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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  • We Talk To Two Exciting New NYC Startups: Fancy Hands And Stamped [TCTV]

    We Talk To Two Exciting New NYC Startups: Fancy Hands And Stamped [TCTV]

    Last night, Time Inc. threw a pretty badass party in Manhattan to celebrate “Ten NYC Startups To Watch.” Among the ten were Fancy Hands, a site that offers up a personal assistant for every and any need you might have, and Stamped, a social network that lets you put your stamp of approval on the things you like. We pulled aside founders of both companies to find out a little more… Read More

  • Balloonduck: Where Pinterest Meets Twitter To Sate Your Curiosity

    Balloonduck: Where Pinterest Meets Twitter To Sate Your Curiosity

    We first wrote about Balloonduck back in March. At the time, the social network was accepting invite requests prior to a full launch, so as to avoid empty room syndrome. But today is the big day: Balloonduck has hit 1,500 invite requests and is now officially live. If you perchance haven’t heard about the service, it’s basically a Pinterest-style Twitter, but with questions being… Read More

  • Report: LTE Connections To Hit 90 Million By Year’s End, 1 Billion By 2017

    Report: LTE Connections To Hit 90 Million By Year’s End, 1 Billion By 2017

    By now, we’re pretty familiar with the term 4G LTE. But that in and of itself is somewhat surprising. It took 12 years for GSM wireless technology to reach one billion connections, and WCDMA took 11 years. But LTE will hit the same mark in just seven years of existence, according to a new report by Strategy Analytics. If you’re not familiar with the term, a brief explanation would… Read More

  • From TC50 Winners To A $7.4M Round And A Home Depot Acquisition, Redbeacon Tells All

    From TC50 Winners To A $7.4M Round And A Home Depot Acquisition, Redbeacon Tells All

    I’ve been on a journey through the past as Disrupt NYC (tickets here) draws closer, sifting through past Disrupt and TC50 startups with the hopes of getting a clear update on the accomplishments, the trials, and the milestones between then and now. The stories have been amazing, but one of the most incredible tales of growth and success I’ve yet to hear lies with Redbeacon. Read More

  • The Weather Channel Beautifies And Socializes Its iPhone App

    The Weather Channel Beautifies And Socializes Its iPhone App

    In an effort to streamline its digital offerings, The Weather Channel has today announced that its popular iPhone app has undergone a major redesign. It started with the launch of the iPad app, and just a few weeks ago The Weather Channel followed suit on the web. But the iPhone marks a major portal between TWC and its consumers, in that mobile and weather undoubtedly go hand in hand. The… Read More

  • Smarsh Acquires Former TC50 Finalist Perpetually, Founder Thanks NY Tech Scene

    Smarsh Acquires Former TC50 Finalist Perpetually, Founder Thanks NY Tech Scene

    Disrupt alumni never cease to impress. TC50 finalist Perpetually and its web archiving technology have been acquired by Portland, Ore.- based Smarsh. Though the news hit the Web yesterday, we’re told the acquisition occurred earlier this year. Given Smarsh’s pedigree – which also specializes in archiving digital content, including IM conversations, social media interactions… Read More

  • Here’s A Video Of Samsung’s Galaxy S III In The Wild

    Here’s A Video Of Samsung’s Galaxy S III In The Wild

    The Galaxy S III is likely the most anticipated Android phone in existence. At least, today it is. Samsung is the king of Android hardware, the Galaxy S II is its most successful phone to date, and a third iteration is only expected to follow in its predecessor’s footsteps. Plus, we weren’t even comforted by the usual pre-announcement leakapalooza — Samsung reportedly… Read More

  • Imgur Now Sees 2 Billion Page Views A Month (And 3 Million Daily Uniques)

    Imgur Now Sees 2 Billion Page Views A Month (And 3 Million Daily Uniques)

    Imgur has a little piece of my heart. On long days (or really any day), as news picks up and I’m writing like a work horse or when news screeches to a halt and I’m bored out of my mind, Imgur is there for me. Paired with the imaginations and (sometimes creepy) senses of humor of my dear colleagues, I get a fun little surprise every hour or so in the form of a hilarious photo or gif. Read More

  • From Disrupt Battlefield Runner-Up To Veterans Of Proximity-Based Social, Sonar Tells All

    From Disrupt Battlefield Runner-Up To Veterans Of Proximity-Based Social, Sonar Tells All

    My first-ever Disrupt was a year ago, almost exactly. I had just started working for TechCrunch and Disrupt NYC 2011 was my initiation, of sorts. I had heard of Disrupt before — but witnessing the Battlefield first-hand, from the front row no less, is a totally different beast. Every uncertain moment or slip-up during a presentation left me worried, and each triumphant joke or… Read More

  • Fly Or Die: Skullcandy Hesh Headphones [TCTV]

    Fly Or Die: Skullcandy Hesh Headphones [TCTV]

    This shouldn’t be the first time you’ve seen Skullcandy’s Hesh headphones appear on TechCrunch, but I’ll forgive you if it is. As a refresh, I reviewed the cans last week and found that it really came down to like vs. love. They’re fine, but I can’t necessarily justify a $60-$70 purchase. John felt the same way when we sat down to chat about the Hesh… Read More

  • The Bowden And Sheffield iPad Cases Are By Designers, For Designers

    The Bowden And Sheffield iPad Cases Are By Designers, For Designers

    There are about a million case vendors out there ready to hook up your iThing with the utmost in protection and style, but very few differentiate in a cool way. This Kickstarter project, however, has really caught my eye with a minimalist design and smart functionality. A company called FineGrain has recently posted their Bowden and Sheffield cases to Kickstarter with a goal of raising $20,000… Read More

  • From TC50 To A $25M Funding Round And A Spin-Off, Yext’s Howard Lerman Tells All

    From TC50 To A $25M Funding Round And A Spin-Off, Yext’s Howard Lerman Tells All

    Yext has been making waves of late, what with the spin-off of their original pay-per-call ad business which has been renamed Felix and the launch of their new business, PowerListings. But this is far from the beginning for Yext — the company first hit the scene way back in 2009 at our TC50 conference. That means founder and CEO Howard Lerman is about as close to a Disrupt veteran as you… Read More

  • StrayBoots CEO Discusses Making $12 Per Game, And It’s Only On SMS!

    StrayBoots CEO Discusses Making $12 Per Game, And It’s Only On SMS!

    Very rarely do we see gaming startups launch on the rather limited platform of SMS. Mobile games are all about the graphics, the functionality, and the ability to leverage the very best of technology through an app. But StrayBoots, a real-world scavenger hunt via text, has managed to generate $200,000 in revenue over the past 12 months, with nearly 50,000 paying customers. Oh, and did I… Read More

  • From Disrupt NY To A Multi-Million Skype Acquisition, GroupMe Tells All

    From Disrupt NY To A Multi-Million Skype Acquisition, GroupMe Tells All

    They raised $11.45 million, acquired a company called Sensobi, and were themselves acquired by Skype for a price that was likely well north of $43 million. There may not be a wilder tale of a Disrupt success (though plenty of startups would beg to differ), which is why we’ve chosen GroupMe to kick off a series I’m doing on “Disrupt Startups: Where They Are Now.” Read More

  • Text The Rainbow: Color Text Messages+ Nabs Top Social App Spot From Facebook, Twitter

    Text The Rainbow: Color Text Messages+ Nabs Top Social App Spot From Facebook, Twitter

    A new app has just taken the App Store by storm — a colorful, rainbowful storm. It’s called Color Text Messages+ and the idea is relatively simple, but clearly appealing judging by the app’s popularity. The app is so popular, in fact, that Facebook Messenger, Facebook, and Twitter have all just dropped down a spot to make room for the new kid on the social block. In essence… Read More

  • HTC Titan II Review: Sometimes A Win-Win Is A Lose

    HTC Titan II Review: Sometimes A Win-Win Is A Lose

    I’ve been spending some quality time with HTC’s Titan II, and I would never call it a bad phone. But that’s not the question — good, bad, fast, slow, ugly, beautiful… they don’t matter unless I feel that I’d put down money and live my life with this device. And even though I expected this to be one of my favorites, I walk away from my review certain that… Read More

  • Fly Or Die: Olympus OM-D E-M5

    Fly Or Die: Olympus OM-D E-M5

    The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is arguably the best micro four-thirds camera Olympus has to offer. We’ve had issues with past m4/3 iterations like the EP1 and EP3, like awful color reproduction and slow auto-focus. The same problems don’t persist here, and anything that impresses John on the photography front is a rare gem certainly worth consideration. Read More

  • CapsulePen Is A Pen-Shaped Pill Case That May Resurrect The Pocket Protector

    CapsulePen Is A Pen-Shaped Pill Case That May Resurrect The Pocket Protector

    This is clever. A new Kickstarter project aims to disrupt the pill case market. True, it’s not the sexiest industry in the world, but it’s ripe for some disruption, since there just so happens to be a huge market for it and there’s very little, if any, differentiation between current competitors. So what is it? Well, in a few words, it’s a pill case that’s… Read More

  • T-Mobile Is Taking The Gloves Off (And Subsequently Punching AT&T In The Face)

    T-Mobile Is Taking The Gloves Off (And Subsequently Punching AT&T In The Face)

    You’ve seen the ads. What once was Carly in a pink dress, talking about her myTouch 4G that let her Facebook her face off while making little “digs” at AT&T, has now become a biker chic badass whizzing by an iPhone biker with a wink and a hat tip. She’s now edgy, and has the leather to prove it. But T-Mobile is getting punchier on its own. Even in its earnings… Read More

  • LetsWombat Founder On Turning Product Sampling Into A Trackable Marketing Channel

    LetsWombat Founder On Turning Product Sampling Into A Trackable Marketing Channel

    When I think of product sampling, I remember the glorious days of wheeling around the grocery store with my mom and picking up every cheese and meat-laden toothpick in the building. My mom hated it. She was quite organized, and knew exactly what she wanted from the trip, while I was busy begging for the salami I just discovered or the special water crackers I sampled with a cube of Colby… Read More