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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  • Garmin Speak lets you bring Alexa along in the car

    Garmin Speak lets you bring Alexa along in the car

    Amazon and Garmin have teamed up to bring the wisdom and subservient attitude of Alexa to a car near you. The Garmin Speak is an Echo Dot-like device that sits in the dash of your car and brings the full range of Alexa skills into the car. What’s more, the Garmin Speak integrates Alexa services through the car stereo, meaning you can listen to music, audiobooks, news and weather through… Read More

  • Fluent City picks up $3 million to revolutionize language learning

    Fluent City picks up $3 million to revolutionize language learning

    It’s a tale as old as time. Entrepreneur meets VC. VC shells out a bunch of dough. Entrepreneur operates under threat of failure to turn that cash into a profit. And the cycle repeats. But James Rohrbach, a serial founder who sold his previous company to Noodle in 2010, wanted to try something different. Rohrbach has been interested in ed tech throughout his entire career, with a… Read More

  • The CoD: WWII live action trailer is out

    The CoD: WWII live action trailer is out

    In approximately three weeks, Call of Duty is taking the franchise back to WWII, with some good old-fashioned boots-on-the-ground gameplay. So it’s not surprising that the live action trailer is focused on reassembling the squad. It’s no Destiny 2 live action trailer, but it has its own charm. Instead of dressing actors up in WWII garb and trying to depict actual gameplay, the… Read More

  • My new favorite Twitter habit is saving me so much heartache

    My new favorite Twitter habit is saving me so much heartache

    I have a new habit. It quenches a thirst. It soothes a weakened, battered piece of my psyche. It repairs my wounds and unleashes me, more powerful, into my day. It fulfills the saddest, most regrettable pieces of myself. It may also be a habit that you want to pick up. You too may find that this simple step into the breach of social engagement online can make you… Fitter. Happier. Read More

  • Airbnb’s home-hotel hybrid will open in Florida next year

    Airbnb’s home-hotel hybrid will open in Florida next year

    While Airbnb continues to grow its number of hosts and guests, landlords and building owners don’t share the same enthusiasm for the home-sharing platform as Airbnb users. But the company has a plan that gets each party on board with home-sharing: they are collaborating with Newgard Development Group to build a 324-unit building in Kissimmee, FL that will be branded as an Airbnb building. Read More

  • Steve Wozniak announces tech education platform Woz U

    Steve Wozniak announces tech education platform Woz U

    Steve Wozniak, the Apple co-founder who changed the world alongside Steve Jobs, has today announced the launch of Woz U. Woz U will start as an online learning platform focused on both students and companies that will eventually hire those students. Woz U is based out of Arizona, and hopes to launch physical locations for learning in more than 30 cities across the globe. Read More

  • CarHopper raises $1.5 million to let travelers rent ultra luxurious cars

    CarHopper raises $1.5 million to let travelers rent ultra luxurious cars

    The sharing economy continues to bear fruit. CarHopper, a platform for luxury car rental, has raised a $1.5 million seed round to expand to new markets. CarHopper started as a peer-to-peer platform for luxury car owners to rent their rides to others. But in its infancy, the company realized there was a much bigger opportunity with small, local rental agencies that don’t have a strong… Read More

  • Tim Cook is optimistic about social progress

    Tim Cook is optimistic about social progress

    Apple CEO Tim Cook is optimistic about the progress of human rights across the globe, despite the fact that things seem to be growing more bleak by the minute. In an interview with the Independent, Cook explained history gives him hope that humanity is moving in the right direction: I think that history sort of ebbs and flows at time, but the arc always goes in a certain direction. And I… Read More

  • Taylor Swift’s new Glu Mobile app is a dedicated social network for her fans

    Taylor Swift’s new Glu Mobile app is a dedicated social network for her fans

    Glu Mobile, the gaming company responsible for hits like Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and bombs like Nicki Minaj: Empire is at it again with The Swift Life, an app that’s all about the one and only Taylor Swift. The app, which doesn’t seem to be quite as game-focused as other celebrity titles in Glu’s portfolio, won’t go live until “late 2017,” according to… Read More

  • Hulu picks up four new esports series

    Hulu picks up four new esports series

    Hulu has picked up four new series that are centered around e-sports, according to Variety. The network-backed streaming service, which has been coming in hot lately with an Emmy-winning original drama and a push toward more back-log seasons of popular series, purchased the rights to about 15 total hours of content from ESL. Here are the four series: Player v. Player: a talk show with… Read More

  • Nintendo’s mini SNES has already been hacked to run more games

    Nintendo’s mini SNES has already been hacked to run more games

    Nintendo SNES Classic owners should be glad to learn that more games aren’t out of your reach. Cluster, the Russian coder who originally cracked the NES Classic Edition, has now figured out how to side-load more games to the SNES CE through his Hakchi tool. With the release of Hakchi v2.20, users can expand their options on the little SNES, which comes with only 21 games… Read More

  • Meet Catherine Ulrich, FirstMark Capital’s newest partner

    Meet Catherine Ulrich, FirstMark Capital’s newest partner

    FirstMark Capital is one of the most successful early-stage VCs in NYC. With investments in Airbnb, Frame.io, Shopify, Pinterest, InVision, and Brooklinen, among many others, the firm is now looking to grow its internal roster. Today, FirstMark Capital is announcing the addition of a new partner, Catherine Ulrich. Ulrich started out at Harvard, where she was the Coxswain for the men’s… Read More

  • Bluecore marketing automation platform raises $35 million in Series C

    Bluecore marketing automation platform raises $35 million in Series C

    Bluecore, the automated marketing platform for ecommerce brands, has today announced the close of a $35 million Series C round of funding. Norwest Venture Partners led the round, with participation from existing investors including Georgian Partners, FirstMark Capital, and Felicis Ventures. As part of the deal, NVP’s Scott Beechuk will join the board of directors at Bluecore. When… Read More

  • Tinder taps comedian Whitney Cummings to launch ‘Reactions’

    Tinder taps comedian Whitney Cummings to launch ‘Reactions’

    Following in the footsteps of Facebook and iMessage, Tinder has today introduced Reactions, letting Tinder users send each other custom animated responses. These reactions include Hearts, Eye Roll, Round of Applause, Martini Throw, etc. This makes it even easier for Tinder users to casually use the app without actually having to work at the conversation. Read More

  • Amazon has acquired 3D body model startup, Body Labs, for $50M-$70M

    Amazon has acquired 3D body model startup, Body Labs, for $50M-$70M

    TechCrunch has learned that Amazon has acquired Body Labs, a company with a stated aim of creating true-to-life 3D body models to support various b2b software applications — such as virtually trying on clothes or photorealistic avatars for gaming. Read More

  • Frame.io picks up $20 million to be the Slack of video

    Frame.io picks up $20 million to be the Slack of video

    Frame.io, the collaboration platform for the video industry, has today announced the close of a $20 million Series B funding round led by FirstMark Capital, with participation from existing investors including Accel Partners, SignalFire and Shasta Ventures. Frame.io launched on to the scene back in March of 2015. The company solved a growing problem with a seemingly obvious solution. People… Read More

  • Hey! VINA, the female-focused friendship app, launches on Android

    Hey! VINA, the female-focused friendship app, launches on Android

    Hey! VINA, the female-focused friend finding app, has today announced the launch of an Android app. The VINA app is almost identical to Tinder, except the end-result is to find women a new friend instead of a hot date. That said, VINA only shows one photo of the user, and instead of relying fully on swipes, it uses a matching algorithm that takes into account mutual friends, location… Read More

  • Instacart is a spleen and it needs to be a kidney

    Instacart is a spleen and it needs to be a kidney

    The spleen does things in the body, real things. It filters poisons and biologists think it once did much more. But, if your spleen goes sideways you can take it out and not change your lifestyle much. It does stuff, but not enough to make it indispensable. Lose your kidneys and your life is going to start sucking real fast. You wouldn’t die with just one kidney, but you’d… Read More

  • Varsity Tutors acquires First Tutors in the UK to start expanding internationally

    Varsity Tutors acquires First Tutors in the UK to start expanding internationally

    Varsity Tutors, the education platform that connects students with tutors, has today announced the acquisition of First Tutors in the UK. This marks the first major international expansion for Varsity Tutors, which has raised $57 million since launch in 2011. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Varsity Tutors originally launched as a platform that would connect tutors with students and… Read More

  • Google Play seems to be following Apple to $20 4k movies

    Google Play seems to be following Apple to $20 4k movies

    As part of its iPhone unveil earlier this month, Apple also announced a new 4K Apple TV and topped it all off with $20 price tags for 4K HDR titles. In fact, Apple promised to automatically upgrade previously purchased films to 4K for no extra charge. Now, it’s looking like Google may be following Apple’s lead, with some new UHD films on Play Movies priced at $19.99. Android Police… Read More

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