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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  • Instagram Launches A Curated Feed Around Events, Starting With Halloween

    Instagram Launches A Curated Feed Around Events, Starting With Halloween

    Is Snapchat, the brazen baby of the major social media platforms, slowly killing the hashtag? It looked that way yesterday, when for Halloween, Instagram curated content in a special feed for users who wished to view Halloween-based content from their friends and others, reports Wired. This normally wouldn’t be a very big deal, and on its own, it isn’t. However, Twitter… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: GoPro, Sonos, And Flosstime

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: GoPro, Sonos, And Flosstime

    Another work week has come and gone, and today marks the beginning of a fresh weekend. And what better way to start it than with a listen to the old TechCrunch Gadgets podcast. We’re discussing GoPro’s disappointing earnings, the new Sonos Play:5 speaker, and the Flosstime smart floss dispenser. This weeks episode of the TC Gadgets Podcast features John Biggs, Matt Burns, and… Read More

  • The Apple TV Is Now Available In Stores

    The Apple TV Is Now Available In Stores

    The Apple TV, complete with a brand new remote and its own app ecosystem, is today available in retail stores. You can pick up the $149 set top box at your local Apple Store, and 9to5mac reports that Best Buy and Target are carrying the device, as well. If you’re ahead of the game, you likely already pre-ordered an Apple TV went they went on sale online last week. Read More

  • TrueFacet, A Marketplace For Pre-Owned Jewelry, Relaunches With New Texting Feature

    TrueFacet, A Marketplace For Pre-Owned Jewelry, Relaunches With New Texting Feature

    If you were to collect all of the designer-label jewelry and watches in the world and throw them in a pile, TrueFacet cofounder and CEO Tirath Kamdar tells TechCrunch, over 40 percent of the pile would be counterfeit. Knowing that, buying pre-owned pieces of jewelry or a watch from another individual, or even one of the many jewelry stores across 47th street in NYC’s Jewelry District… Read More

  • Talkspace Therapy-By-Text Service Launches Asynchronous Audio, Video Messaging

    Talkspace Therapy-By-Text Service Launches Asynchronous Audio, Video Messaging

    Talkspace, the service that lets users have unlimited messaging to their therapists for $25/week, has today publicly launched asynchronous audio and video messaging between patients and therapists. This will allow users to connect via more than just text messages, and given that a level of trust between patient and therapist is the basis for effective psychotherapy, the deeper level of… Read More

  • Blippar AR Platform Acquires Binocular To Dive Into The Virtual Try-On

    Blippar AR Platform Acquires Binocular To Dive Into The Virtual Try-On

    Blippar, the ad platform that delivers AR content through real-world tags, has today announced the acquisition of Binocular. Binocular is an Austin, TX-based company that creates augmented reality applications for brands, with a specialty in the virtual try-on. The company created the Glasses.com app for Luxotica, which manufactures 75 percent of the world’s sunglasses, letting users try… Read More

  • Flosstime Helps You Remember To Floss

    Flosstime Helps You Remember To Floss

    There’s a connected gadget for just about anything these days. Why should flossing be any different? Flosstime, launched on Kickstarter with a $15,000 goal, is a smart floss dispenser that is mounted on the mirror to help build daily flossing habits. It’s pretty simple: Flosstime sits on the mirror of the bathroom and dispenses the right amount of floss when you press a button… Read More

  • Minibar Alcohol Delivery Service Launches Subscriptions So You Can Keep Drinking

    Minibar Alcohol Delivery Service Launches Subscriptions So You Can Keep Drinking

    Minibar, the digital service layer connecting delivery liquor stores with consumers, has today announced the launch of a new subscription feature, letting users set up recurring deliveries. With subscriptions, users can place a particular order on repeat for once a week, once every two weeks, once every three weeks, or once a month. These deliveries are scheduled for the same day of the week… 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

    It’s Tuesday, which means that TechCrunch Radio is coming to you live this evening on Sirius XM Insight 121. Each week, TC Radio delivers the most exciting tech news to you direct via satellite radio. But that’s not all! We also hold a weekly TC Radio pitch-off where five companies get exactly sixty seconds to pitch their product to a panel of judges. After each pitch, judges… Read More

  • Jet Uses Samsung Gear VR To Recruit New Candidates

    Jet Uses Samsung Gear VR To Recruit New Candidates

    Jet, the membership-based, e-commerce platform that is looking to go toe-to-toe with Amazon, has a beautiful office in Hoboken, New Jersey. When it comes to hiring, things like the transparency board or the fully open layout with a pool table and multiple well-stocked pantries are an obvious draw. But getting a New Yorker to make the short trek over the Hudson River is difficult enough, let… Read More

  • Craft & Rare Wants To Be Amazon Prime For Fine Liquors

    Craft & Rare Wants To Be Amazon Prime For Fine Liquors

    There are plenty of on-demand alcohol delivery services including fan favorites Drizly and Minibar. And on the other side of the spectrum, the market is loaded with subscription delivery services for wine and beer, like Club W and Craft Beer Club. But what about the weird stuff? The whiskey with snakes in it? The vodka made from dragon tears? Craft & Rare wants to fit into the mix by… Read More

  • Doppler Labs’ Here Active Listening System Will Ship In December

    Doppler Labs’ Here Active Listening System Will Ship In December

    Back in June, Doppler Labs launched their second product on Kickstarter. The Here Active Listening system, created by cofounders Noah Kraft and Fritz Lanman, offered the world’s first audio AR experience by letting users control live sound with special effects and sliders for EQ levels. The plan was to create just 10,000 units of the first run, starting with a Kickstarter launch. But… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: We’re Over Smart Watches

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: We’re Over Smart Watches

    Happy Friday! To soothe you from the hectic bustle of the fall work week and transition you into a peaceful, potentially football-filled weekend, we come bearing the TechCrunch Gadgets podcast. All that said, it isn’t the most uplifting 30 minutes of conversation had among colleagues, as we discuss the ludicrous Keurig Kold and our diminishing patience for new wearables. We discuss… Read More

  • Voyat, The CRM Loyalty Platform For Hotels, Sees 500K New Guest Profiles Per Month

    Voyat, The CRM Loyalty Platform For Hotels, Sees 500K New Guest Profiles Per Month

    Voyat, the hotel CRM tool revealed by Ben Habbel in July of last year, is now seeing more than 500,000 new guest profiles each month, with operations in 10 different countries across the globe. The company provides a software tool that hooks into reservation systems and gives hotels insight into individual guests. For example, Voyat’s V-CRM product would be able to tell the hotel a number… Read More

  • Roli, Makers Of The New Seaboard Rise, Acquire betaworks-Backed Blend.io

    Roli, Makers Of The New Seaboard Rise, Acquire betaworks-Backed Blend.io

    Roli, the makers of the Seaboard Grand audio board, have today announced the close of their second acquisition, with betaworks-backed Blend.io coming on board. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Roli is an audio company, helmed by founder Roland Lamb, that wants to change the way music is created. “I often think about the last thirty years of photography, and the way that… 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

    Happy Thursday, dear readers. Once again I come to you with news about TechCrunch Radio, our weekly radio show on Sirius XM where John Biggs and I discuss everything new in the world of tech. But that’s not all! Each week on the show, we hold a TC Radio Pitch-off, where five companies get exactly 60 seconds to pitch their startup to a panel of judges, including a guest VC. After a… Read More

  • Phhhoto Launches On Android

    Phhhoto Launches On Android

    Phhhoto, the animated photo-sharing app that started out as an iPad-powered photo booth for parties, has finally gone live on Android. The app lets users capture four frames in a row, threads them together and makes them sharable to social networks alongside the main Phhhoto feed. Users can speed up or slow down the frame rate, and Phhhotos that get the most engagement pop up on the #wow feed. Read More

  • Clutter, The On-Demand Storage Service, Raises $9M Series A From Sequoia

    Clutter, The On-Demand Storage Service, Raises $9M Series A From Sequoia

    Clutter, the storage service that uses professional movers to load and unload your stuff, has today announced the close of a $9 million in Series A funding, led by Sequoia. As a part of the deal, Sequoia partner Omar Hamoui, who led the round, is joining the Clutter board. Clutter operates under a simple premise. Instead of spending capital on it’s own storage facilities, it leases… Read More

  • Twitter Revamps Twitter For Mac Desktop App

    Twitter Revamps Twitter For Mac Desktop App

    Today at Twitter Flight, Twitter’s developer conference, the company announced that it had revamped and updated the Twitter for Mac client. Though it won’t launch for a few months (date TBD), Twitter explained that newer features are being integrated into the Mac desktop app. Some of those features include in-line Vine and video playback, group Direct Messages, photos in Direct… Read More

  • Fossil Unveils Android Wear Smartwatch And Other Smart Stuff

    Fossil Unveils Android Wear Smartwatch And Other Smart Stuff

    Fossil, resisting its own fossilization, has just announced a line of smart accessories called the Fossil Q, powered by Android. There are four watches in the line, varying in level of technological advancement and, of course, price. Let’s start from the top and work our way down. The Q Founder is the show-stealer, running full Android Wear with a circular touchscreen watch-face. Read More

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