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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  • Apple iOS 6 Maps Ported Over To An iPhone 4, 3D Flyover Mode Intact

    Apple iOS 6 Maps Ported Over To An iPhone 4, 3D Flyover Mode Intact

    News that Apple’s brand-spankin’ new Maps app wouldn’t have full functionality across all of their iOS 6-capable devices struck many as a major blow this week. Apple’s known to keep flagship features on flagship devices, so relegating turn-by-turn navigation and the 3D “Flyover” mode to the iPhone 4S and new iPad only fits with that strategy. But it turns… Read More

  • Imangi Taps Disney/Pixar To Launch ‘Temple Run: Brave’ Ahead Of Movie Launch

    Imangi Taps Disney/Pixar To Launch ‘Temple Run: Brave’ Ahead Of Movie Launch

    Despite the fact that almost nothing happens but running, turning, jumping and sliding, Temple Run is one of the most popular games on mobile. In fact, in just a month on the platform the Android version of the game saw 10 million downloads. But there’s gotta be more to life than jumping over overgrown tree roots and sliding under bridges, which is why a new version of the game has… Read More

  • The Full Run-Down On All 13 Startups At TechStars NYC Demo Day 2012

    The Full Run-Down On All 13 Startups At TechStars NYC Demo Day 2012

    The TechStars NYC Demo Day went down this morning, and thirteen new companies have officially come to market, ranging from a Pinterest for places, a social wireless MVNO, and a mobile workforce communication product, to a social network for trades and transactions, a moving industry disruptor, and a leisure class aggregator. Some are venturing into a brand new world, leveraging social media… Read More

  • Give Some To Get Some: Karma Makes Your HotSpot Connectivity Social

    Give Some To Get Some: Karma Makes Your HotSpot Connectivity Social

    There’s no such thing as pay-as-you-go with a mobile hotspot. It just doesn’t exist. You pay for a monthly package, just like you would with a smartphone, and a chunk of it almost always goes unused come the end of the month. But the first-ever pay-as-you-go hotspot package has just hit the market straight out of the TechStars NYC Demo day, and it’s called Karma. Karma… Read More

  • Lua Organizes Any Mobile Workforce With (Duh!) A Mobile App

    Lua Organizes Any Mobile Workforce With (Duh!) A Mobile App

    Lua, a company focused on enhancing communication and project management within mobile workforces, has just launched out of beta today at the Techstars NYC Demo Day. The software allows any mobile workforce, from a production crew on a film set to construction workers to salespeople, to communicate throughout the day on their smartphones. It’s a messaging platform, at its core, that… Read More

  • Pickie Is A Personalized Shopping Magazine Based On Your Friends’ Social Mentions

    Pickie Is A Personalized Shopping Magazine Based On Your Friends’ Social Mentions

    Today at the TechStars NYC Demo Day, Pickie launched on to the scene. At its core, it’s an iPad magazine that is totally personalized based on all brand mentions from friends and the people you follow. Nothing’s stronger than the power of word of mouth, and with social networks abounding, bringing those personal recommendations online only makes sense. On Pickie, shopping with… Read More

  • 10Sheet Will Cut The Bookkeeper Out Of Your Financial Equation

    10Sheet Will Cut The Bookkeeper Out Of Your Financial Equation

    One thing small businesses struggle with most is bookkeeping — it’s tedious, time-consuming, and it can be really confusing come tax season. Because of this, most folks turn to bookkeepers to do the dirty work for them, at a cost of hundreds of dollars a month. That’s where 10sheet comes in. The old model, which involves a traditional bookkeeper, leaves people hauling stacks… Read More

  • PopTip Offers Real-Time Twitter Poll Result Tracking, Hashtags And Correct Spelling Not Required

    PopTip Offers Real-Time Twitter Poll Result Tracking, Hashtags And Correct Spelling Not Required

    More often than not, a crowdsourced answer is the right one. Just take a look at Estimize — the anonymous user base of 6,500 users is more accurate than Wall Street 67 percent of the time when estimating the trajectory of a company’s stock. So it only follows that brands would want to harness this type of data, which is why PopTip has just launched into existence at TechStars NYC… Read More

  • Professional Photographer Creates ConditionOne, A 180-Degree Video Player For iPad, iPhone

    Professional Photographer Creates ConditionOne, A 180-Degree Video Player For iPad, iPhone

    Danfung Dennis is a war photographer. He’s covered the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and was nominated for a 2012 Academy Award for his documentary, “Hell And Back Again.” But he’s ready to tackle a new space: technology. His company, ConditionOne, has created a video player for the iPad and iPhone that offers a full 180 degree view, allowing the user to pan or… Read More

  • Wander Is A More Beautiful Yelp For All The Places

    Wander Is A More Beautiful Yelp For All The Places

    The best way I know how to explain Wander is that it’s a love child between the information of Yelp and the beauty of Pinterest, but for all places. The idea is that you share places that are meaningful to you, whether it be your first date with your wife, places you have fun at, and places you wish you could go. The compilation of these things is called a Wanderlog. According to… Read More

  • Classtivity Makes Sure Finding A Class Isn’t More Difficult Than Taking One

    Classtivity Makes Sure Finding A Class Isn’t More Difficult Than Taking One

    Class. Most of us spend our entire teenage and early adult life trying to get out of it, only to realize that going to a class and learning something new is a walk in the park compared to a life with bills, professional responsibility, and a generally over-obligated existence. But Classtivity has an answer: a class. See, founder Payal Kadakia was a dancer her entire life, before attending MIT. Read More

  • Marquee Makes Any Publisher Look Like A Page Layout Expert

    Marquee Makes Any Publisher Look Like A Page Layout Expert

    These days, everyone can be a publisher. All you need is something to publish, and you can throw that thing on a Tumblr, a WordPress blog, or even publish it as an eBook. There are plenty of channels through which you can offer your creations to the world, but layout continues to be an issue. Marquee aims to change all that. Launching today at the TechStars NYC Demo day, Marquee is offering… Read More

  • Bondsy Is A Social Network For Friendly Transactions And Trades

    Bondsy Is A Social Network For Friendly Transactions And Trades

    A new mobile social network of sorts has launched out of beta today at the TechStars NY Demo Day, looking to make transactions between friends a bit easier. Truth is, people have lots of stuff that they don’t need, but it feels wasteful to throw it away and it’s exhausting to try and sell it, especially to a total rando from Craigslist. Bondsy instead connects friends, and friends… Read More

  • Rewind.Me Lets You Explore Your Digital History, Then Rewards You For It

    Rewind.Me Lets You Explore Your Digital History, Then Rewards You For It

    Technology is all about looking to the future, but with so many different virtual identities and social networks it’s tough to keep track of who you’ve spoken with and where you’ve been. The Rewind.Me iOS app wants to change all that, and let you dive into your past experiences to enjoy them once again. The idea is simple. Imagine you went to a delicious Greek restaurant… Read More

  • By Keeping It All Online, Moveline Helps Out Big-Time During Your Next Move

    By Keeping It All Online, Moveline Helps Out Big-Time During Your Next Move

    The moving industry is ripe for disruption. Customers currently have to get a salesperson to come out and visit the house, inspect belongings, and offer up a quote. To shop around, you’d have to repeat this process over and over again. But one of the companies out of TechStars NYC Demo Day, Moveline, streamlines the process by letting you do everything online. The process is simple. Read More

  • TechCrunch Is Holding Office Hours On Our Southeast Meetup Tour: Reserve Your Spot Now

    TechCrunch Is Holding Office Hours On Our Southeast Meetup Tour: Reserve Your Spot Now

    We’re less than a month away from our Southeast Meetup Tour, where we’ll hit Savannah, Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte, and Greenville. It’s sure to be a mess of fun and a total mess all at the same time, just as it should be. We’ll toss back beers, munch on food that’s sure to make us fat, and chat about all the amazing work you guys are doing down south. Read More

  • Nokia May Sell Luxury Phone Brand Vertu For €200 Million

    Nokia May Sell Luxury Phone Brand Vertu For €200 Million

    Nokia is reportedly in talks with a private equity group called EQT in an attempt to sell off its independent subsidiary, Vertu. Vertu is an ultra-luxury phone brand operating independently within Nokia that makes high-end phones with stainless steel, ceramics, carbon fiber. They phones even feature sapphires and rubies as buttons. Reuters reports that the Vertu price tag is around €200… Read More

  • Samsung Wants To Automate Your Phone With NFC-Equipped TecTiles

    Samsung Wants To Automate Your Phone With NFC-Equipped TecTiles

    Samsung has a handful of NFC-equipped phones, like the Galaxy S II and III, and the Galaxy Nexus, but little has been done to put the technology to use. Sure, there’s Google Wallet and other mobile payment platforms, but we’re still a ways off before paying with your phone becomes mainstream. Either way, there’s plenty you can do with NFC outside of tap-to-pay, which is… Read More

  • To Be Clear, Siri Is Not Coming To The iPhone 4 Or iPad 2 (Update)

    To Be Clear, Siri Is Not Coming To The iPhone 4 Or iPad 2 (Update)

    It’s understandable why you might have been confused. Apple made Siri’s expansion about as clear as mud yesterday at Apple’s WWDC keynote. She learns more, moves to the iPad, gets all kinds of new integrations in iOS 6 (which most certainly will come to your iPhone 4/3GS), but does she actually hop on over to the new hardware and chat at you like the condescending… Read More

  • Verizon Intros Share Everything Plans: Unlimited Talk/Text And Shared Data For Up To 10 Devices

    Verizon Intros Share Everything Plans: Unlimited Talk/Text And Shared Data For Up To 10 Devices

    Verizon Wireless today announced the addition of Share Everything plans. They’re essentially family plans, allowing you, mom, dad, and big or little brother or sister to share from a pool of unlimited voice minutes and text messages, plus a specified amount of data. The service also offers a free mobile HotSpot service to any device on the plan. Share Everything plans support up to… Read More