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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  • HTC’s One V Will Hit Cricket Wireless Shelves On September 2

    HTC’s One V Will Hit Cricket Wireless Shelves On September 2

    HTC and Cricket Wireless have just announced that the carrier will offer the HTC One V, the little brother in HTC’s new One series, starting September 2. Cricket has yet to carry an HTC phone. However, HTC has long planned that this phone would be more of a pre-paid offering, with T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular carrying the phone on-contract and Virgin and MetroPCS offering the One V as… Read More

  • Tuition.io, The Mint.com Of Student Loans, Now Manages Over $60M In Debt Across Its Platform

    Tuition.io, The Mint.com Of Student Loans, Now Manages Over $60M In Debt Across Its Platform

    Tuition.io, a company out of Launchpad.la accelerator, is now accounting for over $60 million in aggregate user debt on its platform. Essentially the Mint.com for students in debt, aTuition.io lets kids fresh out of college get a better handle on their finances. And according to the company, 37 million Americans have student loan debt, 38 percent of whom are not making any progress paying it off. Read More

  • Building An App? TapFame Has A Developer For That

    Building An App? TapFame Has A Developer For That

    Being a mobile application developer is a lot like being a writer. It could make you a millionaire, or it could leave you in a basement apartment eating Top Ramen. But an Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator company, TapFame, is ready to make things a bit easier on both the developer and the brands that are looking to build apps. TapFame allows any developer to easily build a beautiful… Read More

  • Verizon Vacation Blackout Reveals The New iPhone Will Launch On Friday, September 21

    Verizon Vacation Blackout Reveals The New iPhone Will Launch On Friday, September 21

    A trusted Verizon employee has just confirmed to TechCrunch that the carrier is having an all-staff vacation blackout from the dates of Friday, September 21 to September 30. You know what that means, right? The next iPhone, whether it’s called the iPhone 5 or simply the new iPhone, will almost certainly be available in stores (with lines wrapping around the back of them) starting… Read More

  • Former Presentation Exec Files Lawsuit Against Apple, Claims Jobs Promised Him Employment For Life

    Former Presentation Exec Files Lawsuit Against Apple, Claims Jobs Promised Him Employment For Life

    Wayne Goodrich — a former Apple employee who is responsible for awe-inspiring presentations like the introduction of the iPhone, iPad, and Siri — has sued the company for breach of contract and unfair business practices, after being let go from the company in December. Yes, December, which means that he likely had no part in the forthcoming iPhone 5 debut presentation, expected… Read More

  • Crisp Media Group Takes A Closer Look At The TC Atlanta Meetup [Video]

    Crisp Media Group Takes A Closer Look At The TC Atlanta Meetup [Video]

    Looking back on the Southeast Mini Meetup trip, I can’t help but remember Atlanta as the shining star of our week-long (five city) tour. We met southern belles, ate a lot of pork, and essentially experienced a hurricane-style lightning storm, but try as we might to recap the event for you, we simply can’t top this video created by Crisp. Read More

  • Urban Cargo Delivers ‘A Box Of Handsome’ To Your Doorstep Every Month

    Urban Cargo Delivers ‘A Box Of Handsome’ To Your Doorstep Every Month

    Maintaining the delicate balance of your facial stubble, perfectly coiffed ‘do, and clear-as-day skin can be cumbersome. And that’s assuming that you’re already a relatively attractive dude. But there’s a new startup in town, backed by DreamIt Ventures, that wants to help you in your daily drive toward sexual relations. Urban Cargo, a subscription service that… Read More

  • Apple And Samsung Bring Their Marketing Strategies To Court

    Apple And Samsung Bring Their Marketing Strategies To Court

    Apple and Samsung are presenting their closing arguments today in one of the biggest U.S. tech trials in history. As the ball heads over to the jury’s court, it has become painfully obvious over this past month just how complex this case is. The case involves more than a dozen different patents, more than 30 allegedly infringing devices, claims of all shapes and sizes (utility… Read More

  • Ahead Of Droid Razr HD Launch, Verizon Slashes Prices Of Motorola’s Droid Smartphones

    Ahead Of Droid Razr HD Launch, Verizon Slashes Prices Of Motorola’s Droid Smartphones

    Motorola has a big push coming. We have an invite for September 5 to a some secret event, and even more evidence of a Droid Razr HD has hit the web, confirming that Google’s mobile hardware team is ready to go toe-to-toe with the Samsung Galaxy S III in a couple of weeks. And just as the iPhone price gets slashed before the next-gen model hits the market, so shall Verizon cut the prices… Read More

  • StatCounter: Windows Phone Will Blow Past BlackBerry By November 2012

    StatCounter: Windows Phone Will Blow Past BlackBerry By November 2012

    At least three major research firms believe that Windows Phone will overtake iOS by 2015, but peering that far into the mobile ecosystem’s future is damn near impossible. We can, however, get an idea of what will be happening in the next few months, and StatCounter predicts that Windows Phone will overtake BlackBerry very soon. According to WMPowerUser, Microsoft’s mobile platform… Read More

  • iFixit: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Beats Out New iPad In Repairability Test

    iFixit: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Beats Out New iPad In Repairability Test

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is one of the more exciting tablets to be released in a while. In fact, it may even pose a small threat to the iPad, considering its top-notch specs and Ice Cream Sandwich-flavored operating system. But beauty is only skin deep, and it’s what’s on the inside that counts, right? So let’s not judge this book by its cover: iFixit, the team that loves… Read More

  • Leaked Tutorial Videos Show Clearest Image Of Motorola Droid Razr HD To Date

    Leaked Tutorial Videos Show Clearest Image Of Motorola Droid Razr HD To Date

    The Droid Razr HD has been making its way around the rumor mill for quite some time. Back in April, we noticed that EXIF data from a Picasa picture indicating that the long-rumored handset was in pre-production, and leaked images in June confirmed it. But today a few tutorial videos were leaked onto the web (which have since been removed). Luckily, however, we have a few screen grabs that show… Read More

  • Fly Or Die: Dejamor

    Fly Or Die: Dejamor

    Subscription services are blowing up. You can have your razors, socks, or really anything delivered to your doorstep. But what about love (and not on a creepy way)? Dejamor — a new subscription service that essentially delivers his and hers boxes of romance once a month — is disrupting the dating space in a relatively original way. Read More

  • Layoffs At Plum District Point To Changes In Hyperlocal Deals Market

    Layoffs At Plum District Point To Changes In Hyperlocal Deals Market

    Plum District is a hyperlocal daily deals site that, by its own definition, was created “by Moms, for Moms.” Yet after extensive interviews with sources who worked and were terminated by the company, it’s clear that Plum District’s initial promise didn’t pan out. The company’s claim to fame at launch and during its various funding rounds totaling $30.6… Read More

  • LeapFrog’s LeapPad2 Kid-Friendly Tablet Sees Better Specs At The Same Price: $99

    LeapFrog’s LeapPad2 Kid-Friendly Tablet Sees Better Specs At The Same Price: $99

    It was over a year ago that we last crossed paths with LeapFrog’s LeapPad — a clever kid-friendly learning tablet that comes in under $100. Today, the second-generation LeapPad, or LeapPad2 as it were, has become available for the same price. However, it has seen some spec bumps that should offer longer play/learning time as well as more games stored. Read More

  • Sorry We Missed You: YC-Backed BufferBox Solves The Problem Of Missing Packages

    Sorry We Missed You: YC-Backed BufferBox Solves The Problem Of Missing Packages

    Living in Brooklyn, NY (the place where package deliveries go to die), I know better than anyone the struggle of missing a package, tracking it down, and then traveling however long it takes to recover said package. It’s so much of a pain, in fact, that I often give up the second I see that “Sorry we missed you” sticker. But a company fresh out of Y Combinator‘s Summer… Read More

  • The Honorable Judge Lucy Koh Accuses Apple’s Lawyer Of Smoking Crack

    The Honorable Judge Lucy Koh Accuses Apple’s Lawyer Of Smoking Crack

    The best part of the entire Apple-Samsung patent war has been Federal Judge Lucy Koh. She’s a smaller woman with straight, silk black hair, but she manages to make some of the wealthiest lawyers and highest level executives bow down. She’s an Alpha, and not without a touch of humor, either. In fact, today she asked Apple’s attorney if he was smoking crack. At least… Read More

  • Why Does Jack Dorsey Want To Be Just Like Steve Jobs?

    Why Does Jack Dorsey Want To Be Just Like Steve Jobs?

    There isn’t a CEO in the world who wouldn’t do well to try and emulate the late Steve Jobs in some way, shape or form. He was a visionary, and took Apple from a relatively low point to being one of the most successful companies in the history of the world. But trying to be him, or just like him, would be a vain endeavor. An hilarious tipster brought to our attention that Jack Dorsey… Read More

  • Back To School: How To Ace Taking Notes

    Back To School: How To Ace Taking Notes

    Back in the day, before the printing press made books a widely available commodity, students sat through class transcribing each and every word of a published work, as dictated by the teacher. We still take notes today, sure, but note-taking and lectures themselves have come a long way. So as you tie your shoes, zip up your backpack, and head off to your first day of college (or second, third… Read More

  • The Girl Who Couldn’t Nap And Said She Never Had To

    The Girl Who Couldn’t Nap And Said She Never Had To

    Once upon a time, in a land 3,000 miles away, Alexia wrote a post titled Arianna Wants To Put A Nap Room In TechCrunch HQ. Lol. It was in reference to NapQuest, a relatively awesome initiative at Aol/Huffington Post that includes a small room with a massage chair, a shelf full of books, complete with a full-fledged dentist-style reclining chair and a sleep sound machine. Along with some… Read More