Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook is a writer/reporter based out of Brooklyn, NY. She writes about things teens like. She snaps innocent selfies and vines nudes. She has written for publications such as Mobile Marketer and MobileBurn.

She is now a writer at TechCrunch.

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  • 500 Startups-Backed Italist Is Like Shopping The Streets Of Italy, But Online

    500 Startups-Backed Italist Is Like Shopping The Streets Of Italy, But Online

    Despite the brand recognition of Italian luxury fashion brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and Valentino, there is no online aggregation of exclusively Italian luxury fashion. 500 Startups-backed Italist is trying to change that. The Italian luxury fashion retail market is worth $21 billion, according to Italist founder Raffaele Giovine, and a third of that comes from independent… Read More

  • Tune In To TechCrunch Radio Tonight On Sirius XM 102 Indie

    Tune In To TechCrunch Radio Tonight On Sirius XM 102 Indie

    John and I have traversed the desert and the mountains to get back into the Sirius XM NYC studios tonight, and we couldn’t be happier to be in 27 degree weather. Tonight we’ll be joined by Shasta Ventures partner Rob Coneybeer for the live TC Radio Pitch-off. Five companies will have exactly sixty seconds to win over the hearts and minds us us, Rob, and our wonderful listeners. Read More

  • Tinder Acquires Ephemeral Messenger Tappy

    Tinder Acquires Ephemeral Messenger Tappy

    Tinder has just closed its first acquisition. The IAC-backed startup has purchased Chill, creators of Tappy, as part of a strategic acquihire. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tappy is a mobile messenger that uses photos and ephemerality to put a new face on text messaging. All messages disappear after 24 hours, and Tappy’s conversations must begin with a photo. From there, you… Read More

  • Amazon, Netflix Win Big At The Golden Globes

    Amazon, Netflix Win Big At The Golden Globes

    Last year, Amazon wasn’t even included in the Golden Globes. Netflix took home one of five nominations with the help of Robin Wright from House Of Cards. This year, both companies are walking away winners. Amazon, in particular has elevated its original video brand with two of three wins at the Golden Globes, beating out Netflix in both of the categories in which they were… Read More

  • Canary Launches To Bring The Uber Experience To Medicinal Marijuana

    Canary Launches To Bring The Uber Experience To Medicinal Marijuana

    Pot is great. Having pot delivered to you, Uber-style, legally, is even better. Canary (not to be confused with the home security system) has launched in Seattle to do just that. Read More

  • IEEE Racecars

    We Attempted To Control These Cars With Our Minds, And It Kind Of Worked

    It’s not like EEG is breakthrough technology. We’ve been able to read the electrical activity of the brain for quite some time, but the clever folks at IEEE are thinking up new and creative ways to leverage those read-outs into something a bit more fun. Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: CES, CES, And Some More CES

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: CES, CES, And Some More CES

    The holiday season is over. January-style dread hangs thick in the air. And yet, the Consumer Electronics Show in the middle of the desert has found a way to lift our spirits. We looked at all kinds of gadgets, from 8K televisions to analog-style wearables to a whole host of Internet of Things-type products. There were robots. There was virtual reality. It was like Christmas happened all… Read More

  • Toshiba Android Robot

    Toshiba Got Real Weird

    Toshiba isn’t a name you hear thrown around a whole lot at CES. It’s in the same league as the mammoths — Samsung, LG, Sony — but it’s never quite as exciting or overwhelming as the others’ booths. This year, however, Toshiba had a couple surprises up its sleeve. Read More

  • TechCrunch Is Live At CES 2015

    We’ve got gadgets and gizmos a plenty. We’ve got Whosits and Whatsits, galore! You want thingamabobs? I’ve got twenty! You guys, I’m just going to be perfectly honest. I went hard last night in Vegas and my head is pounding far too much to be clever in this post. We’re at CES. We’re roaming the show floors live. We’re hooking you up with live coverage… Read More

  • Bezar, A Bizarre Bazaar, Is Bradford Shellhammer’s Version Of Fab.com

    Bezar, A Bizarre Bazaar, Is Bradford Shellhammer’s Version Of Fab.com

    Over the course of four years, Fab raised more than $300 million and pivoted twice, from gay dating site to design-focused retailer to co-founder Jason Goldberg’s latest pet project, Hem. But even though the old Fab is imploding like a dying star, a new Fab is on the horizon. Bradford Shellhammer, Goldberg’s former partner at Fab, is preparing to launch Bezar, a flash sales… Read More

  • OneWheel Upgraded

    OneWheel Is Better Than Four

    One board. One wheel. Zero falls. If you’re wondering about my favorite thing at CES, look no further. The OneWheel is a self-balancing skateboard that uses one, big wheel to deal with obstacles, bumps, etc. with no problem at all. Oh, and if it wasn’t clear already, this thing is electric and drives itself based on the way you’re leaning. We’ve gone into exhaustive… Read More

  • NapTime Baby Monitor Saves Parents From Late-Night Arguments

    NapTime Baby Monitor Saves Parents From Late-Night Arguments

    Babies are glorious miraculous blessings, but parents trying to get through a good night’s sleep with a newborn in the next room may have a tough time remembering that. The NapTime is a new baby monitor that employs Bluetooth-connected, vibrating bracelets to rotate through parental night time duties. Read More

  • TechCrunch Live From CES 2015 Day 2

    CES 2015 continues, and we don’t rest until you feel like you’re actually here, bumping into bodies, smelling the body odor, and discovering the technology of tomorrow. We’ve roamed the halls. We’e presented some of our wondrous Hardware Battlefield companies to you. We even had a TechCrunch Radio show on Sirius XM. And today, it starts over at the beginning. Read More

  • Shaq's Backfloat Waterproof Speaker | CES 2015

    Shaquille O’Neal Helped Build A Water-Proof Floating Speaker Called The SuperStar BackFloat

    Even though he no longer pounds basketballs through hoops, Shaquille O’Neal has been keeping himself busy. In collaboration with Monster, he’s helped design a new Bluetooth speaker that can float. That’s right. “You can take it in the shower with you,” said Shaq. “Not in the bathroom, but actually in the shower.” Read More

  • LookSee, An E-Ink Smart Bracelet, Will Always Fit Your Mood

    LookSee, An E-Ink Smart Bracelet, Will Always Fit Your Mood

    Fashion and tech, though perhaps an unlikely union, seem to have been getting along quite well over the past year. LookSee, an e-ink smart bracelet that allows users to customize the design through imagery, is the newest love-child of that union. The LookSee pairs with a LookSee app via Bluetooth to let users choose from either hundreds of pre-loaded photos and patterns or from their own… Read More

  • Live With TechCrunch At CES 2015

    Live With TechCrunch At CES 2015

    Press day is over. The monster companies — Samsung, LG, etc. — have had a chance to say their piece. And now, we focus on what’s really exciting: the little guys looking to make it big in the hardware game. Read More

  • Coffee Meets Bagel Goes Live On Android

    Coffee Meets Bagel Goes Live On Android

    Coffee Meets Bagel, the dating service that asks for patience and, in return, offers something real, has launched on Android. Coffee Meets Bagel is one of the few dating services that does things differently. It’s not about an endless browsing experience where you subject countless photos to your own judgement, then go fishing with a sexy one-liner, and maybe perhaps get an answer back. Read More

  • Look Younger with Apira's Laser Technology

    iGrow Hair-Growth Helmet Looks Cool, Feels Totally Not Real

    Bald and/or balding folks, listen up! A new company called Apira Science is ready to use low-light therapy to make your hair grow, or soon, make your face more beautiful. Sounds unreal? I felt the same way, and then I checked out the iGrow and the iDerma. The company says that the technology is approved by the FDA and has undergone extensive testing to verify its validity. All that said, the… Read More

  • Live From Samsung’s CES 2015 Press Conference

    Live From Samsung’s CES 2015 Press Conference

    Phones! TVs! Washing machines! Fridges! Tablets, probably! Samsung makes everything, and CES is the South Korean company’s version of Christmas morning. That said, we have an excessive team of TechCrunchers covering the event, complete with the very live blog you’re reading right now. We’ll show you the phones, the TVs, the washing machines and driers and fridges and even… Read More

  • OhMiBod Announces New Bluetooth Products

    OhMiBod’s New Biometric Integration Lets You Get Off To Your Partner’s Heartbeat

    OhMiBod, the most forward-thinking sex toy company I’ve ever seen, has just introduced brand new functionality to its line of blueMotion Bluetooth-equipped vibrators. Tapping into the biofeedback received from a smart watch, blueMotion products can be powered by the beating of a heart, whether it’s your own or your partners’. “The idea is that, as you get aroused by… Read More