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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  • This Speaker Dock Is Made Entirely Of Bamboo, No Electricity Required

    This Speaker Dock Is Made Entirely Of Bamboo, No Electricity Required

    I try my best to stay away from writing about speaker docks and phone cases. In my experience, they’re all the same, save for a few minor tweaks here and there. But today I stumbled upon a pretty novel little iPhone speaker dock that just so happens to be 100 percent green and uses no electricity whatsoever. You’re intrigued. I can feel it. Read More

  • AT&T Labs Announces the Launch of Watson API

    AT&T’s AVP Of Technical Research Explains The New Watson Speech API

    It was only yesterday that AT&T announced its Watson Speech API, meant to let developers of any kind provide products with real-time translation baked right in. I got the chance to speak with Mazin Gilbert, AT&T’s AVP of Technical Research, about what this could mean over the next few months and years, and it sounds like useful, seamless translation might finally be in the pipeline. Read More

  • T-Mobile Announces The HTC One S: $199 On-Contract On April 25 (Hands-On)

    T-Mobile Announces The HTC One S: $199 On-Contract On April 25 (Hands-On)

    It’s only been a few short hours since AT&T announced the availability of HTC’s mamma-jamma One X smartphone, but there may be a few more tricks coming out of HTC’s sleeve before the day is done. For example, T-Mobile just sent over a bit of news regarding the One S, namely that it will launch on April 25 for $199.99 on-contract after a $50 mail-in-rebate. We first… Read More

  • Spotify Details New Global Partnership With Coca-Cola

    Spotify Details New Global Partnership With Coca-Cola

    Right now I’m sitting in a room covered in Spotify and Coca-Cola logos. That’s because Spotify and Coke have just announced a global partnership to help both brands expand their ubiquity. The folks at Coke explained that music has always been a huge part of Coke’s marketing efforts, going all the way back to a series of ads featuring Ray Charles nearly 50 years ago. That… Read More

  • Calling All Startups: TechCrunch New York Just Posted Office Hours

    Calling All Startups: TechCrunch New York Just Posted Office Hours

    The other day, I had the idea to open up Office Hours here in New York. And when I say “I had the idea,” I mean that I stole it from Mike Butcher who had the brilliant plan to do the same thing in Europe. There’s no reason to get all long-winded, so I’ll just hit you with the specs. Read More

  • Coffee Meets Bagel Turns Online Dating Into A Daily “Deal”

    Coffee Meets Bagel Turns Online Dating Into A Daily “Deal”

    Technology is all about convenience. At least, that’s where it’s headed. I can now ask someone to run across the city and pick up a package for me on Zaarly (which I did), Songza chooses my music playlists for me, and I can literally push a button and ask my phone where the nearest burger joint is (even if she never quite understands me). It’s incredible. And now that… Read More

  • Who Wants To Come To The TechCrunch Mini Meet-Up In NYC? UPDATED TIME

    Who Wants To Come To The TechCrunch Mini Meet-Up In NYC? UPDATED TIME

    So, I’ve just recuperated from our VA mini meet-up tour, during which John and I visited DC, Norfolk, and Richmond in an attempt to find startup gems in unexpected corners of the country. This time we’re bringing things a little bit closer to home. That’s right New Yawkers: get your pitch in order, your demo up to snuff, and throw on your schmoozing hat! We’re having… Read More

  • Is The Lumia 900 Headed To T-Mobile?

    Is The Lumia 900 Headed To T-Mobile?

    The Lumia 900 is an excellent handset, whether or not European carriers like it. But it’s hard to imagine how Nokia and Microsoft plan to achieve a high level of penetration with the phone on a single carrier (AT&T). Luckily for the partnership, it would seem as though T-Mobile will be getting the Lumia 900 over the course of the summer as well. Read More

  • European Carriers Aren’t Digging Nokia’s Lumia Line

    European Carriers Aren’t Digging Nokia’s Lumia Line

    Nokia hasn’t had the best year. Of course, the launch of the Lumia line has been refreshing, as Nokia’s much-anticipated Windows Powered offerings are finally out in the world, trying to woo owners like neon-colored puppies in a pet shop window. The only problem is that four of the major wireless operators in Europe have deemed Nokia’s WP phones “not good enough to… Read More

  • Motorola Employee Takes A Picture Of His Desk, Possibly Confirms Existence Of Droid Razr HD

    Motorola Employee Takes A Picture Of His Desk, Possibly Confirms Existence Of Droid Razr HD

    It would appear that Motorola is putting even more of an effort into its resurrected Razr line. Just a few months after the hotly anticipated Droid Razr stepped onto the scene, Motorola offered the same unit with an upgraded battery, making the Droid Razr Maxx my new favorite Android phone with an 8+ hour battery life (and that’s under extreme duress). Today, just a few months after… Read More

  • Nokia Lumia 900 Review: This One’s A No-Brainer

    Nokia Lumia 900 Review: This One’s A No-Brainer

    Guys, this one’s such a no brainer that I shouldn’t even have to lay it all out. But I will. The Nokia Lumia 900 is an excellent handset, comes packed with a fresh new operating system in the form of Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, and thanks to a nifty AT&T bill credit from Nokia, you can essentially get this $100 LTE-equipped phone for free until the 21st. Repeat: for free. Like I… Read More

  • I’ve Finally Found The Perfect iPhone Case: The Cygnett Icon

    I’ve Finally Found The Perfect iPhone Case: The Cygnett Icon

    One of the best things about the iPhone is its design. It’s beautiful — slim, sleek, and finished in piano black with a hint of brushed aluminum. Sometimes I just stare at it. But there’s a big problem: the iPhone is less than durable. It loses in almost every drop test, and will shatter the first time it slips out of your hands. The answer of course is a great case, but most… Read More

  • How The Pebble Smart Watch Hit $2 Million On Kickstarter [Q&A]

    How The Pebble Smart Watch Hit $2 Million On Kickstarter [Q&A]

    The Pebble smart watch – a clever little device that connects to your iPhone or Android device and, oddly enough, tells the time – was a twinkle in the eye of founder Eric Migicovsky just a few weeks ago. Now the product has reached $2 million in funding. And if that weren’t enough, InPulse, the company that makes the Pebble, only ever asked for $100,000 over the course of… Read More

  • Can We Talk About All These Galaxy S III “Leaks” For A Sec?

    Can We Talk About All These Galaxy S III “Leaks” For A Sec?

    Another “Galaxy S III leak” hit the blogosphere this morning. A picture. An entirely fake, completely unconfirmed, and obviously tampered with photo. Just like the rest of them. Truth of the matter is, we haven’t seen anything legit on the Galaxy S III yet, at least in terms of imagery. I trust that the specs we saw leak out during Mobile World Congress are solid, if not… Read More

  • HugeFan.com Wants To Connect You With Your Idols

    HugeFan.com Wants To Connect You With Your Idols

    Maybe you love Tim Tebow. Or maybe it’s Lady Gaga that tickles your fancy. Whoever the celebrity may be, we’re all huge fans at one point or another, which is why a new startup out of The Fort in D.C. is ready to connect you to your idols in new and interesting ways. It’s pretty simple: You hop on over to Hugefan.com, and you’ll instantly see a few featured experiences. Read More

  • This Is What Change Looks Like: Washington, D.C. Mini Meet-Up

    This Is What Change Looks Like: Washington, D.C. Mini Meet-Up

    It’d be easy to forget, but startups do exist, and even prosper, outside of Silicon Valley. John and I believe firmly in this, and have thus decided to venture forth and find technology gems hidden away in cities with less prominent tech scenes. The first of these adventures takes place in Washington DC, and as I type these very words I’m surrounded with at least 300… Read More

  • Swivl Smartphone Recording Accessory

    Fly Or Die: Swivl

    You’ve met the Swivl before. Back in November, Satarii debuted the Swivl (formerly known as the Star), and we went hands-on with the substitute camera-man around Christmas. Good times. But today is judgement day. Actually, today is Easter, but let’s just roll with it. Read More

  • Nokia Lumia 900 Review: Head-To-Head With The Lumia 800 And iPhone 4S

    Nokia Lumia 900 Review: Head-To-Head With The Lumia 800 And iPhone 4S

    Yep, I’m writing another post on the Lumia 900. It’ll be my fourth in the span of 24 hours, but there’s just so much to talk about. So after receiving a fly and a die, getting checked out by our camera crew, and being weighed by yours truly, we’re putting the Lumia 900 up against baby brother Lumia 800 and the titan of smartphones: the iPhone 4S. Which will come out… Read More

  • Twitter To Set Up Office In Downtown Detroit

    Twitter To Set Up Office In Downtown Detroit

    The state of Michigan is changing — a burgeoning startup scene has taken the stage, and what some may call a tech renaissance has swept across the state, namely in Detroit. So it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that Twitter, one of the biggest names in tech, is opening an office in downtown Detroit. Read More

  • Nokia Lumia 900 Fly or Die Review

    Fly Or Die: Nokia Lumia 900

    The Nokia Lumia 900 is set to be the question mark of the week. The embargo lifted last night, so everyone and their brother is posting a review, proudly giving yeas and nays on the first hard-core Nokia/Microsoft mobile offering. But what do John and I think? Well, the answer is two-fold, but the big guy and I always find common ground somewhere. With the Lumia 900, it’s Windows… Read More