Jordan Crook

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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  • Calling All Startups: TechCrunch New York Just Posted Office Hours (May 9)

    Calling All Startups: TechCrunch New York Just Posted Office Hours (May 9)

    Office Hours in New York was a huge success last week. We met the guys from Krossover, along with quite a few other really badass startups which we’ll post about when the time comes. That said, I want more. More, more, more. (I’m greedy like that.) So we’re officially posting our second round of Office Hours. This time, instead of a coffee shop, we’re hitting startup… Read More

  • HTC Titan II Review: Head-To-Head With The Lumia 900 And One X

    HTC Titan II Review: Head-To-Head With The Lumia 900 And One X

    The HTC Titan II has already gone through the Fly or Die ringer, but the real determining factor for these phones is the level of competition surrounding them. In the case of the Titan II, the HTC/Microsoft partnership is most threatened by more HTC and Windows-powered phones, namely the Lumia 900 and the HTC One X. So what do these phones have that the Titan lacks? How does the Titan wipe up… Read More

  • Krossover Makes Athletes, Coaches Smarter With Business Intelligence For Sports

    Krossover Makes Athletes, Coaches Smarter With Business Intelligence For Sports

    Anyone who’s played competitive sports knows how important stats, analysis, and post-game film are. They’re an excellent way to improve both personally and on a team level, yet it usually takes a dedicated staff to push out rich, thorough analysis. Luckily, a new startup called Krossover is ready to help solve that problem. They call themselves “business intelligence… Read More

  • (Fly or Die) Draw Something

    Fly Or Die: Draw Something

    Draw Something has been a hot topic of late. About a month ago, OMGPOP, the company behind the hit game, was acquired by Zynga as the web gaming company attempts the migration over to mobile. The $180 million deal took Zynga’s daily user traffic up 25 percent, and even though Draw Something has been bleeding users, the motivation behind the acquisition circles back to Zynga’s… Read More

  • GroundLink Car Service Platform Tackles Its Biggest Obstacle Yet: Los Angeles Traffic

    GroundLink Car Service Platform Tackles Its Biggest Obstacle Yet: Los Angeles Traffic

    You’ve heard of GroundLink before. They offer ground transportation with up-front before-you-ride pricing throughout the U.S., and like Uber, you can book everything from your phone. The service basically puts all the control in the hands of the customer. You can book a reservation way in advance, or on-demand if you’re in NYC. Plus, you can choose what type of car you want… Read More

  • Confirmed: Scalado’s Camera Tech Is Inside BB10

    Confirmed: Scalado’s Camera Tech Is Inside BB10

    At RIM’s keynote earlier this week, CEO Thorsten Heins unveiled a brand new camera app that will ship along with BlackBerry 10. It was quite impressive. It basically lets you snap a pic, select a subject’s face, and sift through frames captured before the moment you pressed the shutter button to make sure everyone looks their best. Perhaps the person on the left had a huge… Read More

  • Appy Couple

    Wedding Startup Appy Couple Has A Wait List 7,000-Strong And It’s Still In Beta

    Your wedding day is supposed to be the biggest day of your life — but it’s also the hardest. Planning a wedding can be one of the most stressful processes known to man, especially known to woman, so it only makes sense that someone would build an app for that. Her name is Sharmeen Mitha-Sehgal, and her app is Appy Couple. Essentially, Appy Couple lets you compile all the… Read More

  • ShareBuds: One Headphone Jack, Four Ear Buds, Music For Everyone

    ShareBuds: One Headphone Jack, Four Ear Buds, Music For Everyone

    We’ve all been there. You’re listening to a song on your iPod (or iPhone or whatever) as you walk up to meet your friend and you want them to hear it, too. You pop your right earbud into their ear and bop along awkwardly together. But is your friend really enjoying the music? Are you? The song is only half as good as it should be, which is exactly why ShareBuds exist. They are a… Read More

  • TalentSplash Is A Social Network For Finding Or Becoming The Next Lady Gaga

    TalentSplash Is A Social Network For Finding Or Becoming The Next Lady Gaga

    I live in New York City, and feel lucky for it. Every day I meet a waitress, bartender, receptionist, or Occupy Wall Street protestor who dreams of greatness. They aren’t really waitresses or receptionists; they’re creatives just waiting to see their name in lights. But the ladder to the top is a creaky, weak old thing that few survive. And so was born TalentSplash. It’s… Read More

  • The Weather Channel’s Revamped Website Goes Social, Tells You When It Will Rain

    The Weather Channel’s Revamped Website Goes Social, Tells You When It Will Rain

    Today, The Weather Channel celebrates its 30th birthday. It will officially feel old at concerts and hot new night clubs. To mark the occasion, the company has revamped their website, weather.com, to keep up with the times. Weather is a very information-based vertical — there isn’t a whole lot one can do to spruce it up. But TWC is looking to personalize the experience as much… Read More

  • Did Scalado Invent RIM’s Time-Defying BB10 Camera Tech?

    Did Scalado Invent RIM’s Time-Defying BB10 Camera Tech?

    Remember that retro time-defying camera app that RIM unveiled alongside a few other BB10 features? You should — it happened this morning. Well, it would seem that the ability to search back through frames captured before the actual moment you pushed the shutter button has already been done. Nope, not by Apple. Not by Motorola, HTC, Samsung, or Nokia either. It’s been done by… Read More

  • Help! The TechCrunch Not-So-Mini NYC Meet-Up Needs Some Volunteers!

    Help! The TechCrunch Not-So-Mini NYC Meet-Up Needs Some Volunteers!

    When John and I first chatted out the idea of an NYC-based TC meet-up, we expected around 500 attendees. Last week we hit the 700 mark, and today we’ve surpassed 1,000 RSVPs. Luckily, our fine sponsors have made sure that there’ll be enough beer and pizza for everyone. But, we’re still going to need a little help. Read More

  • (Fly or Die) HTC Titan II

    Fly Or Die: HTC Titan II

    The HTC Titan II is a symbol for an excellent partnership. I love HTC hardware and I love Windows Phone. It should be a match made in heaven, but unfortunately it’s not. John and I sat down in the studio yesterday with the giant 4.7-inch hunk of glass and plastic, and we came away with pretty negative sentiments toward the device. Read More

  • The BlackBerry 10 Camera App Can Turn Back Time

    The BlackBerry 10 Camera App Can Turn Back Time

    A camera is highly important in any smartphone. Even since before the iPhone, the ability to snap a picture on your cell phone and essentially leave your camera at home not only changed the digital camera industry for good, but it has changed the way we look at smartphones and ultimately affects our purchasing decisions. At RIM’s BlackBerry Jam conference this morning, the company hit… Read More

  • The Future Of RIM: “BlackBerry Isn’t For Everyone”

    The Future Of RIM: “BlackBerry Isn’t For Everyone”

    Today is BlackBerry Jam, RIM’s developer conference or WWDC equivalent. It’s RIM’s moment to redefine, rejuvenate, and re-establish itself in the world. Whether or not the company can pull it off, however, is an entirely different matter. BlackBerry 10, RIM’s brand new platform, has been delayed, run into naming issues, and seen the transfer of power go from the… Read More

  • LG To Pull Away From Windows Phone’s Loving Embrace, Refocus On Android

    LG To Pull Away From Windows Phone’s Loving Embrace, Refocus On Android

    Sure, Windows Phone is still but a baby alongside Android and iOS, but the platform shows promise. Woz likes it. And the fact that it’s backed by hardware partners like Samsung and Nokia says good things, as well. But it would seem that LG, coming off of a few quarters in the red, has decided to back away from the platform. LG reportedly told the Korea Herald that the company would… Read More

  • The TechCrunch Meet-Up In NYC Is Officially Official: RSVP Now

    The TechCrunch Meet-Up In NYC Is Officially Official: RSVP Now

    As the days pass, the big moment draws nigh. No, I’m not talking about Disrupt, which is a big moment in its own right, nor am I teasing any other big launch. I’m talking about a party. A huge party. We initially called it a mini meet-up — a gathering of New York’s tech startup scene, including investors, entrepreneurs and TechCrunch editorial — but its grown… Read More

  • HTC One S Review: I Give It A Fly

    HTC One S Review: I Give It A Fly

    Despite the fact that there’s no real wow factor here, it would be entirely unfair to say that HTC’s One S isn’t a great phone. It is. The hardware is some of the best I’ve seen in a long time, Sense 4 is quite nice albeit a touch heavy for my taste, and the specs are right in line with what we’re seeing on the market today. Truth be told, anyone at T-Mobile would… Read More

  • Gripevine's, Dave Carroll

    Gripevine’s Dave Carroll Tackles Customer Service Resolution After United Broke His Guitar

    It’s an interesting story. One day, Dave Carroll was taking a flight with his band-mates on United Airlines. When he landed at his destination, he noticed that United staff were throwing his $3,500 Taylor guitar around, and ultimately, damaging it pretty badly. When United did nothing to help, Carroll took matters into his own hands with the help of a little video sharing site… Read More

  • HTC Titan II Review: Initial Impressions (Hands-On Photos)

    HTC Titan II Review: Initial Impressions (Hands-On Photos)

    The Titan II is yet another success for the hardware team over at HTC. It feels excellent in the hand, even if it’s huge, has a nice balanced weight to it, and the little chin at the bottom gives it some extra pizazz when lined up against other designs on store shelves. It calls to me. But there are a few issues, as is the case with most any phone. The first, and most important one, is… Read More