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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  • Google is reportedly making an iOS keyboard with search functionality

    Google is reportedly making an iOS keyboard with search functionality

    It appears that Google is working on a third-party keyboard for iOS that would allow search functionality directly within the keyboard itself, according to The Verge. Casey Newton reports that the keyboard will have swipe functionality, letting users run their finger from one letter to the next instead of tapping out each individual letter. Apple opened up third-party keyboards in June 2014… Read More

  • NFL Films and Amazon Video to release ‘All or Nothing’ NFL reality show this summer

    NFL Films and Amazon Video to release ‘All or Nothing’ NFL reality show this summer

    NFL Films has just announced a new television series destined for Amazon Video called All or Nothing. The idea here is to show the behind-the-scenes reality of a team of professional football players, coaches and staff as they live through an NFL season, with all the week-by-week drama that includes. The show will air exclusively on Amazon Video. The first season, set to air later this… Read More

  • Here, the live audio listening system, gets an Apple Watch app

    Here, the live audio listening system, gets an Apple Watch app

    Here, the in-ear system that lets you live tune the audio around you, has today announced the launch of an Apple Watch app. The company, Doppler Labs, originally launched with Dubs, mechanical ear plugs meant to help lower the volume (but maintain the quality) of live music. Shortly after, Doppler Labs launched Here on Kickstarter. Here is essentially a computer in your ears. Rather than… Read More

  • Apple introduces the iPhone SE

    Apple introduces the iPhone SE

    If you’ve been hankering for a new iPhone that has all the power of the latest generations but fits in your hand like the old models, today is a good day for you. Apple has just unveiled the long-awaited iPhone SE. Design The phone has a 4-inch display and the same general dimensions as the iPhone 5s. In fact, the iPhone SE looks almost identical in design to the iPhone 5s, including… Read More

  • Sony’s PlayStation VR headset bundle will cost $500, pre-orders start March 22

    Sony’s PlayStation VR headset bundle will cost $500, pre-orders start March 22

    Earlier this week, Sony announced that its PlayStation VR would be available for the low price of just $399. Given that competing VR headsets like the Oculus are at least $200 more expensive, people were pretty excited about it. In fact, purchases of the PlayStation camera went up 3000 percent on Amazon (Move controllers went up 1000 percent), according to Ars Technica. Turns out, interest in… Read More

  • Managed By Q gives five percent of the company equity to its Operators

    Managed By Q gives five percent of the company equity to its Operators

    Managed By Q, the company that lets you order on-demand cleaning services, IT help, handyman work and more all from an iPad in the office, has today announced a new stock option plan for its office and field Operators. The program, which will give back 5 percent of the company to Operators, applies to all employees of the company, regardless of role, starting on July 1, and the program… Read More

  • WeWork’s second acquisition is Welkio, a digital sign-in system for offices

    WeWork’s second acquisition is Welkio, a digital sign-in system for offices

    WeWork, the co-working space headquartered in New York and valued north of $5 billion, has today announced its second acquisition. The company will be acquiring Welkio, a digital sign-in system for guests at an office, which was actually built at a Hathway hackathon. Welkio was founded by two Hathway employees — Hathway is a WeWork member. After the Hackathon, Hathway employees… Read More

  • Fitbit taps Amazon Echo to let users check their fitness progress via voice

    Fitbit taps Amazon Echo to let users check their fitness progress via voice

    Amazon and Fitbit are teaming up to make it even easier to see your daily fitness progress. Or rather, hear about it. Fitbit users who own an Amazon Echo can now ask Alexa about their progress throughout the day via an integration with the Alexa API. All the user has to do is say, “Alexa, ask Fitbit how I’m doing today.” The integration is deep enough that users can also… Read More

  • Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley and Jeff Glueck to check-in at Disrupt NY

    Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley and Jeff Glueck to check-in at Disrupt NY

    Foursquare is an institution in the New York tech scene, so it only makes sense for us to have Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley and the company’s new CEO Jeff Glueck on stage at Disrupt New York in May. As you may already know, Foursquare has recently transitioned Jeff Glueck to the CEO position, with Dennis Crowley moving into a President and Chairman role. And while that’s the… Read More

  • Dashlane hires former Fab.com and Makespace CFO David Lapter

    Dashlane hires former Fab.com and Makespace CFO David Lapter

    David Lapter, formerly of Fab.com and MakeSpace, is moving on to Dashlane to serve as chief financial officer. Dashlane is a password management service that helps users keep track of their passwords, as well as helping with safe online transactions through a Dashlane digital wallet. Read More

  • The story behind the most-recognizable fountains in the world

    The story behind the most-recognizable fountains in the world

    I visited Las Vegas for CES a couple of months ago. Few people enjoy playing in CES, but no one enjoys going to the city of sin for work. The loud noises coming from the slot machines, the men flicking cards at you with pictures of naked women and the general sense that everyone is drunk is enough to make anyone feel exhausted. But there is one thing about Vegas I enjoy: the fountains. They… Read More

  • Who will be the next Tinder?

    Who will be the next Tinder?

    Or do we even need one? At Disrupt NY in May, we’ll try to get to the bottom of that question. In a panel on the new frontier of digital dating, we’ll be bringing together some of the freshest minds in the space to discuss how niche dating services could be the next big thing we swipe right on. Bumble CEO and founder Whitney Wolfe, Her founder and CEO Robyn Exton, and Coffee… Read More

  • Fred Wilson to rep New York at Disrupt NY in May

    Fred Wilson to rep New York at Disrupt NY in May

    Fred Wilson is a name that needs no introduction, but we’re going to do it anyway. TechCrunch is excited to announce that Fred Wilson will be speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt New York, which goes down May 9 through May 11, in a fireside chat. Read More

  • Confide confidential messenger gets $1.6 million, launches premium message retraction

    Confide confidential messenger gets $1.6 million, launches premium message retraction

    Confide, the messaging platform that keeps everything confidential, has today announced the close of a $1.6 million extension to their seed round, bringing total funding to $3.6 million. Investors include existing investors such as WGI Group, First Round Capital, SV Angel, CrunchFund, Marker, Howard Lerman and others. Confide works by letting users send messages to each other that can only be… Read More

  • SXSW goes apeshit for on-demand startups

    SXSW goes apeshit for on-demand startups

    It’s a tough world out there for on-demand startups — confusion around the W2 vs. 1099 conversation, tough margins, and customer service are but a few of the initial obstacles for these companies. Add in the necessity of huge amounts of up-front capital and it’s an uphill battle at best. But trust me, the on-demand economy will survive and eventually prevail, and 2016 might… Read More

  • What if Facebook forgot Donald Trump?

    What if Facebook forgot Donald Trump?

    This year, more money will be spent on political ads – $11.4 billion – than ever before. According to Borrell Associates around $1 billion of that will be spent on digital media, and half of that on social media. Compare that digital media spend to the $22.25 million spent in 2008, and you’ll see a 5,000 percent increase. But forget ad spend for a second. Think about where… Read More

  • LOLA, the all-cotton tampon subscription service, soaks up $3 million in seed funding

    LOLA, the all-cotton tampon subscription service, soaks up $3 million in seed funding

    LOLA, the first tampon subscription service to use 100 percent cotton tampons, is today announcing the close of a $3 million seed round of funding. The round was led by Lerer Hippeau Ventures with participation from Brand Foundry, BBG Ventures, BoxGroup, VaynerRSE, 14W, Seth Berkowitz, the founders of Warby Parker, Nicolas Jammet, Nathaniel Ru and Jonathan Neman, among others. LOLA launched… Read More

  • Blippar augmented reality search engine raises $54 million Series D

    Blippar augmented reality search engine raises $54 million Series D

    Blippar, the AR company that lets you see extra, rich content by simply pointing your phone at an object, has today announced the close of a $54 million Series D funding round. The round was led by Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the strategic investment arm of the Government of Malaysia, and existing investors also participated in the round. Blippar launched back in 2012 with the mission of… Read More

  • Come hang out at the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Brooklyn tonight!

    Come hang out at the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Brooklyn tonight!

    New Yorkers, what are you doing tonight? Whatever it is, drop it and buy tickets to the New York TC Meetup. We’ve got an amazing lineup for tonight, and we’ll be at Output Williamsburg, which is where the cool kids hang out. Trust me. To start out the show, we’ll be having a little fireside chat with Susan Lyne of BBG Ventures, and then we’ll head straight into the… Read More

  • Meet The Judges For The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off In Brooklyn Tomorrow Night!

    Meet The Judges For The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off In Brooklyn Tomorrow Night!

    Did I mention we’re having a pitch-off in Brooklyn tomorrow night? Because we are! It will be held at Output in Williamsburg at 6pm, and tickets are still available, which you can buy here. But what is a pitch-off? Well, ten companies have been selected to show off their wares on our stage. They will have exactly sixty seconds to wow a panel of expert judges and the audience, after… Read More

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