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 May Be The Best Look Yet At The New iPhone

    This May Be The Best Look Yet At The New iPhone

    It’s happening. Apple’s invitation to a September 9 event has officially gone out. At least one next-gen iPhone will be unveiled in a few short days. However, new photos have emerged on Chinese site WeiFeng that appear to show components that match up almost identically to previous leaks for a 4.7-inch iPhone. If these numerous leaks are to be trusted as the real deal, and we are… Read More

  • Singld Out, A DNA-Based Dating Service, Can Match You With Dates Who Will Smell Sexy

    Singld Out, A DNA-Based Dating Service, Can Match You With Dates Who Will Smell Sexy

    There are dozens, if not hundreds, of services out there to help you find someone you might like to have sex with. But there are very few that are run solely by two female founders, and even fewer that use “biological compatibility” as a criteria for matching two users. Meet Singld Out, a platform built for busy folks who are looking to love and need more than just a photo to… Read More

  • IFTTT Lands $30 Million Series B From Norwest Venture Partners, A16Z

    IFTTT Lands $30 Million Series B From Norwest Venture Partners, A16Z

    IFTTT (If This Then That) has just announced it has closed $30 million in Series B funding led by Norwest Venture Partners with participation from existing investor A16Z. As part of the deal, IFTTT is also bringing on a new board member, Josh Goldman, who is a general partner at Norwest and who holds advisory roles on 15 other boards, according to CrunchBase. Read More

  • Disney Files Patents To Use Drones In Park Shows

    Disney Files Patents To Use Drones In Park Shows

    If Disney isn’t already the most magical place on earth, it soon will be. The mega-amusement park has filed three patents to use drones within the park, first spotted by MarketWatch. Within the patents, Disney lists a few different use cases for the drones. The first is that they could carry marionette-version Disney characters, with patent drawings showing something similar to… Read More

  • Instagram's New Hyperlapse App

    Hands-On With Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New Video Creation App

    Instagram has just launched a brand new standalone app called Hyperlapse, which focuses entirely on mobile video creation. The app looks dead simple, but is actually doing a lot in the background. When you first open Hyperlapse, you’ll go through a very quick tutorial and are then sent straight into a full-screen camera. The button on the bottom starts and stops recording. Once you… Read More

  • Admittedly College Counseling Service Lands $1.2 Million In Funding

    Admittedly College Counseling Service Lands $1.2 Million In Funding

    Admittedly, a company looking to give students, parents and college counselors access to comprehensive tools for finding and applying to the right college, has today closed a $1.2 million seed round. Investors include Quotidian, RRE, Correlation, Joanne Wilson, and Shawn Byers. Admittedly launched back in 2013 out of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator in New York, and was founded by… Read More

  • Acorns Is A Micro-Investment App That Does All The Thinking For You

    Acorns Is A Micro-Investment App That Does All The Thinking For You

    Investing for the future can be hard for a twenty-something. With restrictions like minimum account balances and commission fees that make it uneconomical to invest a few hundred bucks at a time, investing can almost feel impossible. Until today. Acorns is officially launching on the App Store to help anyone invest right from their smartphone. Read More

  • Roomlia Takes On HotelTonight With Mobile Hotel Reservations App

    Roomlia Takes On HotelTonight With Mobile Hotel Reservations App

    Today Roomlia has launched into the App Store to provide the fastest hotel booking on mobile. Started by two former Expedia employees, Michael Reichartz and Jim Ferguson, Roomlia offers discounted hotel rooms up to seven days in advance with only a few clicks to complete booking. Unlike Expedia and its counterparts, Roomlia links you directly with your chosen hotel the moment you book, as… Read More

  • #Love: My Biggest Digital Faux Pas

    #Love: My Biggest Digital Faux Pas

    Our attachment to computers can play tricks on us. With the ability to navigate anywhere, order anything, calculate any math problem, and answer any question right in the palm of our hands, it would be easy to feel god-like. Infallible, even. But oh, if that were the case! While our computers, and the internet, do make us instantaneously more knowledgable (and even correct our misspellings as… Read More

  • Announcing The New Convenience Economy Disrupt Panel With Blue Apron’s Matt Salzberg, Good Eggs’ Rob Spiro, And DoorDash’s Tony Xu

    Announcing The New Convenience Economy Disrupt Panel With Blue Apron’s Matt Salzberg, Good Eggs’ Rob Spiro, And DoorDash’s Tony Xu

    Convenience is one of those problems that almost any entrepreneur can tackle, whether you are running an expansive business like WunWun’s on-demand delivery for everything, or running a specifically tailored business like YourMechanic. But some entrepreneurs are looking at the problem of convenience and pairing it with universal needs. With that in mind, I’d like to introduce some… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: A Few Of Our Favorite Things

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: A Few Of Our Favorite Things

    In the depths of August, much of the tech world is simply waiting for the fall to begin. In the first half of September alone, we’ll have new devices from Apple, Motorola, and Amazon. But for now, it’s a waiting game, so we’re taking a look back at our favorite gadgets of the year. We’ve narrowed it down the <a Amazon Fire TV, the Android TV, and the Canary home… Read More

  • Felicis, Horizons Ventures Pour $3 Million Into The Vessyl Smart Cup

    Felicis, Horizons Ventures Pour $3 Million Into The Vessyl Smart Cup

    Mark One, the company behind the Vessyl smart cup, has today closed a $3 million seed round co-led by Felicis Ventures and Horizons Ventures The Vessyl is a cup that tracks your liquid consumption throughout the day, not only by volume but on a molecular level to monitor overall nutrition. When you’re in need of a glass of water, Vessyl will say so. When you’re pretty… Read More

  • Vemory Automatically Compiles Video Memories From Your Social Media Photos

    Vemory Automatically Compiles Video Memories From Your Social Media Photos

    It seems like everyone and their mom is making video montages. A year in the life of a baby from England. A year in the life of that new SNL actor Brooks Wheelan. But it takes quite a bit of dedication to actually edit those videos to perfection. That’s where Vemory comes in. Read More

  • Vine Finally Lets You Import Video From Your Camera Roll

    Vine Finally Lets You Import Video From Your Camera Roll

    With more than 100 million people watching Vines across the web each month, and over 1 billion loops every day, Vine has just released an update to the app that finally lets users import video from their camera. Twitter’s video sharing app has always required users to film new content directly within the app, using Vine’s once-unique hold-to-record feature. Now, Vine users can… Read More

  • Foodmento Is The Foursquare Of Specific Dishes, Not Restaurants

    Foodmento Is The Foursquare Of Specific Dishes, Not Restaurants

    Food has invaded Instagram in such an overwhelming way that studies actually show that people get physically full or tire of certain foods just from looking at the pictures. But there’s really no effective way to direct your followers to the specific dish you’ve endorsed. That’s where Foodmento comes in. Read More

  • The noPhone, Because Smartphone Separation Anxiety Is Real

    The noPhone, Because Smartphone Separation Anxiety Is Real

    The other day, as I sat on the couch with a dead iPhone resting on my belly, I found myself wondering why my phone is constantly out of battery. And I had a revelation: I’d rather have a dead phone within reach than be even a few feet away from it as it charges across the room. It’s pathetic, I know, but absolutely true. Enter the noPhone. Read More

  • OhMiBod & Autoblow 2 | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Sex Toys

    This episode of Fly or Die, focused on two different sex toys, may seem straightforward, but John and I actually learned a lot. We realized that not all sex toys are created equal, especially when you’re weighing sex toys for girls against those for boys. Read More

  • This Real-Time Projected CGI Makeup Is Beautiful And Terrifying

    This Real-Time Projected CGI Makeup Is Beautiful And Terrifying

    CGI has come a long way – from simulating Jar Jar Binks on the silver screen to replacing green screens with King’s Landing. Today, we should add this video to the progression. Producer and technical director Nobumichi Asai has used a projection technology called Omote to project makeup onto a live model’s face. Read More

  • Best Buy Briefly Lists The Moto 360 Smart Watch For $249

    Best Buy Briefly Lists The Moto 360 Smart Watch For $249

    Best Buy may have inadvertently revealed pricing for the Moto 360 smart watch, set to be unveiled at a press event in early September. The big box retailer put up a listing for the smart watch on their website, which had a full list of specs as well as a $249 price tag. The page was removed shortly after appearing. Luckily, the folks over at DroidLife grabbed a screenshot of the listing. Read More

  • A Q&A With SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson After Selling To Samsung For $200M

    A Q&A With SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson After Selling To Samsung For $200M

    As you might have heard, Samsung loosened up the purse strings yesterday with a ~$200 million acquisition of SmartThings, a platform that sells starter kits for entirely personalized smart home customization. For a few hundred dollars, SmartThings can help pretty much anyone get started building out a smart, connected home, with more than 100,000 different devices (from light switches to… Read More