Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook is a Senior Writer 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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  • Eden, Offering On-Demand Tech Help, Switches From Contractors To W2 Employees

    Eden, Offering On-Demand Tech Help, Switches From Contractors To W2 Employees

    Back in May, Eden launched out of the Y Combinator accelerator to provide users with on-demand tech help, whether it’s fixing a cracked iPhone screen, solving Wi-Fi issues, installing a printer or mounting a new TV. The startup has seen steady growth, and since raised $1.3 million in seed funding, but thus far the company has been using 1099 contractors to deliver Eden tech help service. Read More

  • Betaworks-Backed Glitter Is A Personal Trading Cards App

    Betaworks-Backed Glitter Is A Personal Trading Cards App

    Every two years, betaworks brings in brand new entrepreneurs and helps them bake up a new batch of products and services. In 2013, those companies included Giphy, Dots, and Poncho. Now the startup studio is ready to introduce its first new product of the 2015 batch. World, meet Glitter! Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Tesla, Windows 10, Top Gear, And OUYA

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Tesla, Windows 10, Top Gear, And OUYA

    August is nearly upon us, which means news is slowing. But that hasn’t stopped car companies from racing away with the news, including Tesla’s introduction of Ludicrous Mode (which we haven’t stopped talking about), and the old Top Gear crew signing with Amazon for a new show. Meanwhile, Microsoft launched Windows 10, and Razer bought OUYA out in an all-cash deal. This… Read More

  • Nvidia Issues Recall For Shield Tablets After Overheating Poses Fire Hazard

    Nvidia Issues Recall For Shield Tablets After Overheating Poses Fire Hazard

    Nvidia is issuing a voluntary recall for its 8-inch Shield tablets after determining that they may, in fact, combust. The company has learned that the battery in the device has the potential to overheat and catch fire, and thus Nvidia will be replacing the products with versions that don’t burst into flames. Read More

  • Thrive Market, A Health-Conscious Costco On The Web, Raises $30M

    Thrive Market, A Health-Conscious Costco On The Web, Raises $30M

    The demographic of health-conscious consumers is growing rapidly, and yet there is no dominant online player that provides high-quality, organic, natural products to those consumers. Thrive Market, an L.A.-based startup that just closed a $30 million Series A round, is looking to do just that. The company aims to be a hybrid of Whole Foods and Costco, where users pay $60/year for a membership… Read More

  • Fly Or Die: MC Squares

    You might assume that, when it comes to a standard whiteboard, there isn’t much room for disruption. But you’d be mistaken. The folks behind MC Squares have developed a new kind of whiteboard that lets you snap small portions of it on and off of the wall-mounted rack so that kids in a classroom or older kids adults in a business meeting can collaborate without ever leaving the… Read More

  • Announcing The Judges For The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off In NYC

    Announcing The Judges For The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off In NYC

    Dearest New Yorkers, Boy do I have a treat for you! I have a pretty strong intuition and expectation that the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-off in NYC is going to be our best yet. Which makes sense, given that New York is the best city in the world. And that wouldn’t be possible without the presence of the coolest folks in NYC tech on our humble* stage. So without any further ado… Read More

  • Tune In To TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM Tomorrow!

    Tune In To TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM Tomorrow!

    What up, world? TechCrunch Radio is coming at you this week, just like every week, and we’re looking for the coolest folks in tech to present their products in the patent-pending* TechCrunch Radio Pitch-off. Here’s how it works: At the top of each show, John Biggs and I discuss the latest in tech news. For the last half hour, we bring five of the coolest new startups we can find on… Read More

  • Applications For The NYC Pitch-Off Close Tomorrow!

    Applications For The NYC Pitch-Off Close Tomorrow!

    Attention New Yorkers! Applications for the NYC Meetup + Pitch-Off will be closing in 24 hours (ish) so if you’d like to pitch your company to the coolest judges in the land (TBA next week), you really shouldn’t waste another minute. Here’s the plan, Stans: Participants will be afforded exactly sixty seconds to pitch their product to a panel of kick-ass judges, to be followed… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: iPhone Sales, Tesla ‘Ludicrous Mode’, And GoPro/Meerkat

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: iPhone Sales, Tesla ‘Ludicrous Mode’, And GoPro/Meerkat

    This week, Tesla introduced a new mode for the Model S called Ludicrous mode, which will take the car from 0 to 60mph in 2.8 seconds. Which is ludicrous. Meanwhile, Apple reported its Q3 2015 earnings, falling just under expectations for iPhone unit sales, though still growing the category by 35 percent YOY. Plus, GoPro announced a deal with Meerkat that will let users stream live from… Read More

  • Pitch Your Startup In The TC Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

    Pitch Your Startup In The TC Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

    Each week, John Biggs and I make the long trek up to 49th Street to sit on tall chairs, slap on some headphones, and bring weekly tech news to the world of Internet radio (specifically Sirius XM Insight 121 listeners). Why do you care? Well, if you’re reading TechCrunch.com right now (which you are, by the way), then you likely have a mild interest in the goings-on of the tech world. Read More

  • AKG N90Q | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: AKG N90Q

    The AKG By HARMAN N90Q headphones are, in short, awesome. Harman has long been one of the top names in audio, but its newest pair of over-ear headphones — the latest in Quincy Jones’ signature line — add a new type of technology called TruNote, which uses microphones to tailor music to your environment. And it goes beyond loud cars driving by or noise from being on a plane… Read More

  • The TC Meetup In NYC Is On Like Donkey Kong

    The TC Meetup In NYC Is On Like Donkey Kong

    Dear friends, readers, and general Internet-goers! The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off is drawing near, and it would truly break my heart if you missed out on our big night, either as a general attendee or a participant in the world-renowned TC Pitch-Off. What does that mean? Good question! The TechCrunch Meetup is an event that gives 10¬†of the brightest and most exciting startups from NYC… Read More

  • YC-Backed Cleanly Launches On-Demand Laundry Service In Brooklyn

    YC-Backed Cleanly Launches On-Demand Laundry Service In Brooklyn

    Cleanly, the YC-backed startup that handles all of your laundry needs with the push of a button, has today announced it will expand service from Manhattan to Brooklyn. Neighborhoods that will receive Cleanly service include Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Ft. Greene, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Dumbo and Downtown Brooklyn. Read More

  • iPhone Sales Up 35% With 47.5M Units Sold In Q3

    iPhone Sales Up 35% With 47.5M Units Sold In Q3

    It would appear that Apple can’t stop, won’t stop when it comes to iPhone sales. After two blockbuster quarters in a row — Apple sold a record-breaking 74.5 million iPhones in Q1 2015 and 61 million iPhones in Q2 — Apple has completed what is traditionally its slowest quarter selling 47.5 million units of the iPhone. That’s a yearly increase of 35 percent. Read More

  • Bio
    Verge Genomics Wants To Cure Neurodegenerative Diseases Through Advanced Algorithms

    Verge Genomics Wants To Cure Neurodegenerative Diseases Through Advanced Algorithms

    Launching out of Y Combinator, Verge Genomics is looking to find cures for brain diseases. Alzheimers, ALS, and Parkinsons are complex diseases that usually involve a network of genes, as opposed to a single gene. According to the company, over 99.9 percent of drug discoveries ultimately fail because researchers are looking at a single gene at a time. But Verge Genomics is able to cure… Read More

  • Shred Video Turns Hours Of GoPro Footage Into A Dope-Ass Montage In Seconds

    Shred Video Turns Hours Of GoPro Footage Into A Dope-Ass Montage In Seconds

    If you’re interested in extreme sports, chances are you own a GoPro and use it to film your sick moves. But folks with a GoPro know how painful it can be to edit down hours of video to 90 seconds of action-packed awesome set to music. Read More

  • ClubHouse Is Like Salesforce For The Engineering Team

    ClubHouse Is Like Salesforce For The Engineering Team

    In this day and age, the entrepreneurial spirit has been awakened in even those that can’t build software, which can make the engineering team a slightly mysterious entity. ClubHouse, founded by Kurt Schrader and Andrew Childs formerly of Intent Media, aims to bring more transparency and predictive models to the process of engineering. The company has raised $2 million in seed thus far. Read More

  • Yuri Milner Is Investing $100 Million To Find Intelligent Extraterrestrial Life

    Yuri Milner Is Investing $100 Million To Find Intelligent Extraterrestrial Life

    “What is the greatest question ever asked?” poses Yuri Milner, layering smoked salmon atop toast. My palms are sweating. As if the meeting at the Ritz Carlton with one of the most powerful men in the world (for which I was slightly late) wasn’t intimidating enough, the wait for him to join me — during which the hotel staff informed me of his preferred booth — had… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Jolla, Eden, iPod touch, And HTC’s New Phones

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Jolla, Eden, iPod touch, And HTC’s New Phones

    Happy Friday, and welcome to the latest edition of the TechCrunch Gadgets podcast. This week, we’re focusing on Jolla’s split, Eden’s on-demand tech help service, the new iPod touch, and HTC’s freshly revealed Desire smartphones. This week’s episode of the TC Gadgets Podcast is brought to you by John Biggs,¬†Romain Dillet Natasha Lomas, and Jordan Crook. We… Read More

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