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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  • ShareBuds: One Headphone Jack, Four Ear Buds, Music For Everyone

    ShareBuds: One Headphone Jack, Four Ear Buds, Music For Everyone

    We’ve all been there. You’re listening to a song on your iPod (or iPhone or whatever) as you walk up to meet your friend and you want them to hear it, too. You pop your right earbud into their ear and bop along awkwardly together. But is your friend really enjoying the music? Are you? The song is only half as good as it should be, which is exactly why ShareBuds exist. They are a… Read More

  • TalentSplash Is A Social Network For Finding Or Becoming The Next Lady Gaga

    TalentSplash Is A Social Network For Finding Or Becoming The Next Lady Gaga

    I live in New York City, and feel lucky for it. Every day I meet a waitress, bartender, receptionist, or Occupy Wall Street protestor who dreams of greatness. They aren’t really waitresses or receptionists; they’re creatives just waiting to see their name in lights. But the ladder to the top is a creaky, weak old thing that few survive. And so was born TalentSplash. It’s… Read More

  • The Weather Channel’s Revamped Website Goes Social, Tells You When It Will Rain

    The Weather Channel’s Revamped Website Goes Social, Tells You When It Will Rain

    Today, The Weather Channel celebrates its 30th birthday. It will officially feel old at concerts and hot new night clubs. To mark the occasion, the company has revamped their website, weather.com, to keep up with the times. Weather is a very information-based vertical — there isn’t a whole lot one can do to spruce it up. But TWC is looking to personalize the experience as much… Read More

  • Did Scalado Invent RIM’s Time-Defying BB10 Camera Tech?

    Did Scalado Invent RIM’s Time-Defying BB10 Camera Tech?

    Remember that retro time-defying camera app that RIM unveiled alongside a few other BB10 features? You should — it happened this morning. Well, it would seem that the ability to search back through frames captured before the actual moment you pushed the shutter button has already been done. Nope, not by Apple. Not by Motorola, HTC, Samsung, or Nokia either. It’s been done by… Read More

  • Help! The TechCrunch Not-So-Mini NYC Meet-Up Needs Some Volunteers!

    Help! The TechCrunch Not-So-Mini NYC Meet-Up Needs Some Volunteers!

    When John and I first chatted out the idea of an NYC-based TC meet-up, we expected around 500 attendees. Last week we hit the 700 mark, and today we’ve surpassed 1,000 RSVPs. Luckily, our fine sponsors have made sure that there’ll be enough beer and pizza for everyone. But, we’re still going to need a little help. Read More

  • (Fly or Die) HTC Titan II

    Fly Or Die: HTC Titan II

    The HTC Titan II is a symbol for an excellent partnership. I love HTC hardware and I love Windows Phone. It should be a match made in heaven, but unfortunately it’s not. John and I sat down in the studio yesterday with the giant 4.7-inch hunk of glass and plastic, and we came away with pretty negative sentiments toward the device. Read More

  • The BlackBerry 10 Camera App Can Turn Back Time

    The BlackBerry 10 Camera App Can Turn Back Time

    A camera is highly important in any smartphone. Even since before the iPhone, the ability to snap a picture on your cell phone and essentially leave your camera at home not only changed the digital camera industry for good, but it has changed the way we look at smartphones and ultimately affects our purchasing decisions. At RIM’s BlackBerry Jam conference this morning, the company hit… Read More

  • The Future Of RIM: “BlackBerry Isn’t For Everyone”

    The Future Of RIM: “BlackBerry Isn’t For Everyone”

    Today is BlackBerry Jam, RIM’s developer conference or WWDC equivalent. It’s RIM’s moment to redefine, rejuvenate, and re-establish itself in the world. Whether or not the company can pull it off, however, is an entirely different matter. BlackBerry 10, RIM’s brand new platform, has been delayed, run into naming issues, and seen the transfer of power go from the… Read More

  • LG To Pull Away From Windows Phone’s Loving Embrace, Refocus On Android

    LG To Pull Away From Windows Phone’s Loving Embrace, Refocus On Android

    Sure, Windows Phone is still but a baby alongside Android and iOS, but the platform shows promise. Woz likes it. And the fact that it’s backed by hardware partners like Samsung and Nokia says good things, as well. But it would seem that LG, coming off of a few quarters in the red, has decided to back away from the platform. LG reportedly told the Korea Herald that the company would… Read More

  • The TechCrunch Meet-Up In NYC Is Officially Official: RSVP Now

    The TechCrunch Meet-Up In NYC Is Officially Official: RSVP Now

    As the days pass, the big moment draws nigh. No, I’m not talking about Disrupt, which is a big moment in its own right, nor am I teasing any other big launch. I’m talking about a party. A huge party. We initially called it a mini meet-up — a gathering of New York’s tech startup scene, including investors, entrepreneurs and TechCrunch editorial — but its grown… Read More

  • HTC One S Review: I Give It A Fly

    HTC One S Review: I Give It A Fly

    Despite the fact that there’s no real wow factor here, it would be entirely unfair to say that HTC’s One S isn’t a great phone. It is. The hardware is some of the best I’ve seen in a long time, Sense 4 is quite nice albeit a touch heavy for my taste, and the specs are right in line with what we’re seeing on the market today. Truth be told, anyone at T-Mobile would… Read More

  • Gripevine's, Dave Carroll

    Gripevine’s Dave Carroll Tackles Customer Service Resolution After United Broke His Guitar

    It’s an interesting story. One day, Dave Carroll was taking a flight with his band-mates on United Airlines. When he landed at his destination, he noticed that United staff were throwing his $3,500 Taylor guitar around, and ultimately, damaging it pretty badly. When United did nothing to help, Carroll took matters into his own hands with the help of a little video sharing site… Read More

  • HTC Titan II Review: Initial Impressions (Hands-On Photos)

    HTC Titan II Review: Initial Impressions (Hands-On Photos)

    The Titan II is yet another success for the hardware team over at HTC. It feels excellent in the hand, even if it’s huge, has a nice balanced weight to it, and the little chin at the bottom gives it some extra pizazz when lined up against other designs on store shelves. It calls to me. But there are a few issues, as is the case with most any phone. The first, and most important one, is… Read More

  • TheWhoot

    TheWhoot Co-Founders On Taking The Flakiness Out Of Social Planning

    Back in the day, before the cell phone, people had to be where they said they’d be. There was no such thing as flaking out, and if you did, you were just a bad person. But these days, even when we make a firm commitment, the convenience of cell phones makes it really easy to flake out at the last second. But co-founders Ryan Coyne and Will Quartner think that going out and having fun… Read More

  • Pizza, After-Parties, And Start-Ups: The TC Mini Meet-Up In NYC Will Rock Your Socks!

    Pizza, After-Parties, And Start-Ups: The TC Mini Meet-Up In NYC Will Rock Your Socks!

    May is going to be a busy month here in the city. Along with Disrupt and the continuation of our highly successful Office Hours sessions, we’re also hosting an ironically massive “Mini” Meet-Up in NYC on May 8. Startups, investors, and general dreamers will have the opportunity to speak with each other, as well as parts of the TechCrunch editorial staff to network, pitch, and… Read More

  • D’oh! Homer Simpson, And His Donut, May Show Up In Angry Birds Space

    D’oh! Homer Simpson, And His Donut, May Show Up In Angry Birds Space

    We heard from Peter Vesterbacka himself that Angry Birds Space would be Rovio’s biggest launch yet. It’s had crazy success since its launch in March, and in proper Rovio fashion, the company has just released an update to the next level: “Fry Me To The Moon.” But with access to the next level, we also get a glimpse of what the level past that might look like, and… Read More

  • Clipboard's, Gary Flake

    Clipboard CEO Gary Flake On Privacy And The Pinterest-Esque Redesign

    Gary Flake is a cool guy. He’s the CEO and founder of Clipboard, a web clipping service that lets you grab pieces of the Internet and save them in your own curated catalog of web-flavored goodies. It’s quite intuitive, and as Robin Wauters said at launch time, it’s highly addictive. Read More

  • Pencil Us In: Details On TC’s NYC Mini Meet-Up And A Thanks To Our Sponsors

    Pencil Us In: Details On TC’s NYC Mini Meet-Up And A Thanks To Our Sponsors

    That was quick. Sponsorship positions for the TechCrunch Mini Meet-Up in NYC are officially filled, and boy is this thing going to be awesome! If you aren’t already aware (and shame on you, if you aren’t), we’re having a little get-together for the tech/startup industry here in the Big Apple on May 8. Read More

  • (Fly or Die) HTC One S

    Fly Or Die: HTC One S

    The One S is the middle child in HTC’s new line of hero devices, not quite as badass as the One X, but a bit bigger than baby brother One V. As is the case with any middle child, it’s a bit easy to overlook. But John and I decided to give it some attention anyway, and like usual, we didn’t find much common ground. Read More

  • Is T-Mobile Getting The Samsung Galaxy Note?

    Is T-Mobile Getting The Samsung Galaxy Note?

    Even though I think it’s way too big for the average human, Samsung’s Galaxy Note is doing quite well since its debut in January at CES. In fact, Samsung has sold 5 million units of the Galaxy Note thus far, which comes out to about 1 million Notes sold per month. But could it be selling better? Possibly. The phablet is only available at AT&T with a rather steep $299 price… Read More