Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook is a Senior Writer 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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  • Cora Delivers Organic Cotton Tampons On Demand And In Style

    Cora Delivers Organic Cotton Tampons On Demand And In Style

    You can’t swing a bag of cats without hitting a new tampon startup. Whether it’s about scheduling deliveries or getting something sweet with the deal, startups are looking to disrupt the age-old feminine care industry with a number of twists and tricks. But Cora, a startup launching today, is looking to re-imagine the entire experience of buying and using tampons, from delivery… Read More

  • Applications For The TC Pitch-Offs In Boston And Atlanta Close In One Week

    Applications For The TC Pitch-Offs In Boston And Atlanta Close In One Week

    The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-off is headed to Boston and Atlanta, and time is running out to apply to participate. Ten companies from each glorious city will have exactly sixty seconds each to pitch their product to a panel of expert VC judges and the audience. Judges will hold a quick Q&A following each rapid-fire presentation and ultimately determine a winner. First place gets a table… Read More

  • Review: Doppler Labs AR Listening System Signals The Future Is Here

    Review: Doppler Labs AR Listening System Signals The Future Is Here

    For years now, we’ve though of Augmented Reality in the context of our vision — Google Glass started the trend, and the Microsoft HoloLens enforced it. But the folks at Doppler Labs believe the future of augmented reality starts with the ears. It’s Here. The Doppler Labs Here buds, live in-ear audio tuners that let you tune and tweak your own hearing experience, have… Read More

  • Poncho Launches An Alarm App So You Can Wake Up To Weather Forecasts

    Poncho Launches An Alarm App So You Can Wake Up To Weather Forecasts

    Poncho, the text/email-based weather service with personality, has today launched an iOS app that acts as an alarm clock to wake you up. Poncho launched out of betaworks in 2013 with a very simple premise: deliver the weather in a way that makes sense to the user. Instead of launching a fancy-shmancy weather app, the team launched a text and email service where the ‘Weather Cat’… Read More

  • AHALife Acquires Bradford Shellhammer’s Design Marketplace Bezar

    AHALife Acquires Bradford Shellhammer’s Design Marketplace Bezar

    Bezar, the design ecommerce platform led by Fab cofounder Bradford Shellhammer, has today announced that it will be acquired by Australian ecommerce site AHALife. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. AHALife has been around since 2011, offering users hard-to-find, luxury design products. They ship to 200 countries and have more than 3,000 handpicked designers and artisans selling their… Read More

  • Starry Internet Is Aereo Founder Chet Kanojia’s Latest Salvo In The War On ISPs

    Starry Internet Is Aereo Founder Chet Kanojia’s Latest Salvo In The War On ISPs

    With all the startups using the internet to transform traditional industries, it’s a bit of a wonder why no one has taken on the internet itself. Broadband service is an expensive business to run, with steadily increasing rates thanks to our growing need for binge-worthy video content. Pardon the cliché, but nothing has ever sounded more ripe for disruption. Enter Starry… Read More

  • Rebtel Introduces Unlimited International Calling

    Rebtel Introduces Unlimited International Calling

    Rebtel, the Swedish VoIP provider, has today introduced Rebel Calling to the United States, allowing for unlimited, free app-to-app calling without the need for a Wifi connection. Usually, when calling someone internationally, you pay ridiculous rates or you use an app like WhatsApp. Without a WiFi connection, apps like WhatsApp or FaceTime Audio require users to dip into their data plan to… Read More

  • Apple’s iPhone Grows 0.4% Yearly With 75 Million Units Sold In Q1

    Apple’s iPhone Grows 0.4% Yearly With 75 Million Units Sold In Q1

    Apple today reported sales of 74.8 million iPhones, 16.1 million iPads, and 5.3 million Macs in its Q1 earnings report today. Apple’s first quarter includes holiday sales, as the three-month period ends December 31, 2015. As such, it was supposed to be one of Cupertino’s best quarters of the year. Plus, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus both went live on September 25, meaning… Read More

  • Apply Now! The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Coming To Boston And Atlanta

    Apply Now! The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Coming To Boston And Atlanta

    We’re one short month away from TC’s first regional Pitch-offs of the year, and I couldn’t be more excited to be hitting up a couple of my favorite cities, Boston and Atlanta. On February 23 and February 25 respectively, TechCrunch will be visiting Boston and Atlanta to host our world-renowned Meetup + Pitch-off. Read More

  • Gone, The Service For Selling Your Old Junk, Goes Live In Seattle And The Bay Area

    Gone, The Service For Selling Your Old Junk, Goes Live In Seattle And The Bay Area

    It’s easy to accumulate a bunch of stuff that you don’t need, like old phones and laptops, etc. It’s not so easy to get rid of that junk. Gone, the service that helps you sell your old crap, is expanding to offer their full concierge service to Seattle and the Bay Area. Read More

  • Bitfinder’s $199 Smart Air Monitor Knows That Looks Matter

    Bitfinder’s $199 Smart Air Monitor Knows That Looks Matter

    It’s not often that I think long and hard about the air in my apartment. It’s air. But then again, I wouldn’t drink murky water, so why is it that I don’t remember to care about what goes in my lungs? The Awair, a smart air monitor from BitFinder, is looking to bring the flair back to air. How It Works There are toxins in the air from chemical-based cleaners, plus dust… Read More

  • These Are The Most-Watched Vines Of The Year

    These Are The Most-Watched Vines Of The Year

    Vine, Twitter’s social platform for six-second looping video, just turned three. The company says that over 200 million people watch Vine videos (either on mobile or on the web) each month. But what are all those people actually watching? In celebration of time’s eternal trench forward, Vine has curated the most-watched (looped) Vines throughout the third year of the company: Some… Read More

  • Amazon Wants To Refund Your Potentially Explosive Hoverboard

    Amazon Wants To Refund Your Potentially Explosive Hoverboard

    If you know what a hoverboard is, chances are you know that they can be dangerous. Whether it comes to pulling a Mike Tyson (taking a hard fall) on the device or the fact that they sometimes catch fire at random, the hoverboard hasn’t particularly come off as the holiday season’s safest gift. But today the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has released a statement… Read More

  • Glu Mobile To Invest Up To $7.5 Million In QuizUp, With Option To Acquire

    Glu Mobile To Invest Up To $7.5 Million In QuizUp, With Option To Acquire

    QuizUp, the Icelandic company that put trivia in an app, has announced that it is receiving up to $7.5 million in funding from Glu Mobile, with an option to call to acquire. This comes in the wake of a partnership forged between NBC and QuizUp, announced in October, with the network looking to turn QuizUp content into a proper TV show played both in studio and at home through the app. The… Read More

  • Yik Yak Launches On The Web

    Yik Yak Launches On The Web

    Yik Yak, the anonymous, location-based social network that has taken college campuses by storm, has today launched a web client. The company has been working on the web version of the app for the past few months in a closed beta, and is now ready to unveil it to the public. Read More

  • Apply To Pitch In The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off In Boston And Atlanta

    Apply To Pitch In The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off In Boston And Atlanta

    TechCrunch is hitting up Boston and Atlanta in February and we’re looking for the best and brightest new startups to pitch their products on our stage. The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-off is an opportunity for us to hang out with startups that aren’t from Silicon Valley, and as we do every year, we’re starting with Boston and Atlanta. Ten startups will be selected to hop up… Read More

  • About.me Adds A Spotlight Button So Users Can Personalize A Call To Action

    About.me Adds A Spotlight Button So Users Can Personalize A Call To Action

    About.Me, Tony Conrad’s platform for an all-in-one digital profile, has made a few design changes to the site. Most notably, users will be able to add a spotlight button, letting users customize their call to action. Previously, users were able to link up their Facebook, Instagram, add an email and a website, but couldn’t single out a specific button based on their talents or… Read More

  • Netflix Signs YouTube Star Miranda Sings For Scripted Series

    Netflix Signs YouTube Star Miranda Sings For Scripted Series

    Netflix has signed a deal with YouTube star Miranda Sings for its first scripted series with a social media star. Miranda Sings has more than 5 million followers on YouTube and averages around 1.5 million views per video, though that pales in comparison to the views on her bigger videos like Where My Baes At?, which currently has more than 17 million views. Colleen Ballinger-Evans, the… Read More

  • WayUp Launches An iPhone App To Let Students Apply For Jobs On The Go

    WayUp Launches An iPhone App To Let Students Apply For Jobs On The Go

    It’s obvious that college students love their phones. Which is why WayUp, formerly Campus Jobs, has today unveiled an iPhone app, giving students the opportunity to apply for jobs directly from their smartphone. WayUp originally launched as CampusJob, offering a marketplace where employers could post job listings and students could load up profiles and hunt for jobs during the semester… Read More

  • Dating App Once Uses Your Heart Rate To Help You Find Love

    Dating App Once Uses Your Heart Rate To Help You Find Love

    We’ve all felt it — the little adrenaline rush and increased heart rate that comes when we meet someone we’re attracted to — but now we can track it. Once, a dating app with more than 600,000 users in just four months, has today announced an integration with Fitbit and Android Wear. Once works by offering a single potential suitor every day (which Once calls a… Read More

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