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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  • The Hackathon Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Sleep

    The Hackathon Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Sleep

    The Hackathon never sleeps, and neither do the hackers. Just like the Disrupt NY 2012 Hackathon, and the San Francisco Hackathon before it, this year’s bunch of coders are up and at ’em, ready to disrupt… well, anything. Surveying the San Francisco Design Center, you’ll find a lot of empty red bull cans, beer bottles, and bags of chips. It’s not necessarily the… Read More

  • The Disrupt SF 2012 Hackathon Is On Like Donkey Kong

    The Disrupt SF 2012 Hackathon Is On Like Donkey Kong

    It’s that time of year again. Pencils are being sharpened, school buses are making their rounds, and hackers are coding to their little hearts’ desire. The Disrupt SF Hackathon has officially commenced, with over 400 hackers in attendance and over 35 different API sponsors, including AT&T, Nokia, Loku and Ford. Each hacker and/or team gets 24 hours to develop and product… Read More

  • Preparation For Apple’s iPhone Event Is Underway

    Preparation For Apple’s iPhone Event Is Underway

    If you’ve been paying attention at all, you know that the next iPhone is right around the corner. Apple has sent out invites to a September 12 event — that’s on Wednesday, by the way — just as we’ve long expected. The event is to be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, which just so happens to be located right next to the hotel we’re staying at… Read More

  • Siri, Why Are You Having Trouble Connecting?

    Siri, Why Are You Having Trouble Connecting?

    It would appear that Siri is down. We’ve tested five iPhone 4S models, all of which are running iOS 5.1. One of the iPhones in the TechCrunch office is running iOS 6, and Siri seems to be working fine on the newer OS. Twitter confirms, and there are some pretty funny tweets coming out of this very serious crisis. To be fair, Siri doesn’t work that well anyway, even when… Read More

  • From Disrupt Runner-Up To $13 Million In Funding, BillGuard Tells All

    From Disrupt Runner-Up To $13 Million In Funding, BillGuard Tells All

    BillGuard has come a long way in a short time. The company launched its SaaS product, which automatically scans your credit card statements for unwanted and fraudulent charges, in May of 2011 at Disrupt. Yet, BillGuard has since saved its users nearly $1 million in unwanted or fraudulent charges in just over a year. I sat down with founder and CEO Yaron Samid to discuss the path from Disrupt… Read More

  • Hands-On With The 7″ Kindle Fire HD: Excellent Display, Super Snappy, But New WiFi Is A Question Mark

    Hands-On With The 7″ Kindle Fire HD: Excellent Display, Super Snappy, But New WiFi Is A Question Mark

    Amazon just announced the Kindle Fire HD, and we heard all kinds of magical promises: a beautiful display, super duper fast WiFi, and a host of new features. On almost every count, Amazon delivered, and at a wonderful price point. After getting up close and personal with the 7-inch Fire HD, the first thing you notice is the display. Yes, the rumors are true. It’s gorgeous. In fact… Read More

  • Amazon Officially Announces The New Kindle Paperwhite: “Paperwhite” Display, Frontlighting, 8 Week Battery, And 212 PPI

    Amazon Officially Announces The New Kindle Paperwhite: “Paperwhite” Display, Frontlighting, 8 Week Battery, And 212 PPI

    There’s plenty to talk about here at Amazon’s Los Angeles press conference. The Kindle Fire 2 is obviously a hot topic of discussion, but lest you forget the product that started it all: The Kindle. As expected, new models of the E-Ink ereader have been officially announced, and one (the Kindle Paperwhite) follows in the steps of Barnes & Noble’s Nook with Glow. The… Read More

  • Live From Amazon’s 2012 Event: Fire It Up!

    Live From Amazon’s 2012 Event: Fire It Up!

    From outside a massive hanger in Los Angeles, California, grown men and women — members of the press — just literally ran into the venue for Amazon’s special 2012 press event. A next-generation Fire is expected, along with updated Kindle ereaders and a whole lot of content deals. We even caught wind of a new serialized fiction deal just last night, so expect to hear quite a bit. Read More

  • Hands-On With The Droid Razr M: The Reversal Of ‘Big Phone Syndrome’ Feels Wonderful

    Hands-On With The Droid Razr M: The Reversal Of ‘Big Phone Syndrome’ Feels Wonderful

    We’re here at the Motorola event in New York, and I just got my hands on the Droid Razr M, the “little big secret” that Motorola’s been amping up for. As you’d expect for a phone of this size, it feels excellent in the hand, with a 4.3-inch qHD display. As I’ve said over and over again, this screen size is the sweet spot. The most impressive thing about… Read More

  • Motorola Officially Unveils The Droid RAZR HD And Droid RAZR MAXX HD

    Motorola Officially Unveils The Droid RAZR HD And Droid RAZR MAXX HD

    The Droid Razr HD has been spinning its way around the rumor mill for quite some time. But today, in rainy New York city at Gotham Hall, Motorola is officially unleashing the device on the world. Not only that, the RAZR MAXX HD (what a mouthful) was also unveiled for anyone who needs even more battery life. The big thing (literally) we’re looking at a 4.7-inch HD display, something… Read More

  • Live From Motorola’s “On Display” Android Press Conference

    Live From Motorola’s “On Display” Android Press Conference

    Hello, Moto. We’re live at Motorola’s late summer press event and the stakes couldn’t be higher. The Samsung Galaxy S III is currently selling like mad, Nokia just announced killer hardware and the new iPhone will be announced next week. But judging by the look of this room, Motorola is ready to throw down. The title of the event is “On Display”. It doesn’t… Read More

  • Nokia Debuts The 4.3″ Lumia 820: 5MP Camera, 1.5GHz Dual-Core S4 Processor, 8GB Of Storage

    Nokia Debuts The 4.3″ Lumia 820: 5MP Camera, 1.5GHz Dual-Core S4 Processor, 8GB Of Storage

    Nokia has taken the stage in New York City, hand-in-hand with Microsoft of course, to deliver its latest round of Lumia smartphones, powered by Windows 8. While it’s not quite as impressive as big brother 920, the freshly announced Lumia 820 should still raise a few hairs on your neck. We’ve known very little about this phone from leaks, but now we can tell you with certainty that… Read More

  • Microsoft Unveils New Windows Phone 8 Features: It’s All About Photos

    Microsoft Unveils New Windows Phone 8 Features: It’s All About Photos

    At Nokia’s press event today in New York, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore hopped on stage to demo Windows Phone 8 on the new Lumia 920. Windows Phone 8 was announced a while ago, but the manager of the Windows Phone platform took the stage to share a couple new bits of info about the forthcoming mobile operating system. The first bit of the demo threw it back to customizable live tiles… Read More

  • Room To Chat: Windows Phone 8 Tries Its Hand At Group Messaging

    Room To Chat: Windows Phone 8 Tries Its Hand At Group Messaging

    Windows Phone has done an excellent job with messaging. Mango offered threaded messages to users, allowing you to convert from a Facebook chat, SMS, and Windows Live messenger all from the same conversation window. But in the next iteration of Windows Phone 8, Microsoft will take this to a new level in the mobile OS with a new feature called Room. Room will essentially be a group chat, with… Read More

  • From Disrupt Finalist To $8M In Funding And 2M Users, Voxy Tells All

    From Disrupt Finalist To $8M In Funding And 2M Users, Voxy Tells All

    English learning app Voxy hit the scene nearly two years ago exactly, on our Disrupt SF stage. It was a great presentation, but perhaps more importantly it was a great business idea. Since then, Voxy is rated the number one education app in over 20 different countries, has raised a total of $8 million in funding, and now has over 2 million users. So I sat down with CEO and founder Paul Gollash… Read More

  • Vibease: The Long-Distance Relationship You Always Wanted

    Vibease: The Long-Distance Relationship You Always Wanted

    We’ve seen quite a few startups try to disrupt relationships lately. There’s Dejamor, which sends you a box of romance each month, Boink Box, which sends you a box of sex toys, and I seem to remember a somewhat embarrassing interview with OhMiBod at CES. And today, yet another sexy startup joins the space. It’s called Vibease, and it’s a “massager” as they… Read More

  • The Value Of Your iPhone Drops Every Second, So Try This

    The Value Of Your iPhone Drops Every Second, So Try This

    The value of your current iPhone is going down as I write this very sentence. And according to Gazelle, current iPhone models traditionally depreciate about 25 percent a couple weeks before the next generation iPhone is unveiled. And guess what? The new iPhone is about two weeks away. As Rafiki would say in the Lion King, “it is time.” But what do you do? Read More

  • This Is The Best Look At The New iPhone Yet

    This Is The Best Look At The New iPhone Yet

    Ah, the next-gen iPhone. What more can we say? Almost sadly, we already know the screen will be bigger, the connecting port is smaller, and the design will be drastically different, with a two-tone metal casing. And yet, we still haven’t seen one of these bad boys fully assembled. We’ve seen parts — boy have we seen parts! But with two weeks left until the official… Read More

  • The Weather Channel iPad App Tops 10 Million Downloads

    The Weather Channel iPad App Tops 10 Million Downloads

    We’ve followed The Weather Channel through its transition into the digital era. It started with a beautiful iPad app, and then the company revamped its iPhone app and website to match the new look and feel. And boy were there features! Social elements, notifications when it will rain, and personalized weather were all in the forecast. And today, the iPad app that started it all has… Read More

  • Galactic Status: Virgin Airlines Offers One Frequent Flier A Trip To Space

    Galactic Status: Virgin Airlines Offers One Frequent Flier A Trip To Space

    Virgin is one of my favorite airlines to fly on — it’s kind of like the airline of the future, with interactive displays in every head rest, cool lighting, an animated safety video, and there’s almost always WiFi on board. But Virgin is looking to be even more futuristic, promising the customer with the most miles at the end of the year a chance to upgrade to Galactic status. Read More