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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  • Microsoft Gets In The Holiday Spirit With Latest Apple-Bashing Ad

    Microsoft Gets In The Holiday Spirit With Latest Apple-Bashing Ad

    Microsoft is up to its old tricks again, and just in time for the holidays. The latest ad out of Redmond pits its Surface Pro 3 against the MacBook Air, and with all the holiday cheer and spirit you’d expect in mid-November. Going over all the same features we see listed in every Surface Pro 3 ad, Microsoft talks about the touchscreen and the pen and the detachable keyboard, all the tune… Read More

  • College Party App WiGo Brings On Tinder’s Sean Rad And Justin Mateen As Backers

    College Party App WiGo Brings On Tinder’s Sean Rad And Justin Mateen As Backers

    Over the past few months, a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit from a former Tinder employee has rocked Tinder. CMO Justin Mateen was suspended almost immediately (and then resigned)
    and then, earlier this month, the CEO Sean Rad abruptly resigned, taking role of President. Today, however, the best friends from Southern California are venturing into yet another project together. Rad… Read More

  • Pitch Your Startup On TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM

    Pitch Your Startup On TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM

    After a highly successful 6-week pilot, and a brief hiatus, TechCrunch Radio on Sirius XM is returning and settling in for a much longer stay. We’ll be returning on Tuesday, November 25 with our usual hour-long show on Sirius XM 102 Indie, and like usual, we’ll be holding our rapid-fire startup pitch-off. If you’re new to the program, TechCrunch Radio is a new radio show… Read More

  • Judge Puts Pressure On Apple By Consolidating Lawsuits Over Undelivered Texts

    Judge Puts Pressure On Apple By Consolidating Lawsuits Over Undelivered Texts

    Yesterday, Judge Koh made a ruling that affects two separate lawsuits filed against Apple involving the company’s alleged failure to deliver text messages to the intended recipient after users switched from iPhones with iMessage to Android. The first case was filed in May by plaintiffs Adam Backhaut, Joy Backhaut, and Kenneth Morris, arguing that Apple was violating the Stored… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Nexus 6, Scout Alarm, And Other Fun Toys

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Nexus 6, Scout Alarm, And Other Fun Toys

    The fall weather and the swift approach of the holiday season has us aspiring for some of our favorite things and settling in for a cold winter. Darrell is unimpressed with the boat-sized Nexus 6, but I’m loving my new, configurable Scout Alarm home security system. Matt is obsessed with a new drone, and John’s excited about some special sintering desktop 3d printer. Read More

  • The Scout Alarm Is Always Prepared To Keep Your Home Safe

    The Scout Alarm Is Always Prepared To Keep Your Home Safe

    I live in a fourth floor walkup in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The building is old — I have to hide from hot water in the shower whenever a neighbor flushes their toilet and my floor is legitimately slanted toward one side of the house. My across-the-hall neighbor has come home to a broken-in, robbed apartment three times. In short, I am the prime candidate for a home security system, but… Read More

  • Unshackled Is A New $3.5M Early Stage Fund That Looks A Lot Like An Accelerator

    The idea of a startup studio, a hybrid between a VC fund and a coworking space and an accelerator, is becoming more and more popular. Today, yet another ‘startup studio’ is being announced by founders Nitin Pachisia and Manan Mehta, and they’re calling it the Unshackled Fund. The duo has put together $3.5 million in funding, as well as 50 of some of the most influential… Read More

  • Dropoff Will Build Same-Day Delivery Right Into Your Business

    Dropoff Will Build Same-Day Delivery Right Into Your Business

    The courier industry has been around since the middle ages, but it has changed very little. Dropoff is looking to change that in a marketplace that is quickly heating up around express, same-day, reliable deliveries. Dropoff offers a web and mobile dashboard that lets you book a courier anytime, review prices before you start, get reliable ETAs and then track the package as it’s moving. Read More

  • The Rosetta’s Philae Probe Makes History, Successfully Lands On Comet 67P

    The Rosetta’s Philae Probe Makes History, Successfully Lands On Comet 67P

    In an historic mission that has taken more than a decade, the European Space Agency has successfully landed a probe called the Philae Lander on a comet called 67P, marking the first time a space craft has ever successfully landed on the surface of a comet. The probe, which has its own Twitter account, tweeted that it had a new address on 67P. Touchdown! My new address: 67P! Read More

  • Blue Apron Blows Past 1 Million Meals Sold Each Month, Looks To eCommerce

    Blue Apron Blows Past 1 Million Meals Sold Each Month, Looks To eCommerce

    Blue Apron has just announced the launch of a new e-commerce store, which will go live next week, to round out the service’s grocery and recipe delivery service. The company has also announced that it has doubled sales since early May, with 1 million meals sold each month. “We think that the Blue Apron Market will be an important part of the business for us,” said CEO… Read More

  • Android User Takes Apple To Federal Court Over Undelivered Text Messages

    Android User Takes Apple To Federal Court Over Undelivered Text Messages

    Apple will soon face a federal lawsuit brought on by a woman named Adrienne Moore, who, like many former iPhone users who have switched to Android, is upset that she did not receive text messages after switching from iPhone to Android. She is seeking unspecified damages, and to make the lawsuit a class action suit. Read More

  • FirstMark Capital’s New App Leverages Professional Connections For Their Portfolio Companies

    FirstMark Capital’s New App Leverages Professional Connections For Their Portfolio Companies

    FirstMark Capital, the VC firm behind startups like Pinterest, Lumosity, Lot18, Kinsa, and plenty more, has quietly released an app to help its portfolio community make the most of the resources provided by their investors. The app will not only offer a full directory of FirstMark events, but the app leverages the professional networks of the entire community, from investors to portfolio… Read More

  • LG Just Combined Tamagotchis With Smartphones

    LG Just Combined Tamagotchis With Smartphones

    Remember Tamagotchis? If you have forgotten, and are quite pleased by that progress like myself, than I deeply apologize for bringing you today’s news. LG has created a new line of smartphones with… personalities. Read More

  • DogVacay, Airbnb For Dogs, Nabs $25M In Funding

    DogVacay, Airbnb For Dogs, Nabs $25M In Funding

    DogVacay has just raised $25 million in Series B1 funding, according to a report from Fortune. DogVacay confirmed the funding to TechCrunch. The company, which provides a service to replace kennels for dog owners, has been operating since 2012 and has now raised a total of $47 million. One year and one month ago exactly, in October 2013, DogVacay raised a $15 million Series B led by… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: The Elvie, Nexus Player, And Parrot Headphones

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: The Elvie, Nexus Player, And Parrot Headphones

    It was a highly argumentative morning with the old gadgets gang, as we all have incredibly strong feelings towards media streamers and headphones, apparently. We start out with a relatively docile conversation about the Elvie, which is surprising considering the Elvie is a pelvic fitness wearable for women to get more out of their Kegel exercises. Then we move on to the Nexus Player, Android… Read More

  • Taylor Swift Explains Why She Knew Spotify Was Trouble

    Taylor Swift Explains Why She Knew Spotify Was Trouble

    Taylor, I’ma let you finish but… Spotify is still one of the best music streaming services of all time. Now that I got that off my chest, let’s take a look at tall musician Taylor Swift, and her thoughts on the “grand experiment” of Spotify, where she explains why she pulled her entire catalog off of Spotify as her fourth album, 1989, was launching. Why, Taylor? Read More

  • SF Engineer Dan Ha Has Been Missing Since Halloween Night

    SF Engineer Dan Ha Has Been Missing Since Halloween Night

    Dan Ha, an iOS developer at a San Francisco startup called Metromile, has been missing for almost a week. According to the CEO of the company, Dan Preston, who reached out to TechCrunch to help find his employee, Ha went home sick on Thursday afternoon and no one has seen or heard from him since Friday night, October 31, at 8pm. Read More

  • Lytro Hits Up The Enterprise With The Introduction Of The Lytro Platform And Dev Kit

    Lytro Hits Up The Enterprise With The Introduction Of The Lytro Platform And Dev Kit

    Lytro has been around for three years building a brand new type of camera with light field technology, and while the tech itself is quite incredible, transforming that into a viable business has proven difficult. Until now, the company has been selling special cameras, the original Lytro and the newer, photographer-friendly Illum. It’s a difficult business that is in fast flux, given… Read More

  • How Much Would You Pay For An “Undo” Button On Tinder?

    How Much Would You Pay For An “Undo” Button On Tinder?

    Tinder is moving forward with a testing plan for Tinder Plus, a new paid version of the app that brings premium features to users and finally starts a revenue stream for the growing IAC-owned dating company. With the paid version, users will have access to two new central features of the app, Undo and Passport. Undo lets people go back on the person they just swiped left on, a highly… Read More

  • Tinder’s Sean Rad Demoted From CEO, Will Serve As President And Board Member

    Tinder’s Sean Rad Demoted From CEO, Will Serve As President And Board Member

    Tinder’s parent company just swiped left on Sean Rad, who will step down as the company’s CEO, according to a report from Forbes. He is to remain with the company and serve as president of the company and will join as a member of the board. But he’s not out yet. Tinder and parent company IAC will soon start looking for a replacement CEO for the growing startup. Rad said in… Read More