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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  • City Chatter Looks To Compete With Highlight, Sonar By Pairing Group Chat With Social Discovery

    City Chatter Looks To Compete With Highlight, Sonar By Pairing Group Chat With Social Discovery

    Yet another mobile social local app has entered the fray to compete with the likes of Highlight and the rest, and it’s called City Chatter. The app is meant to be the “antisocial” network, according to the email pitch we received, though I’m not quite sure how that could be the case as one of the main features is group chat among those in your vicinity. It’s… Read More

  • Report: Rich People Prefer iThings

    Report: Rich People Prefer iThings

    Remember that one time MG compared the iPhone 4S to a Mercedes and the Galaxy Nexus to a Honda and the Internet exploded? Well, it would seem that the division of classes (with regards to gadgetry) wasn’t too far off. According to a report by Spectrem Group (which specializes in retirement and especially affluent markets), people with more money prefer iThings. For example, among users… Read More

  • Rovio Brings Back Orange Bird With Angry Birds Space Update, Teases Possibility Of A Level Editor

    Rovio Brings Back Orange Bird With Angry Birds Space Update, Teases Possibility Of A Level Editor

    Rovio has just released an awesome new update to its latest game in the Angry Birds series, Angry Birds Space. The update brings with it a brand new Space Egg character, along with the return of Orange Bird, post-Super Hero makeover. Past that, you’ll also get access to 20 new levels and 10 new bonus levels. And if that weren’t enough, Rovio has added a new boss fight into the mix… Read More

  • LG’s Q2 2012 Earnings: $138M In Net Profits, Up 46% YOY, Phone Sales Still Lagging

    LG’s Q2 2012 Earnings: $138M In Net Profits, Up 46% YOY, Phone Sales Still Lagging

    LG has been turning a corner of late, getting its mobile division out of a six-quarter-long rut. Today’s Q2 report outlines a 46 percent increase in net profits year-over-year at $138 million, though phone sales continue to be an obstacle. Overall revenues went up from last quarter, but are still down from a year ago. The handset division in particular had an operating loss of $49.5… Read More

  • SnapKnot Relaunches With A Pinterest-Style Layout To Connect Brides With Photographers

    SnapKnot Relaunches With A Pinterest-Style Layout To Connect Brides With Photographers

    The wedding space is blowing up here in tech, and for one very obvious reason. Almost everything about planning a wedding is pretty ancient. People build out complicated spreadsheets for their guest list, they are forced to search high and low for ways to spread around photos and invite-type information, and searching for vendors is about as accurate as doing a Google search for wedding… Read More

  • Samsung Officially Brings Motion-Controlled Angry Birds To Select Smart TVs

    Samsung Officially Brings Motion-Controlled Angry Birds To Select Smart TVs

    It was only a few weeks ago that we first heard about Angry Birds coming to Samsung’s Smart TVs, and it would appear that one of the most popular games in the world has now become available on select models. You see, Angry Birds has been revamped to work with Samsung’s Smart Interaction feature, meaning that the user will sling birds without a remote control or touch interface, as… Read More

  • Apple App Store Hits 650,000 Apps: 250,000 Designed For iPad, $5.5B Paid Out To Devs

    Apple App Store Hits 650,000 Apps: 250,000 Designed For iPad, $5.5B Paid Out To Devs

    On its Q3 earnings call, Apple announced that there are over 650,000 apps on the Apple App Store, up from 600K in April of this year. Apple exec Peter Oppenheimer also mentioned that 250,000 of those apps were developed specifically for iPad. Perhaps more importantly to you hungry entrepreneurs, Apple paid out approximately $5.5 billion to developers. This is a huge jump from the $4… Read More

  • Apple Reports Disappointing Mac Sales Despite Retina MacBook Release: 4 Million Units Sold In Q3 2012

    Apple Reports Disappointing Mac Sales Despite Retina MacBook Release: 4 Million Units Sold In Q3 2012

    Analysts have been sharply divided in providing estimates for Apple’s third quarter earnings report. And it would appear that this time, predictions of a mild third quarter were correct. Apple saw a bit of a plateau in Mac sales, with 4 million Macs, 26 million iPhones, and 17 million iPads sold in Q3 2012. That’s compared to last quarter’s sales of 4 million Macs, 35.1… Read More

  • Analyst: iPhone 5, iPad Mini Coming In September

    Analyst: iPhone 5, iPad Mini Coming In September

    Apple’s next-gen iPhone — and the much-talked about (but yet unseen) iPad mini — are some of the most hotly anticipated gadgets of the year. And according to a report by relatively on-point KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new iPhone and iPad mini will launch in September. Thus far, we’ve heard that the iPhone 5 will have a larger 4.08-inch display maintaining… Read More

  • Noodlecrumbs Is A Crowd-Funding Platform For Thinkers, Not Doers

    Noodlecrumbs Is A Crowd-Funding Platform For Thinkers, Not Doers

    With successes like the Pebble smart watch, crowd-funding is becoming more and more attractive to startups. But maybe you aren’t even at the startup stage in your idea. Maybe all you have is an idea and a computer. That’s where Noodlecrumbs comes into the picture. It’s a new type of crowd-funding for those of us who don’t quite know how much we need to make the dream… Read More

  • Viber Updates iPhone, Android Apps To Version 2.2: Group Messaging, Improved UI, Enhanced HD Calling

    Viber Updates iPhone, Android Apps To Version 2.2: Group Messaging, Improved UI, Enhanced HD Calling

    Viber has just released version 2.2 of the app for both Android and iPhone, bringing some much-requested features to the platform for the very first time including group messaging and improved call quality. The UI has also been significantly improved, which should please Viber’s growing user base. In May, we learned that Viber had surpassed 70 million registered users. Today… Read More

  • mySkin iPhone App Connects You With The Right Skincare Products

    mySkin iPhone App Connects You With The Right Skincare Products

    You may be more beautiful than the the future love child of Robert Pattinson and Kristin Stewart, but bad skin can ruin it all. That said, there’s a new beauty app launching on the Apple App Store to help you find the best possible skincare products for your unique skin. Dubbed mySkin, the app essentially lets you check which skincare products work best for your skin before you ever… Read More

  • Texting Doesn’t Make Your Kids Dumb, Text Bands Do

    Texting Doesn’t Make Your Kids Dumb, Text Bands Do

    I’m not one of those people who thinks that texting and tweeting is ruining children’s ability to communicate. Texting and tweeting are the future of communication, so if kids are learning to keep it concise or feel more comfortable sending a text to their crush than making a call, I’m all for it. That’s not to say that this communication should be at the expense of… Read More

  • WedPics, Pinstagram For Weddings, Preps For Launch With Teaser Video

    WedPics, Pinstagram For Weddings, Preps For Launch With Teaser Video

    The wedding space is blowing up, with Appy Couple, Wedit, and Lover.ly offering brides ways to organize, plan, and share their wedding. But for attendees, something a little lighter may be in order. Perhaps, an Instagram-like sharing app that replaces those stupid disposable cameras. That’s where WedPics comes in. The service is prepping for an August 7 launch of the app and website… Read More

  • How Does The Samsung Galaxy S III Fare In A Drop Test?

    How Does The Samsung Galaxy S III Fare In A Drop Test?

    The Samsung Galaxy S III continues to be one of the hottest Android phones we’ve ever seen. When I reviewed the phone, I said flat out that this is the phone you’ve been waiting for. And after John and I got another good look during an episode of Fly Or Die, we both gave the Galaxy S III a Fly. But one thing we haven’t really addressed is durability, which is why we thought… Read More

  • Spoonflower Lets You Design And Sell Your Own Custom Fabric

    Spoonflower Lets You Design And Sell Your Own Custom Fabric

    Our trip to the Southeast a couple weeks back offered up plenty of cool tech companies, but one that lingers in the memory is Spoonflower. And not because the name is so… catchy, either. The idea itself is actually quite interesting: Spoonflower lets the everyday Joe design their own fabric and have it printed to use for curtains, clothing, etc. Read More

  • Electronic Arts Comes Out Against Defense Of Marriage Act

    Electronic Arts Comes Out Against Defense Of Marriage Act

    Electronic Arts today announced that they are joining a group of businesses opposing DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act). In case you aren’t familiar with it, the Defense of Marriage Act is a federal law that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The law also states that no U.S. state or political subdivision is required to recognize a same-sex marriage treated as a marriage… Read More

  • Rosetta Stone Brings Live Video Chat Tutorials To Mobile Language Learners With New App

    Rosetta Stone Brings Live Video Chat Tutorials To Mobile Language Learners With New App

    It wasn’t all that long ago that Rosetta Stone released its free iPad app. We liked it, and felt like it was a great way to bring Rosetta Stone’s now-famous ease-of-use to a mobile education-friendly device like the iPad. But not all of the features available on Rosetta Stone desktop made the migration to iOS, until today. The company has released a brand new application to the… Read More

  • AOL Autos Partners With CarWoo! To Let Users Negotiate With Local Dealerships Anonymously

    AOL Autos Partners With CarWoo! To Let Users Negotiate With Local Dealerships Anonymously

    Buying a car is usually a pretty awful experience. Browsing may be fun, but once it comes time to sign on the dotted line you end up having to do a lot of research, a lot of paperwork, and it’s expensive to boot. This is what makes services like CarFax so disruptive. And today, a brand new partnership between AOL Autos and CarWoo! should also simplify the process of finding the right… Read More

  • Microsoft Will Release Windows 8 On October 26

    Microsoft Will Release Windows 8 On October 26

    Smack-dab in the middle of earnings season, Microsoft has officially announced that the long-awaited Windows 8 operating system will be available to upgraders and new PC buyers alike come October 26, 2012. For those of you keeping count, that’s about 14 weeks from now. Just a few weeks ago, Microsoft announced that Windows 8 would be available in “late October” which was… Read More