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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  • New Funny or Die series, The Real Stephen Blatt, streams exclusively on Amazon Prime Video

    New Funny or Die series, The Real Stephen Blatt, streams exclusively on Amazon Prime Video

    Funny or Die is launching an all-new miniseries, The Real Stephen Blatt, which will be streamed exclusively on Amazon Prime video. Though some Funny or Die content is currently available on Amazon Prime, such as The Very Best of Will Ferrell, The Very Best of James Franco, Drunk History, and Between Two Ferns, The Real Stephen Blatt marks the first Funny or Die content to stream exclusively… Read More

  • BentoBox, the website builder for restauranteurs, cooks up $4.8M Series A

    BentoBox, the website builder for restauranteurs, cooks up $4.8M Series A

    Restaurant owners have a lot of responsibilities and a wide array of skills to handle those responsibilities. That said, building a website isn’t usually within that skill-set. That’s where BentoBox comes in. The company, which helps restaurant owners quickly build full-featured websites for their restaurants, has just closed a $4.8 million Series A funding round. The round was led… Read More

  • Sledgehammer reveals Zombies trailer for Call of Duty: WWII

    Sledgehammer reveals Zombies trailer for Call of Duty: WWII

    The next installment of Call of Duty is coming on November 4, and with it the franchise is returning to its boots-on-the-ground roots. The company has already revealed that the game, developed by Sledgehammer, is centered around WWII, and we’ve seen trailers and even gotten our own chance to play Multiplayer at E3 this year. But today, at San Diego Comic-Con, Sledgehammer has revealed… Read More

  • Slidebean picks up $850K and launches a new version of its presentation-building tool

    Slidebean picks up $850K and launches a new version of its presentation-building tool

    Slidebean, the app that wants to take on Prezi and PowerPoint, is launching version 3.0 of the service on the heels of an $850K seed round from CaraoV. The idea behind Slidebean is relatively simple. Presentations/decks are a fact of life for many professionals, but creating those presentations isn’t as simple as inputting the information you want. More often than not, professional… Read More

  • Four robot demos you missed at TC Sessions: Robotics

    Four robot demos you missed at TC Sessions: Robotics

    TC Sessions: Robotics featured robots for as far as the eye could see, and several took the stage for special demonstrations. We were honored to play host as these innovative companies and teams showed off their latest creations. The videos are below are well worth your time. The latest version of MIT’s Cheetah robot made its stage debut at TC Sessions: Robotics. It’s a… Read More

  • A year with the PAX Labs Juul vaporizer

    A year with the PAX Labs Juul vaporizer

    Nicotine vaporizer companies have a bit of a conundrum. While, legally, they can’t market themselves as smoking cessation devices, most vapers are current or former cigarette smokers. In fact, the CDC says that fewer than 4 percent people who had never tried traditional cigarettes have ever tried using a vaporizer. I’m a smoker. It’s disgusting. I hate it. I’ve quit… Read More

  • Hungry? There’s a robot for that at TC Disrupt SF

    Hungry? There’s a robot for that at TC Disrupt SF

    Robotics has the potential to change the world. From jobs that are difficult or dangerous to jobs that people simply don’t want to do, robotics will undoubtedly step in. Two such jobs are cooking and delivering some of our favorite comfort foods, burgers and pizzas. We’re thrilled to announce that Miso Robotics and Zume will be joining us at Disrupt SF to chat about food tech. Read More

  • XFactor is a new $3M pre-seed/seed fund looking to invest in female-led startups

    XFactor is a new $3M pre-seed/seed fund looking to invest in female-led startups

    Part of the sexism problem in tech/VC comes down to the fact that women are far outnumbered by men, especially at the top of the food chain. Women represent seven percent of the partner positions within the tech VC community. This, in turn, leads to female founders receiving less funding simply because unconscious bias leads folks to invest in people who look like themselves and even… Read More

  • Louis Vuitton introduces the pricey Tambour Horizon smart watch

    Louis Vuitton introduces the pricey Tambour Horizon smart watch

    Louis Vuitton is throwing its hat in the smart watch ring with the launch of the Tambour Horizon. The device runs on Android Wear 2.0 software and was developed in collaboration Qualcomm and Google. Oh, and it starts at $2,450. The 42mm case sports a 1.2-inch AMOLED 390×390 touchscreen and is powered by a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor. It also has 521MB of RAM and 4GB of internal… Read More

  • David Chang’s Ando launches a new menu, refocuses on the food

    David Chang’s Ando launches a new menu, refocuses on the food

    Food delivery is far from perfect. From big players like Grubhub to newer companies like Caviar, the combination of perfectly cooked food and delivery logistics is one that is pretty damn easy to mess up. Just take a look at Maple*. Ando, the David Chang-led delivery-only restaurant, has spent the last 14 months trying to change all that. And not without a few bumps in the road. But today… Read More

  • This FlyTrex drone can deliver beer (and anything else under 6lbs)

    A future in which drones deliver our goods is not far off. Giants like Amazon are working on drone delivery, and once regulatory hurdles are overcome, the rest of the market will want to compete. That’s where FlyTrex comes in. We visited the company, based in Tel Aviv, which is an end-to-end product that offers hardware and software so businesses can deliver their goods via… Read More

  • This Apple patent application could describe facial recognition for the next iPhone

    This Apple patent application could describe facial recognition for the next iPhone

    One of the greatest problems with tech is that there is little room for nostalgia. Aside from Nintendo and potentially Fujifilm, few companies are willing to stick with what’s comfortable. And with good reason! Take Apple, for instance. I may still be butthurt over the fact that my iPhone doesn’t have a proper headphone jack, dismayed each time I lose my dongle, but it’s hard… Read More

  • Instagram should let users save and share their photo preferences

    Instagram should let users save and share their photo preferences

    While the world waits for Instagram to launch a location-sharing feature à la Snapchat, it’s worth wondering about the potential arrival of something far more simple and obvious: user-preset filters. Instagram now allows you to prioritize your favorite filters at the beginning of the list and leave the ones that you don’t use often at the end. However, each user has their own… Read More

  • The B-Shoe hopes to prevent seniors from falling down

    Each second in the U.S., an older adult takes a fall, accounting for more than 27,000 deaths from falling among older individuals, according to the CDC. A company based in Haifa, Israel, however, is working on a way to prevent those falls in the first place. B-Shoe Technologies is working on a prototype for a shoe that senses imbalance in every step and uses a mini treadmill-like system to… Read More

  • Kevin Durant, Rich Kleiman, Kirsten Green and Sebastian Thrun to talk shop at Disrupt SF

    Kevin Durant, Rich Kleiman, Kirsten Green and Sebastian Thrun to talk shop at Disrupt SF

    What do Kevin Durant, Rich Kleiman, Kirsten Green and Sebastian Thrun all have in common? Well, they’ll be at Disrupt SF (September 18-20) to tell their stories onstage, and we’re absolutely thrilled to have them join us for the biggest tech startup conference in all the land. We hope to see you at the conference, too. Read More

  • Agentology, the referral network for real estate agents, closes on $4.5 million

    Agentology, the referral network for real estate agents, closes on $4.5 million

    Real estate is one of those industries that has been rather slow on the uptake of technology, which makes a lot of sense. Buying and selling a home is one of the biggest, most personal decisions in a person’s life, and the shift to online browsing, transactions, etc. was bound to take longer than other sectors. Brokers, too, have grown accustomed to their ways and are usually hesitant to… Read More

  • In wake of Amazon/Whole Foods deal, Instacart has a challenging opportunity

    In wake of Amazon/Whole Foods deal, Instacart has a challenging opportunity

    Yesterday, Amazon and Whole Foods ruined a perfectly slow news day on a Friday in June with the announcement that Amazon intends to buy Whole Foods for almost $14 billion. The most obvious victim of the deal was Instacart, in which Whole Foods invested and with whom Whole Foods has a five-year contract. But after talking to a few Instacart investors and other sources close to the company… Read More

  • ClassPass secures $70 million Series C led by Temasek

    ClassPass secures $70 million Series C led by Temasek

    ClassPass, the subscription service that for fitness classes and gyms, has today announced the close of a $70 million Series C funding round led by Temasek. Existing investors such as Acequia Capital, CRV, General Catalyst, GV, M13 and Thrive also participated in the round. According to the press release, ClassPass has doubled its member base in the past year and has now grown to 35… Read More

  • What do E3 attendees think of mobile gaming?

    The smartphone has changed the gaming industry landscape dramatically. As our pocket computers advance, so too does the possibility of fully satisfying mobilegaming experiences. Companies like Nintendo are blurring the lines between portable and console/PC gaming with the Switch. At the same time, big studios have largely moved away from attempts to integrate mobile content into the home… Read More

  • What do true gamers REALLY think of VR?

    The potential for VR truly boggles the mind. In the future, it’s easy to imagine the various use-cases in education, entertainment, business, and social. But like any new technology, VR needs a ‘gateway drug’, and thus far that initial use-case has been gaming. Sony is pushing PlayStation VR hard with a handful of new games, some existing and others brand new. Nintendo is… Read More

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