Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook is a writer/reporter 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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  • Coin, The One Credit Card To Rule Them All, Is Finally Shipping

    Coin, The One Credit Card To Rule Them All, Is Finally Shipping

    The Coin (promising to let you combine all your credit/debit/loyalty cards into a single piece of tech) has delayed for so long that you might have forgotten that you ordered one. In November of 2013, the YC-backed company blew past its $50,000 pre-order goal in forty minutes, but despite a promise of summer 2014 shipping, the company has yet to ship a product that wasn’t in beta. Read More

  • The New HowAboutWe Will Let You Order A Date On Demand

    The New HowAboutWe Will Let You Order A Date On Demand

    HowAboutWe, five years old and recently acquired by digital dating giant IAC, is relaunching its mobile app today with a bevy of new features and updated pricing. The most notable update comes in the form of Tonight, a feature that allows users to essentially order a date on-demand. With Tonight, users can opt-in for a date tonight, put in a specific time, and HowAboutWe will search through… Read More

  • Managed By Q Launches Out Of Beta In NY, Expands To Chicago

    Managed By Q Launches Out Of Beta In NY, Expands To Chicago

    Managed By Q, the iPad-powered office management platform, has today announced that it will be launching out of beta in NYC. The company is also expanding to Chicago, launching an invite-only beta to startups and businesses in the area. Managed By Q is a platform built to help offices keep track of groceries, supplies, cleaning, repairs — all the things that take focus away from running… Read More

  • Spring, The Shoppable Instagram, Closes $25M In Series B

    Spring, The Shoppable Instagram, Closes $25M In Series B

    Spring, the Instagram for shopping, has today closed $25 million in Series B funding led by Box Group, with participation by Yuri Millner, Groupe Arnault, Google Ventures, and Thrive Capital. Spring has raised a total of $32.5 million. Alongside the funding announcement, Spring (created by David Tisch and his brother Alan Tisch in August 2014) is also launching an Android version of the app… Read More

  • The Flatiron School Raises $9 Million In Series B Funding

    The Flatiron School Raises $9 Million In Series B Funding

    The Flatiron School, an educational platform aimed at getting young kids and adults comfortable with programming, has today announced the close of a $9 million Series B funding round led by Thrive Capital with participation from CRV and Matrix. The idea behind Flatiron School is that anyone, young or old, can learn to code over the course of 12 weeks, to the extent that they could go out and get… Read More

  • WeWork’s Adam Neumann To Join Us At Disrupt NY In May

    WeWork’s Adam Neumann To Join Us At Disrupt NY In May

    WeWork is just about five years old, and in five years has grown to be one of the biggest real estate companies in the world, with a valuation north of $5 billion. Given the tremendous growth of the company, alongside WeWork’s ability to combine technology with physical space, made CEO Adam Neumann a perfect fit for the Disrupt NY Stage. We’re very pleased to announce that… Read More

  • Sources: Yahoo In Talks To Buy Foursquare

    Sources: Yahoo In Talks To Buy Foursquare

    Yahoo has been busy rebuilding its business around mobile under CEO Marissa Mayer, and soon it could make one of its biggest bets yet on the platform. We have heard perennially that the company has been looking to buy Foursquare, the New York startup behind the eponymous local search app and location-based social “check-in” app Swarm. The latest rumor we are hearing is giving… Read More

  • Micro-Investment App Acorns Raises $23 Million Led By Greycroft, e.Ventures

    Micro-Investment App Acorns Raises $23 Million Led By Greycroft, e.Ventures

    Acorns, the micro-investment app that sets up a portfolio for you by collecting your spare change, has today announced the close of a $23 million Series C financing, led by Greycroft Ventures and e.Ventures, with participation from Sound Ventures, Garland Capital, and MATH Venture Partners. This brings Acorns’ total amount raised to $32 million. The company, which rounds up to the… Read More

  • Tinder Cuddles Up To Instagram In Latest Update

    Tinder Cuddles Up To Instagram In Latest Update

    Tinder released an update today that integrates directly with Instagram, letting users scroll through the Instagram profiles of their potential matches within the app itself. Tinder now also supports common connections, letting users see the degree to which they’re separated from a person based on the social graph, as well as presenting all Facebook interests instead of just common… Read More

  • Vine Experiments With Expanded Storytelling At Coachella

    Vine Experiments With Expanded Storytelling At Coachella

    This weekend, Vine debuted a channel dedicated entirely to Coachella, but did so in a very different way. Instead of opening it up to the masses of content about Coachella, they focused on a narrative created by two highly popular Vine users, Devon and Cody. With this playlist, which isn’t the first temporary “channel” the company has created but is the first dedicated to… Read More

  • Periscope’s Kayvon Beykpour Will Go Live At Disrupt NY In May

    Periscope’s Kayvon Beykpour Will Go Live At Disrupt NY In May

    Periscope and Meerkat have a lot in common. They’re both livestreaming platforms. They’re both integrated with Twitter in some fashion. They both launched in the past couple months. And last but certainly not least, they’ll both be making an appearance at Disrupt NY in May. We’re incredibly pleased to announce that Periscope cofounder Kayvon Beykpour will join us for… Read More

  • Applications Are Open For The Disrupt NY Startup Alley

    Applications Are Open For The Disrupt NY Startup Alley

    Close your eyes. (Don’t actually close your eyes because you have to read this, but just get in the mindset of having your eyes closed.) Now imagine yourself in a sort of glamorous shopping mall. The shopping mall is lined with various stores, all of which are filled with the latest technology from across the globe. Each store is attended not only by a helpful representative, but by… Read More

  • Pitch Your Startup In The TC Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

    Pitch Your Startup In The TC Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

    Each week, John Biggs and I head up to the Sirius XM studios for the TC Radio show on Insight 121. We discuss the latest in tech news and then dive straight into the TC Radio Pitch-off, where five companies have exactly one minute to impress a panel of judges. It’s a win-win situation. Startups get a chance to build up awareness of their products, we get to learn about the latest… Read More

  • Instacart Is Quietly Working With Third Parties To Outsource (Some Of) Its Deliveries

    Instacart Is Quietly Working With Third Parties To Outsource (Some Of) Its Deliveries

    Instacart, the on-demand grocery delivery startup that is reportedly valued north of $2 billion, is growing fast in 15 markets throughout the country. As it seeks to meet that demand, the company has begun experimenting with outsourcing deliveries through third-party companies, according to people familiar with the company’s plans. Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, And Apple Watch

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, And Apple Watch

    I’m just going to be honest with you. We record the Gadgets Podcast on Thursday and publish it on Friday. We can usually get away with it, but on the eve of Apple Watch pre-orders, we had a hard time faking it. In the time between recording, the Apple Watch went from being available only through the words of early reviewers to being up for pre-order to being delayed to June… Read More

  • Lobster Wants To Be The Google Of User Generated Content

    Lobster Wants To Be The Google Of User Generated Content

    Lobster, a marketplace for licensing user-generated content, is now launching a universal search feature that allows brands and publishers to search for user-generated content across multiple social platforms. The search functionality allows users, usually corporate marketers, digital agencies or publishers, to run a search across various social media for specific imagery and then request… Read More

  • Brooks Buffington And Tyler Droll Will Yik Yak From The Disrupt NY Stage

    Brooks Buffington And Tyler Droll Will Yik Yak From The Disrupt NY Stage

    Yik Yak launched just over a year ago, and in that short time, the app has become a household dormhold name among young people. The social network, which acts like a hyperlocal, anonymous Twitter, was born out of the Southeast from founders Brooks Buffington and Tyler Droll. After hitting up nearby college campuses, the duo found fast success as the app spread from school to school and… Read More

  • Betaworks’ Latest Homescreen Update Looks To Fix App Discovery

    Betaworks’ Latest Homescreen Update Looks To Fix App Discovery

    The App Store is broken. Even though the number of apps and developers and downloads goes up each year, the browsing experience for the consumer has remained largely the same, meaning that the vast majority of apps go entirely undiscovered. This could explain why Facebook’s ad revenue from mobile apps is up more than 50 percent as of last year. Betaworks’ Homescreen app (and… Read More

  • Marketo Founder Raises $10M For Engagio, His B2B Sequel

    Marketo Founder Raises $10M For Engagio, His B2B Sequel

    Jon Miller has already built a solid marketing automation tool in the form of Marketo, which went public in May of 2013 and currently has a market cap of more than $1 billion. So it makes sense for him to tackle the same space with a different product. Meet Engagio. The company, which offers account-based marketing for businesses, is not even in beta yet, but that hasn’t stopped… Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy Phones | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Samsung Galaxy S6 And Galaxy S6 Edge

    The Samsung Galaxy S6, and its much prettier twin the Galaxy S6 Edge, are due on the market shortly as two of the most hotly anticipated Android phones out there. But do they live up to all the hype? John Biggs reviewed both devices and came away significantly impressed with the upgraded design, especially that of the Galaxy S6 Edge. The specs on the devices are nearly identical: 5.1-inch… Read More