaging app Yik Yak raised their first major round of funding ($1.5 million led by Vaizra Investments, DCM, and Azure Capital Partners), and already the app has released a major update. The app, which has traditionally been incredibly ugly (just being honest), now has a slick new design with a much-refined user experience. Read More

  • The Defender Is What You Get When You Combine A Camera, Automated 9-1-1, And Pepper Spray

    The Defender Is What You Get When You Combine A Camera, Automated 9-1-1, And Pepper Spray

    Safety first! That’s what my mom always says. Which is why it’s somewhat shocking that technology hasn’t already been leveraged to provide additional personal protection to people on the go. But the Defender looks to change all that. It’s a new pocket-sized device that combines a camera, a 24/7 monitoring system for police and health services, and pepper spray to… Read More

  • LG G Watch | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: LG G Watch

    Like anything in this world, the LG G Watch has its pros and its cons. It’s LG’s first venture into smartwatch territory, meaning that the company is just now figuring out its design aesthetic in the space. That said, it looks and feels surprisingly nice, with options for both black and gold. Read More

  • That Horrible Moment When You’re Stuck On The Bowl Without Toilet Paper

    That Horrible Moment When You’re Stuck On The Bowl Without Toilet Paper

    You’ve been there. At a friendly gathering, slowing removing yourself to take care of personal business in the restroom. Your mind wanders as you relieve yourself, only to notice but a shred of soft Charmin left on a cardboard roll. A hasty, anxious look in the cabinets and under the sink yields nothing, and creative problem solving takes over. Time is ticking. A knock at the door… Read More

  • Toyota’s Latest Minivan Keeps Eyes On The Road And Kids Quiet

    Toyota’s Latest Minivan Keeps Eyes On The Road And Kids Quiet

    Some of the most satisfying new updates to technology are devastatingly simple. Take, for instance, Toyota’s 2015 Sienna Minivan, which will come with mic integration for the parents in the front seat to keep badly behaving children quiet in the back seat. Read More

  • #Love: My First Experience With Internet Porn

    #Love: My First Experience With Internet Porn

    Pornographic media has existed since the dawn of time, but it has never been as widely available and accessible as it is today. That’s largely due to the internet, which provides a launch pad for our curiosity no matter the topic. But with sex, a topic relatively more private and intimate, the internet can serve as an important resource for sexual exploration, understanding, and yes… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Summer Doldrums

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Summer Doldrums

    As you may expect, the summer can be a slow period for tech journalists. But since we’re obsessed with startups, there’s still plenty of new stuff to discuss this week on the TC Gadgets Podcast. Read More

  • The Super-M Is A Pocket-Sized Speaker Begging For A Beach Trip

    The Super-M Is A Pocket-Sized Speaker Begging For A Beach Trip

    With an abundance of music constantly in the palm of our hand, so too comes an abundance of portable Bluetooth speakers. The NudeAudio Super-M is the latest to join the herd, and the most recent product out of the portable speaker company. Originally, Nude sold a basic Bluetooth speaker in three sizes: small, medium, and large. The M, the medium-sized version, was the best seller by far and so… Read More

  • Conan O’Brien Tries Out Tinder

    Conan O’Brien Tries Out Tinder

    For many of us in the tech world, the word “Tinder” has been a part of our vocabulary for years now. (And no, I don’t mean kindling for a fire.) Still, some folks are just now jumping on the bandwagon, not least of which is Mr. Conan O’Brien himself. Our beloved late-night host joined in the Tinder fun last night, and made quite a connection with a 74-year-old lady… Read More

  • The GoTenna Will Let You Communicate Without Any Connectivity

    The GoTenna Will Let You Communicate Without Any Connectivity

    By this point, most of us are fully addicted to our smartphones. And when we find ourselves without Wifi or data service, our most direct connection to everything becomes almost useless. That’s where GoTenna comes in. The device is launching into pre-order today, and lets users create their own closed network on which they can communicate. Read More

  • PSY Taps JamCam To Crowdsource “Hangover” Music Video

    PSY Taps JamCam To Crowdsource “Hangover” Music Video

    JamCam is a fun little Vine-style app that lets you create short mobile videos that are automatically paired up with the music you’re listening to. The company has been quiet for a while, but has recently launched a contest where users can contribute a bit of video to PSY’s newest song “Hangover.” Of course, Hangover is no Gangnam Style, but the chance to submit video to… Read More

  • Evoke Is A New Induction-Based Vaporizer That Looks And Feels Like An Old-School Pipe

    Evoke Is A New Induction-Based Vaporizer That Looks And Feels Like An Old-School Pipe

    The Evoke is the latest electronic vaporizer to grace the industry with its presence, and I sincerely mean that. From the looks of things, the Evoke (from LotoLabs) is one of the first vaporizers I’ve seen that looks to the past for design inspiration, with a wooden, hefty look to it not unlike the tobacco pipes of the olden days. The company touts that its induction-based vaporizer… Read More

  • Pond5 Raises $61 Million Series A Led By Accel Partners, Stripes Group

    Pond5 Raises $61 Million Series A Led By Accel Partners, Stripes Group

    Pond5, Shutterstock’s rival in the digital media and video world, has today announced that the company has closed a $61 million round of funding led by Accel Partners and Stripes Group. Read More

  • WunWun Slashes Pricing To Compete With Other On-Demand Delivery Services

    WunWun Slashes Pricing To Compete With Other On-Demand Delivery Services

    Going up against big players like PostMates, Uber Rush, and even Seamless, WunWun is looking to make even more of a dent in the on-demand delivery space with a switch-up on pricing. WunWun is a mobile app that asks you what you want, where you want it to be delivered, and simply asks you to push a button. WunWun helpers will get whatever you request, text you throughout the process with… Read More

  • Adobe Ink & Slide | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Adobe Ink & Slide

    The Ink and Slide are Adobe’s first foray into the hardware world, comprising a special stylus and a digital ruler. Paired with the Adobe Line app, users can draw and use the ruler to create perfect shapes and straight lines. Read More

  • Floret Is A Gamified Dating App For Virtual Romance

    Floret Is A Gamified Dating App For Virtual Romance

    There’s surely no shortage of dating apps out there, but for those of us who wish to arm ourselves with every weapon in the potential arsenal, might I introduce Floret. Floret is a new dating app that focuses on a common problem known as the Stable Marriage Problem, which essentially means that elements in a group are matched based on preferences, without any two elements in the… Read More

  • The LifeTip Doesn’t Need To Touch You To Know Your Heart

    The LifeTip Doesn’t Need To Touch You To Know Your Heart

    You can’t swing a dead cat around without hitting a new wearable fitness tracker, and the latest to join the herd is called the LifeTip. Recently launched on Indiegogo, the LifeTip doesn’t require any contact with the skin to work, and hooks into a woman’s bra or a man’s shirt. It reads all the standard stuff — activity, calories burned, and steps — but… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Misfit, Android Wear, And Samsung Earnings

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Misfit, Android Wear, And Samsung Earnings

    After taking a week off for the holidays (sorry about that), we’re back to chat up the latest news in the Gadgets world. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much. That said, Samsung had some disappointing earnings, and Misfit forged a partnership with Beddit to get into the platform space. Plus, we simply can’t help ourselves from talking about smart watches, including the… Read More

  • Loverly Gets Editorial With Launch Of New Content Hub

    Loverly Gets Editorial With Launch Of New Content Hub

    Loverly, the one-stop online shop for brides planning a wedding, has made an investment in its editorial content with the launch of a brand new content hub on the website and mobile app. For the past six months or so, Loverly has been testing editorial content on the website with great success — the company says that 20 percent of the site’s traffic comes from editorial content. Read More

  • SoundCloud Lands On Sonos

    SoundCloud Lands On Sonos

    Sonos has today announced yet another way for you to listen to the music you love, wirelessly of course, in your home. SoundCloud, the social sharing platform for audio, has joined Sonos as a music partner and goes live today as a beta for Sonos users. For those of you who are not familiar with Sonos, the company sells a wireless hifi speaker system taht includes multiple speakers and a… Read More