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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  • Coffee Meets Bagel Goes Live On Android

    Coffee Meets Bagel Goes Live On Android

    Coffee Meets Bagel, the dating service that asks for patience and, in return, offers something real, has launched on Android. Coffee Meets Bagel is one of the few dating services that does things differently. It’s not about an endless browsing experience where you subject countless photos to your own judgement, then go fishing with a sexy one-liner, and maybe perhaps get an answer back. Read More

  • Look Younger with Apira's Laser Technology

    iGrow Hair-Growth Helmet Looks Cool, Feels Totally Not Real

    Bald and/or balding folks, listen up! A new company called Apira Science is ready to use low-light therapy to make your hair grow, or soon, make your face more beautiful. Sounds unreal? I felt the same way, and then I checked out the iGrow and the iDerma. The company says that the technology is approved by the FDA and has undergone extensive testing to verify its validity. All that said, the… Read More

  • Live From Samsung’s CES 2015 Press Conference

    Live From Samsung’s CES 2015 Press Conference

    Phones! TVs! Washing machines! Fridges! Tablets, probably! Samsung makes everything, and CES is the South Korean company’s version of Christmas morning. That said, we have an excessive team of TechCrunchers covering the event, complete with the very live blog you’re reading right now. We’ll show you the phones, the TVs, the washing machines and driers and fridges and even… Read More

  • OhMiBod Announces New Bluetooth Products

    OhMiBod’s New Biometric Integration Lets You Get Off To Your Partner’s Heartbeat

    OhMiBod, the most forward-thinking sex toy company I’ve ever seen, has just introduced brand new functionality to its line of blueMotion Bluetooth-equipped vibrators. Tapping into the biofeedback received from a smart watch, blueMotion products can be powered by the beating of a heart, whether it’s your own or your partners’. “The idea is that, as you get aroused by… Read More

  • Yo Dawg! LG Hears You Like Washing Machines…

    Yo Dawg! LG Hears You Like Washing Machines…

    LG has taken your laundry to the next level with the introduction of a new front-loading washer with a Twin Wash system. What does that mean? It means that LG has packed a regular-sized washing machine with an extra, mini washing machine in the bottom. This allows you to do two separate loads at the same time, or simply pop a smaller load into the mini washer to save water and energy. Read More

  • LG’s New G Flex 2 Bends In All The Right Places

    LG’s New G Flex 2 Bends In All The Right Places

    LG is about to announce its latest flagship smartphone, the G Flex 2. It bends! That’s the big news. But don’t get too excited. The new bendy LG phone is more of an assurance that the G Flex 2 is durable. Yet, the bend itself doesn’t promise added functionality of any sort. However, durability is clearly a focal point. However you bend the phone, LG promises that the phone… Read More

  • Ring Gesture Control Device for Smart Devices

    The Ring Is Real

    It’s been almost a year since Takuro Yoshida and his team blew up Kickstarter with the Ring, a wearable that uses simple wand-like gestures to control gadgets in the home. Promises abounded: You’ll be able to control the lights in your home with the flick of a finger. You’ll be able to change the song on your iPhone, turn up the music, or even snap a photo. Read More

  • Apploi, A Job Hunting App, Raises Over $7 Million In Series A

    Apploi, A Job Hunting App, Raises Over $7 Million In Series A

    Applying to jobs seems easy: you roll into a shop, fill out an application, and wait for a call. But aside from nicer handwriting, how do you stand out from the crowd of applicants? You use Apploi. Apploi’s CEO, Adam Lewis, launched the company to allow service industry workers put their best foot forward in job interviews. Designed as a sort of central system for applications as well as… Read More

  • The One Where Netflix Started Streaming All Ten Seasons Of Friends

    The One Where Netflix Started Streaming All Ten Seasons Of Friends

    Christmas was about a week ago, but that doesn’t mean that the morning of January 1, 2015 doesn’t have an awesome surprise in store for you. Starting today, every. single. episode. of Friends is available to stream on Netflix. Read More

  • A Look Back At 2014

    A Look Back At 2014

    2014 was an amazing year in startup news. In fact, we wrote more than 13,000 articles here on TechCrunch. That’s why we are giving you a handy TL;DR guide to remind you of all the big news from the past year. Apple: We predict that large phones will be the next big thing. WhatsApp: Sorry, I can’t hear you over the sound of all the $$$$. Amazon: Remember that one time we built… Read More

  • NYC May Integrate Apple Pay, Bitcoin, PayPal For Parking Tickets

    NYC May Integrate Apple Pay, Bitcoin, PayPal For Parking Tickets

    Given that NYC is the greatest city in the world (I’m definitely not biased), it makes sense that the Big Apple is looking to give its residents a better way to pay off their many parking tickets. According to MarketWatch, the city of New York issues eight to ten million parking tickets each year, coming out to around $30 billion in revenue for the city. That said, the city is… Read More

  • Facebook’s ‘Year In Review’ Feature Will Chronicle Your 2014, Good Or Bad

    Facebook’s ‘Year In Review’ Feature Will Chronicle Your 2014, Good Or Bad

    Facebook has again unleashed its Year In Review app, automatically compiling some of the most-liked photos from your feeds over 2014 and puts them into a neat little timeline. When you sign into Facebook, you’ll see an advertisement to check out your Year In Review, customize it, and share it with your friends. If you’re still having trouble finding it, you can simply sign into… Read More

  • Police Can Create Fake Instagram Accounts To Investigate Suspects

    Police Can Create Fake Instagram Accounts To Investigate Suspects

    According to a recent opinion passed down by district court judge William Martini in New Jersey, it is 100 percent legal for a police officer to create a fake Instagram account, friend you, and use evidence found in your Instagram feed against you, should you get yourself into the kind of mess that requires such an investigation. No search warrant necessary. ArsTechnica reports that the… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: BlackBerry, Bar-Tending Robots, And Drones

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: BlackBerry, Bar-Tending Robots, And Drones

    Christmas is around the corner, and thus, this podcast is especially merry. BlackBerry recently introduced the smartphone of yesterday, in the BlackBerry Classic. We’re also seeing an uptick in bar-tending robot products, which leads us to wonder if there has ever really been a lot of difficulty in making yourself a drink. Read More

  • Canary Home Security System Has Finally Started Shipping

    Canary Home Security System Has Finally Started Shipping

    Canary, the $250, all-in-one home security system that caught the attention of our hearts and minds back in 2013, has finally started shipping. The device launched on Indiegogo back in July of 2013, with a goal of $100,000. By the time the campaign had ended, Canary had amassed nearly $2 million in pre-orders. After selling around 15,000 units, Canary turned off pre-orders and went head-down… Read More

  • Instagram Is Now Worth $35 Billion

    Instagram Is Now Worth $35 Billion

    Citigroup raised the valuation of Instagram this morning from $19 billion to $35 billion. The photo-sharing network recently announced it had surpassed 300 million active users, and has taken steps toward cleaning up spam accounts, as well as adding new filters and features. Read More

  • Betaworks’ Homescreen Intros App Profile Pages, Taking App Discovery To A New Level

    Betaworks’ Homescreen Intros App Profile Pages, Taking App Discovery To A New Level

    Betaworks latest experiment, Homescreen, has added app profile pages to the platform, letting users see how popular the app is on various Homescreens, important people who are using it, and other apps that either share a drawer or a homescreen with that particular app. “The App Store is a black box,” Homescreen co-founder Matt Hartman tells me. “We want to make it easy for… Read More

  • Bustle Lands $15.5 Million From General Catalyst

    Bustle Lands $15.5 Million From General Catalyst

    Bustle, the <a target="_blank" href="http://valleywag.gawker.com/who-gave-this-asshole-6-5-million-to-launch-a-bro-tast-1134693292mansplational (portmanteau for sensational man-splaining) lady-centric news site led by Bryan Goldberg (because he knows women) has raised $15.5 million led by General Catalyst. Time Warner Investments, Rothenberg Ventures, 500 Startups and The… Read More

  • Uber Driver Charged With Rape In Boston

    Uber Driver Charged With Rape In Boston

    An Uber driver in Boston has been charged with rape, according to Bloomberg. He allegedly picked up a female passenger on the evening of December 6, asked her to get cash out of an ATM, and took her to a secluded area where he beat and raped her. Police Commissioner Robert Haas and Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan have identified the suspect as Alejandro Done, 46, through… Read More

  • US Officials Believe North Korea Was Involved In Sony Hacks

    US Officials Believe North Korea Was Involved In Sony Hacks

    U.S. officials say they believe that North Korea’s government was involved in the large-scale hack of Sony servers, which led to the leak of troves of Sony data from emails to unreleased projects, according to the NYT. Federal cyber-security sources say that there is evidence indicating that the hack was routed through computers in Singapore, Thailand, Italy, Bolivia and Cyprus, ABC reports. Read More

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