Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook is a writer/reporter 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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  • This List Of 2014’s Worst Passwords, Including ‘123456,’ Is Embarrassing

    This List Of 2014’s Worst Passwords, Including ‘123456,’ Is Embarrassing

    The year 2014, in many respects, was all about digital security. It wasn’t just tech pundits or early adopters who were victimized – Snapchat, Target, and Sony Entertainment all showed us that no one is immune. And don’t get me started on the NSA. It’s our responsibility as internet explorers to protect ourselves. But according to SplashData’s yearly list of the… Read More

  • U.S. Hacked North Korea Before North Korea Hacked U.S.

    U.S. Hacked North Korea Before North Korea Hacked U.S.

    Ever wonder why President Obama so quickly and sure-footedly accused North Korea of hacking into Sony servers? Turns out, the United States had actually hacked into North Korean computer networks back in 2010, giving the government more confidence in their determination of the situation. The NYT reports that the NSA used Chinese networks to route themselves into North Korean computer… Read More

  • All That Glitters Is Not Gold

    All That Glitters Is Not Gold

    The latest viral sensation on the world wide web has lost some of its sparkle. ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com (yes, this is what we’ve come to) is up for auction on Flippa with a current bidding price of $61,000. When I first heard about a “Glitter thing” on the internet, I tried to ignore it as best I could. At best, it was the name of a new Sean Parker startup. At… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Post-CES Blues

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Post-CES Blues

    We’re all still exhausted after CES, but we love you so we decided to put together a podcast anyway. This week we discuss the selfie stick (really) and Natasha tells us about what happened from her vantage across the Pond while we were raging in Vegas. Read More

  • Pitch Your Startup On TC Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie

    Pitch Your Startup On TC Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie

    Every Tuesday, TechCrunch’s John Biggs and I get off of our bloggy butts and head into the Sirius XM New York studios in mid-town. Why do we do this? To talk to you. TechCrunch is obsessed with startups, which is why we’ve made our weekly Sirius XM radio show into a weekly pitch-off. Just like we do in our TechCrunch regional meetups, participants have sixty seconds to describe… Read More

  • Classpass Is In Session With $40 Million In Series B

    Classpass Is In Session With $40 Million In Series B

    Classpass, the NY-based company that offers unlimited fitness classes at 2,000 different studios and boutique gyms for $99/month, has closed a $40 million Series B led by General Catalyst and Thrive Capital, with participation from angels and previous investors. The startup, which raised $12 million in Series A just over three months ago, has grown from seven markets to 20 markets in as… Read More

  • Sense360 Picks Up $2.75 Million Seed Led By FirstMark Capital

    Sense360 Picks Up $2.75 Million Seed Led By FirstMark Capital

    Sense360 is still in a quiet beta period, but the company has just picked up $2.75 million in seed funding from FirstMark Capital, with participation by Founder Collective, Qualcomm Ventures, Metamorphic Ventures, Double M Capital, Telenav, David Tisch, and more. Sense360 is looking to leverage the power of smartphone sensors for developers. Here’s the exact explanation from the… Read More

  • TechCrunch Pitch-Off Applications Are Open For Atlanta And Boston Right Now!

    TechCrunch Pitch-Off Applications Are Open For Atlanta And Boston Right Now!

    It’s that time of year again. TechCrunch has survived Holiday Gift Guides and CES adventures in Vegas and is ready once again to hit the road. Boston and Atlanta, you’re up to bat first. Get your game face on. We’re bringing our world famous TechCrunch Pitch-Off all over the country over the next few months, and we can’t wait to get started in two of our all-time… Read More

  • GoPro Taps Vislink To Offer Live HD Broadcasting

    GoPro Taps Vislink To Offer Live HD Broadcasting

    GoPro has forged a partnership with Vislink to bring live HD broadcasting to the GoPro line of portable, rugged HD cameras. The companies have been working together to build a small live transmitter that can be attached to GoPro Hero4 cameras, taking the professional use of the GoPro camera line to a whole new level. Thus far, professional athletes and television networks alike use GoPro to… Read More

  • Designer Builds Cute Little 3D-Printed Robots, You Know For Kids

    Designer Builds Cute Little 3D-Printed Robots, You Know For Kids

    Meet Charlie and Billy, the most adorable little robots in all the land. Billy, the first iteration, is a combination of 3D-printed parts, an Arduino Leonardo, and dual DC motors to form a hexapod robot. Billy is controlled through a simple joystick app on the phone, and can handle various types of terrain based on his build. Charlie is the second prototype, and is much smaller and smarter. Read More

  • 500 Startups-Backed Italist Is Like Shopping The Streets Of Italy, But Online

    500 Startups-Backed Italist Is Like Shopping The Streets Of Italy, But Online

    Despite the brand recognition of Italian luxury fashion brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and Valentino, there is no online aggregation of exclusively Italian luxury fashion. 500 Startups-backed Italist is trying to change that. The Italian luxury fashion retail market is worth $21 billion, according to Italist founder Raffaele Giovine, and a third of that comes from independent… Read More

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

    Tune In To TechCrunch Radio Tonight On Sirius XM 102 Indie

    John and I have traversed the desert and the mountains to get back into the Sirius XM NYC studios tonight, and we couldn’t be happier to be in 27 degree weather. Tonight we’ll be joined by Shasta Ventures partner Rob Coneybeer for the live TC Radio Pitch-off. Five companies will have exactly sixty seconds to win over the hearts and minds us us, Rob, and our wonderful listeners. Read More

  • Tinder Acquires Ephemeral Messenger Tappy

    Tinder Acquires Ephemeral Messenger Tappy

    Tinder has just closed its first acquisition. The IAC-backed startup has purchased Chill, creators of Tappy, as part of a strategic acquihire. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tappy is a mobile messenger that uses photos and ephemerality to put a new face on text messaging. All messages disappear after 24 hours, and Tappy’s conversations must begin with a photo. From there, you… Read More

  • Amazon, Netflix Win Big At The Golden Globes

    Amazon, Netflix Win Big At The Golden Globes

    Last year, Amazon wasn’t even included in the Golden Globes. Netflix took home one of five nominations with the help of Robin Wright from House Of Cards. This year, both companies are walking away winners. Amazon, in particular has elevated its original video brand with two of three wins at the Golden Globes, beating out Netflix in both of the categories in which they were… Read More

  • Canary Launches To Bring The Uber Experience To Medicinal Marijuana

    Canary Launches To Bring The Uber Experience To Medicinal Marijuana

    Pot is great. Having pot delivered to you, Uber-style, legally, is even better. Canary (not to be confused with the home security system) has launched in Seattle to do just that. Read More

  • IEEE Racecars

    We Attempted To Control These Cars With Our Minds, And It Kind Of Worked

    It’s not like EEG is breakthrough technology. We’ve been able to read the electrical activity of the brain for quite some time, but the clever folks at IEEE are thinking up new and creative ways to leverage those read-outs into something a bit more fun. Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: CES, CES, And Some More CES

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: CES, CES, And Some More CES

    The holiday season is over. January-style dread hangs thick in the air. And yet, the Consumer Electronics Show in the middle of the desert has found a way to lift our spirits. We looked at all kinds of gadgets, from 8K televisions to analog-style wearables to a whole host of Internet of Things-type products. There were robots. There was virtual reality. It was like Christmas happened all… Read More

  • Toshiba Android Robot

    Toshiba Got Real Weird

    Toshiba isn’t a name you hear thrown around a whole lot at CES. It’s in the same league as the mammoths — Samsung, LG, Sony — but it’s never quite as exciting or overwhelming as the others’ booths. This year, however, Toshiba had a couple surprises up its sleeve. Read More

  • TechCrunch Is Live At CES 2015

    We’ve got gadgets and gizmos a plenty. We’ve got Whosits and Whatsits, galore! You want thingamabobs? I’ve got twenty! You guys, I’m just going to be perfectly honest. I went hard last night in Vegas and my head is pounding far too much to be clever in this post. We’re at CES. We’re roaming the show floors live. We’re hooking you up with live coverage… Read More

  • Bezar, A Bizarre Bazaar, Is Bradford Shellhammer’s Version Of Fab.com

    Bezar, A Bizarre Bazaar, Is Bradford Shellhammer’s Version Of Fab.com

    Over the course of four years, Fab raised more than $300 million and pivoted twice, from gay dating site to design-focused retailer to co-founder Jason Goldberg’s latest pet project, Hem. But even though the old Fab is imploding like a dying star, a new Fab is on the horizon. Bradford Shellhammer, Goldberg’s former partner at Fab, is preparing to launch Bezar, a flash sales… Read More

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