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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  • To-Do List: Apply For The TC Pitch-Offs In Austin And Seattle!

    To-Do List: Apply For The TC Pitch-Offs In Austin And Seattle!

    It’s shaping up to be one amazing summer, and the week we’re most excited about here at TechCrunch is the week we hit up the wonderful cities of Austin and Seattle, on June 23 and June 25 respectively. We’ll be hosting the world-renowned TC Pitch-Off in both cities, selecting around ten startups to pitch their products in sixty seconds or less to a panel of local VCs and… Read More

  • Meat This New Tinder User

    Meat This New Tinder User

    Before we get too far into this, I want to be fully transparent and disclose up-front that this is weird and mostly irrelevant. Inexplicably, Vimeo user Marcello G√≥mez Maureira has created a video that shows a piece of meat power-right-swiping through Tinder. The title of the film? “Tender: It’s how people meat.” So, naturally, I love Marcello and this video. A few fun… Read More

  • Google Adds Traffic Alerts To Maps

    Google Adds Traffic Alerts To Maps

    Just in time for the hustle-and-bustle of Memorial Day Weekend, Google has added traffic alerts to Google Maps. Google has shown traffic conditions for a while now, but this update actually brings with it explanations as to why various routes will be faster, alerts for a blockage or traffic jam up ahead, and of course, alternate routes to each destination. If/When a traffic jam pops up… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Pebble, Stratos, And New Apple iMacs

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Pebble, Stratos, And New Apple iMacs

    One important note about this podcast: Matt can’t seem to get his microphones to work. Ever. So if you’re wondering why we all sound like professional radio hosts (two of us are, actually) and Matt sounds like hot garbage, it’s because he is incompetent with microphones. Moving on! Pebble is against the ropes, according to a new story from John Biggs, with the Apple Watch… Read More

  • Switch, With $2 Million In Seed Funding, Is Tinder For Jobs

    Switch, With $2 Million In Seed Funding, Is Tinder For Jobs

    Switch, the Tinder for job apps, has just announced a new investor in the form of Marker VC, closing out their seed round at $2 million. Other investors include Metamorphic, Rhodium, Marker, BAM, SG VC, and Marcel Legrand. Switch lets users search anonymously for jobs through an algorithmic matching process and a UI similar to Tinder. This lets users swipe right or left on potential positions… Read More

  • Tinder Partners With Zedd To Offer His New Album For $3.99

    Tinder Partners With Zedd To Offer His New Album For $3.99

    Tinder is launching a new partnership with Zedd to offer his upcoming album, True Colors, for an exclusive price of $3.99. Not unlike past partnerships with artists like Jason Derulo, Tinder and Zedd are working together to create a special profile for Zedd that is pushed across Tinder’s network of U.S. users. In this case, however, folks that swipe right on Zedd will be sent a link… Read More

  • Gameit Only Makes You Watch Ads About Products You Actually Want To Buy

    Gameit Only Makes You Watch Ads About Products You Actually Want To Buy

    What if you could avoid pre-roll advertisements for irrelevant products? That’s the dream that Gameit is trying to turn into a reality. The app is an ecommerce platform that only shows you an advertisement on a product that you’re interested in buying. The advertisements are recycled from the brand’s existing commercials, and then users are sent into a quick trivia game about… Read More

  • QuizUp Hopes Social Add-Ons Will Set It Apart

    QuizUp Just Turned Into A Social Network

    QuizUp is now a social network, by every stretch of the imagination. Following a massive update today, the trivia game that trail-blazed through the App Store in 2013, is now introducing true social functionality on a core level. QuizUp originally hit the scene after forging a deal with Lionsgate to offer Twilight-based trivia to users. It blew up, and the team slowly started adding out more… Read More

  • Spotify Introduces Video Clips, Podcasts, And Activity-Based Playlists

    Spotify Introduces Video Clips, Podcasts, And Activity-Based Playlists

    Spotify has just unveiled the newest version of the product at a media event here in New York City. Alongside the introduction of new media types, such as podcasts and videos, the service will also serve up playlists that are more personalized and relevant to what you’re doing at the time. “Music is moving away from genres,” said Daniel Ek on stage. “People… Read More

  • Betaworks-Backed Scale Model Launches To Help Advertisers Target Twitter Communities

    Betaworks-Backed Scale Model Launches To Help Advertisers Target Twitter Communities

    Scale Model, the first company to launch out of betawork’s newest batch of hacker-in-residence projects, is trying to offer advertisers on Twitter a much more targeted experience than they’ve ever had. The service identifies communities on Twitter (based on interests) and listens to those communities to understand what kind of content they’re sharing and ultimately target… Read More

  • Interior Define, Maker Of Ultra-Customizable Couches, Launches 3D Visualizer

    Interior Define, Maker Of Ultra-Customizable Couches, Launches 3D Visualizer

    Interior Define, the company that offers totally customizable sofas at a relatively affordable price, is today announcing new tools to help online shoppers. The company is introducing a new 3D interface for shoppers so that they can see the products from every angle, in every different customization, so that they truly know what they’re getting into. Before, users were checking out… Read More

  • Drizly Lands $13 Million In Series A Funding

    Drizly Lands $13 Million In Series A Funding

    Drizly, the mobile shopping app that connects users with delivery-friendly liquor stores, is today announcing the close of a $13 million Series A funding round, led by Polaris Partners. Existing investors Suffolk Equity Partners also participated alongside First Beverage Group and others. Drizly offers a mobile app that lets users order all kinds of spirits, beer and wine direct to their location. Read More

  • HelloFresh Is Delivering 4 Million Meals Per Month

    HelloFresh Is Delivering 4 Million Meals Per Month

    HelloFresh has just shared that it is now selling 4 million meals per month. The company says that this is more than the company sold in the entire first half of 2014 combined. HelloFresh is a food delivery service that competes directly with Blue Apron and Plated, delivering pre-portioned and planned meals at your door each week for you to cook. The space is so hot right now, with Blue… Read More

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: Verizon On The Horizon

    This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: Verizon On The Horizon

    Can you hear me now? Hopefully you can after a month of silence out of the TC Gadgets Podcast team. But freshly acquired by Verizon, we’re back and ready to chat. The deal, which is still subject to regulatory approval, is valued at $4.4 billion. I don’t want to ruin the surprise of the podcast, so I’ll just ask you to direct your attention to the player below. Check out… Read More

  • Pitch Your Startup In The Austin And Seattle TC Pitch-Offs

    Pitch Your Startup In The Austin And Seattle TC Pitch-Offs

    Hot on the heels of Disrupt, we’re (re)packing our bags to come to two of our favorite cities in the world, Austin and Seattle. We’ll be hitting Austin on June 23, where we’ll get a little weird, and then we’ll head up to Seattle on June 25 for our third-annual Seattle Pitch-Off. These will be nights to remember, but prep starts now. The first priority is going… Read More

  • On-Demand Laundry Service Cleanly Hangs Up $2.3 Million In Seed Funding

    On-Demand Laundry Service Cleanly Hangs Up $2.3 Million In Seed Funding

    Cleanly, the YC-backed on-demand company focused on handling your laundry (and dry-cleaning) as soon as you need it done, has today announced the close of a $2.3 million seed round. Investors include Ludlow Ventures, Initialized Capital, Paul Buchheit, Semil Shah from Haystack, Joe Montana, 500 Startups, Funders Club, Soma Capital, Altair Capital and Chloe Sladden from #Angels. Cleanly… Read More

  • WeWork Partners With Chase To Offer Discounted Commerce Services To Members

    WeWork Partners With Chase To Offer Discounted Commerce Services To Members

    WeWork, the NYC tech darling valued at $5 billion, has today officially announced a partnership with Chase to offer WeWork members discounted rates and premium customer service with Chase Commerce services (called Paymentech). Members who set up commerce services for their businesses can bring in any three invoices from their current payments provider and WeWork, in conjunction with Chase… Read More

  • MikMak Is The Smartphone-Based Reinvention Of The Infomercial

    MikMak Is The Smartphone-Based Reinvention Of The Infomercial

    The word “infomercial” likely doesn’t inspire a lot of excitement out of you. But whether you’ll admit it or not, you (just like me) have been sucked into watching an infomercial or the Home Shopping Network (perhaps hosted by Mariah Carey) at least once. Read More

  • Equity Crowdfunding Platform FlashFunders Is Automating Securities Law For Seed-Stage Rounds

    Equity Crowdfunding Platform FlashFunders Is Automating Securities Law For Seed-Stage Rounds

    Thanks to the JOBS Act, the world of equity crowdfunding is blowing wide open. FlashFunders, an equity crowdfunding platform, is announcing a new program that automates the process for entrepreneurs, making it entirely free to raise or invest in a seed round. Read More

  • Giphy Makes Email Slightly Less Horrendous With Giphy For Gmail Extension

    Giphy Makes Email Slightly Less Horrendous With Giphy For Gmail Extension

    We can all agree that email is the worst thing that’s ever happened to any of us. Sure, it made the postal service obsolete and it speeds up the rate of textual transmission by a factor of 200,000 or so, but that doesn’t mean that most of us aren’t drowning in promotions and newsletters. But there is hope. Friends: Giphy, the GIF search-and-share service we all know and love… Read More

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