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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  • Airbnb now lets users pay less up front for bookings

    Airbnb now lets users pay less up front for bookings

    Airbnb has today announced a new feature that will help users manage their payments on the platform. The feature, aptly albeit unimaginatively named Pay Less Up Front, lets users pay for a part of their trip upon booking and the rest near the time of check-in. Before now, Airbnb users had to pay 100 percent of their booking up front. For weekend trips, that wasn’t such a big deal. But… Read More

  • Hulu announces April release date for The Handmaid’s Tale

    Hulu announces April release date for The Handmaid’s Tale

    Hulu on Friday released the first images of the next season of The Handmaid’s Tale, announcing that the next season will be released in April. Unfortunately, they weren’t any more specific than that. Another lingering question is whether or not Hulu will continue on with its weekly release of episodes for Season 2. In the first season, Hulu released the first three episodes at… Read More

  • Original Content podcast: Looking into the dark future of Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror’

    Original Content podcast: Looking into the dark future of Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror’

    Netflix has delivered another six glimpses into Black Mirror‘s often-bleak view of technology and humanity. On the latest episode of TechCrunch’s Original Content podcast, one of your regular hosts, Anthony Ha, is joined by Jordan Crook to discuss the fourth season of the science fiction anthology series. While we liked it — in fact, we both thought it might be Black… Read More

  • Google acquired Redux, a U.K. startup focused on audio and haptics

    Google acquired Redux, a U.K. startup focused on audio and haptics

    Alphabet, the umbrella corporation of Google, Inc. etc., has quietly acquired a UK-based startup called Redux, reports Bloomberg. Redux was founded in 2013 out of Cambridge, and built technology that uses vibrations to turn surfaces of phones or tablets into speakers or provide haptic feedback. The acquisition is reflected on Crunchbase, and in confirmed transfer of shares within U.K. Read More

  • Senator John Thune has some questions for Apple

    Senator John Thune has some questions for Apple

    A top U.S. lawmaker, Republican Sen. John Thune, has penned a letter to Apple with further questions about slowing older models of the iPhone via Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS. Senator Thune, Chair of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, asked how Apple came to the conclusion to replace batteries for $29 or if the company ever considered making battery… Read More

  • Kate Spade gets into the smart watch game

    Kate Spade gets into the smart watch game

    As it stands right now, Apple is absolutely dominating the smart watch market. But that hasn’t stopped other entrants from trying their hand, or wrist, in the space. Most recently, Kate Spade New York has introduced a new line of smart watches in collaboration with Fossil. This is part of a larger push by Fossil Group to launch smart watches across as many brands as possible, as announced… Read More

  • Kohler wants to make your bathroom smarter with Konnect

    Kohler wants to make your bathroom smarter with Konnect

    Kohler, a name you may recognize from the faucet, or commercials about a faucet, is delivering a new line of smart bathroom and kitchen appliances called Kohler Konnect. Because why not? With the help of Alexa, these appliances can be given various voice commands to perform specific tasks. The line includes a shower, a bathtub, two toilets, a mirror, and a kitchen sink. The platform primarily… Read More

  • Starry Internet and Marvell want to bust open the ISP industry

    Starry Internet and Marvell want to bust open the ISP industry

    Expanding and upgrading wireless networks requires an astounding amount of investment, both in terms of time and resources. As we head into the era of 5G connectivity, that investment only increases. But Starry Internet, founded by Chet Kanojia, is looking to lower the cost for the entire industry through a new partnership with Marvell. Partnering with Marvell, the maker of the 802.11ac and… Read More

  • Ragtagd reinvents the lost and found

    RagTagd reinvents the lost and found

    Each day, kids go to school and lose things. But RagTagd, a Sydney-based company, is looking to fix that. RagTagd is a service that provides ultra-simple RFID tags in kids’ school uniforms and sensor-equipped bins to schools so that lost property can be tracked. When a kid’s lost jumper ends up in a bin at their school, the second it hits the bin a text is sent to the… Read More

  • Amazon’s Alexa may eventually serve up ads

    Amazon’s Alexa may eventually serve up ads

    It was only a matter of time, folks. According to a report from CNBC, Amazon is in talks with brands and advertisers to include ads on the Echo through via Alexa. The report says that Amazon is discussing these opportunities with Procter & Gamble and Clorox. We can’t say we’re surprised. Just as ads found their way to the newspaper, the radio, the television, the internet, and… Read More

  • A week with Hulu with Live TV

    A week with Hulu with Live TV

    Cord-cutting continues to sweep the nation with 22.2 million U.S. households ditching their cable or satellite TV provider. My beautiful mother was one of those 22.2 million, and she recently replaced her AT&T U-verse cable package with Hulu with Live TV. Over the holidays, I spent the week using Hulu Live alongside my family and noticed a few things that may not be readily apparent to… Read More

  • What were your best nine Instagram photos from 2017?

    What were your best nine Instagram photos from 2017?

    You might have noticed a new end-of-year trend on Instagram the past few days. If so, you can thank 2017bestnine.com, a website that lets you automatically collect and collage your most-liked photos of 2017. Best Nine has been around for a while, so many of you may be familiar with the tool already. But for those of you who are new to that Best Nine game, here’s how it works. First of… Read More

  • WeWork’s Powered By We product is central to 2018 growth strategy

    WeWork’s Powered By We product is central to 2018 growth strategy

    WeWork had a big year in 2017. The seven-year-old company opened 90 new locations, doubling its global membership, and expanded into new cities in Latin America, Asia and Australia, and Europe and Israel. It is reportedly valued at $20 billion. While 2018 holds more of the same — WeWork plans to launch 1 million square feet of new space each month next year — the company also plans… Read More

  • InVision is investing $5 million in design startups with new fund

    InVision is investing $5 million in design startups with new fund

    InVision, the platform for creation and collaboration among designers, has today announced the launch of the InVision Fund. Led by CEO Clark Valberg, the company is designating $5 million to invest in startups working in the design space. “The world is giving birth to all of these little design tools meant to make the world of design better,” said Valberg. “We think of… Read More

  • AIM is officially dead

    AIM is officially dead

    Say “goodbye” (in the AOL voice, if possible) to Aol Instant Messenger. Back in October, Oath (the combined entity of Yahoo and Aol) announced that it would shutter AIM on December 15. Yes, today is the day. All good things come to an end. On Dec 15, we'll bid farewell to AIM. Thank you to all our users! #AIMemories https://t.co/b6cjR2tSuU pic.twitter.com/V09Fl7EPMx &mdash… Read More

  • 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

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