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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  • Taylor Swift’s new app, The Swift Life, is out now

    Taylor Swift’s new app, The Swift Life, is out now

    In the midst of an reputational makeover, Taylor Swift is debuting a brand new app called The Swift Life. The app is a dedicated social network for Swift’s fans, letting them communicate with each other as well as get exclusive pictures, video, news and more direct from T-Swift herself. And they can communicate with Swift, too. Using an ‘extremely rare and valuable… Read More

  • Observation of interstellar object ‘Oumuamua shows no evidence of artificial signals

    Observation of interstellar object ‘Oumuamua shows no evidence of artificial signals

    You may recall that last week, researchers from the Breakthrough Initiatives set out a plan to observe ‘Oumuamua, an object thought to be from an another star system. Based on its shape and density — it’s about 800 meters long and only 80 meters wide, and appears to be more solid than your average asteroid — scientists believed there was a very small chance that it… Read More

  • Instacart promotes Sarah Mastrorocco to new position of VP of Business Development

    Instacart promotes Sarah Mastrorocco to new position of VP of Business Development

    Instacart is going through some growing pains right now, with Amazon buying Whole Foods this summer and target picking up Alabama-based Shipt in the last week. But growing pains come for a reason — the on-demand grocery delivery platform is getting bigger, just recently signing a deal with the third-largest grocery retailer in North America, Albertsons. Primary credit for that goes to… Read More

  • Here are the deadlines for all your online holiday shopping orders

    Here are the deadlines for all your online holiday shopping orders

    While some folks still head to the stores on Black Friday and throughout December, many of us are turning to the web for Christmas shopping. Just one complication: shipping tends to bottleneck during the holidays and some gifts simply don’t arrive on time. But we’ve sorted all that out for you. Here are the order deadlines for folks buying their gifts online who want them delivered… Read More

  • Mixbook photo book service acquires WedPics

    Mixbook photo book service acquires WedPics

    In 2012, a Raleigh, NC-based company called WedPics launched on to the scene to make wedding photos a little less of a headache. Five years and seven million users later, WedPics is being acquired by Mixbook, the platform for digitally collecting and editing physical photo books. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. WedPics is an app that lets a bride and groom aggregate all the photos… Read More

  • YouTube TV hits 34 new markets

    YouTube TV hits 34 new markets

    The unbundling of the cable media empire is well underway, as players like Netflix grow and others like Hulu and YouTube offer live TV service. YouTube TV, in particular, is executing an aggressive rollout, just yesterday making the service available to another 34 markets. That brings us to a total of 83 U.S. markets in which YouTube TV is currently available. 🗣️ Cable-free live TV is… Read More

  • Nintendo sells 10 million Switch consoles since launch

    Nintendo sells 10 million Switch consoles since launch

    Nintendo has sold 10 million units of the Switch console since launch, according to the company. The console launched back in March, and is selling at a similar pace to Nintendo’s most recent hardware superstar, the Wii. The Wii sold more than 100 million units over its life cycle. In fact, NPD Group suggests that the Switch could possibly beat Wii sales by 20 percent over the first… Read More

  • Here is the first official Ready Player One trailer

    Here is the first official Ready Player One trailer

    Ready Player One, the Ernest Cline book sensation that was, in part, the inspiration for Oculus VR, has been turned into a movie ready to hit the big screen in March. And today, we’ve gotten the first official trailer for the movie. There are some very mild spoiler alerts ahead, so if you’re hyper sensitive you can click this link to watch the trailer without reading on. Ready… Read More

  • ‘Oumuamua, an interstellar space oddity, is Breakthrough Listen’s next challenge

    ‘Oumuamua, an interstellar space oddity, is Breakthrough Listen’s next challenge

    Right now, an interstellar object dubbed ‘Oumuamua is hurtling through space on its way out of our solar system. I say ‘interstellar object’ because there is a shadow of a doubt about whether or not this object was formed naturally. Moreover, it’s the first object to fly through our solar system that is believed to have originated in another star system. Its shape… Read More

  • Netflix posts trailers for each episode of Black Mirror Season 4, plus a release date

    Netflix posts trailers for each episode of Black Mirror Season 4, plus a release date

    Netflix has been teasing the next season of Black Mirror at an excruciatingly slow pace. But now, we have everything we need to emotionally prepare for Season 4, including a release date. Yesterday, Netflix released the full Season 4 trailer, finally informing a desperate fanbase that the new season will be released on December 29. Ring in 2018 with hope and optimism, right? If you… Read More

  • Instagram is testing a standalone app for direct messaging

    Instagram is testing a standalone app for direct messaging

    Instagram has changed a lot since its acquisition by Facebook in 2012. The original premise was so simple. Beautify your photo and share it to your friends in a couple clicks. Like your friends photos with a simple scroll and a double-tap. Now, Instagram has videos and gifs (Boomerang). It has its own set of superstars and an algorithmic feed that helps those superstars dominate… Read More

  • ClassPass will soon help you break a sweat at home with ClassPass Live

    ClassPass will soon help you break a sweat at home with ClassPass Live

    ClassPass is today introducing a new layer to its business with ClassPass Live. Taking a hint from Peloton, ClassPass is now letting users work out at home through live-streamed classes. The company has purchased a studio in Industry City, along with a production team, so that folks can enjoy all the benefits of heart-rate training without ever leaving their house. ClassPass has also hired… Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2017 - Day 2

    Watch Disrupt Berlin Day 2 LIVE right here!

    Disrupt Berlin 2017 pushes onward, and today we have a jam-packed lineup of tech super stars. We’ll be joined on stage by Parrot’s Henri Seydoux, Atomico’s Yann de Vries, ABB’s Ulrich Spiesshofer and Clue’s Ida Tin. Plus, we’ll head into the Startup Battlefield Finals, judged by some of the world’s finest investors: Suranga Chandratillake… Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2017 - Day 1

    Watch the first day of Disrupt Berlin LIVE right here!

    Disrupt Berlin 2017 starts right now! Today, we’ll be hearing from industry leaders like Moia CEO Ole Harms, Slack CTO Cal Henderson, AngelPad’s Thomas Korte and Uncork Capital’s Andy McLoughlin. Plus, we’re kicking off the first day of the Startup Battlefield, with 15 companies launching their products on the Disrupt stage and answering to some of the world’s… Read More

  • Watch the sixth annual Breakthrough Prize awards live right here!

    Watch the sixth annual Breakthrough Prize awards live right here!

    As we head into awards season, one of the first shows to lead the pack is all about science. The Breakthrough Prize, a cumulative $22 million in awards that go to superstars in the fields of physics, life sciences, and mathematics, is going into its sixth year. The show was founded by Yuri and Julia Milner, Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, Jack Ma and Cathy… Read More

  • TechCrunch Hackathon Berlin 2017

    Watch the Disrupt Berlin Hackathon LIVE right here!

    They’ve worked through the night. They’ve toiled over their computers, powered by energy drinks and beer, to build something brand new in a matter of 24 hours. And now, the fruits of their labor are coming to you live. This is the Disrupt Berlin 2017 Hackathon, and it kicks off TechCrunch’s fifth annual European Disrupt conference. You can watch the whole thing live right… Read More

  • WeWork has big plans for Alexa for Business

    WeWork has big plans for Alexa for Business

    Amazon is soon to announce Alexa for Business, and WeWork is one of the first partners to have hopped on the platform. WeWork’s vision is to use technology to help businesses make the most out of their physical space, all while customizing that space to each individual’s personal needs. The co-working giant has been on the Alexa for Business platform for about a month now, as part… Read More

  • Amazon is putting Alexa in the office

    Amazon is putting Alexa in the office

    The interface is evolving. What has long been dominated by screens of all shapes and sizes is now being encroached upon by the voice. And while many companies are building voice interfaces — Apple with Siri, Google with Assistant, and Microsoft with Cortana — none are quite as dominant as Amazon has been with Alexa. At the AWS reinvent conference, Amazon announced Alexa for… Read More

  • Netflix is slowly teasing Black Mirror Season 4 with another trailer

    Netflix is slowly teasing Black Mirror Season 4 with another trailer

    Netflix has been tight-lipped about the release date for Season 4 of Black Mirror. However, the streaming giant continues to tease with trailers for each of the episodes. Thus far, we’ve got our hands on trailers for Arkangel (directed by Jodie Foster) and Crocodile, both of which were creepy to our satisfaction. Today, Netflix has released a trailer for the third of six episodes. This… Read More

  • Instacart signs deal with Albertsons

    Instacart signs deal with Albertsons

    Instacart has inked a deal with Albertsons to offer same-day delivery from the grocery store chain. The deal will include 1,800 of Albertsons stores across the country by mid-2018, helping Instacart deliver on its promise to be available in 80 percent of markets across the U.S. by the end of 2018. This isn’t Albertsons first foray into the tech space. Earlier this year, the company… Read More

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