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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  • 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

  • Samsung Smart TVs Will Let You Play Angry Birds Without Touching A Thing

    Samsung Smart TVs Will Let You Play Angry Birds Without Touching A Thing

    Angry Birds has been around for what seems like forever, topping over 1 billion downloads across all available platforms. But folks continue to come up with new and interesting ways for us to sling birds into poorly built structures with the sole purpose of needless destruction. Samsung today officially joined that pack by offering Angry Birds on Samsung’s Smart TV, but pay no mind to… Read More

  • StartApp’s Mobile Search Monetization Platform For Android Surpasses 150 Million Downloads

    StartApp’s Mobile Search Monetization Platform For Android Surpasses 150 Million Downloads

    You may remember StartApp from their September 2011 launch, or perhaps from the $4 million the company raised in March. But today, 10 months after the initial launch, StartApp is back with the news that its search monetization software has been downloaded more than 150 million times on Android. The company has said that around 4,000 live apps in the Google Play store are using its platform… Read More

  • Hands-On With Organic Transit’s Pedal-Solar Electric Hybrid Vehicle, “The Elf”

    Hands-On With Organic Transit’s Pedal-Solar Electric Hybrid Vehicle, “The Elf”

    Our week in the Southeast gave us plenty of memorable moments, but perhaps my favorite of the entire trip was when I stumbled upon the Elf — a pedal-solar electric hybrid vehicle from Organic Transit in Durham, NC. It’s one of those products that — given the right financing and marketing — could be completely disruptive in Urban areas. The vehicles come in two… Read More

  • DigitalSmiths Improves The Hunt For Great Video Content (Behind The Scenes)

    DigitalSmiths Improves The Hunt For Great Video Content (Behind The Scenes)

    As more and more folks cut the cable, install DVR services, and go mobile with their viewing, on demand video becomes more prevalent. With that, the way we surf and search for content must change. The model switches from browsing to purposeful search, but as newer disruptive companies like Netflix and Hulu prove, personalized recommendation-based content gets much better results. But that… Read More

  • Report: The Next-Gen iPhone Will Have A Thinner, Higher Quality Display

    Report: The Next-Gen iPhone Will Have A Thinner, Higher Quality Display

    Yesterday, we got a glimpse at a leaked front-casing for what we believe to be the iPhone 5, showing a centered FaceTime camera hole. Today, however, we have but the WSJ’s word for it that Apple is working with supply line manufacturers to implement a thinner, more beautiful display into the next-gen handset. According to the report, LCD makers such as Sharp and Japan Display (which… Read More

  • Southeast Meetup Tour Wrap-Up: A Week In Pictures (And Videos)

    Southeast Meetup Tour Wrap-Up: A Week In Pictures (And Videos)

    2,400 miles. Five cities. Two Honda Pilots. Seven days. And five children under the age of 7. Why? Because we love startups, and we heard that there is this huge country that’s south of New York and East of Silicon Valley, so we decided to explore. The pay-off has already been greater than you can imagine, as we met more entrepreneurs than my inbox can even handle and we saw… Read More

  • T-Mobile Tweets That It’s Getting The Samsung Galaxy Note

    T-Mobile Tweets That It’s Getting The Samsung Galaxy Note

    We’ve seen the evidence pile up in front of us over the past couple months, but T-Mobile has just made the Galaxy Note‘s destiny official by the law of social media. After user @epicrivas asked “What’s up with the Galaxy Note for T-Mobile?” the carrier responded with the following: @epicrivas We are excited to confirm the Samsung Galaxy Note will be coming to… Read More

  • KillSpencer Goes Against The Grain With New Wooden Card-Carrying iPhone Case

    KillSpencer Goes Against The Grain With New Wooden Card-Carrying iPhone Case

    I’m still not convinced that mobile payments via NFC are on the road to ubiquity, but these fancy shmancy iPhone cases that double as card holders are all kinds of awesome. KillSpencer just debuted its latest, made almost entirely of exotic rosewood. It’s a beauty, to be sure. The front and back are both attached using a removable adhesive, though there’s no side coverage for… Read More

  • “Leaked” iPhone 5 Front Casing Shows Centered FaceTime Camera

    “Leaked” iPhone 5 Front Casing Shows Centered FaceTime Camera

    Another day, another leak. On Friday we saw what was reported to be an iPhone 5 prototype unit, and today an entirely different version of the “iPhone 5” casing has found its way on to the interwebs. Oddly enough, this latest leak looks an awful lot like images of iPhone 5 parts published by 9to5mac. Of course, it’s possible that none of these leaks are the real thing, but… Read More

  • CED Program Director Dhruv Patel On North Carolina’s Startup Scene

    CED Program Director Dhruv Patel On North Carolina’s Startup Scene

    Over the past week, we took TechCrunch on the road for our Southeast Meetup tour. Of the five cities we visited in seven days, Durham had one of the hungriest entrepreneurial scenes. The majority of the city is relatively run-down, aside from the lovely American Tobacco Center facility you see in the background. But North Carolina’s tech scene is on a mission, and it’s not just… Read More

  • This Probably Isn’t The iPhone 5, But It Looks A Lot Like What We Expect

    This Probably Isn’t The iPhone 5, But It Looks A Lot Like What We Expect

    As iPhone season amps up — and make no mistake, the rumor mill is already spinning at full speed — we’re bound to see “leak” after “leak.” The latest comes by way of a site called KitGuru.net, which claims to have a “test unit” of the device. That’s about where the post lost me, not to mention the fact that the image looks… Read More

  • Reminder: TechCrunch Is Coming To Greenville, SC Tonight! (UPDATED LOCATION)

    Reminder: TechCrunch Is Coming To Greenville, SC Tonight! (UPDATED LOCATION)

    For many a TechCruncher, the past week has been the same as most. Break some news, go to some events, turn the world on with your smile… you know the drill. But for John Biggs, Josh Zelman and I (and at times Matt Burns), this week has been a whirlwind of crazy awesome parties, Southeastern drawls, incredibly cool startup pitches, and an amazing amount of both pork and beer. It’s… Read More

  • Songza Brings Its Core Feature, Concierge, To Android

    Songza Brings Its Core Feature, Concierge, To Android

    Songza has long been one of my favorite music apps, and as an iPhone user, I’ve had access to all the latest and greatest features within it. But as I’ve mentioned the app to various friends and such, I’ve learned that Android has been missing out. But no more. Songza’s core feature — Concierge — is now available within the Android version of the app. Read More

  • An Honest Discussion About Being Gay, Working In Tech, And Living In The South

    An Honest Discussion About Being Gay, Working In Tech, And Living In The South

    We didn’t get the most amazing reaction when we announced that our Southeast Mini Meetup Tour would also have a partial focus on gay rights and homophobic legislation in the south. We’re a tech blog, and we really shouldn’t be dabbling in politics or human rights. And yet, even issues that seem far removed circle back around to the tech industry, the startup scene, and… Read More

  • Tripl, The Social Network For Travelers, Makes A Mini-Pivot With A Focus On Design

    Tripl, The Social Network For Travelers, Makes A Mini-Pivot With A Focus On Design

    Tripl, a new social startup that launched back in December of 2011, has just undergone a mini-pivot (if you will). The service once tried to link friends (and friends of friends) who might be traveling (or living) in the same area, but after a stay at the DreamIt accelerator in New York, the company has refocused a bit. Instead of trying to connect people, Tripl now builds a beautiful… Read More

  • Fly Or Die: Samsung Galaxy S III

    Fly Or Die: Samsung Galaxy S III

    I said in my review that the Samsung Galaxy S III is the phone you’ve been waiting for, and the same holds true in this latest episode of Fly Or Die. John and I took a look at the various specs, namely the NFC-style features and S-Voice, and we both walked away with a warm, fuzzy feeling. To put it quite bluntly, the Galaxy S III is far and away the best Android phone you can buy today. Read More

  • Is This A Thing? A Business Man Carries iPad In His Pants Through Grand Central Station

    Is This A Thing? A Business Man Carries iPad In His Pants Through Grand Central Station

    Every morning, my lovely girlfriend walks through Grand Central Station in New York City on her way to work, and every morning, she sees something odd. Such is the nature of living in the Big Apple. This happened: she saw a man — a regular dude in slacks and a button-down — carrying his iPad in his butt. Witness the horror. Read More

  • Noom Weight Loss Coach Gets A Revamp After Company Hit 13.5M Organic Downloads On Android

    Noom Weight Loss Coach Gets A Revamp After Company Hit 13.5M Organic Downloads On Android

    Noom Weight Loss Coach, an Android app that has seen over 5 million organic downloads, has just undergone a major redesign. The usual wheel on the homescreen has been replaced with a task list that shows all of your progress and goals at a glance. The exercise function has also been revamped to seamlessly integrate the pedometer into everything you do, letting you track your steps with… Read More

  • Leaked Windows Phone Keyboard: Curved For Your Typing Pleasure

    Leaked Windows Phone Keyboard: Curved For Your Typing Pleasure

    Microsoft is on a hot streak. The company has never been cooler, pushing out hot new start screens (both desktop and mobile), excluding early-adopters from major upgrades (pulling a Google), and snagging the up-and-coming Yammer enterprise social network for a cool $1.2 billion. But sometimes people can get carried away. So is the case with this image of an alleged future Windows Phone… Read More