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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  • Snapchat Launches Collaborative Timelines Based On Events

    Snapchat Launches Collaborative Timelines Based On Events

    Last year, Snapchat took its first big iterative step with the launch of Stories, which let users string together all of their snaps from the latest 24 hours into a single, fluid narrative. The company has since gone on to add text and video chat, transforming it from a simple photo-sharing app into a full-fledged messaging platform. And today, Snapchat is digging even deeper with the… Read More

  • OkDoThis Tells You What To Photograph In The Hopes Of Ending Redundant Latte Pictures

    OkDoThis Tells You What To Photograph In The Hopes Of Ending Redundant Latte Pictures

    The photography industry has undergone a revolution. There has never been wider access to cameras and photo distribution tools, meaning we now take more photos than we ever have before. We are truly all photographers. And yet, most of what you see on Instagram and other photo-sharing services is redundant. At least, that’s what world-renowned photographer and OKDOTHIS founder Jeremy… Read More

  • With A New Focus On Brokers, Nestio Is Ready To Change The Apartment Hunt

    With A New Focus On Brokers, Nestio Is Ready To Change The Apartment Hunt

    Nestio has been serving the real estate community in New York since 2011, but is today marks the company’s biggest release yet, as real estate brokers are finally being invited to the platform. After pivoting from a consumer product to an enterprise platform, Nestio worked to bring landlords into the service to supply vacancy info as soon as it happens, and now brokers can tap into… Read More

  • Transportation Department Looks To Regulate Navigation Apps

    Transportation Department Looks To Regulate Navigation Apps

    The Transportation Department is angling for regulatory control over navigational apps as a part of the Obama administration’s proposed transportation bill, which is expected to pass later this year. This particular part of the bill would give the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the ability to enforce a set of rules for navigation apps on smartphones, which many drivers… Read More

  • 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