Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook is an Editor 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 an Editor at TechCrunch.

You can email her at jordan@techcrunch.com.

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  • Blippar’s machine learning tech can identify cars better than you can

    Blippar’s machine learning tech can identify cars better than you can

    Do you think you know cars? Well, Blippar’s new machine learning technology is ready to take you on, as the augmented reality/visual search company is today announcing automotive recognition tech. In other words, Blippar’s AI can identify the make, model and year of any U.S. car made in 2000 or after, as long as the car is traveling slower than 15mph. Blippar originally launched as… Read More

  • The Yard coworking space picks up $15 million in credit from IDB Bank

    The Yard coworking space picks up $15 million in credit from IDB Bank

    The entrepreneurial spirit has never been stronger, so it’s no surprise that co-working spaces are so hot right now. The Yard, for example, has recently secured a $15 million credit line to expand its coworking offering to startups in New York City. Founded by Morris Levy and Richard Beyda, The Yard wants to be the more ‘grown-up’ co-working space, with opaque walls instead… Read More

  • Foursquare data shows international tourism to the U.S. is down

    Foursquare data shows international tourism to the U.S. is down

    International tourism to the U.S. is down, according to Foursquare location data. Using data from 13 million users (who have opted in to always-on location trails), Foursquare can examine who walks in and out of 93 million public places across the globe. According to the firm, the U.S. market share of international tourism started to drop in October 2016, falling by 6 percent year-over-year. Read More

  • Judah Vs. The Machines

    Judah Vs. The Machines

    And now we present to the world: Judah Vs. The Machines, an eight-episode web series that follows comedian Judah Friedlander as he takes on the world’s most sophisticated artificial intelligence systems to see who truly reigns supreme. The series was produced by The Onion, in collaboration with TechCrunch, and is an excellent combination of informative content and hilarity. Read More

  • Check out the Destiny 2 gameplay trailer

    Check out the Destiny 2 gameplay trailer

    As we inch closer to E3, games are top of mind. The Destiny 2 gameplay trailer was finally released earlier this week, which you can check out below. But as Forbes pointed out, there is still a hint of mystery and a dash of disappointment when it comes to the Destiny 2 PC port. For one, Destiny 2 for PC is not officially slated for the same September 8 release date as its PS4 and Xbox One… Read More

  • Twitter is down for some users

    Twitter is down for some users

    Twitter seems to be having some technical difficulties this morning, with the network going down for some folks. Down Detector’s live outage map shows Twitter suffering outages in Japan, the UK, and now parts of the East Coast in the United States.
    Around 2am ET, Twitter’s Support account tweeted that some users may have had issues sending tweets, but that the issue had been… Read More

  • Watch the last day of Disrupt NY 2017 live right here

    Watch the last day of Disrupt NY 2017 live right here

    We’ve come to the final day of Disrupt NY 2017, and the fun shows no signs of stopping. Today, we’ve got a one-on-one with Naval Ravikant, a special reveal with Judah Friedlander, a fireside chat with Garry Kasparov, and the Startup Battlefield Finals. Oh, and did we mention that MixHalo, a startup founded by Incubus lead guitarist Mike Einziger, will be demoing its new audio… Read More

  • Watch the day two live stream of Disrupt NY right here

    Watch the day two live stream of Disrupt NY right here

    Welcome to our live coverage of Disrupt NY 2017 Day two. Today’s agenda includes Instagram’s VP of Product Kevin Weil, Synthego’s Paul Dabrowski, Pinterest’s Tim Kendall and Caribou Science’s Rachel Haurwitz. Plus, we’ll be continuing our Founder Spotlight showcase with PS Dept, Capsule and Button. And then, of course, we have the continuation of the… Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt New York 2017 - Day 1

    Watch The Disrupt NY Day One live stream right here

    Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to our Day One coverage of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017. We have an incredible line-up for you today, including a chat with Derek Jeter and Jaymee Messler of the Players’ Tribune, the NYT’s Mark Thompson, Yahoo’s Bob Lord, and Adam Neumann. Plus, we have panels on investment (with Stuart Ellman, Maha Ibrahim, and Amish Jani) and e-commerce… Read More

  • Twitter CFO thinks WH press briefings via Twitter are a great idea!

    Twitter CFO thinks WH press briefings via Twitter are a great idea!

    As President Trump continues to degrade our democracy and diminish the freedom of the press, Twitter’s CFO/COO Anthony Noto sees a marketing opportunity. @realDonaldTrump May I suggest questions submitted and answered via Twitter. A perfect record and we distribute to the world not just those with a TV — Anthony Noto (@anthonynoto) May 12, 2017 Trump issued a thinly veiled… Read More

  • Your 2017 Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield final round judges

    Your 2017 Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield final round judges

    With only four days left until disrupt NY 2017, we are more excited than ever. We have 19 unique companies competing in our Startup Battlefield competition which all culminates on Wednesday, May 17th at 11am during our Battlefield Finals. After making it through a prior competition round, 4-5 companies will be chosen to compete for the Disrupt Cup and $50,000. We have expert judges who will… Read More

  • Judah Friedlander has a surprise to share at TC Disrupt NY

    Judah Friedlander has a surprise to share at TC Disrupt NY

    You might be curious why Judah Friedlander — standup comedian, actor, writer, artist, activist — is appearing on the Disrupt NY stage next week. But Judah has a very special surprise for Disrupt attendees with the world premiere of a brand new series, created in collaboration with TechCrunch and The Onion. I don’t want to reveal too much, but if you enjoy robots, laughs… Read More

  • Slack is down for some users (Update: Slack is back!)

    Slack is down for some users (Update: Slack is back!)

    So if you’re having trouble getting started at work this morning, just know that you’re not alone. Slack’s own service status website says (as of 9:13 AM ET) that some users are unable to load the app. We’re seeing reports of degraded service for users. Symptoms include being unable to load the app or it not loading fully. We’re looking into it as we speak… Read More

  • Here is the ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Season 5 trailer

    Here is the ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Season 5 trailer

    Anticipation is at full force for this summer’s slate of TV. New “House of Cards” is due soon, and “Game of Thrones” returns toward the end of the summer. But none is quite as exciting as the return of “Orange Is The New Black,” with season five, which is to be released on June 9. This morning, Netflix put up a full two-minute trailer for the… Read More

  • John Oliver reminds us that Net Neutrality is still under siege

    John Oliver reminds us that Net Neutrality is still under siege

    John Oliver has again fired off his quick wit at the new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and the Trump administration for trying to roll back Obama-era Net Neutrality rules. This isn’t the first time Oliver has addressed the issue of an “open internet,” as he touched on the topic back in 2014 during his fifth episode of Last Week Tonight. In that episode, he identified then-FCC… Read More

  • “The Handmaid’s Tale” is critical to the success of Hulu’s Live TV service

    “The Handmaid’s Tale” is critical to the success of Hulu’s Live TV service

    People tend to think in terms of what they want but don’t have, as opposed to what they have and don’t need. This is poignantly clear in the world of video streaming services. Outright cutting the cord hasn’t trended as quickly as pundits predicted; instead, Netflix, Hulu, HBONow, Amazon Prime and the rest seem to be something that many buyers view as supplementary. But… Read More

  • Mark Thompson, CEO and president of The New York Times Company, to talk shop at Disrupt

    Mark Thompson, CEO and president of The New York Times Company, to talk shop at Disrupt

    It is with great pleasure that we announce that Mark Thompson, CEO and president of The New York Times Company, is heading over to Disrupt NY. We’re thrilled to have Thompson on our stage to discuss the evolution of the media industry, the role social media plays in it and how media organizations can hold on to their credibility while under fire from the Oval Office. Read More

  • Applications are now open for the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Tel Aviv

    Applications are now open for the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Tel Aviv

    Tel Aviv, get ready! TC is coming to Israel at the end of June for our second TC Meetup + Pitch-off, and if last year is any indication, it’s going to be off the chain. Israel is one of the world’s fastest-growing and most impressive startup ecosystems, and we simply can’t resist paying a visit. As part of that, ten startups from the area will have the chance to pitch… Read More

  • Jidenna and Local Natives to put on a show at Disrupt NY Closing Concert

    Jidenna and Local Natives to put on a show at Disrupt NY Closing Concert

    Pharrell and Incubus lead guitarist Mike Einziger aren’t the only ones turning up the volume on Disrupt NY. On the final day of Disrupt (Wednesday, May 17) we’ll be holding a concert at the legendary Webster Hall in lieu of your standard after party. But who will be performing? Jidenna and Local Natives! This will be an excellent time to unwind after an action-packed three days… Read More

  • About.com rebrands to Dotdash

    About.com rebrands to Dotdash

    About.com, one of the internet’s oldest and most familiar websites, is about to fully fade to memory. The IAC-based company has been slowly dismantling its content from an all-in-one site to branded vertical sites, including Verywell (Health), Lifewire (Tech), The Balance (personal finance), The Spruce (home and food) and ThoughtCo (education). And today, About.com is ditching its old… Read More

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