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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  • It Wasn’t Broke, But Pinterest Fixed It. Now Users Hate It.

    It Wasn’t Broke, But Pinterest Fixed It. Now Users Hate It.

    Just a few days ago, Pinterest rolled out redesigned profile pages. It wasn’t all that revolutionary — most of the profile navigation was moved to a header bar, title font for boards changed, boards themselves were transformed into featured image mosaics instead of thumbnail grids, and an “activity” feature was added. The media (including myself) reported as expected. Read More

  • Balloonduck Is A Much Prettier Twitter For Questions, Looking For 1,500 Beta Users

    Balloonduck Is A Much Prettier Twitter For Questions, Looking For 1,500 Beta Users

    I’m notoriously cynical when it comes to new social services and apps. I’m already drowning in the madness of Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and the list goes on and on and on. But every once in a while a service pops up that fills a gap. No, it may not be the next Facebook or Twitter (or maybe it will), but it will make for a fun time when you feel like… Read More

  • Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Sue Them, According To New Terms Of Service

    Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Sue Them, According To New Terms Of Service

    Over the past few weeks, you may have noticed that Netflix wants you to “Agree” to something. The company has updated its terms of service, and within the new version, there lies an interesting little tidbit that you may want to review. From the “Arbitration Agreement”: These Terms of Use provide that all disputes between you and Netflix will be resolved by BINDING… Read More

  • Sprint’s Galaxy Nexus To Launch On April 15?

    Sprint’s Galaxy Nexus To Launch On April 15?

    According to an internal Sprint source that spoke with S4GRU, the Galaxy Nexus will show up on Sprint shelves on April 15. You know, just over three months since the Verizon version launched and mere months away from the launch of Samsung’s next flagship: the Galaxy S III. Talk about good timing. Still, Sprint could use this phone on its network, even if the Nexus heyday has already… Read More

  • Sonos Updates PC/Mac Controller Apps With Drag-And-Drop, One Touch Party Mode

    Sonos Updates PC/Mac Controller Apps With Drag-And-Drop, One Touch Party Mode

    Sonos has just announced an update to their Sonos Controller software, specifically for Mac and PC. The app, which runs on Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, and Android, now comes in 12 different languages, including Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Swedish. And that’s only the beginning. The Mac and PC… Read More

  • LG Spectrum Review: Head-To-Head With The Nitro HD And Galaxy Nexus

    LG Spectrum Review: Head-To-Head With The Nitro HD And Galaxy Nexus

    The LG Spectrum isn’t necessarily my favorite phone. It’s got pretty nice specs and a killer screen, but there’s something to be said about the way a phone draws you in from across the room. I don’t mean to get all romantic or dramatic about it, but it’s still true: appearance matters. Windows Phones have that engaging, compelling live tile interface. The iPhone… Read More

  • Fly Or Die: Highlight

    Fly Or Die: Highlight

    Opinions on the new break-out social location app Highlight certainly aren’t in short supply. Alexia thinks that friend-of-friend notifications should be customizable and that women may have trouble getting on board with the idea of constantly broadcasting their location. Eldon thinks that Highlight goes past social networking to be a potential business card swapping service, leaps ahead… Read More

  • Microsoft, NetClean Aim To Stop Child Pornography By Bringing PhotoDNA Tech To Law Enforcement

    Microsoft, NetClean Aim To Stop Child Pornography By Bringing PhotoDNA Tech To Law Enforcement

    In a world where we can build all kinds of crazy apps and software, it’s a bit shocking that more hasn’t been done to stop the proliferation of child pornography on the Internet. But Microsoft is trying to do its part with the company’s PhotoDNA technology, which helps find and remove some of the worst images of child sexual exploitation from the web. The software is already… Read More

  • Motorola Handset With 4.6-Inch 720p Display Leaks, Possibly Droid Fighter?

    Motorola Handset With 4.6-Inch 720p Display Leaks, Possibly Droid Fighter?

    Motorola has really been stepping up lately. If you would have asked me six months ago to choose between a Samsung handset and a Motorola phone, I probably would have chosen Samsung hands-down. But as Motorola evolves its design language and nails down some of our most necessary features — solid battery, thin profile, premium feel in the hand, and badass specs — I find myself more… Read More

  • Hatch Labs CEO Dinesh Moorjani On What Makes A Successful Incubator

    Hatch Labs CEO Dinesh Moorjani On What Makes A Successful Incubator

    15-month-old Hatch Labs is but a baby compared to incubators like Y Combinator, but CEO Dinesh Moorjani has a very different idea on what an incubator should look like. The “sandbox”, as Moorjani would call it, is a joint venture between IAC and Xtreme Labs, and aims to grow mobile startups that are scalable and move beyond being minimally viable, and actually offer the user a sense… Read More

  • iPad Launch Brings Back Familiar Faces, “Changes Lives”

    iPad Launch Brings Back Familiar Faces, “Changes Lives”

    If you’re reading this right now, you already know what day it is: iPad day. We headed down to the 5th Ave. flagship store in Manhattan this morning to see just how crazy things would get, but truth be told, the mood was quiet. In fact, the media seemed to be the most raucous, while soon-to-be iPad owners simply tried to keep warm in the freezing mist. Read More

  • Bizdom Accelerator Is Looking For Startups In Cleveland, Detroit For April 2012 Session

    Bizdom Accelerator Is Looking For Startups In Cleveland, Detroit For April 2012 Session

    Here at TechCrunch, we live, eat, sleep and breathe startups. But sometimes we can get a little too focused on Silicon Valley and forget that there are startup scenes blossoming all over the country and the world. Two up and coming startup states just so happen to be Michigan and Ohio, and one accelerator, Bizdom, is looking for the next generation of entrepreneurs. The accelerator is… Read More

  • Pinterest Revamps Profile Pages: Streamlined Content, Cleaner Interface, New Board Layout

    Pinterest Revamps Profile Pages: Streamlined Content, Cleaner Interface, New Board Layout

    We sort of saw this coming, given the fact that Ben Silbermann said so at SXSW, but Pinterest has just revamped its profile pages. Those of you familiar with the hottest new social network will know that profile pages originally displayed all of your boards, their titles, with thumbnails of each pin in every board. It got the job done to be sure, but was also pretty simple. Today, all… Read More

  • Meet Jean And His Brand New iPad

    Meet Jean And His Brand New iPad

    Meet Jean. He’s one of a few very lucky owners of the brand new iPad. And he’s thrilled. Read More

  • The Mighty Eagle Himself, Peter Vesterbacka, Offers First In-Depth Demo Of Angry Birds Space

    The Mighty Eagle Himself, Peter Vesterbacka, Offers First In-Depth Demo Of Angry Birds Space

    I’ve been excited about Angry Birds Space since before I even knew about it. It’s like that awful Savage Garden song: “I think I dreamed it into life.” The only thing is that I didn’t dream it into life; Peter Vesterbacka and his amazing team at Rovio did. And after getting a sneak peek at the latest and greatest Angry Birds, I can confidently say that this will… Read More

  • $900 Nokia Lumia 800 Bundle Available Now At Amazon

    $900 Nokia Lumia 800 Bundle Available Now At Amazon

    If you were thinking that the Lumia 800 would somehow go for less than it is at Microsoft stores — $899 with Nokia Play 360 Bluetooth speakers, Nokia Purity HD headphones and a Luna Bluetooth headset — let me just do you a favor and burst that bubble right here and now. Amazon has just joined Microsoft retail stores in offering the Windows Phone device, and unfortunately the… Read More

  • Flip To Hand Over Sharing Platform Flipshare To Givit, Users Have 30 Days To Transfer Content

    Flip To Hand Over Sharing Platform Flipshare To Givit, Users Have 30 Days To Transfer Content

    The writing was on the wall for Flip, but when Cisco decided to shutter its rather popular Flip video camera business in April 2011, the company promised a smooth transition for existing users. That said, Givit video sharing service will be integrating with Flipshare, Flip’s online video sharing platform, to store the content that will soon be permanently deleted from Flipshare. Even… Read More

  • Need A New iPad? Here’s How Much Apple Will Shell Out For Your Old One

    Need A New iPad? Here’s How Much Apple Will Shell Out For Your Old One

    If you’re looking to get a new iPad and happen to have an old one (and by old, I mean the iPad 2), Apple just made it that much easier. Apple’s Reuse and Recycling Program has been updated today to reflect the values for various models of the iPad 2. The program offers Apple gift cards in exchange for your old gadgetry, which will hopefully entice you to trade-in instead of… Read More

  • This Is Everything You Need To Know About Pinterest (Infographic)

    This Is Everything You Need To Know About Pinterest (Infographic)

    Oh, Pinterest… Over the course of the past few months, what once was a colorful haven for Midwestern mothers and Mormons is now an even more colorful haven for even more pin-tastic peeps. The growth has been staggering, even in what many would call an overly social era. But surrounded by Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc., Pinterest has really made a name for itself. And while many… Read More

  • Here Are The HTC Phones Invited To The Ice Cream Sandwich Social

    Here Are The HTC Phones Invited To The Ice Cream Sandwich Social

    Though it’s far and away the best iteration of Android to date, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has only made its way to a very small percentage of the Android population. I mean, we’re talking less than five percent, and that’s generous. Luckily, HTC is doing its part to bring the cold creamy goodness of Roboto, facial unlock and a brand new UI to its handsets. Read More