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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  • 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

  • Thrive Market, A Health-Conscious Costco On The Web, Raises $30M

    Thrive Market, A Health-Conscious Costco On The Web, Raises $30M

    The demographic of health-conscious consumers is growing rapidly, and yet there is no dominant online player that provides high-quality, organic, natural products to those consumers. Thrive Market, an L.A.-based startup that just closed a $30 million Series A round, is looking to do just that. The company aims to be a hybrid of Whole Foods and Costco, where users pay $60/year for a membership… Read More

  • Fly Or Die: MC Squares

    You might assume that, when it comes to a standard whiteboard, there isn’t much room for disruption. But you’d be mistaken. The folks behind MC Squares have developed a new kind of whiteboard that lets you snap small portions of it on and off of the wall-mounted rack so that kids in a classroom or older kids adults in a business meeting can collaborate without ever leaving the… Read More

  • Announcing The Judges For The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off In NYC

    Announcing The Judges For The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off In NYC

    Dearest New Yorkers, Boy do I have a treat for you! I have a pretty strong intuition and expectation that the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-off in NYC is going to be our best yet. Which makes sense, given that New York is the best city in the world. And that wouldn’t be possible without the presence of the coolest folks in NYC tech on our humble* stage. So without any further ado… Read More

  • A Brief History Of Spotify

    With over 75 million users, it’s hard to remember a time without Spotify. But there was. A time when we were all mulling the aisles of Target for new CDs. A time in our lives where we all became thieves on Napster. A time when iTunes forced us to buy songs for $2/piece. And then came Spotify. Read More

  • Tune In To TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM Tomorrow!

    Tune In To TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM Tomorrow!

    What up, world? TechCrunch Radio is coming at you this week, just like every week, and we’re looking for the coolest folks in tech to present their products in the patent-pending* TechCrunch Radio Pitch-off. Here’s how it works: At the top of each show, John Biggs and I discuss the latest in tech news. For the last half hour, we bring five of the coolest new startups we can find on… Read More

  • Applications For The NYC Pitch-Off Close Tomorrow!

    Applications For The NYC Pitch-Off Close Tomorrow!

    Attention New Yorkers! Applications for the NYC Meetup + Pitch-Off will be closing in 24 hours (ish) so if you’d like to pitch your company to the coolest judges in the land (TBA next week), you really shouldn’t waste another minute. Here’s the plan, Stans: Participants will be afforded exactly sixty seconds to pitch their product to a panel of kick-ass judges, to be followed… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: iPhone Sales, Tesla ‘Ludicrous Mode’, And GoPro/Meerkat

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: iPhone Sales, Tesla ‘Ludicrous Mode’, And GoPro/Meerkat

    This week, Tesla introduced a new mode for the Model S called Ludicrous mode, which will take the car from 0 to 60mph in 2.8 seconds. Which is ludicrous. Meanwhile, Apple reported its Q3 2015 earnings, falling just under expectations for iPhone unit sales, though still growing the category by 35 percent YOY. Plus, GoPro announced a deal with Meerkat that will let users stream live from… 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

    Each week, John Biggs and I make the long trek up to 49th Street to sit on tall chairs, slap on some headphones, and bring weekly tech news to the world of Internet radio (specifically Sirius XM Insight 121 listeners). Why do you care? Well, if you’re reading TechCrunch.com right now (which you are, by the way), then you likely have a mild interest in the goings-on of the tech world. Read More

  • AKG N90Q | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: AKG N90Q

    The AKG By HARMAN N90Q headphones are, in short, awesome. Harman has long been one of the top names in audio, but its newest pair of over-ear headphones — the latest in Quincy Jones’ signature line — add a new type of technology called TruNote, which uses microphones to tailor music to your environment. And it goes beyond loud cars driving by or noise from being on a plane… Read More

  • The TC Meetup In NYC Is On Like Donkey Kong

    The TC Meetup In NYC Is On Like Donkey Kong

    Dear friends, readers, and general Internet-goers! The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off is drawing near, and it would truly break my heart if you missed out on our big night, either as a general attendee or a participant in the world-renowned TC Pitch-Off. What does that mean? Good question! The TechCrunch Meetup is an event that gives 10 of the brightest and most exciting startups from NYC… Read More

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