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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  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Gapgate, Garmin, And Jamstik

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Gapgate, Garmin, And Jamstik

    We’re off and running this week with the latest TC Gadgets podcast. Garmin announced a new smart watch called the Forerunner 920XT. We take a look at that, as well as Garmin’s earlier smart watch offering, the VivoFit. We’re also curious about what’s going on with #gapgate, on the Galaxy Note 4 smartphones. Meanwhile, the Jamstik MIDI device is finally shipping. Read More

  • Facebook Apologizes To LGBT Community And Promises Changes To Real Name Policy

    Facebook Apologizes To LGBT Community And Promises Changes To Real Name Policy

    After weeks of backlash over Facebook’s real name policy, namely from members of the LGBT community who have had their Facebook pages suspended due to drag names, Facebook has met with members of the community and apologized for any hardship they might have caused. Facebook’s VP of Product Chris Cox made a statement today on Facebook apologizing (on behalf of the company, it seems)… Read More

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

    Tune In To TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie Tonight

    It’s Tuesday again, which means that TechCrunch is jumping off of the internet (kind of) and into your ears tonight at 6pm ET/3pm PT. TechCrunch Radio on Sirius XM 102 Indie is this whole new thing we’re doing, and today’s show is set to be our best yet. We’ll be joined by musician, film maker and entrepreneur Jack Conte, and then we’ll head into our… Read More

  • Reddit Plans Its Own Cryptocurrency To Give Back To Its Users After $50 Million Raise

    Reddit Plans Its Own Cryptocurrency To Give Back To Its Users After $50 Million Raise

    Reddit, the so-called front page of the internet, has raised $50 million in Series B on a $500 million valuation with intentions to give back 10 percent of the round’s equity to the community. The monster round is led by Sam Altman, CEO of Y Combintaor, with participation from Andreesen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital, as well as individual investors like Peter Thiel, Ron Conway, Jared… Read More

  • WunWun, The Service For On-Demand Anything, Revamps Logo In Time For San Francisco Launch

    WunWun, The Service For On-Demand Anything, Revamps Logo In Time For San Francisco Launch

    While automatic may be better than on-demand, there’s something truly special about being able to type in exactly what you want, press a button, and have it delivered to your door for the exact same price as going to the store yourself. That’s what WunWun has been doing for New Yorkers for the past year, and the on-demand service is now making its way to San Francisco. Read More

  • The Ostrich Pillow Mellows Out With Mini Version

    The Ostrich Pillow Mellows Out With Mini Version

    Once upon a time, in a world that wasn’t already made more bizarre by the existence of things like Yo or Cuddlr, a few guys decided to launch the Ostrich Pillow on Kickstarter. Back then, in 2013, it was one of the weirder things to come through the TechCrunch inboxes. Read More

  • Hipcamp Cooks Up $2M Seed To Get People Camping

    Hipcamp Cooks Up $2M Seed To Get People Camping

    In today’s connected world, with phones ringing and buzzing and emails constantly flowing in, unplugging and getting back into nature for a few days each year should be a required activity. Turns out, however, that finding a campsite based on any specific search criteria is a horrible process. That’s where Hipcamp comes in. The company has just raised a $2 million seed round led… Read More

  • iPhone 6 | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Apple iPhone 6

    We’re back with a new episode of Fly or Die and armed with the latest iPhone. Will John and I, longtime Apple users, give the iPhone 6 the green light? Read More

  • Snapchat Spam Might Make You Feel Fat, But At Least It’s Not Snapchat’s Fault

    Snapchat Spam Might Make You Feel Fat, But At Least It’s Not Snapchat’s Fault

    If you’re receiving messages from your friends on Snapchat that tell you how to lose weight, don’t freak out. It appears that many accounts have been hacked, though Snapchat denies that the hackers accessed users accounts through its own system. According to Twitter, users accounts have been hi-jacked and used to send weight loss spam to other accounts. There’s no word yet… Read More

  • This Is TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie

    This Is TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie

    Each week, John Biggs and I head over to the Sirius XM studios for a live radio show on Sirius XM 102 Indie: TechCrunch Radio. Last week, we discussed our first weeks with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. While I’m more partial to the iPhone 6 (or even the 5s, in terms of size), John is truly excited about the new screen real estate on the iPhone 6 Plus, entirely comfortable with… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Bendgate, iOS 8.0.1 Bugs, And BlackBerry Passport

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Bendgate, iOS 8.0.1 Bugs, And BlackBerry Passport

    As sure as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, the iPhone’s launch has brought with it a series of backlashes. It was discovered that Apple’s larger iPhone, the 6 Plus, may bend under direct, persistent pressure over a prolonged period of time. Turns out, it wasn’t a huge deal. However, a bug in iOS 8.0.1 that killed wireless connectivity and TouchID kind of was a… Read More

  • Buck Mason, The American-Made Basics Brand, Sews Up $300K Seed Round

    Buck Mason, The American-Made Basics Brand, Sews Up $300K Seed Round

    Remember the “startup guy” uniform promoted by Banana Republic earlier this year? Well the guys at Buck Mason are looking to build an actual uniform, not necessarily just for startups, but for the guy who doesn’t want to waste mental energy on figuring out what to wear. Buck Mason, which just raised $300k in seed funding, is a men’s clothing brand that focuses… Read More

  • HotelTonight Pivots Beyond Same-Day Booking As Competition Heats Up

    HotelTonight Pivots Beyond Same-Day Booking As Competition Heats Up

    HotelTonight is planning a major shift to its business model, moving from its same-day booking model to a more flexible offering of seven-day advance booking. TechCrunch has obtained an email sent from HotelTonight to one of its hotel partners, showing that the startup is planning to let users book hotel rooms up to seven days in advance, although it will continue to offer same-day bookings… Read More

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

    Tune In To TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie Tonight

    TIL that Sirius XM offers a one-month free trial. Coincidentally, TechCrunch Radio runs for four more weeks for one hour every Tuesday night, starting tonight. So, if, perchance, you were interested in listening in to the show, you could get in on that free trial action from Sirius and follow along with John Biggs and I as we discuss the latest news, interview cool guests, and have a live… Read More

  • Expa Brings On Hooman Radfar, AddThis Founder, As San Francisco EIR

    Expa Brings On Hooman Radfar, AddThis Founder, As San Francisco EIR

    Expa, a startup studio with $50 million in funding and led by Garrett Camp, is today welcoming a new member to the team. Hooman Radfar, founder and Chairman of AddThis, is coming on board the team to bring his expertise in big data and web services to the mix. Expa is a powerhouse of talent, with Uber cofounder Garrett Camp at the helm and Naveen Selvadurai, foursquare co-founder, also working… Read More

  • The iPhone 6 Plus Gets Bent

    The iPhone 6 Plus Gets Bent

    Every year, Apple announces a new iPhone. And every year, we go through a very similar cycle. First it’s rumors and leaks, and then spy shots from factory lines, and then the announcement comes! And then it’s reviews, and long lines, and pre-order figures, and first weekend sales figures… which brings us to today. Welcome to the “-gate” portion of our event… Read More

  • Selfie Lets You Share Yourself 24 Seconds At A Time

    Selfie Lets You Share Yourself 24 Seconds At A Time

    A year ago, “selfie” had just been added to the Oxford Dictionaries Online. At the same time, we were just discovering Selfie.com, a mysterious landing page for a “Selfie” service. All we knew at the time was that it was led by Hugh Dornbush and had raised some seed money. Today, however, the company is lifting the veil. Read More

  • Meet Dubs, Doppler Labs’ Reinvention Of The Lowly Earplug

    Meet Dubs, Doppler Labs’ Reinvention Of The Lowly Earplug

    If you feel like you’re losing your hearing, it’s because you are. In fact, more than six million people in the United States between the ages of 18 to 44 suffer from hearing loss. To tackle the problem, Fritz Lanman’s new company Doppler Labs is announcing Dubs Acoustic filters, otherwise known as extra fancy ear plugs. Read More

  • Don’t Let iOS 8’s Accidental Selfie Feature Ruin Your Life

    Don’t Let iOS 8’s Accidental Selfie Feature Ruin Your Life

    Who has already sent an accidental selfie in iOS 8’s Messages app? I did. Not great. I’m late to the game when it comes to iOS 8. Many of my fellow tech journalists weaseled their way onto the beta version of the operating system, but out of laziness, or perhaps a feigned belief that I can stay away from punditry of any kind, I normally wait to get the new version of… Read More

  • Sweeten, A Match-Making Platform For Homeowners And Renovators, Launches Out Of Beta

    Sweeten, A Match-Making Platform For Homeowners And Renovators, Launches Out Of Beta

    We’ve seen services like Angie’s List and Red Beacon provide greater transparency around booking contractors and designers for home renovation and repair work, but that doesn’t mean there is no room for improvement in the space. Sweeten, which just launched out of beta, has already done more than $100 million worth of renovation projects through its marketplace since June. Read More