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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  • The Vocca Light Switch Is A Modern-Day Clapper

    The Vocca Light Switch Is A Modern-Day Clapper

    Smart bulbs, like the ones that come with the Philips Hue lighting system, are pretty cool… until you realize that physically flipping the switch is sometimes faster than unlocking your phone, opening the right app, and controlling the light through your mobile device. But what if you could achieve the same connectivity-based cool factor with the speed and ease of simply flipping a switch? Read More

  • Frameri Eyes Up Warby Parker, Launches Eyewear With Interchangeable Lenses

    Frameri Eyes Up Warby Parker, Launches Eyewear With Interchangeable Lenses

    Ever since they disrupted the glasses industry, Warby Parker hasn’t seen much competition from other startups. Until now. Frameri, a new brand focused on giving you some optical bang for your buck, is today launching to the public. The company has raised a $750k seed round. Read More

  • Tinder Moments | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Tinder Moments

    Last month, Tinder launched Moments. It’s a new feature that lets users send photo blasts to all of their matches. The photos don’t last forever, but they’re a much better ice breaker than “hey.” That said, we took a close look at the feature for Fly or Die. Read More

  • Apple To Buy Swell For $30 Million, Per Report

    Apple To Buy Swell For $30 Million, Per Report

    In what appears to be a summer shopping spree, Apple is reported to be buying Swell, a radio app much like Pandora but focused on talk radio. The deal is said to be worth approximately $30 million. Read More

  • #Love: In The Time Of Spotify

    #Love: In The Time Of Spotify

    If you look closely at what I’ve built—at my playlists, all of them public—you can see me. You only have to search my name and you’ll see it all right there: what’s in my head. I’m 23, and my idea of love isn’t far from the chorus of “In Your Eyes”. I’m living in the memory of John Cusack standing outside a window. I’m in the… Read More

  • Your Long Wait For TechCrunch-Branded Paper Cups Is Over

    Your Long Wait For TechCrunch-Branded Paper Cups Is Over

    A parent company isn’t all that different from a real parent. They feed you, and give you money. They give you advice (sometimes more strictly than others). And, yes, they embarrass you. Speaking of, today our proud parent company Aol, with vast experience in the retail, online retail, online business, has launched an online storefront for its brands, including TechCrunch. Welcome… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple’s iWatch Patent, The MBA Sticker Ad, And The Defender

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple’s iWatch Patent, The MBA Sticker Ad, And The Defender

    As the summer presses onward, so do we. A massive Apple patent surfaced this week, giving us our most detailed look yet at the company’s focus for the much-rumored iWatch. And speaking of Apple, the company recently released an interesting commercial showing off MacBook Air notebooks covered in stickers. Plus, we discovered a fun Indiegogo campaign this week for the Defender, a… Read More

  • Greats Brand Sneakers Are Off To The Races Following $1.5M Funding Round

    Greats Brand, aspiring to be the Warby Parker of mens’ footwear, has revealed that the company broke $100,000 in sales in June, with a projected $1.6 million run rate for the year. Following a $1.5 million financing round, the shoe brand will, for the first time, have three different models of their shoes available at once. Historically, the brand has sold only one or two versions of a… Read More

  • Amazon's Fire Phone

    Amazon Fire Phone Goes On Sale Today At AT&T

    Amazon revealed yesterday during earnings that while revenues are growing, so are losses. That’s thanks at least in part to the development and production of the Amazon Fire Phone, which goes on sale exclusively at AT&T starting today. The phone has been up for pre-order for a while, but today is the first time general consumers will get hands-on with the device. Read More

  • Conan O’Brien Has An Office Full Of Robots

    Conan O’Brien Has An Office Full Of Robots

    If you haven’t yet noticed, robots are kind of taking over the world. They’re writing quarterly earnings reports for the AP. They’re reportedly building the next iPhone. And, of course, they help run Conan O’Brien’s office. The late-night comedian explained that robots have been around in his office for quite some time, and that there are different robots for… Read More

  • The Smart Key Chain Will Store Your Files, Check Your Email, And Find Your Keys

    The Smart Key Chain Will Store Your Files, Check Your Email, And Find Your Keys

    Because everything is getting smarter, it would be silly to think that keychains would be exempt. The Smart Keychain has four uses in one small package: USB file storage, upcoming calendar alerts, incoming email notifications, and a key locator. Read More

  • Foursquare Teases Its Redesigned Recommendation App, New Logo

    Foursquare Teases Its Redesigned Recommendation App, New Logo

    After making the interesting decision to split its business and user experience in half, foursquare has today shown off the new version of foursquare proper for the first time. The new foursquare ditches the old logo and the old color scheme and the old way of using foursquare. This new app is centered around personalization and recommendations. That said, you won’t find much green in… Read More

  • Yik Yak Gets A Much-Needed Makeover

    Yik Yak Gets A Much-Needed Makeover

    It’s been about three months since anonymous messaging app Yik Yak raised their first major round of funding ($1.5 million led by Vaizra Investments, DCM, and Azure Capital Partners), and already the app has released a major update. The app, which has traditionally been incredibly ugly (just being honest), now has a slick new design with a much-refined user experience. Read More

  • The Defender Is What You Get When You Combine A Camera, Automated 9-1-1, And Pepper Spray

    The Defender Is What You Get When You Combine A Camera, Automated 9-1-1, And Pepper Spray

    Safety first! That’s what my mom always says. Which is why it’s somewhat shocking that technology hasn’t already been leveraged to provide additional personal protection to people on the go. But the Defender looks to change all that. It’s a new pocket-sized device that combines a camera, a 24/7 monitoring system for police and health services, and pepper spray to… Read More

  • LG G Watch | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: LG G Watch

    Like anything in this world, the LG G Watch has its pros and its cons. It’s LG’s first venture into smartwatch territory, meaning that the company is just now figuring out its design aesthetic in the space. That said, it looks and feels surprisingly nice, with options for both black and gold. Read More

  • That Horrible Moment When You’re Stuck On The Bowl Without Toilet Paper

    That Horrible Moment When You’re Stuck On The Bowl Without Toilet Paper

    You’ve been there. At a friendly gathering, slowing removing yourself to take care of personal business in the restroom. Your mind wanders as you relieve yourself, only to notice but a shred of soft Charmin left on a cardboard roll. A hasty, anxious look in the cabinets and under the sink yields nothing, and creative problem solving takes over. Time is ticking. A knock at the door… Read More

  • Toyota’s Latest Minivan Keeps Eyes On The Road And Kids Quiet

    Toyota’s Latest Minivan Keeps Eyes On The Road And Kids Quiet

    Some of the most satisfying new updates to technology are devastatingly simple. Take, for instance, Toyota’s 2015 Sienna Minivan, which will come with mic integration for the parents in the front seat to keep badly behaving children quiet in the back seat. Read More

  • #Love: My First Experience With Internet Porn

    #Love: My First Experience With Internet Porn

    Pornographic media has existed since the dawn of time, but it has never been as widely available and accessible as it is today. That’s largely due to the internet, which provides a launch pad for our curiosity no matter the topic. But with sex, a topic relatively more private and intimate, the internet can serve as an important resource for sexual exploration, understanding, and yes… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Summer Doldrums

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Summer Doldrums

    As you may expect, the summer can be a slow period for tech journalists. But since we’re obsessed with startups, there’s still plenty of new stuff to discuss this week on the TC Gadgets Podcast. Read More

  • The Super-M Is A Pocket-Sized Speaker Begging For A Beach Trip

    The Super-M Is A Pocket-Sized Speaker Begging For A Beach Trip

    With an abundance of music constantly in the palm of our hand, so too comes an abundance of portable Bluetooth speakers. The NudeAudio Super-M is the latest to join the herd, and the most recent product out of the portable speaker company. Originally, Nude sold a basic Bluetooth speaker in three sizes: small, medium, and large. The M, the medium-sized version, was the best seller by far and so… Read More