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. CrunchBase profile →

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  • Watch The Disrupt London Live Stream Right Here!

    Today is, sadly, the final day of Disrupt. But though we’re heartbroken that our London conference is coming to an end, we’re thrilled about the content we have in store for you today. We’ll be joined by Brian Armstrong from Coinbase, Michael Acton Smith from Mind Candy, and Ed Vaizey, the British Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, among many many more. Read More

  • The Oscult Is An iPad-Connected Ultrasound Machine

    The Oscult Is An iPad-Connected Ultrasound Machine

    Healthcare in developing nations is a problem just aching for a solution. But it’s a big problem. Chipping away at that predicament is a company called Oscadi. Oscadi has created a piece of hardware, called Oscult, that allows you to perform an ultrasound by simply plugging their device into an iPad. The company claims that up until now, more than 60 percent of the world does not have… Read More

  • IO Has Recommendations For You

    IO Feels Like A Human Friend Who Gives Great Restaurant Recommendations

    Siri sucks. We’re all aware of this. Which works out well for IO, the Russian company behind a social concierge app that can answer any question you have about restaurants. The product is called TalkTo, and if I wasn’t here to tell you that TalkTo is a machine, you might mistake it for a real-life, brilliant human being. Read More

  • MilkzUpBottle Is Yo For When You’re Out Of Milk

    MilkzUpBottle Is Yo For When You’re Out Of Milk

    I’m not great at being an adult. If I’m lucky enough to have milk in the fridge for my cereal, it’s normally gone bad. Luckily, a hack at yesterday’s Disrupt EU Hackathon can tell you everything you need to know about your milk situation. It’s called MilkzupBottle and it’s a combination of a plastic bottle, a USB connector, an LED light, and a basic… Read More

  • Watch The Disrupt Europe Live Stream Right Here!

    TechCrunch has crossed the pond and has set up shop in London for the second annual Disrupt Europe conference. This year, we’re in London at Old Billingsgate and we couldn’t be more excited to hang out with our European friends. But we know that it’s not possible for everyone to make it out to the conference, so we’re heading directly into your home with the live… Read More

  • Snapchat Ads Are Probably Cooler Than Facebook’s, But Still Not Cool

    Snapchat Ads Are Probably Cooler Than Facebook’s, But Still Not Cool

    Prepare for ads on Snapchat, bruh! The company announced on Friday that users will start receiving ads from brands under the Recent Updates section of the app. This is the same portion of the Snapchat inbox where you find Stories, a product that threads together multiple snaps (both video or photo) into one, long snap. The ads are opt-in, in that you don’t actually have to watch them if… Read More

  • Bag Week: The Pad & Quill Attache

    Bag Week: The Pad & Quill Attache

    If life was like Toy Story, and when we fell asleep, all of our inanimate objects suddenly came to life, the Pad & Quill Attache bag would be some super combo of both Woody and Buzz Lightyear. Socially, this bag would be the head honcho. With a beautiful, hand-crafted (and signed by that hand) leather exterior, the Attache laptop bag feels slightly Old-World. It’s a classic… Read More

  • PaintZen, With $1.8M In Seed, Is The Uber For House Painting

    PaintZen, With $1.8M In Seed, Is The Uber For House Painting

    People used to wash their own cars, until car washes started opening up and made it way easier not to. The same is true for painting the interior of your home. Almost anyone can do it, but almost no one wants to. That’s where PaintZen comes in. Read More

  • Moto Phones | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Motorola Moto X

    The Moto X (2nd gen) is a welcome addition in a world full of big phones. It’s relatively slim and compact and, just like its predecessor, comes with options for customization for the back panel. But going beyond that, the $500 phone comes unlocked and is spec’d to impress, with a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Plus, it… Read More

  • Bag Week: Hex Onyx Origin Laptop Bag

    Bag Week: Hex Onyx Origin Laptop Bag

    You might say, “It’s a bag! How much can someone say about a single bag?” A lot, it turns out, because the Hex Onyx Origin isn’t just any bag. As a staunch backpack fan (not shoulder bags or briefcases), this is the only backpack I’ve ever worn that made me feel like a grownup. It comes in a black canvas color with leather trim, and has a structured design so… Read More

  • Snapchat Reminds Us That Users Are To Blame For Photo Leaks

    Snapchat Reminds Us That Users Are To Blame For Photo Leaks

    In response to the most recent Snapchat leak —now called “The Snappening” in homage to the recent leak of celebrity nudes — a statement has been posted on the company blog regarding the unlawful use of its unofficial API. And in classic Snapchat fashion, the company is taking almost zero responsibility. Last week, a third-party application called Snapsaved that uses… Read More

  • Tune Into TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie Tonight

    Tune Into TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie Tonight

    Tonight, John Biggs and I head uptown to the Sirius XM headquarters once again for the live airing of our latest media venture, TechCrunch Radio on Sirius XM. We’ll be live for an hour discussing the latest trends and topics in tech news, and then we’ll be joined by FirstMark Capital partner Amish Jani as we dig into our weekly TC Radio Pitch-Off. Read More

  • Betaworks-Backed Weather Service, Poncho, Heads To Chicago

    Betaworks-Backed Weather Service, Poncho, Heads To Chicago

    At the start of every day, most people check the weather. They go to the weather app on their phone, or open up weather.com, or perhaps they lick their finger and stick it out the window. I, however, get my weather updates from Poncho. Read More

  • Flight Attendants Union Sues The FAA Over Use Of Electronics In Flight

    Flight Attendants Union Sues The FAA Over Use Of Electronics In Flight

    About a year ago, the FAA gloriously adjusted their guidance regarding the use of portable electronic devices during takeoff and landing. For the first time in years, travelers could boldly and proudly listen to music or play Two Dots or mindlessly click into social apps (forgetting there’s no service in the sky) without fear of reprimand from flight attendants. Turns out, the largest… Read More

  • Snapsaved Takes Responsibility For Latest Snapchat Leak

    Snapsaved Takes Responsibility For Latest Snapchat Leak

    Last week, news spread that some 200,000 Snapchat photos had leaked after a third-party app (used to save people’s snaps) was hacked. It was referred to as the Snappening. Snapchat was quick to respond to the situation by saying that the photos had been stolen from a third-party application, but that Snapchat’s servers were never compromised. Turns out, Snapsaved.com is… Read More

  • Withings Vision for a Smarthome

    This Is Withings’ Vision For The Future Of The Home

    Slowly but surely, Withings has been building up its product portfolio to provide a truly holistic approach to gadgets and digital services. Recently, the French company brought over its latest products, outfitted a snazzy New York city hotel room, and gave us a sweet little tour of what the perfectly connected Withings home looks like. Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Tesla, Amazon Fire 7, And Withings Home Monitoring

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Tesla, Amazon Fire 7, And Withings Home Monitoring

    Tesla just announced new “D” versions of the Model S and Matt can’t shut up about it. Meanwhile, Amazon announced a new Fire HD 7 tablet that John reviewed and found to be quite the solid little reader. He argues, however, that it isn’t a tablet. We also take a look at the newest stuff from Withings, including the Home monitoring system, as well as rumors around… Read More

  • Watch This Tesla Drive Itself At The Press Of A Button

    Watch This Tesla Drive Itself At The Press Of A Button

    Last night, Tesla unveiled its latest wonder, the Model S “with a D”. There are three new models that come with dual-motor functionality (all-wheel drive), most notably the P85D which is built for high-end performance. The P85D can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds, and comes with an auto-pilot feature that uses sensors to detect the road ahead, street signs, lights… Read More

  • Spring Moves Scores $1M Seed To Pair Your Music With Your Pace

    Spring Moves Scores $1M Seed To Pair Your Music With Your Pace

    When you’re out on a run, on the last leg of an exhausting day, the right song can make all the difference. But figuring out what music you need, and when, isn’t something anybody has the mental capacity for in the middle of an energy-draining workout. This is where Spring Moves comes into play. Read More

  • Seriously Launches Its First Game, Best Fiends

    Seriously Launches Its First Game, Best Fiends

    About a year ago, a small portion of the Rovio executive team broke away to start their own company. Seriously. No, that’s what it’s called: Seriously. So Seriously launches and decides it wants to run the same general play as Rovio did with Angry Birds, creating an addictive game that can then turn into its own media and merchandise brand. Today, that journey begins with the… Read More