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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  • AT&T Opens A Swanky 10,000 Sq. Ft. Flagship Store In Chi-Town

    AT&T Opens A Swanky 10,000 Sq. Ft. Flagship Store In Chi-Town

    Today, AT&T opened up its 10,000 square foot flagship retail store on Michigan Ave. in Chicago. It’s a bit of a beast, with an 18-foot Connect Wall that displays news and product info to everyone in the store and in the street. But despite all the cool technology (and trust me, there’s plenty), AT&T is really looking to have more of connection with its consumers. When you… Read More

  • AroundMe Local Search App Launches On Windows Phone

    AroundMe Local Search App Launches On Windows Phone

    Local search app AroundMe recently surpassed the 6 million user mark, and is looking to expand its availability even more. The company has just announced a Windows Phone version of the app, which is available now in the Windows Phone Marketplace. AroundMe’s iPhone app has been out since 2008, and just recently the company revamped the Android app with a new look and feel. As per usual… Read More

  • Samsung Announces The Galaxy Camera: 4.8″ Display, 16MP CMOS Sensor, 21x Zoom, And Jelly Bean

    Samsung Announces The Galaxy Camera: 4.8″ Display, 16MP CMOS Sensor, 21x Zoom, And Jelly Bean

    At the IFA conference in Berlin, Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Camera, a 4.8-inch Android-powered camera with WiFi, 3G (or 4G) connectivity, and a quad-core SoC. See, digital cameras have lost their swagger. With the combination of pretty decent micro lenses and smartphones, the digital imaging sector has been left to the serious hobbyists and professionals. But Samsung, following… Read More

  • Mint.com Tops 10 Million Registered Users, 70% Use Mobile

    Mint.com Tops 10 Million Registered Users, 70% Use Mobile

    Mint.com, a financial planning app that was a TC40 winner and acquired by Intuit in 2009, has just announced it has surpassed 10 million registered users. This is pretty incredible growth considering the company only had about 1.7 million users when it was acquired nearly three years ago. The service is tracking more than $80 billion in credit and debit transactions and almost $1 trillion in… Read More

  • Dropbox Teams With Vimeo For Direct Video Uploads

    Dropbox Teams With Vimeo For Direct Video Uploads

    Today Dropbox and Vimeo have put their heads together to let Dropbox users upload content directly to Vimeo. Both companies have done a lot in the past few months to improve their user experiences. Dropbox now lets you share with links, and it was only a few months ago that Vimeo revamped the interface entirely, followed closely by the addition of customizable music options and a… Read More

  • New Update Appears To Bring ISIS Mobile Payments Support To T-Mobile’s Galaxy S II (Update)

    New Update Appears To Bring ISIS Mobile Payments Support To T-Mobile’s Galaxy S II (Update)

    It appears that a brand new update for the T-Mobile Galaxy S II subtly includes an “ISIS/NFC update.” If this update enables the ISIS service on the phone, it would make the Galaxy S II the first phone to utilize the Google-Wallet mobile payments competitor. ISIS, if you happen to have forgotten, (no one would blame you, it was announced all the way back in 2010) is an… Read More

  • Winter Is Coming: The Great iPhone Cable Shortage Of 2012

    Winter Is Coming: The Great iPhone Cable Shortage Of 2012

    How many iOS charger cables do you own? You know, the 30-pin connector that’s been packaged alongside every iPod, iPhone and iPad for as long as I can remember. Personally, I own seven. Each of my friends and colleagues has (at the very least) more than one of these wires. Essentially, if you’ve owned an iThing for more than a few months, especially an iPhone, you probably own… Read More

  • NPD: Apple Customers Love The Genius Bar, Mostly Because Service Is Free

    NPD: Apple Customers Love The Genius Bar, Mostly Because Service Is Free

    If you own an Apple product, chances are you’ve paid a visit to the Genius Bar, the magical place in the back of an Apple store where your broken iThings get fixed. It’s a beautiful system, at least that’s what 90 percent of Apple owners think. According to a study by NPD Group, nine of every ten Apple owners are somewhat or much more likely to make another Apple… Read More

  • FAA Reviewing Use Of Gadgets In The Air, But Forget About In-Flight Cell Phone Calls

    FAA Reviewing Use Of Gadgets In The Air, But Forget About In-Flight Cell Phone Calls

    Don’t expect to make mid-flight phone calls from your smartphone anytime soon. While the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is putting together a group to re-examine current testing procedures and policies airlines have in place for gadgets, they will not be considering airborne use of cell phones for voice communication. But that is a small price to pay for safety, especially… Read More

  • Call Them Maybe: LoanLook Simplifies Student Loan Payments With Live Advisors

    Call Them Maybe: LoanLook Simplifies Student Loan Payments With Live Advisors

    Student loans aren’t just a pain, they’re a travesty. Yet a new crop of startups is looking to make this process better, not least of which is LoanLook. A subsidiary of Ceannate, LoanLook seeks to organize the process of paying off student loans, while providing the student with as much information as possible. Unlike a Tuition.io, however, LoanLook is aiming to partner with schools… Read More

  • Here Comes Passbook: Latest Leak Points To NFC-Equipped Next-Gen iPhone

    Here Comes Passbook: Latest Leak Points To NFC-Equipped Next-Gen iPhone

    The next iPhone has already leaked out in almost every way, shape and form, yet new images continue to surface. This time, we’re allegedly seeing the most complete view of the next iPhone to date, including what appears to be an NFC chip. Macotakara seems pretty confident in identifying the square component, with an EMI covering, as an NFC sensor. There are a few bits of evidence here… Read More

  • AT&T Vacation Blackout Further Affirms Next iPhone’s September 21 Launch Date

    AT&T Vacation Blackout Further Affirms Next iPhone’s September 21 Launch Date

    We’ve received yet another bit of evidence confirming the next iPhone’s September 21 launch. According to an AT&T sales rep, AT&T staff has been given a vacation blackout from September 21 to September 30, just like Verizon employees. Our source also mentioned that blue carrier employees are undergoing training for an “iconic release.” Sounds like the… Read More

  • T-Mobile Discontinues The Galaxy Note Two Weeks After Releasing It (Update)

    T-Mobile Discontinues The Galaxy Note Two Weeks After Releasing It (Update)

    It was only a fortnight ago that T-Mobile announced it would be carrying Samsung’s Galaxy Note. Pink subscribers everywhere rejoiced in the confirmation — we’d suspected the Note’s arrival for quite a while, and a tweet from T-Mobile sealed the deal. Now, however, it appears that T-Mobile is discontinuing the device, just a few weeks after it put the phablet on… Read More

  • Give Your Instagram Pictures A Creative Commons License With I Am CC

    Give Your Instagram Pictures A Creative Commons License With I Am CC

    The disconnect between smartphone-based Instagram and the Internet is relatively infuriating. For one, you can’t scroll through your friends’ photos, and perhaps more importantly, your can’t license your pictures so that anyone who wants can use them on the web. But a new service called I Am CC has fixed that. Set up much like Flickr, I Am CC lets you grab all your… Read More

  • NBC And Amazon Add Parks & Rec, Battlestar Galactica And More To Prime Instant Video

    NBC And Amazon Add Parks & Rec, Battlestar Galactica And More To Prime Instant Video

    Amazon and NBC have long shared a happy relationship, but today they’re stepping it up a notch. The companies have just announced that they are expanding their content licensing agreement to stream hundreds of new shows on Amazon’s Prime instant video service. Shows will include Parks and Recreation, Parenthood, Friday Night Lights, Heroes, and Battlestar Galactica, my… Read More

  • Kodak Wants To Sell Film Business, Focus On Printers

    Kodak Wants To Sell Film Business, Focus On Printers

    Soon, Kodak will cease to be a film company. After spending almost a decade swirling the pot and the past eight months going directly down the drain, Kodak has decided to sell its traditional film businesses (and some other camera businesses) to fully become a commercial-focused businesses, with printers at center stage. Technically, the other businesses Kodak wants to sell are called… Read More

  • MilkTape: $15 For 128MB USB Drive Disguised As A Cassette Tape

    MilkTape: $15 For 128MB USB Drive Disguised As A Cassette Tape

    Johnny looked Amanda in the eye. They had only been dating for a couple of weeks, but in a summer romance, just before heading back to college, weeks seemed like forever. And yet, were still never enough. He nervously patted down his own pockets, as if he had forgotten something, and then sighed with relief when he felt the cassette tape secure in the breast pocket of his flannel shirt. Read More

  • Your Table Is Ready: BuzzTable Makes The Restaurant Wait List Suck Less

    Your Table Is Ready: BuzzTable Makes The Restaurant Wait List Suck Less

    You’ve been there before. You show up with your friends at a restaurant, but lo and behold, there are no tables available. You have to wait. Countless couples, trios, foursomes are called before you. “Were they here before us?” your friend whispers. “I don’t know.” In short, it sucks. But after flying under the radar since graduating from the ER… Read More

  • Quality Matters: J.D. Power And Associates Crowns Verizon Wireless King Of Network Quality

    Quality Matters: J.D. Power And Associates Crowns Verizon Wireless King Of Network Quality

    While having the biggest subscriber base in the U.S., Verizon Wireless has also maintained the best network quality of all national carriers according to J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study (Volume 2). The big red carrier scored highest in five regions, including the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, West, and Southwest. The study surveyed 27,000… Read More

  • Bag Week: The Incase Pathway Field Bag And Range Messenger Bag

    Bag Week: The Incase Pathway Field Bag And Range Messenger Bag

    Though it’s relatively small, Incase’s Pathway Field Bag is officially going to be my new favorite bag. Why? It’s stylish, can fit a phone, tablet and computer (plus other accoutrement), and is compact enough to go just about anywhere with me. The Pathway Field Bag is a single strap vertical backpack, which is great for anyone who likes to carry just the essentials. Read More