Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook is a Senior Writer 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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  • The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Coming To Atlanta And Boston

    The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Coming To Atlanta And Boston

    It’s that time of the year again. After a restful holiday season, filled with Disrupt Europe and CES, we’re ready to hit the road again and visit some of our favorite cities. The first TC Meetups of the year will go down in Boston and Atlanta, on February 23 and February 25 respectively. We’ve visited both cities for the past few years, and have never been let down by the… Read More

  • The First Virtual Reality Roller Coaster Will Take You To Space

    The First Virtual Reality Roller Coaster Will Take You To Space

    Following CES in Las Vegas last week, VR is on the minds and lips of everyone in the tech and gaming space. But even though virtual reality is more immersive than any form of entertainment previously known, it still can’t manipulate all the senses at once. Alton Towers Resort has developed a way to make the VR experience even more true to life… By strapping you to a roller… Read More

  • Report: SoundCloud Secures $35M In Debt Funding

    Report: SoundCloud Secures $35M In Debt Funding

    SoundCloud has raised 300 million Swedish krona (the equivalent of around $35 million USD) in debt funding with Tennenbaum Capital Partners, according to Swedish news site Digital. The report also indicates that SoundCloud has an option to borrow another 600 million Swedish krona (~ $70 million USD) through convertible bonds. Tennenbaum Capital Partners is an American firm that specializes in… Read More

  • Announcing The Finalists For The TC CES Hardware Battlefield: Nima, Carbon, IdentiLock, And Wiivv

    Announcing The Finalists For The TC CES Hardware Battlefield: Nima, Carbon, IdentiLock, And Wiivv

    The third annual Hardware Battlefield at CES 2016 is nearly complete. Fourteen companies took to the TechCrunch stage at the Sands Expo with six minutes to prove their viability in the market. And it wasn’t just the audience that they were trying to impress. We had expert judges including Fitbit’s James Park, FirstMark Capital’s Matt Turck, and GV’s Lo Toney waiting in… Read More

  • Find Your Trainer Helps You (Duh!) Find A Personal Trainer

    Find Your Trainer Helps You (Duh!) Find A Personal Trainer

    We’ve seen plenty of startups succeed in the fitness space, from activity frackers like Fitbit to gym subscriptions like Classpass. But access to a personal trainer has yet to be democratized. Until now Find Your Trainer, with a fresh $1.5 million in seed funding, is an on-demand marketplace that connects customers with personal trainers that fit the user’s personal goals. Most… Read More

  • AmpMe Syncs Multiple Devices To Become A Portable Speaker System

    AmpMe Syncs Multiple Devices To Become A Portable Speaker System

    There are plenty of services out there that promise to sync up your devices to form a surround-sound speaker system. But AmpMe, an app that launched out of Montreal three months ago, claims to be the only one that can work across both iOS and Android. The company was founded by serial entrepreneur and angel investor Martin-Luc Archambault and has grown to over 1 million downloads in three… Read More

  • FITGuard Is A Mouthguard That Detects The Severity Of A Blow To The Head

    FITGuard Is A Mouthguard That Detects The Severity Of A Blow To The Head

    There are 3.8 million sports-related head injuries each year, and 47 percent of athletes do not report symptoms of their head injuries, whether out of lack of understanding or a need to feel tough. Read More

  • Watch The TechCrunch CES Live Stream Right Here

    Watch The TechCrunch CES Live Stream Right Here

    CES is the world’s largest consumer electronics trade show, giving attendees the opportunity to check out the latest and greatest in gadgetry and the highest possible chance of contracting influenza. As gadget connoisseurs, we obviously jumped at the chance to be a part of it, just as we have in years past. We have loads of content for you, from live roaming of the CES show floor to… Read More

  • This Is Why You Got That Weird Tinder Push Notification This Week

    This Is Why You Got That Weird Tinder Push Notification This Week

    On January 3, three sad days after folks celebrated the New Year by sharing a kiss with a lover, Tinder had its biggest growth day in its history, recording the most downloads in a single day ever and the most growth of active users in a single day. Which explains why you might have received a push notification promising 2x or 3x the likelihood of a match in your area this week. The… Read More

  • Fitbit Unveils Blaze Smart Fitness Watch With Color Touch Screen

    Fitbit Unveils Blaze Smart Fitness Watch With Color Touch Screen

    Today at CES 2016, Fitbit has unveiled the latest generation of its smart fitness watch in the Fitbit Blaze. With the Blaze, the company is looking to be competitive with products like the Apple Watch, which offer less by the way of fitness but far more when it comes to customization and style. The Blaze include customizable accessory options for the bands and casing, a color touchscreen… Read More

  • The Most Talked-About Tech Stories Of 2015

    As we relentlessly press forward in time, into a world full of self-driving cars and virtual reality headsets, it’s important to reflect back on the path we took to get to this moment. What happened in 2015 that got us talking, and more importantly thinking, about what we want our future to look like? The following is a list of the biggest stories from last year. Read More

  • Samsung Gets Wacky With A Belt Called WELT And Other Oddities

    Samsung Gets Wacky With A Belt Called WELT And Other Oddities

    CES is a bit like the auto shows of yesteryear, back when carmakers simply came to flex their muscles and show what they were capable of, as opposed to unveiling products that are destined for dealership parking lots. In the same spirit, Samsung has unveiled three products that will be on the showroom floor at CES 2016 next week. The first, and the strangest, is a ‘smart wearable… Read More

  • This $19,000 Hoverboard Will Let You Ride For Five Minutes At A Time

    This $19,000 Hoverboard Will Let You Ride For Five Minutes At A Time

    Given that no real, average human is scooting to first period on a hover board, there sure are quite a few of them hovering about on the internet, from the almost-real to the shamefully (and dangerously) misnamed. But a company called Arca is looking to offer the real deal, with pre-orders up on their website. The ArcaBoard is massive, which is exactly what is required of a device that… Read More

  • SmartThings And Samsung Team Up To Make Your TV A Smart Home Hub

    SmartThings And Samsung Team Up To Make Your TV A Smart Home Hub

    Samsung and SmartThings are buddying up to introduce Samsung’s latest line of Smart TVs, complete with SmartThings platform integration so folks can use their TVs as an interface to control the home. There is no shortage of internet-connected devices out there, from standard security systems and smart lighting systems all the way to the connected kettle. But a connective language… Read More

  • This Is The First Picture From Michael Fassbender’s Assassin’s Creed Feature Film

    This Is The First Picture From Michael Fassbender’s Assassin’s Creed Feature Film

    If you play video games, chances are you’ve played Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed. After all, it’s one of the most popular video game franchises in history, with over 73 million copies sold. You might be surprised to learn, however, that Michael Fassbender (the actor and producer charged with turning that video game into a feature film) only started playing the game a… Read More

  • WTF
    ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas In 2015

    ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas In 2015

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
    Not an iPhone was buzzing, nor the click of a mouse;
    The Androids were plugged on the night stand with care,
    In hopes that new Snapchats soon would be there;
    The children were nestled in their new Casper beds;
    While Spotify Discover Weekly songs rang in their heads;
    And Mamma in her Net-A-Porter, and Dad in his Mr.
    In a… Read More

  • Chelsea Peretti Will Host The 9th Annual Crunchies Awards

    Chelsea Peretti Will Host The 9th Annual Crunchies Awards

    You can’t hold an awards show without a stellar host. The Oscars had Neil Patrick Harris. The VMAs had Miley. And the Emmys, coincidentally, had Andy Samberg. Why is that a coincidence? Because we’ve snagged his Brooklyn Nine Nine co-star, actress, writer and comedian Chelsea Peretti, to host the 9th Annual Crunchies Awards on February 8th in San Francisco. If you don’t know… Read More

  • Coffee Meets Bagel Adds Its Own Version Of Super Like With ‘Send A Woo’

    Coffee Meets Bagel Adds Its Own Version Of Super Like With ‘Send A Woo’

    In the past few months, Tinder has been working on a feature called Super Like, which let users tell one of their matches that the situation is more serious than simply swiping right. Today, Coffee Meets Bagel has added something similar in ‘Send A Woo’, letting CMB users express higher-than-usual interest in a potential match. Coffee Meets Bagel launched in 2013 with an… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Holiday Cheers And CES Fears

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Holiday Cheers And CES Fears

    With the holiday season in full swing, we’re looking forward to everything CES has to offer in the new year. But we’re also prepping for more gift-giving, following along with the TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide. And because we can’t help ourselves, there is also a bit of Star Wars discussion there at the end. This week’s episode of the TC Gadgets Podcast is brought to… Read More

  • Lily Flying Camera Closes $14M In Funding, Delays Shipping Until Summer 2016

    Lily Flying Camera Closes $14M In Funding, Delays Shipping Until Summer 2016

    Lily, a drone that is meant to satisfy all your selfie needs, has today announced the close of a $14 million Series A round of funding, with investors including Spark Capital, SV Angel, Stanford-StartX Fund, Steve Aoki and Joe Montana. That said, the company also announced it would be postponing its ship date until Summer 2016. Lily originally put their flying camera up for pre-sale (via… Read More