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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  • 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

  • BentoBox Helps Restaurants Build Custom Interactive Websites

    BentoBox Helps Restaurants Build Custom Interactive Websites

    A decade ago, building a website was a task reserved for professionals and early adopters. Today, however, there are dozens of tools on the market that will help an individual or a small business get a web page up and running. However, there is nothing on the market built specifically for restaurants. Read More

  • Gone, The App To Sell Your Old Junk, Acquires Yardsale Inc., FOBO

    Gone, The App To Sell Your Old Junk, Acquires Yardsale Inc., FOBO

    Gone, the app that helps you sell your old crap, has announced the acquisition of FOBO and former marketplace company Yardsale Inc. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gone launched back in June of 2014 to change the way you sell your old junk. With Gone, you simply take a picture of the item, put in some quick info about it, and Gone handles the rest. Through algorithms, the service… Read More

  • Curacity Offers A Booking Portal So Travel Media Sites Don’t Have To Build Their Own

    Curacity Offers A Booking Portal So Travel Media Sites Don’t Have To Build Their Own

    There is no shortage of sites that help you book your travel, whether it be Expedia or Orbitz or Priceline. But the inspiration for that travel often comes from content created by travel experts in the media business. Curacity, a new startup formed by EveryDay Health cofounder Michael Keriakos, aims to change that with a fresh $2.2 million seed round, led by Greycroft. SBNY, Pinnacle… Read More

  • Sweeten, Matching Homeowners With Contractors, Nails Down $3.5 Million

    Sweeten, Matching Homeowners With Contractors, Nails Down $3.5 Million

    Sweeten, the home renovation matchmaker, has today announced the close of a $3.5 million Series A funding led by Navitas Capital. Overnight Capital and Gotham Gal Ventures also participated in the round. Sweeten, launched in 2011, joins an entire cohort of renovation platforms that match contractors with customers, such as Pro.com, Red Beacon, and the more old-school Angie’s… Read More

  • Lively Turns Your iPhone 6S Live Photos Into GIFs And Videos

    Lively Turns Your iPhone 6S Live Photos Into GIFs And Videos

    Yet another app has sprouted up that wants to take the Live Photos from your iPhone 6S/6S Plus and turn them into videos and/or GIFs. Because what is beauty — nay, what is art — without the ability to share it? Lively, an app from Tiny Whale, lets you turn your all-too-locked-up Live Photos into GIFs or videos with control speeds for the GIF, ranging from 0.5x to 2.0x. But… Read More

  • Time Inc. Acquires Hello Giggles

    Time Inc. Acquires Hello Giggles

    Time Inc., the New York-based publishing company with over 90 magazines in its stable, has announced the acquisition of a lifestyle, pop culture and beauty website called Hello Giggles. Though the terms of the deal weren’t publicly disclosed, the WSJ reports that one source puts the deal in the $20 million range. Hello Giggles was launched in May 2011 and was founded by none other than… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple iMacs, Track Pad, Eepsters!

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple iMacs, Track Pad, Eepsters!

    Happy Friday, dear readers! This week, we come bearing good tidings of new Apple products, including brand new iMacs and a new trackpad! The new iMacs have Ultra HD screens, so you can see everything. Meanwhile, the $129 Trackpad brings Force Touch to a computer near you. We discuss all this and more on this week’s episode of the TC Gadgets Podcast, featuring John Biggs, Matt Burns… Read More

  • Vine Loses Its Last Co-Founder To Twitter Layoffs

    Vine Loses Its Last Co-Founder To Twitter Layoffs

    None of the three cofounders of Vine are still working on Twitter’s video-sharing app. Rus Yusopov, the last man standing, as it were, was one of the 300+ employees who was laid off in Twitter restructuring that went down earlier this week. The news was first reported by BuzzFeed, which confirmed Yusopov’s departure with a company spokesperson. Vine was founded by Colin Kroll… Read More

  • Meeting Between Jay Z And Samsung Could Forecast Tidal Acquisition

    Meeting Between Jay Z And Samsung Could Forecast Tidal Acquisition

    It would appear that Jay Z, rap legend and Tidal music screaming service owner, has been hanging out with the folks over at Samsung. According to a report from Variety, Jay Z had a meeting in Samsung’s Silicon Valley office on Wednesday with a number of executives, including Daren Tsui, Samsung’s SVP of content and services. Of course, a meeting does not an acquisition make. Read More

  • A Brief History Of Snapchat

    Our story begins at Stanford University, where the idea for an ephemeral photo sharing app is brought to life by three founders. Read More

  • Bezar Ventures Beyond The Pop-Up Shop With The Launch Of Storefronts

    Bezar Ventures Beyond The Pop-Up Shop With The Launch Of Storefronts

    Bezar, the bizarre bazaar imagined by Fab.com cofounder Bradford Shellhammer, is today introducing a more traditional marketplace for design brands to sell their wares called Storefronts. Bezar launched in March 2015 with a very clear system. Four designers from four separate categories (art, accessories, house, and jewelry) would be featured each day on the front page of Bezar, with… Read More

  • Uber Pickups Replacing Taxi Pickups In Manhattan

    Uber Pickups Replacing Taxi Pickups In Manhattan

    Like any empire, Uber has been fighting battles on multiple fronts. In New York, that battle was against Mayor Bill de Blasio who sought to limit the number of new Uber drivers that could be added in the city. (Uber eventually won that fight.) The reason for de Blasio’s intent to limit Uber? Traffic congestion. But new data released by FiveThirtyEight suggests that, at least in terms… Read More

  • Edn Is A Smart Shelving System That Automatically Grows Herbs And Vegetables

    Edn Is A Smart Shelving System That Automatically Grows Herbs And Vegetables

    My dad grew up on a farm. The food put on his kitchen table each night came from his family’s own garden. I grew up in the suburbs and now live in the city, and my food has almost exclusively come from a grocery store or a restaurant. My (future) children’s food will likely come from the Internet and be bottled like Soylent. Read More

  • Apple Faces $862M In Damages After Patent Lawsuit Loss To University Of Wisconsin

    Apple Faces $862M In Damages After Patent Lawsuit Loss To University Of Wisconsin

    Apple is no stranger to patent lawsuits, but a more recent suit filed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s licensing branch may prove a costly loss for the iPhone maker. A United States jury found that Apple’s A7, A8, and A8X chips, which are present in the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and the new iPhone 6S (plus some models of the iPad), contain technology covered by a 1998 patent… 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 John Biggs and I refer to as TC Radio Day. And like any other Tuesday, we’ll be holding our world-renowned TC Radio Pitch-off on Sirius XM. Five companies have exactly sixty seconds to pitch their wares to a panel of expert judges, plus the audience of listeners, with a short Q&A following each pitch. At the end of the presentations, judges deliberate live… Read More

  • NOLA-Based Meusu Is A Platform That Offers Logistics As A Service

    NOLA-Based Meusu Is A Platform That Offers Logistics As A Service

    Though the on-demand economy is booming in major urban areas like San Francisco and New York, the southeast has yet to get a comprehensive offering that lets them access the products and services of local stores with the press of a button. Meusu aims to change all that. Read More

  • Sippy Lets You Make Espresso Anywhere

    Sippy Lets You Make Espresso Anywhere

    The Sippy may be the answer to all life’s greatest caffeine-based problems. Launching on Kickstarter this week, the Sippy will make espresso any time, any place. The slim little cannister uses CO2 cartridges, water, and Nespresso/Hema/Coffee Duck-compatible coffee cups to brew up a shot of java whenever the craving strikes. The Sippy is made of anodized Aluminium, with a 35ml chamber… Read More

  • These Are The Winners From The Denver And NOLA TC Meetup + Pitch-Offs

    After Disrupt ended in late September, I hit the road for a few weeks to check out some regional tech hubs, bringing the TC Meetup + Pitch-off to Denver and New Orleans. There was booze, networking, and fierce competition in both cities. And today, I’m proud to announce the winners of the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in both Denver and New Orleans. Denver First place – Conspire
    Second… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Google And Microsoft And We’re Back!!!

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Google And Microsoft And We’re Back!!!

    Did you miss us? The Gadgets Podcast has been fully interrupted by TC Disrupt and subsequent TC Meetups in various cities, but what is dead may never die. Or, put more simply, we’re back. Today, we’re discussing the latest news out of Google and Microsoft, which includes plenty of hardware: phones, gaming consoles, tablets, and I hear there is even a special new pen. We discuss… Read More

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