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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  • 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

  • Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley Will Recommend Good Restaurants At Disrupt NY

    Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley Will Recommend Good Restaurants At Disrupt NY

    Foursquare is one of the biggest names in tech. But at the ripe old age of six, the company has made significant changes to the way that it does business with the split of Foursquare and Swarm into two separate apps. In the midst of such a dramatic shift, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to invite Dennis Crowley, Foursquare cofounder and CEO, to the Disrupt NY stage in… Read More

  • Amberjack Reels In $500K To Let You Book A Fishing Trip

    Amberjack Reels In $500K To Let You Book A Fishing Trip

    Fishing isn’t necessarily sexy. But it turns out that it’s one of the most popular participation sports in the world, or at the very least one of the most profitable. Amberjack looks to capitalize on that by offering a service that lets users book fishing trips from outfitters using their own filters and preferences without having to endlessly search the web for the right trip. Read More

  • Vine’s Jason Mante Will Speak At Disrupt New York

    Vine’s Jason Mante Will Speak At Disrupt New York

    Twitter launched its newly acquired Vine service all the way back in January of 2013, and over the course of that two years, we’ve never actually had anyone from the company on our Disrupt stage. But that’s about to change. In May, we’ll be joined by Jason Mante, head of user experience at Vine, on the stage at Disrupt New York to discuss all things Vine, mobile video… Read More

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

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

    If you’re a reader of TechCrunch (which, at least right now, you are), then you might be interested to know that about the TechCrunch Radio show on Sirius XM. Each Tuesday at 6pm ET (3pm PT), John Biggs and I go live on Sirius XM Insight 121 for one hour to discuss the latest in tech news and startups, including a weekly TechCrunch Radio Pitch-off. Read More

  • Tinder’s First Advertisement Is One Big Experiment

    Tinder’s First Advertisement Is One Big Experiment

    This week, Tinder unveiled its first ad in the form of a video promoting Budweiser’s next #Whatever, USA campaign. The video ad will show up for Tinder users the next time they open the app, but much like Instagram’s foray into advertising, Tinder ensures that rolling out advertising on the platform will go slow. Within a few swipes, users will land on Bud Light’s profile with… Read More

  • Rithm Music Messenger Transitions Into A Legit Streaming Service

    Rithm Music Messenger Transitions Into A Legit Streaming Service

    Nearly two years ago, MavenSay pivoted focus away from its main personal recommendations app to something a bit more musical in the form of Rithm. Rithm is a standalone app that lets users send each other music-based messages, with clips from searchable songs, pics, text, and even animated dancing emojis. Today, Rithm is getting an update that transforms it into a lightweight music… Read More

  • Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian To Disrupt New York

    Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian To Disrupt New York

    It’s official. With Reddit cofounder and YC advisor Alexis Ohanian on the speaker roster, TC Disrupt New York is going to be r/awesome. Read More

  • Postmates Will Deliver Bastian Lehmann Via Bike To The Disrupt New York Stage

    Postmates Will Deliver Bastian Lehmann Via Bike To The Disrupt New York Stage

    Okay, the bike thing probably isn’t true but Postmates co-founder and CEO Bastian Lehmann will join us on stage at TC Disrupt New York in May. Almost four years ago, Lehmann stepped onto the TechCrunch Disrupt stage and launched a company called Postmates, with a plan to totally disrupt the courier industry. Read More

  • Frame.io Is Cloud-Based Collaboration For Everything

    Frame.io Is Cloud-Based Collaboration For Everything

    Given the world’s shift toward video, both in terms of consumption and creation, it’s almost surprising how tedious and painstaking the process of post-production collaboration can be. Lots of services focus on pieces of the problem, like accelerated file sharing or review in-progress collaboration, but there isn’t really a service that covers everything, end-to-end. Read More

  • Phhhoto Tops 1 Million Users

    Phhhoto Tops 1 Million Users

    Phhhoto, perhaps the only social network to have first launched as a physical party product aimed at the enterprise, has topped 1 million registered users over the course of the past nine months. Users have posted upwards of 10 million Phhhotos to the platform. Phhhoto started back at SXSW in 2013 with an iPad-based photobooth, but instead of capturing the usual strip of four photos, the iPad… Read More

  • Naritiv Helped ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Get 800K Snapchat Followers In 3 Months

    Naritiv Helped ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Get 800K Snapchat Followers In 3 Months

    With every big social content network comes tools and services for brands to leverage those platforms. For Snapchat, that tool is Naritiv. The startup has been building out an influencer network that they can leverage to build out Snapchat campaigns for various brands, complete with analytics and reporting tools. Naritiv launched out of the Disney Accelerator, powered by Techstars, and was… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Smartphone Stuff And Smart Home Stuff

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Smartphone Stuff And Smart Home Stuff

    It was a big week for phones and homes. John Biggs has been reviewing the new Galaxy S6 Edge from Samsung, while the HTC One M9 recently went on sale in certain markets. And speaking of things that just went on sale, Indiegogo darling Canary recently went live in retail stores like Best Buy and Verizon Wireless, as well as on Amazon. Meanwhile, August Lock raised a huge round of funding to… Read More

  • Tech Titans Blast New Anti-Gay Law In Indiana

    Tech Titans Blast New Anti-Gay Law In Indiana

    It’s hard to believe, after how far the gay rights movement has come, that we’re still doing this. But here we are. Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed into law a bill that allows private businesses to discriminate against gay and lesbian consumers, according to CNN. The “Restoration of Religious Freedom Act” is meant to allow businesses and corporations to… Read More

  • Sources: Magic Is Raising $12M From Sequoia At A $40M Valuation

    Sources: Magic Is Raising $12M From Sequoia At A $40M Valuation

    Magic, an SMS-based on-demand delivery service that started as a YC company’s weekend project, is raising $12 million in Series A funding led by Sequoia, according to sources. Sources also say that the company, which is just a month old, is valued at $40 million pre-money. Magic lets users text a single number to get anything* delivered on demand. For an extra fee, of course. Read More

  • Instapaper 6.2 Introduces Speed Reading Option

    Instapaper 6.2 Introduces Speed Reading Option

    Instapaper, the reader app owned by betaworks, has today launched an update to the app that brings a few new key features to the experience. With Instapaper 6.2, users will gain access to a feature called Speed Reader (video below), which highlights a single word at a time for a more focused and efficient reading experience. The update also brings with it faster saving of articles from mobile… Read More

  • Cover, The Mobile Payments App For Restaurants, Launches In Los Angeles

    Cover, The Mobile Payments App For Restaurants, Launches In Los Angeles

    Cover, a mobile payments app that focuses specifically on the dining experience, has today announced the launch of the service in Los Angeles. Cover lets diners check-in to a restaurant and split the bill via mobile, offering an Uber-like dining experience. The app launched in New York back in October of 2013 and has since raised a total of $7 million in funding, according to… Read More

  • Steller Storytelling App Gets A Huge Makeover

    Steller Storytelling App Gets A Huge Makeover

    Steller is a storytelling app that has been around since the beginning of 2014, but today the company has announced a huge overhaul of the app’s UX to make editing and creating that much simpler. Steller allows users to upload videos, photos, and add text to create a storybook experience on mobile. Users can create Steller stories based around an event, a party, or their own creative… Read More

  • Frank & Oak Plans To Open Six Brick-And-Mortar Stores In The US

    Frank & Oak Plans To Open Six Brick-And-Mortar Stores In The US

    Frank & Oak, an online retailer of men’s apparel and goods, is today announcing plans to launch six different long-term pop-up shops across the United States. Where? Well, it seems that’s up to consumers. The company is launching a campaign that will allow customers to vote (through the Tilt platform) on which markets they’d like Frank & Oak to invest in brick-and-mortar. Read More

  • Tinder Hack Matches Unaware Straight Men, Odd Conversations Ensue

    Tinder Hack Matches Unaware Straight Men, Odd Conversations Ensue

    Flirting can be hard, especially through a screen. But these guys never had a chance, considering they were chatting with other heterosexual male users as part of a clever technological ruse. A hack on Tinder isn’t anything new. More tech-savvy folks have actually dug into the app to automatically swipe right on every potential match, and then there are all the marketers that are… Read More