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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  • Minibar Offers On-Demand Booze Delivery In 13 Cities

    Minibar Offers On-Demand Booze Delivery In 13 Cities

    The snow is piled high and frozen on the New York City streets. Joshua and Amanda sit on their couch for the fifth night in a row, bored out of their minds but unwilling to bundle up, venture into the winter night and try to find warmth elsewhere. “Christie and Caleb want to go out,” Amanda says unenthusiastically, without looking at Joshua. “You care?” “Tell them… Read More

  • Uber Sued In California For Fraud, Negligence Following New Delhi Rape

    Uber Sued In California For Fraud, Negligence Following New Delhi Rape

    Nearly two months ago, a young woman was allegedly raped by her Uber driver in New Delhi, India. The incident led to the banning of the service in India and a full-scale investigation there, but the victim has brought her case over to the U.S. now filing a complaint with the Northern District Court of California. The charges raised in the complaint include negligence and fraud, and the victim… Read More

  • Snapchat Outgrows The Friend Zone

    Snapchat Outgrows The Friend Zone

    Discover is Snapchat’s big new play in the world of media. It’s a special tab in the app powered by content publishers like ESPN, Yahoo, etc., offering daily long-form content with videos, articles and, of course, advertisements. Brands can buy advertisements against these Discover “Editions,” which play every three or four swipes. It’s really not all that bad. Read More

  • After An Approach From Facebook, Giphy Raises $17M At An $80M Valuation

    After An Approach From Facebook, Giphy Raises $17M At An $80M Valuation

    Giphy has just raised $17 million in Series B funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from General Catalyst and previous investors such as Lerer-Hippeau, betaworks, RRE Ventures, and CAA Ventures. Jeremy Liew, from Lightspeed, took the lead on the investment, according to a report from Business Insider. Giphy is a search engine for gifs, put simply. The company tags… Read More

  • Bench Bookkeeping Service Cooks Up $7 Million Series A

    Bench Bookkeeping Service Cooks Up $7 Million Series A

    Bench, the TechStars-backed company that matches bookkeepers with businesses, has today closed a $7 million Series A round. The financing was led by Altos Ventures with participation from Contour Venture Partners. Bench started out as 10sheet, an algorithm-meets-human platform where SMBs could sign up to have all their transaction paperwork sent directly through the 10sheet system and then… Read More

  • TechCrunch Is Bringing The Pitch-Off Back To Atlanta And Boston

    TechCrunch Is Bringing The Pitch-Off Back To Atlanta And Boston

    Meetups are coming to Boston and Atlanta, and they’ll be here before you know it. Be a planner. Get out ahead of it and follow through on your New Year’s resolutions! Buy tickets here. We’re headed to Atlanta on February 24 and Boston on February 26 to hit our favorite cities with the world famous TechCrunch Pitch-Off. About 10 companies will have the chance to pitch… Read More

  • With $40M In Recent Funding, Classpass Hires Revenue And Marketing Execs

    With $40M In Recent Funding, Classpass Hires Revenue And Marketing Execs

    Classpass, the NY-based company that gives users unlimited access to local fitness classes, has pulled in some new key hires moving into 2015. Zach Apter and Alex Do are joining the team as head of revenue management and head of marketing, respectively, as Classpass focuses on growing the already-popular brand. Read More

  • Apple Sells 5.5 Million Macs In Q1 2015

    Apple Sells 5.5 Million Macs In Q1 2015

    Apple sold 5.5 million Macs over the holiday quarter (ending December 28), according to the company’s Q1 2015 earnings report released today. Analysts estimated that Apple would sell 5.68 million Macs this quarter, putting the electronics maker just under estimates but still showing growth YOY. With this past quarter’s 5.5 million units sold, Apple totally flat in the category from… Read More

  • Hands-On With Snapchat Discover: Fun Content For Short Attention Spans

    Hands-On With Snapchat Discover: Fun Content For Short Attention Spans

    Snapchat today launched its media hub Discover. With bite-sized content blips that mix photos, videos, and text, it could become a millenial entertainment destination. And by mixing in pre-rolls and looping video interstitial advertising, Snapchat may have found how to turn storytelling into a serious business. To access Discover, users swipe left until the see a screen of buttons that open… Read More

  • Snapchat Launches Discover

    Snapchat Launches Discover

    Snapchat now has a Discover feature, which will let you see content from brands like ESPN, CNN, Vice and Warner Music. According to the blog post and video (embedded below), users will be able to watch daily stories compiled by artists, publishers, and even Snapchat’s own editorial staff. These stories will feature “full screen photos and videos, awesome long form layouts, and… Read More

  • It’s Snowing In The Northeast

    It’s Snowing In The Northeast

    You might not know it, because maybe you’re in some wonderful part of the country covered in sunshine warmth and rainbows, but for real people who live in the north east, it’s snowing. It’s been snowing for 24 hours now. It’s blown up with the media. They have given it a name, Winter Storm Juno, and promised snow up to our chins. Here in New York City, we were spared… Read More

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

    Pitch Your Startup On TC Radio On Sirius XM Indie 102

    “The show must go on.” That’s what they’re telling us as a blizzard pummels the northeast. So if we can make sure that TechCrunch Radio on Sirius XM Indie 102 carries on, we will. We simply ask that you apply to be a part of the show and be around to call into the show on Tuesday at 6pm ET/3pm PT. TechCrunch Radio is an hour of geeky bliss as John and I go through… Read More

  • Uber Will Cap Surge Pricing During Northeast Snowstorm

    Uber Will Cap Surge Pricing During Northeast Snowstorm

    With a huge blizzard bearing down on the U.S. Northeast, Uber is instituting a cap on its surge pricing during the storm. In an email being sent to New York passengers, the company said prices will not exceed 2.8x its usual fares. Read More

  • Canary Home Security | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Canary Home Monitoring System

    The home security market is quickly heating up. As IoT continues to be a dominating trend, security systems that use smaller, faster technology will become the central hub of the home for a fraction of the cost of traditional home monitoring systems. Canary is one of the most affordable and attractive options on the market, offering a single system that offers monitoring of everything from… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Microsoft HoloLens

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Microsoft HoloLens

    This week, Microsoft announced the HoloLens, which is a super nerdy, AR-based face computer. As is our custom, the fellas got together to discuss the new hardware, and the conversation feels a lot like destiny. Nerds talking about nerd gear. Arguments ensue. Jokes flow. This is definitely one worth listening to. We discuss all this and more on this week’s episode of the TC Gadgets… Read More

  • iHeartRadio Hits 60 Million Registered Users

    iHeartRadio Hits 60 Million Registered Users

    iHeartMedia has today announced that its iHeartRadio streaming music service has surpassed 60 million registered users. Of course, “registered users” is a vague stat. Spotify now has over 60 million monthly active usersĀ and 15 million paying customers. Pandora has over 250 million registered users and had 77 million active users as of mid-2014. These numbers are tough to… Read More

  • Twitter Pleads With Power Users To Stop Using Instagram So Much

    Twitter Pleads With Power Users To Stop Using Instagram So Much

    Twitter appears to be sending out a message to a group of very high-profile users suggesting that these users post photos directly to Twitter instead of sharing through Instagram. Mashable secured a screenshot of the prompt, which shows the aesthetic differences between sharing an Instagram link and posting a photo directly through Twitter. In 2012, Instagram shut off Twitter Cards… Read More

  • Tumblr Announces Creatrs Network, An Agency- Style Platform Matching Brands With User Content

    Tumblr Announces Creatrs Network, An Agency- Style Platform Matching Brands With User Content

    Tumblr, at 420 million monthly uniques, has announced a new program today called Creatrs. Tumblr describes it as a art-meets-content collective but it feels a lot like an ad agency. There are two different pieces to the Creatrs program. The first, and most important, is the Creatrs Network. It’s an advertising platform from Tumblr that curates user artwork and artists to offer brands… Read More

  • TechCrunch Pitch-Offs Are Coming To Atlanta And Boston, Apply Now!

    TechCrunch Pitch-Offs Are Coming To Atlanta And Boston, Apply Now!

    And so the countdown begins. We’re nearly a month away from the TechCrunch Pitch-Offs in Atlanta (February 24) and Boston (February 26), and we can hardly wait to head back to two of our favorite cities! If you have yet to check out one of the regional TechCrunch Pitch-offs, the first thing that you should know is that they’re legendary. Read More

  • Campus Job Adds Internships, Switches Up Revenue Model Heading Into Summer

    Campus Job Adds Internships, Switches Up Revenue Model Heading Into Summer

    Campus Job, the online marketplace for employers looking to find highly skilled part-time employees and brand ambassadors from college, is heading into a busy summer. The company, which previously only offered part-time jobs during the school year, has expanded the platform to include summer internships. But beyond that, Campus Job is also restructuring the business model. Read More

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