Jordan Crook

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 TC Meetup + Pitch-Off In NYC Is Going Down In Six Days

    The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off In NYC Is Going Down In Six Days

    Dear readers, I’m writing to inform you that the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in NYC is in less than a week, and tickets are selling out fast. I don’t want you to miss out. You don’t want you to miss out. So let’s not tarry. The TC Meetup + Pitch-off is a very special event, hosted by yours truly, that gives 10 new startups from the New York ecosystem an opportunity to… Read More

  • PokItDok Healthcare API Platform Picks Up $34 Million In Series B

    PokItDok Healthcare API Platform Picks Up $34 Million In Series B

    PokItDok, the API provider for the healthcare industry, has today announced the close of a $34 million Series B. The company, launched back in 2011, provides software framework for things like payment processing, eligibility checks from insurance companies, referrals, claims submissions, online scheduling, patient identity management and provider search. In other words, any mobile or web… Read More

  • Cover Restaurant Payments App Unveils Cover 2.0, With Revamped Discovery

    Cover Restaurant Payments App Unveils Cover 2.0, With Revamped Discovery

    Cover, the app that helps you find a restaurant, order food, and ultimately split the bill among friends, has today announced a huge redesign to the app. Over the past couple of years, Cover has focused almost entirely on the in-restaurant experience, whether it be through Apple Pay integration or the ability to split the bill via SMS with folks who don’t even have the app. But… Read More

  • InboxVudu, The AI-Based Email Prioritizer, Launches An App For iOS And Apple Watch

    InboxVudu, The AI-Based Email Prioritizer, Launches An App For iOS And Apple Watch

    InboxVudu, the system that helps you prioritize important emails, is today launching an iOS app and an Apple Watch app. The service uses machine learning to recognize phrases and sentences that may indicate an important email, and packages those priority messages into a little digest for you. InboxVudu also puts task-based requests into a task list for you, and sends instant alerts for the… Read More

  • YC-Backed Bizzy Helps Brands Send Fewer Emails With Better Conversion

    YC-Backed Bizzy Helps Brands Send Fewer Emails With Better Conversion

    There’s nothing worse than a clogged inbox, and though it might not appear so, ecommerce brands don’t want to be the object of your resentment from over-emailing. Bizzy, a YC-backed startup, aims to help ecommerce brands make more of an impact in fewer emails. The company uses an algorithm that looks at how often a customer purchases products to determine if/when they should receive… Read More

  • Pitch Your Startup In The TC Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

    Pitch Your Startup In The TC Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

    Tuesdays are special. Besides the fact that my favorite bar has $1 oysters that night, TechCrunch Radio also airs every Tuesday evening at 6pm ET / 3pm PT. John Biggs and I discuss the latest in tech news for the first half hour and then we dive right into the TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off. Five companies have exactly 60 seconds to pitch their products to a special guest judge, John Biggs… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: HTC, OnePlus, Drifter, And Robot Sex

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: HTC, OnePlus, Drifter, And Robot Sex

    It’s earnings season, and HTC is having a rough few years quarter. Meanwhile, OnePlus released the OnePlus 2, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 seems to have leaked all over the place. Plus, the Drifter waterproof speaker (with its own operating system) is now available for pre-order. We discuss all of this, and our future romantic relationships with robots, on the latest episode of the… Read More

  • Drifter Is A Waterproof Speaker That Lets You Leave Your Smartphone Behind

    Drifter Is A Waterproof Speaker That Lets You Leave Your Smartphone Behind

    While a waterproof, buoyant speaker seems like a viable option for boaters, fishers, and generally wet sport enthusiasts, most of them are powered by Bluetooth, meaning that a very delicate and usually non-waterproof smartphone needs to be within close proximity. But the folks at Freedom Audio (formerly FreshETech) don’t believe that should be the case, and so they built the Drifter. Read More

  • The TechCrunch NYC Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Nigh!

    The TechCrunch NYC Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Nigh!

    The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-off in NYC is kicking off in less than two weeks, and you know better than most that a party isn’t really a party unless you’re there. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-off is a very special event, one I favor over most everything else we do at TC, where folks from the local tech scene can come together and… Read More

  • Clutter On-Demand Storage Service Expands To Bay Area, Raises $1.3 Million

    Clutter On-Demand Storage Service Expands To Bay Area, Raises $1.3 Million

    Clutter, the on-demand storage service based out of Los Angeles, has today announced that it has expanded its offering to cover all of the San Francisco Bay Area. The company also announced that it has raised an additional $1.3 million in funding, bringing total funding to $3.3 million. The idea behind Clutter is simple. Through a website, users can put in an order to have anything stored… Read More

  • Fundera, Funding Circle And Others Introduce The Small Business Borrowers’ Bill Of Rights

    Fundera, Funding Circle And Others Introduce The Small Business Borrowers’ Bill Of Rights

    Today in Washington, D.C., a coalition of lenders, credit marketplaces, brokers, nonprofits and others (including Fundera and Funding Circle) have introduced the “Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights,” aimed at eliminating predatory lending to small businesses. You might think that the world of small business loans is highly regulated, but in actuality the more robust… Read More

  • Buzztime Restaurant Entertainment System Launches Payments Functionality

    Buzztime Restaurant Entertainment System Launches Payments Functionality

    NTN Buzztime, the service that puts trivia games and entertainment into the hands of restaurant diners and bar patrons, has today announced the ability to pay their bills through the Buzztime tablets. This means that Buzztime’s tablets, which are provided to restaurants and bar owners that sign up for the service, will now display menu information for that establishment along with… Read More

  • An Inside Look At The First-Ever White House Demo Day

    Yesterday, President Barack Obama invited 30 companies to the White House (on his birthday, no less) to participate in the first-ever White House Demo Day. The purpose of the event was to accelerate diversity in the U.S. tech sector, and as a supporter of that very goal, TechCrunch showed up to hear what the president had to say. If you want to read our full coverage of the event, check out… Read More

  • WeWork’s First Acquisition Is Building Information Modeling Firm Case

    WeWork’s First Acquisition Is Building Information Modeling Firm Case

    WeWork, the NYC tech (and real estate) darling valued north of $5 billion, has today announced its first acquisition. The company will be acquiring Case, a building information modeling and consultancy firm, for an undisclosed amount. Case launched in May 2008 with a plan to bring better technology and information flow to the process of architecting and constructing a building. With the… Read More

  • The American Dream, Under Construction Since 1776

    The American Dream, Under Construction Since 1776

    The idea of the American Dream started as early as the Declaration of Independence with “all men are created equal.” It traveled from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, up the Mississippi River with Huckleberry Finn, into the heart of New York City in a yellow sports car driven by J. Gatsby, and back to the kitchen table in The Death of a Salesman. In The Epic of America… Read More

  • Genius Launches Android App, Redesigns Home Page And iOS App

    Genius Launches Android App, Redesigns Home Page And iOS App

    Genius, gone from rap song explanation site to annotator of the entire Internet, has today launched a revamped version of the website, the iOS app, and for the first time ever, an Android app. The redesign brings with it a new brand design, color palette and enhanced song pages, as well as a new featured section for popular songs, across multiple genres, and most popular non-musical content. Read More

  • Eden, Offering On-Demand Tech Help, Switches From Contractors To W2 Employees

    Eden, Offering On-Demand Tech Help, Switches From Contractors To W2 Employees

    Back in May, Eden launched out of the Y Combinator accelerator to provide users with on-demand tech help, whether it’s fixing a cracked iPhone screen, solving Wi-Fi issues, installing a printer or mounting a new TV. The startup has seen steady growth, and since raised $1.3 million in seed funding, but thus far the company has been using 1099 contractors to deliver Eden tech help service. Read More

  • Betaworks-Backed Glitter Is A Personal Trading Cards App

    Betaworks-Backed Glitter Is A Personal Trading Cards App

    Every two years, betaworks brings in brand new entrepreneurs and helps them bake up a new batch of products and services. In 2013, those companies included Giphy, Dots, and Poncho. Now the startup studio is ready to introduce its first new product of the 2015 batch. World, meet Glitter! Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Tesla, Windows 10, Top Gear, And OUYA

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Tesla, Windows 10, Top Gear, And OUYA

    August is nearly upon us, which means news is slowing. But that hasn’t stopped car companies from racing away with the news, including Tesla’s introduction of Ludicrous Mode (which we haven’t stopped talking about), and the old Top Gear crew signing with Amazon for a new show. Meanwhile, Microsoft launched Windows 10, and Razer bought OUYA out in an all-cash deal. This… Read More

  • Nvidia Issues Recall For Shield Tablets After Overheating Poses Fire Hazard

    Nvidia Issues Recall For Shield Tablets After Overheating Poses Fire Hazard

    Nvidia is issuing a voluntary recall for its 8-inch Shield tablets after determining that they may, in fact, combust. The company has learned that the battery in the device has the potential to overheat and catch fire, and thus Nvidia will be replacing the products with versions that don’t burst into flames. Read More

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