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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  • Planning For A Mobile Push, Indiegogo Hires Victor Kovalev From Yelp

    Planning For A Mobile Push, Indiegogo Hires Victor Kovalev From Yelp

    Indiegogo, the crowdfunding site led by Slava Rubin, has today announced a few changes to the leadership team. Most notably, the company has snatched Yelp’s former Director of Engineering Victor Kovalev, who will take over Indiegogo’s web and mobile initiatives. And make no mistake: Indiegogo is most certainly making a push toward mobile. In an interview with TechCrunch, Rubin… Read More

  • Former BuzzFeed COO Jon Steinberg Joins Daily Mail

    Former BuzzFeed COO Jon Steinberg Joins Daily Mail

    Jon Steinberg, former COO and current advisor at BuzzFeed, has landed at the Daily Mail heading up American operations for the UK-based mega news site, according to Re/Code. Steinberg had previously worked four years at BuzzFeed, where he led the site alongside Jonah Peretti. He was the fifteenth employee and has helped grow revenue to $60 million. His departure was surrounded by… Read More

  • Meet The Pitch-Off Winners Of The Austin And Seattle Meetups

    Meet The Pitch-Off Winners Of The Austin And Seattle Meetups

    After a long, exhilarating week hunting down the coolest new startups in Austin and Seattle, I’m proud to announce the winners of our recent TechCrunch Pitch-offs. They triumphed through a sixty-second pitch, stood up against a barrage of questions from local venture capitalists and TechCrunch editors, and most importantly, impressed hundreds of potential users in the audience. Read More

  • Nutmeg Is The Answer To Your Sad, Gif-Free Existence

    Nutmeg Is The Answer To Your Sad, Gif-Free Existence

    Because I love you, I’ve interrupted my regularly scheduled Saturday morning programming to bring you this breaking news update: THERE IS A NEW APP IN THE APP STORE THAT MAKES SENDING GIFS IN TEXT MESSAGES SUPER EASY! Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: E3, Vessyl, And Parrot Mini Drones

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: E3, Vessyl, And Parrot Mini Drones

    This week, Nintendo showed off its latest stuff at E3, and designer Yves Behar (and friends) unveiled $100 mini drones that jump, rove and fly. Read More

  • Fab.com’s David Lapter Joins MakeSpace As CFO

    Fab.com’s David Lapter Joins MakeSpace As CFO

    MakeSpace, the NY-based startup that thinks of itself as a Dropbox for physical objects, has recently announced that it secured Fab.com CFO David Lapter as new Chief Financial Officer, and SVP of Business Operations. Read More

  • The Vessyl Is A Smart Cup That Knows Your Body

    The Vessyl Is A Smart Cup That Knows Your Body

    Have you ever tried to lose weight, taking every precaution to cut down on red meat and cheese and bread and really get healthy, and yet still don’t lose a pound? Oftentimes, liquids are the culprit. They’re the most ignored source of calories, mostly because it’s hard to measure out the exact caloric value of every beverage you consume throughout the day. That’s where… Read More

  • This Is Dave Goldblatt, A Facebook Employee And The Newest Valyrian In Westeros

    This Is Dave Goldblatt, A Facebook Employee And The Newest Valyrian In Westeros

    Remember when I told you that you could become a character in Game Of Thrones, replete with your own name, a station in life, and a grisly death? If you don’t, here’s a quick refresher: To benefit a wolf sanctuary in his home city of Santa Fe, as well as a local Food Depot, the series’ author George R.R. Martin promised to name a character after the first man and the first… Read More

  • Swarm by Foursquare | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Swarm

    Swarm is foursquare’s latest iteration of the check-in based location service, with a whole lot more social baked in. The idea of Swarm is to give you a sense of who’s near you, who will be near you, and some ideas for things to do. It’s oddly addictive, which is a lot coming from me, as I’ve never even dabbled at the original foursquare. Still, that’s not to… Read More

  • The Seattle Pitch-Off Is Tomorrow, So Hurry Up And Grab Tickets!

    The Seattle Pitch-Off Is Tomorrow, So Hurry Up And Grab Tickets!

    What up, Seattle? TechCrunch has officially arrived to rock the socks off of the Seattle tech scene, and more importantly, to be rocked ourselves by the startups blossoming out of the Northwest. Read More

  • This Is Your Final Reminder: Buy Tickets To The Austin TC Meetup Right Now

    This Is Your Final Reminder: Buy Tickets To The Austin TC Meetup Right Now

    Today is the big day. TechCrunch has already descended on the weirdest city in Texas, and we’re ready to talk to some of Austin’s weirdest startups, too. Tonight, we’ll be posting up at the Palm Door on Sixth Street from 6pm to 10pm. Read More

  • Viber Hits 100 Million Concurrent Users

    Viber Hits 100 Million Concurrent Users

    Viber, the VoIP and messaging app recently acquired by Rakuten for $900 million, has today announced that it has crossed 100 million concurrent active users. Thus far, Viber has only ever released metrics around registered users, but as we all know, there’s a big difference between registered users and active monthly or daily users. As of now, Viber has 350 million unique registered… Read More

  • Spydy Contacts Is An Android-Flavored Launchpad For All Your Communication, Copy That?

    Spydy Contacts Is An Android-Flavored Launchpad For All Your Communication, Copy That?

    I have 17 contacts named John in my phone’s Address Book. Some I talk to every day. Some I can’t remember who the hell they are. Enter Spydy Contacts, an app built by 18-year-old Ryan McKinney to help keep the people on your phone organized. The app is currently available for Android, and integrates with your social media and address book to offer more informative contact profiles. Read More

  • A Brief History Of Tinder

    A Brief History Of Tinder

    This week, Tinder yet again took online dating to a new level. After gamifying the experience of flirting in a bar, and putting it in your pocket, the app has now turned into a pseudo-social network that lets you send photos to all your matches as a single blast, upping the chances for a connection. But as we look forward, it’s worth taking a look at the history of this breakaway success. Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: WWDC, iOS 8, OS X Yosemite, And WWDC!

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: WWDC, iOS 8, OS X Yosemite, And WWDC!

    WWDC! Apple might have skimped on hardware announcements, but the improvements to Apple’s desktop and mobile software are plenty. iOS 8 offers badass messaging, new camera software, and of course, Continuity, which lets you leave one task and pick it up from device to device. Meanwhile, OS X Yosemite offers a “dark mode”!! But at the end of the day, it’s the developers… Read More

  • You Could Be A Character In Game Of Thrones

    You Could Be A Character In Game Of Thrones

    The only thing better than Game of Thrones, that I can imagine at least, is being in Game of Thrones. And now, for those with pockets full of cash, the dream can actually become a reality. Using Prizeo, Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is trading away tons of GoT-themed prizes to help out with some of the causes he’s most passionate about, wolves and ending hunger. Prizeo… Read More

  • YouTube Co-Founders Split As Hurley Spins Out MixBit And Chen Joins Google Ventures

    YouTube Co-Founders Split As Hurley Spins Out MixBit And Chen Joins Google Ventures

    Consider this the end of an era. After 15 years of working together, first at PayPal and then at YouTube and most recently at incubator Avos Systems, YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen are headed in different directions. Avos is pivoting, in a sense, and transforming from an incubator into a single company working on a single product: MixBit. MixBit has been Hurley’s baby… Read More

  • Meet The Judges For The Seattle TC Pitch-Off (And Get Tickets!)

    Meet The Judges For The Seattle TC Pitch-Off (And Get Tickets!)

    In one week, TechCrunch will invade Seattle. Matt will climb the Space Needle. I’ll sip a latte at the original Starbucks. Maybe we’ll squeeze in a stroll around Pike Place Market. And still, none of it will compare to the magic of the TechCrunch Meetup and Pitch-Off going down on June 12 at 6 p.m. We’ll have good drinks, good conversation, and some awesome startups that… Read More

  • Aereo Lands On Chromecast

    Aereo Lands On Chromecast

    Aereo, the streaming TV service that lets you tune into live television and watch it from any device, has today expanded its support to Chromecast, Google’s $35 smartTV dongle, via the Android app. Aereo has been available on Android since last year, but this latest development lets those same users watch Aereo on an actual TV through Chromecast, as opposed to being limited to tablets… Read More

  • WTF
    No, A16Z Didn’t Buy Y Combinator For $266 Billion

    No, A16Z Didn’t Buy Y Combinator For $266 Billion

    No, Andreessen Horowitz isn’t buying Y Combinator for $266 billion. In fact the post, which looks an awful lot like a real TechCrunch post, is actually a hoax and never appeared on the TechCrunch site at all. How was a forgery accomplished so easily and how did it spread so virally that it garnered over 25,000 views in 12 hours? Read More