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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  • TechCrunch Pitch-Offs Are Coming To Atlanta And Boston, Apply Now!

    TechCrunch Pitch-Offs Are Coming To Atlanta And Boston, Apply Now!

    And so the countdown begins. We’re nearly a month away from the TechCrunch Pitch-Offs in Atlanta (February 24) and Boston (February 26), and we can hardly wait to head back to two of our favorite cities! If you have yet to check out one of the regional TechCrunch Pitch-offs, the first thing that you should know is that they’re legendary. Read More

  • Campus Job Adds Internships, Switches Up Revenue Model Heading Into Summer

    Campus Job Adds Internships, Switches Up Revenue Model Heading Into Summer

    Campus Job, the online marketplace for employers looking to find highly skilled part-time employees and brand ambassadors from college, is heading into a busy summer. The company, which previously only offered part-time jobs during the school year, has expanded the platform to include summer internships. But beyond that, Campus Job is also restructuring the business model. Read More

  • Piper Announces New Piper NV Home Monitoring System With Night Vision For $269

    Piper Announces New Piper NV Home Monitoring System With Night Vision For $269

    The home security industry once dominated by complicated, expensive systems is in for a rude awakening. Piper, Canary and Scout are all offering affordable options to keep an eye on your home’s safety, and Piper just announced a new system equipped with night-vision called the Piper NV. The Piper NV comes with all the standard features you’d find on the original Piper, which is… Read More

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

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

    We’re hitting your radios once again with TechCrunch Radio Live tonight at 6pm ET/3pm PT on Sirius XM Indie 102. John Biggs and I will be discussing the latest in tech news, and then we’ll be joined by a surprise guest for an interview. Read More

  • Marriott Considers Offering Netflix, Hulu And Pandora In Hotel Rooms

    Marriott Considers Offering Netflix, Hulu And Pandora In Hotel Rooms

    Marriott, recently in the news for attempting to block private hotspots, is working to offer familiar entertainment via their in-room video systems. Marriott International is testing out new in-room entertainment in eight hotels across its chain (which is, admittedly, a relatively small test considering the chain operates more than 4,000 properties in over eighty countries) that includes… Read More

  • This List Of 2014’s Worst Passwords, Including ‘123456,’ Is Embarrassing

    This List Of 2014’s Worst Passwords, Including ‘123456,’ Is Embarrassing

    The year 2014, in many respects, was all about digital security. It wasn’t just tech pundits or early adopters who were victimized – Snapchat, Target, and Sony Entertainment all showed us that no one is immune. And don’t get me started on the NSA. It’s our responsibility as internet explorers to protect ourselves. But according to SplashData’s yearly list of the… Read More

  • U.S. Hacked North Korea Before North Korea Hacked U.S.

    U.S. Hacked North Korea Before North Korea Hacked U.S.

    Ever wonder why President Obama so quickly and sure-footedly accused North Korea of hacking into Sony servers? Turns out, the United States had actually hacked into North Korean computer networks back in 2010, giving the government more confidence in their determination of the situation. The NYT reports that the NSA used Chinese networks to route themselves into North Korean computer… Read More

  • All That Glitters Is Not Gold

    All That Glitters Is Not Gold

    The latest viral sensation on the world wide web has lost some of its sparkle. ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com (yes, this is what we’ve come to) is up for auction on Flippa with a current bidding price of $61,000. When I first heard about a “Glitter thing” on the internet, I tried to ignore it as best I could. At best, it was the name of a new Sean Parker startup. At… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Post-CES Blues

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Post-CES Blues

    We’re all still exhausted after CES, but we love you so we decided to put together a podcast anyway. This week we discuss the selfie stick (really) and Natasha tells us about what happened from her vantage across the Pond while we were raging in Vegas. Read More

  • Pitch Your Startup On TC Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie

    Pitch Your Startup On TC Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie

    Every Tuesday, TechCrunch’s John Biggs and I get off of our bloggy butts and head into the Sirius XM New York studios in mid-town. Why do we do this? To talk to you. TechCrunch is obsessed with startups, which is why we’ve made our weekly Sirius XM radio show into a weekly pitch-off. Just like we do in our TechCrunch regional meetups, participants have sixty seconds to describe… Read More

  • Classpass Is In Session With $40 Million In Series B

    Classpass Is In Session With $40 Million In Series B

    Classpass, the NY-based company that offers unlimited fitness classes at 2,000 different studios and boutique gyms for $99/month, has closed a $40 million Series B led by General Catalyst and Thrive Capital, with participation from angels and previous investors. The startup, which raised $12 million in Series A just over three months ago, has grown from seven markets to 20 markets in as… Read More

  • Sense360 Picks Up $2.75 Million Seed Led By FirstMark Capital

    Sense360 Picks Up $2.75 Million Seed Led By FirstMark Capital

    Sense360 is still in a quiet beta period, but the company has just picked up $2.75 million in seed funding from FirstMark Capital, with participation by Founder Collective, Qualcomm Ventures, Metamorphic Ventures, Double M Capital, Telenav, David Tisch, and more. Sense360 is looking to leverage the power of smartphone sensors for developers. Here’s the exact explanation from the… Read More

  • TechCrunch Pitch-Off Applications Are Open For Atlanta And Boston Right Now!

    TechCrunch Pitch-Off Applications Are Open For Atlanta And Boston Right Now!

    It’s that time of year again. TechCrunch has survived Holiday Gift Guides and CES adventures in Vegas and is ready once again to hit the road. Boston and Atlanta, you’re up to bat first. Get your game face on. We’re bringing our world famous TechCrunch Pitch-Off all over the country over the next few months, and we can’t wait to get started in two of our all-time… Read More

  • GoPro Taps Vislink To Offer Live HD Broadcasting

    GoPro Taps Vislink To Offer Live HD Broadcasting

    GoPro has forged a partnership with Vislink to bring live HD broadcasting to the GoPro line of portable, rugged HD cameras. The companies have been working together to build a small live transmitter that can be attached to GoPro Hero4 cameras, taking the professional use of the GoPro camera line to a whole new level. Thus far, professional athletes and television networks alike use GoPro to… Read More

  • Designer Builds Cute Little 3D-Printed Robots, You Know For Kids

    Designer Builds Cute Little 3D-Printed Robots, You Know For Kids

    Meet Charlie and Billy, the most adorable little robots in all the land. Billy, the first iteration, is a combination of 3D-printed parts, an Arduino Leonardo, and dual DC motors to form a hexapod robot. Billy is controlled through a simple joystick app on the phone, and can handle various types of terrain based on his build. Charlie is the second prototype, and is much smaller and smarter. Read More

  • 500 Startups-Backed Italist Is Like Shopping The Streets Of Italy, But Online

    500 Startups-Backed Italist Is Like Shopping The Streets Of Italy, But Online

    Despite the brand recognition of Italian luxury fashion brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and Valentino, there is no online aggregation of exclusively Italian luxury fashion. 500 Startups-backed Italist is trying to change that. The Italian luxury fashion retail market is worth $21 billion, according to Italist founder Raffaele Giovine, and a third of that comes from independent… Read More

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

    Tune In To TechCrunch Radio Tonight On Sirius XM 102 Indie

    John and I have traversed the desert and the mountains to get back into the Sirius XM NYC studios tonight, and we couldn’t be happier to be in 27 degree weather. Tonight we’ll be joined by Shasta Ventures partner Rob Coneybeer for the live TC Radio Pitch-off. Five companies will have exactly sixty seconds to win over the hearts and minds us us, Rob, and our wonderful listeners. Read More

  • Tinder Acquires Ephemeral Messenger Tappy

    Tinder Acquires Ephemeral Messenger Tappy

    Tinder has just closed its first acquisition. The IAC-backed startup has purchased Chill, creators of Tappy, as part of a strategic acquihire. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tappy is a mobile messenger that uses photos and ephemerality to put a new face on text messaging. All messages disappear after 24 hours, and Tappy’s conversations must begin with a photo. From there, you… Read More

  • Amazon, Netflix Win Big At The Golden Globes

    Amazon, Netflix Win Big At The Golden Globes

    Last year, Amazon wasn’t even included in the Golden Globes. Netflix took home one of five nominations with the help of Robin Wright from House Of Cards. This year, both companies are walking away winners. Amazon, in particular has elevated its original video brand with two of three wins at the Golden Globes, beating out Netflix in both of the categories in which they were… Read More

  • Canary Launches To Bring The Uber Experience To Medicinal Marijuana

    Canary Launches To Bring The Uber Experience To Medicinal Marijuana

    Pot is great. Having pot delivered to you, Uber-style, legally, is even better. Canary (not to be confused with the home security system) has launched in Seattle to do just that. Read More