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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  • 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

  • Microsoft Opens HoloLens Developer Experience In NYC Store

    Microsoft Opens HoloLens Developer Experience In NYC Store

    With the Microsoft HoloLens, an augmented reality headset, the Redmond-based firm is trying to get developers excited about its potential as early as possible, opening a HoloLens experience section in the company’s new 5th Avenue retail store in Manhattan. The HoloLens isn’t the same as virtual reality platforms like Oculus or the Samsung Gear VR. Instead, the HoloLens projects… Read More

  • Fear Leads To The Dark Side So Install This Chrome Extension To Stop Star Wars Spoilers

    Fear Leads To The Dark Side So Install This Chrome Extension To Stop Star Wars Spoilers

    You’re a Star Wars fan. At least, your chances of being a Star Wars fan are very high, considering what I know about our lovely TechCrunch readership. Plus, you clicked on this headline. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to hit major theaters on December 18, which means that you have exactly 48 hours to wade through the internet without seeing a spoiler. Luckily, a new Chrome extension… Read More

  • 9 Perfect Gifts For The Health Nut In Your Life

    We all know someone who puts health first. They know their caloric intake, the steps they took that day, and the exact amount of beauty sleep they got last night. Meanwhile, you and I are trying to figure out how to get more Ranch dressing on leftover cheese fries. We once were lost, but with these gift ideas for the health nut, now we are found. Read More

  • Giphy Cam Adds Star Wars Overlays In First Introduction Of Featured Content

    Giphy Cam Adds Star Wars Overlays In First Introduction Of Featured Content

    Giphy Cam, the app that lets you create and share your own GIFs with a few clicks, is today unveiling its first featured content layer in the form of Star Wars overlays. In other words, users can add Storm Trooper helmets and Light Sabers, among many more Star Wars-themed overlays, to their GIFs in an instant. Giphy Cam launched back in August of this year with a simple goal: to make GIFs as… Read More

  • Cinematique Lets Brands Sell Directly Through Video

    Cinematique Lets Brands Sell Directly Through Video

    For years, we’ve heard whispers of shoppable video. Imagine watching your favorite TV show or a music video online and being able to instantly purchase an item that appeals to you, from a shade of lipstick to a particular pair of boots. But it seems the trend is finally coming to fruition. Interlude recently raised $18.2 million from MGM, Warner Music, Samsung, Sequoia Capital, Intel… Read More

  • Postmates Digs Into Commerce With Curated ‘12 Days Of Postmates’ Campaign

    Postmates Digs Into Commerce With Curated ‘12 Days Of Postmates’ Campaign

    Postmates, the on-demand delivery startup that has dug nationwide trenches in the food delivery space, has today unveiled the ’12 Days of Postmates’ campaign. The promotion will let users in five cities (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle) order specially curated products from more than 30 brands for $1.99. The company promises one-hour delivery on all the… Read More

  • Anonymous Goes After Donald Trump

    Anonymous Goes After Donald Trump

    Hacker collective Anonymous seems to be targeting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after the real estate tycoon called for a ban on all Muslims entering the United States. One of the Twitter accounts for the hacker group said that it briefly took down http://www.trumptowernyc.com earlier, and the group has also seemingly posted a YouTube video warning Trump. Read More

  • Function Of Beauty, Backed By Y Combinator, Offers Customized Shampoo And Conditioner

    Function Of Beauty, Backed By Y Combinator, Offers Customized Shampoo And Conditioner

    It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the myriad of options in the haircare section of your local store, but it turns out that of all those products, the formula within most shampoo and conditioner doesn’t vary much across brands. A new Y Combinator company, Function of Beauty, is looking to change all that. The company lets the user choose a scent and describe their own hair type… Read More

  • Swarm Now Lets You Spend Those Coins On Upgraded Stickers

    Swarm Now Lets You Spend Those Coins On Upgraded Stickers

    Remember when Swarm launched coins? While the reward for checking in was entertaining, the coins had no real use other than providing a measurement by which to rank you on the weekly leaderboard. Today, however, that changes. With the latest Swarm update, folks can use their coins to pay for sticker upgrades. Upgraded stickers yield 2X the amount of coins when used in a check-in. That said… Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt London

    Watch Disrupt London 2015 Live Right Here

    All the leaves are falling, and the sky is gray. That’s because we’re in London, on a winter’s day. Disrupt is entering Day Two and the agenda is jam-packed with awesomeness, including appearances from Jeff Lawson of Twilio, Augustine Gomez of Wallapop, Aol CEO Tim Armstrong, and world-renowned musician Imogen Heap. We’re also heading into the Disrupt Battlefield… Read More

  • Movebubble Makes Renting Suck Less

    If you’ve lived in a big city where renting (versus owning) is a popular option for residents, then you likely know the endless struggle of trying to find a place to live. The listings that often intrigue you are no longer available, and in London, around 50 percent of listings posted to websites are stale, left only for marketing and data capture purposes. Movebubble, a company… Read More

  • Vevo Buys Showyou To Take On YouTube In Subscription Content

    Vevo Buys Showyou To Take On YouTube In Subscription Content

    Vevo, the world’s largest music video platform, has today announced its first acquisition: Showyou, a subscription-based video streaming platform that helps users find video content that might appeal to them. Vevo is a joint venture of Universal Music Group, Google, Sony Music Entertainment and Abu Dhabi Media, and offers music videos from major record labels, which are then… Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt London

    Watch Disrupt London Day One LIVE Right Here!

    Disrupt London 2015 is now officially underway, after an incredibly successful Hackathon where FreeMe took home the main prize. Today, the conference kicks off with a chat with Taavet Hinrikus from TransferWise, followed by a conversation between Danny Rimer and Neil Rimer of Index Ventures. But that’s just the start. We’ll be joined by Sir Alex Ferguson, Bastian Lehmann of… Read More

  • Mummo Dumps Your Parents’ Tech Problems In Someone Else’s Lap

    How many times has your mom or dad called with an obvious-to-you question about their phone, or printer, or in the case of my mother, the Apple TV? Of course, you want to be a good son or daughter and help, but sometimes it’s a bad time or it’s hard to understand the problem without being there with them. That’s where Mummo, a product built at our Disrupt London Hackathon… Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt London

    Watch The TC Disrupt Hackathon Live Right Here!

    Ahoy, mates! We’re in foggy London town and Disrupt Europe 2015 is officially underway, as the Hackathon presentations kick off right now. In case you have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s the scoop: Before every TC Disrupt conference, we give coders and developers from the area a chance to check out the coolest APIs in the land and throw together a MVP in less than… Read More

  • SeamlessDocs Raises $5 Million Series A To Bring Government Forms Online

    SeamlessDocs Raises $5 Million Series A To Bring Government Forms Online

    SeamlessDocs, the document automation portal for governments, has announced the close of a $5 million Series A funding round led by the Govtech Fund The startup originally launched as Bizodo out of the ERA Accelerator and has since re-branded and re-focused on bringing governments into the now-paperless world we live in. SeamlessDocs takes what has traditionally been an offline experience… Read More

  • Google Will Shut Down Songza App, Songza.com To Fold Into Google Play Music

    Google Will Shut Down Songza App, Songza.com To Fold Into Google Play Music

    The music wars are afoot, Google is consolidating its weaponry. Beginning today, Songza users will be notified that the Songza website and mobile apps are being fully folded into Google Play Music as of January 31, 2016. Google bought Songza back in July of 2014 for an undisclosed sum and has continued to integrate pieces of the technology into Google Play. With so many Songza features… Read More

  • Bluecore Marketing Automation Tool Secures $21M In Series B Funding

    Bluecore Marketing Automation Tool Secures $21M In Series B Funding

    Bluecore, the data marketing platform for ecommerce brands, has today announced the close of a $21 million Series B round led by Georgian Partners, with participation from existing investors like FirstMark Capital and Felicis Ventures. Bluecore offers data-based automation for ecommerce brands, letting them send more powerful emails at the right time to the right consumers to drive higher… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Happy Thanksgiving!

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Happy Thanksgiving!

    Though we’re in the midst of the holiday season, we’ve still made time to talk about the latest in gadgets news. The Samsung Gear VR went on sale last week, which is a relatively big deal in the world of VR. Sony, meanwhile, announced that it sold more than 30 million units of the PS4 since launch. Plus, we talked about some more cool gift guides. This week’s episode of the… Read More

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