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.

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  • TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie Is Back

    TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie Is Back

    TechCrunch Radio is back in full force and that means we need YOU! What is TechCrunch Radio, you ask? Well, it’s an hour of weekly bliss brought to you by myself, John Biggs, and the kind folks at Sirius XM each Tuesday at 6pm ET/3pm PT. We discuss this week’s news, chat with interesting guests, and then get into our weekly startup pitch-off. If you want to listen in, just head over… Read More

  • Homescreen Is Betaworks’ Latest Experiment-Turned-Product

    Homescreen Is Betaworks’ Latest Experiment-Turned-Product

    When someone picks up their phone to take a peek, I can’t help but take a peek, too. Whether it’s a perfect stranger on the train or the girl I’ve had a crush on for months, I can’t help but look. With the latest product out of betaworks, you can take that curiosity to a whole new level. Read More

  • Gift Connect Wants To Replace Regular Ads With Gifts From Brands

    Gift Connect Wants To Replace Regular Ads With Gifts From Brands

    Because consumers have always been blasted by advertisements in every single corner of their lives, it’s hard to imagine an advertisement as something that would actually provide value. But Gift Connect has imagined such a thing, and has raised $5.1 million in Series B from Hubert Burda Media to make the dream a reality. The company recently pivoted from the brand All Start Deals, which… Read More

  • Whitney Wolfe, Other Former Tinder Employees To Launch Direct Competitor Called Bumble

    Whitney Wolfe, Other Former Tinder Employees To Launch Direct Competitor Called Bumble

    Whitney Wolfe, an early employee at Tinder who sued the company for sexual harassment and workplace discrimination, has joined up with two other early Tinder employees, Chris Gulczynski and his parter Sarah Mick, to launch a direct competitor to Tinder called Bumble, sources tell TechCrunch. According to the app’s Facebook page, Bumble is a social discovery app that “promotes a… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Nokia N1, Intel MICA, And The New Parrot Drone

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Nokia N1, Intel MICA, And The New Parrot Drone

    News is picking up in time for the holiday season, with Nokia announcing the Android-powered N1 tablet. Meanwhile, Intel got into the fashion game with the new MICA data-connected bracelet, complete with a Sapphire OLED touchscreen. Plus, Parrot just released its latest drone, and Matt can’t get enough of it. Read More

  • Aereo CEO: Court Made Incredibly Wrong Decision, Cord-Cutting Is Inevitable

    Aereo CEO: Court Made Incredibly Wrong Decision, Cord-Cutting Is Inevitable

    This morning, Aereo filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11, marking the end of the road for the cloud-based TV startup. The company launched in 2012 using micro-antennas and cloud DVR technology to provide near-live TV access to 30 channels to subscribers for as low as $8/month. But after losing a fierce legal battle with broadcast networks, that went all the way to the Supreme Court this… Read More

  • Aereo Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Aereo Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Aereo, the streaming TV service that let users watch near-live TV on any internet-connected device, has today announced that the company is filing for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The company has appointed Lawton Bloom, from Argus, to serve as Chief Restructuring Officer during the gradual shut down process. This comes on the… Read More

  • NightOwl Launches So You Can Get Drunker Better Faster Stronger

    NightOwl Launches So You Can Get Drunker Better Faster Stronger

    There’s nothing better than finding that special bar. The one that has your favorite scotch, or makes a mean margarita, or plays the perfect music. Finding that special bar, on the other hand, can be a real pain in the ass. That’s why NightOwl is launching in NYC. The app works almost exactly like Foursquare, but with an exclusive focus on nightlife, including bars and clubs… Read More

  • Kaufmann Mercantile Luxury E-Commerce Platform Lands $3.2 Million In Funding

    Kaufmann Mercantile Luxury E-Commerce Platform Lands $3.2 Million In Funding

    Today Kaufmann Mercantile has announced the close of a $3.2 million Series A funding round led by 14W, with participation by Dave Morin, Justin Shaffer, and Slow Ventures, among others. Kaufmann Mercantile is an online retailer that focuses on the curation of luxury, high-quality products. You could think of it a bit like Fab.com, but with a focus on luxury products as opposed to funky design. Read More

  • IO, The Natural-Language Social Concierge For Restaurants, Launches Private Beta In NYC

    IO, The Natural-Language Social Concierge For Restaurants, Launches Private Beta In NYC

    IO, one of our European Disrupt Battlefield companies from this year, is today expanding across the pond to open up the beta to New Yorkers. The company developed a product that lets you ask about restaurants in a chat conversation that easily recognizes and speaks in natural language. When IO first presented at TC Disrupt, it was hard to believe that it was a program and not a human chatting… Read More

  • The Old Foursquare Is Dead

    The Old Foursquare Is Dead

    The final traces of the old foursquare are being wiped from existence, as the new Foursquare is currently going out as an update to Windows Phone users. This summer, Foursquare made an announcement, to the shock of many, that it would be splitting its long-surviving check-in app into two separate applications: Swarm and Foursquare. Swarm, which launched shortly thereafter, would take over… Read More

  • Managed By Q, The Platform For Office Management, Closes $1.65M Seed Round

    Managed By Q, The Platform For Office Management, Closes $1.65M Seed Round

    There are tons of products and services out there that make an office more efficient, from specialized industry software to something as simple as an Amazon Prime membership. But there’s no service that comprehensively handles the maintenance and everyday care of the actual space. That’s where Managed By Q comes in. The startup just raised $1.65 million in seed funding from… Read More

  • WTF
    Yet Another Reminder To Mind Your Words

    Yet Another Reminder To Mind Your Words

    “You can’t post that photo,” said the founder and CEO of a prominent, exited startup. He was talking to his PR agent in a W hotel suite in Times Square. I had just taken a selfie with the two of them, at the publicist’s request, and then excused myself to use the restroom. “Seriously, you can’t post that,” said the CEO. “I look so gay in that… Read More

  • Why Does This Diamond Hashtag Ring Exist?

    Why Does This Diamond Hashtag Ring Exist?

    It would appear that Intel isn’t the only company interested in adding a touch of technological flair to the fashion industry. Bloomingdale’s is now selling a ring by a designer called KhaiKhai that costs about $800. That’s right: $800 for an 18K yellow gold ring set with diamonds. I’ve left the URL out because I don’t want you guys to be tempted. Does this point… Read More

  • Alfred Goes Live In NY With A Fresh $2M In Seed From Spark Capital

    Alfred Goes Live In NY With A Fresh $2M In Seed From Spark Capital

    Because there is no service that handles the mindless work of your daily life, it’s almost impossible to imagine what life would be like without any household chores. But the folks at Alfred have imagined such an existence, and are now offering the opportunity to purchase this charmed lifestyle in the great city of New York. Alfred, our latest Disrupt Battlefield winner in San… Read More

  • Intel MICA Smart Bracelet | First Look

    Intel’s MICA Smart Bracelet Will Be In Stores Before Christmas For $495

    Intel today debuted the Intel MICA bracelet (short for “My Intelligent Communications Accessory), which was developed in collaboration with Opening Ceremony, the CFDA and sold exclusively at Barneys. The company also announced that it will go on sale in time for Christmas, and will retail for $495. That price includes at AT&T Sim card, complete with data and SMS messages, for two years. Read More

  • Topping 500K Users, InVision Prototyping Platform Integrates With Sketch

    Topping 500K Users, InVision Prototyping Platform Integrates With Sketch

    InVision, the platform for building beautiful, interactive prototypes, has just announced integration with Sketch, a design application that is growing in traction as an alternative to Photoshop. InVision has been around since 2011 trying to change the way that companies think about the prototyping process. Usually, to see a concept at a realistic level, designers and engineers had to work… Read More

  • Microsoft Gets In The Holiday Spirit With Latest Apple-Bashing Ad

    Microsoft Gets In The Holiday Spirit With Latest Apple-Bashing Ad

    Microsoft is up to its old tricks again, and just in time for the holidays. The latest ad out of Redmond pits its Surface Pro 3 against the MacBook Air, and with all the holiday cheer and spirit you’d expect in mid-November. Going over all the same features we see listed in every Surface Pro 3 ad, Microsoft talks about the touchscreen and the pen and the detachable keyboard, all the tune… Read More

  • College Party App WiGo Brings On Tinder’s Sean Rad And Justin Mateen As Backers

    College Party App WiGo Brings On Tinder’s Sean Rad And Justin Mateen As Backers

    Over the past few months, a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit from a former Tinder employee has rocked Tinder. CMO Justin Mateen was suspended almost immediately (and then resigned)
    and then, earlier this month, the CEO Sean Rad abruptly resigned, taking role of President. Today, however, the best friends from Southern California are venturing into yet another project together. Rad… Read More

  • Pitch Your Startup On TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM

    Pitch Your Startup On TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM

    After a highly successful 6-week pilot, and a brief hiatus, TechCrunch Radio on Sirius XM is returning and settling in for a much longer stay. We’ll be returning on Tuesday, November 25 with our usual hour-long show on Sirius XM 102 Indie, and like usual, we’ll be holding our rapid-fire startup pitch-off. If you’re new to the program, TechCrunch Radio is a new radio show… Read More

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