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 Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Bendgate, iOS 8.0.1 Bugs, And BlackBerry Passport

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Bendgate, iOS 8.0.1 Bugs, And BlackBerry Passport

    As sure as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, the iPhone’s launch has brought with it a series of backlashes. It was discovered that Apple’s larger iPhone, the 6 Plus, may bend under direct, persistent pressure over a prolonged period of time. Turns out, it wasn’t a huge deal. However, a bug in iOS 8.0.1 that killed wireless connectivity and TouchID kind of was a… Read More

  • Buck Mason, The American-Made Basics Brand, Sews Up $300K Seed Round

    Buck Mason, The American-Made Basics Brand, Sews Up $300K Seed Round

    Remember the “startup guy” uniform promoted by Banana Republic earlier this year? Well the guys at Buck Mason are looking to build an actual uniform, not necessarily just for startups, but for the guy who doesn’t want to waste mental energy on figuring out what to wear. Buck Mason, which just raised $300k in seed funding, is a men’s clothing brand that focuses… Read More

  • HotelTonight Pivots Beyond Same-Day Booking As Competition Heats Up

    HotelTonight Pivots Beyond Same-Day Booking As Competition Heats Up

    HotelTonight is planning a major shift to its business model, moving from its same-day booking model to a more flexible offering of seven-day advance booking. TechCrunch has obtained an email sent from HotelTonight to one of its hotel partners, showing that the startup is planning to let users book hotel rooms up to seven days in advance, although it will continue to offer same-day bookings… Read More

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

    Tune In To TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie Tonight

    TIL that Sirius XM offers a one-month free trial. Coincidentally, TechCrunch Radio runs for four more weeks for one hour every Tuesday night, starting tonight. So, if, perchance, you were interested in listening in to the show, you could get in on that free trial action from Sirius and follow along with John Biggs and I as we discuss the latest news, interview cool guests, and have a live… Read More

  • Expa Brings On Hooman Radfar, AddThis Founder, As San Francisco EIR

    Expa Brings On Hooman Radfar, AddThis Founder, As San Francisco EIR

    Expa, a startup studio with $50 million in funding and led by Garrett Camp, is today welcoming a new member to the team. Hooman Radfar, founder and Chairman of AddThis, is coming on board the team to bring his expertise in big data and web services to the mix. Expa is a powerhouse of talent, with Uber cofounder Garrett Camp at the helm and Naveen Selvadurai, foursquare co-founder, also working… Read More

  • The iPhone 6 Plus Gets Bent

    The iPhone 6 Plus Gets Bent

    Every year, Apple announces a new iPhone. And every year, we go through a very similar cycle. First it’s rumors and leaks, and then spy shots from factory lines, and then the announcement comes! And then it’s reviews, and long lines, and pre-order figures, and first weekend sales figures… which brings us to today. Welcome to the “-gate” portion of our event… Read More

  • Selfie Lets You Share Yourself 24 Seconds At A Time

    Selfie Lets You Share Yourself 24 Seconds At A Time

    A year ago, “selfie” had just been added to the Oxford Dictionaries Online. At the same time, we were just discovering Selfie.com, a mysterious landing page for a “Selfie” service. All we knew at the time was that it was led by Hugh Dornbush and had raised some seed money. Today, however, the company is lifting the veil. Read More

  • Meet Dubs, Doppler Labs’ Reinvention Of The Lowly Earplug

    Meet Dubs, Doppler Labs’ Reinvention Of The Lowly Earplug

    If you feel like you’re losing your hearing, it’s because you are. In fact, more than six million people in the United States between the ages of 18 to 44 suffer from hearing loss. To tackle the problem, Fritz Lanman’s new company Doppler Labs is announcing Dubs Acoustic filters, otherwise known as extra fancy ear plugs. Read More

  • Don’t Let iOS 8’s Accidental Selfie Feature Ruin Your Life

    Don’t Let iOS 8’s Accidental Selfie Feature Ruin Your Life

    Who has already sent an accidental selfie in iOS 8’s Messages app? I did. Not great. I’m late to the game when it comes to iOS 8. Many of my fellow tech journalists weaseled their way onto the beta version of the operating system, but out of laziness, or perhaps a feigned belief that I can stay away from punditry of any kind, I normally wait to get the new version of… Read More

  • Sweeten, A Match-Making Platform For Homeowners And Renovators, Launches Out Of Beta

    Sweeten, A Match-Making Platform For Homeowners And Renovators, Launches Out Of Beta

    We’ve seen services like Angie’s List and Red Beacon provide greater transparency around booking contractors and designers for home renovation and repair work, but that doesn’t mean there is no room for improvement in the space. Sweeten, which just launched out of beta, has already done more than $100 million worth of renovation projects through its marketplace since June. Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple, Moto 360, And Amazon

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple, Moto 360, And Amazon

    This week, you might have noticed that Apple introduced a few new products. That said, we’re getting to know the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Meanwhile, we’ve actually grown more attached to the Moto 360 than expected, and are in the process of learning about Amazon’s newest gear. We discuss all this and more on this week’s episode of the TC Gadgets Podcast featuring John… Read More

  • Campus Job Connects Companies With Students For Part-Time Work

    Campus Job Connects Companies With Students For Part-Time Work

    College students are constantly battling between two goals: getting good grades and proving they’re ready for the real world. Combining those two goals, however, can be really difficult for the student with a demanding schedule. That’s where Campus Job comes in. Campus Job is a platform built by Liz Wessel and JJ Fliegelman after they graduated from University of Pennsylvania in… Read More

  • Instapaper Goes Freemium With Big iOS Redesign

    Instapaper Goes Freemium With Big iOS Redesign

    Instapaper, bringing bookmarks into the future, has just launched a big redesign of the iOS version of the app with loads of new features and a brand new business model. betaworks’-owned Instapaper has always been a paid product, going for between $3 and $4 dollars on mobile and costing approximately $1/month as a subscription. Today, the company is pivoting to entirely free apps and… Read More

  • ClassPass Lands $12 Million Series A Led By Fritz Lanman, Hank Vigil

    ClassPass Lands $12 Million Series A Led By Fritz Lanman, Hank Vigil

    ClassPass, the subscription service that offers unlimited monthly access to various fitness classes around town, has just closed a $12 million Series A funding round, the majority of which is coming from existing ClassPass investors. Fritz Lanman and Hank Vigil are leading the round, with participation from existing investors such as David Tisch, Kal Vepuri, and Shana Fisher, among others. Read More

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

    Tune In Tonight To TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie

    TechCrunch Radio is coming at you again today, this time with a brand new set of pitch-off companies and an interview with Disrupt Battlefield winner, Alfred Club. If you haven’t heard already, the folks over at Sirius XM are collaborating with us to air a TechCrunch Radio show. In each hour-long episode, John Biggs and I discuss the latest news and chat with folks in the tech industry. Read More

  • Roku Tops 10 Million Media Streamers Sold

    Roku Tops 10 Million Media Streamers Sold

    The media streaming world is alive and growing, as streaming set top box maker Roku has just announced that it passed the 10 million unit milestone. According to the press release, Roku has sold (not just shipped) over 10 million media streaming boxes since launching in 2008. As it stands now, the company has a media streaming stick (that starts at just $49 and competes directly with… Read More

  • Phhhoto Is An Addictive, Albeit Poorly Named, Gif-Style Photo App

    Phhhoto Is An Addictive, Albeit Poorly Named, Gif-Style Photo App

    Phhhoto is a new app that launched in late July that lets users capture moving images and share them across social networks. But the app you see today, with over one million photos shared, started as something very different. The creators, Omar Elsayed, Champ Bennett, and Russell Armand, come from a digital agency called HyperHyper.com, which they still run (working on projects like the… Read More

  • Want To Talk About Your Startup On The Radio? Apply To The TC Radio Pitch Off On Sirius XM

    Want To Talk About Your Startup On The Radio? Apply To The TC Radio Pitch Off On Sirius XM

    TechCrunch Radio is a thing, in case you didn’t know. And in usual TechCrunch fashion, a part of our show is dedicated exclusively to a call-in Pitch Off. Which means we need your help. If you’re an early stage startup looking to get a few more users or share your wares with the world, we’d love to have you join us. Similar to what we do with our regional meetups, a few… Read More

  • Watch The Disrupt SF 2014 Live Stream Right Here!

    Watch The Disrupt SF 2014 Live Stream Right Here!

    Looks like we made it. Look how far we’ve come, baby. Disrupt Day 3 is here, which means that the fun comes to a close at the end of the day. Which gives you all the more reason to sit back, relax, and enjoy our live coverage of one of the biggest and most influential technology conferences in the world. Read More

  • Alfred: Making Your Life Easier Automatically

    Alfred Club, Because Automatic Is Better Than On-Demand

    As we grow increasingly lazy, the on-demand space will continue to grow. But that doesn’t mean that on-demand services are saving us entirely from the stresses of tedious chores. That’s where Alfred Club comes in. Read More

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