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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  • TechCrunch Is Coming To Denver For The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off! Apply Now!

    TechCrunch Is Coming To Denver For The TC Meetup + Pitch-Off! Apply Now!

    Autumn is here, my friends, and with the falling leaves I bring you good tidings of great joy that shall be heard among the greater Denver area: In exactly one month, TechCrunch is hitting the Rocky Mountain State for the TC Meetup + Pitch-Off in Denver in conjunction with Denver Startup Week. The event will be held at 1644 Platte Street on October 1 at 6pm. This will be our first Meetup event… Read More

  • Kinsa’s New Smart Ear Thermometer Will Tell You What To Do When You’re Sick

    Kinsa’s New Smart Ear Thermometer Will Tell You What To Do When You’re Sick

    Kinsa, the maker of a smart thermometer that tracks the spread of illness, has today announced their second product in the form of the Kinsa in-ear thermometer. Unlike the first thermometer, which was a standard (though smart) stick thermometer, the new in-ear thermometer is completely wireless, and connects to the smartphone app via Bluetooth. The Kinsa portfolio of thermometers work like… Read More

  • Guru, With $2.7 Million In Funding, Simplifies Internal Knowledge Sharing

    Guru, With $2.7 Million In Funding, Simplifies Internal Knowledge Sharing

    Given the speed at which startups often grow, disseminating important information to the folks that need it (when they need it) can become a huge hurdle. Guru, started by Boomi founder Rick Nucci, aims to solve that problem. Guru is a Chrome web extension that sits on top of pretty much anything you do on your computer, and intelligently surfaces the relevant information about your startup… Read More

  • Apple TV 4 Will Retail Under $200 Starting In October: Report

    Apple TV 4 Will Retail Under $200 Starting In October: Report

    Though there has been quite a bit said about the forthcoming Apple TV 4, price is still a yet-to-be-determined factor. But 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has sources who say the new box, reportedly powered by an A8 chip, will retail for under $200 (either $149 or $199). The Apple TV is set to be unveiled alongside the next-gen iPhones at a September 9 event, according to sources. Read More

  • Wiselike, The Q&A Platform For Professionals, Picks Up $1.25M In Seed Funding

    Wiselike, The Q&A Platform For Professionals, Picks Up $1.25M In Seed Funding

    There is no shortage of Q&A platforms on the web. But today, a new startup with fresh funding is looking to repurpose the Q&A format into something more valuable for the asker, the answerer, and the general viewer. Meet Wiselike, which has just picked up $1.25 million in seed funding led by GGV Capital, with participation from 500 Startups, GREE and more. Here’s how it… Read More

  • Gadgets Podcast | Minecraft Edition 2

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: CarPlay, Booze, And Keyboards

    Welcome to the second edition of the TC Gadgets Podcast on Minecraft. This week, we’re discussing Apple CarPlay, the MixStik (which helps you to be an awesome bartender), the new full-size keyboard for mobile devices from LG, and the Sensel Morph (a totally different kind of keyboard). This week’s episode of the TC Gadgets Podcast features John Biggs, Matt Burns, Natasha Lomas… Read More

  • NYC Taxis Are Testing An Uber-Like App Called Arro

    NYC Taxis Are Testing An Uber-Like App Called Arro

    The battle between yellow cabs and Uber cars is about heat up. According to Crains New York, a new app called Arro is being beta tested among 7,000 yellow and green taxis in the NYC area, allowing potential passengers to e-hail a regular cab instead of an Uber. The app should roll out fully in a couple of weeks and spread to all 20,000 green and yellow taxis in the city. The Arro app is… Read More

  • Namely, The All-In-One HR Platform, Hires Radhika Samant And Teresa Dietrich

    Namely, The All-In-One HR Platform, Hires Radhika Samant And Teresa Dietrich

    Namely, a startup that does all the heavy HR lifting for you, is today announcing two new strategic hires in the form of Radhika Samant and Teresa Dietrich. Samant was previously CFO at EnterpriseDB, where she led human resources and operations and was integral in raising $60 million in funding, as well as growing out the team. Dietrich, on the other hand, was SVP of technology operations… Read More

  • Vine ❤️ Music

    Vine ❤️ Music

    Vine, the six-second looping video app from Twitter, has today announced a significant feature update that brings more attention to the audio in users’ videos. Starting tomorrow (Friday), Vine users will have more control over their vines with the ability to add music to their content. While it was previously possible to add music to vines by using a separate device to play the music… Read More

  • Splash Integrates With Giphy Because Why Not?

    Splash Integrates With Giphy Because Why Not?

    Splash, the event page service that lets anyone create beautiful event landing pages, has announced an integration with Giphy, the betaworks-backed GIF search engine. This makes Splash the only event site platform with a direct Giphy integration. Through the partnership, Splash users will have full access to Giphy’s library of millions of GIFs direct from the Splash Dash, where event… Read More

  • The Next iPhone May Come With Animated Wallpapers

    The Next iPhone May Come With Animated Wallpapers

    It would appear that the next-gen iPhone may come with some added flare. Sources told 9to5mac that the UI for the iPhone 6S may come with animated wallpapers, not unlike the animated watch faces that shipped with the Apple Watch. Those sources said that animated wallpapers could include animated fish in a koi pond, as well as ‘colorful arrays of smoke.’ Given that most… Read More

  • Amazon Adds Music And Water Controls To Echo As Part Of Alexa Fund Roll-Out

    Amazon Adds Music And Water Controls To Echo As Part Of Alexa Fund Roll-Out

    Amazon has today announced that two new companies, Musaic and Rachio, are being added to the Amazon Echo platform with investments from the $100 million Alexa Fund. With the Amazon Echo, which is in many ways a first-of-its-kind device, Amazon is taking a different approach to building out the voice-powered home assistant’s feature set. Instead of trying to do it all, Amazon is… Read More

  • Coin Unveils The Next Generation Of Its All-In-One Credit Card

    Coin Unveils The Next Generation Of Its All-In-One Credit Card

    Coin, the device that wanted to replace all of your credit cards with a… card, is prepped and ready to dig into the future with Coin 2.0. Coin 2.0 uses NFC and is EMV-compatible so that users can not only tap to pay, the way you would with Apple Pay on an iPhone, but can integrate their chip-and-pin cards to the device. The original Coin, debuted in November 2013 on Kickstarter… Read More

  • Apple Loses ‘Swipe To Unlock’ Patent In German Court

    Apple Loses ‘Swipe To Unlock’ Patent In German Court

    Apple has lost a challenge in the German court system that sought to overturn an earlier ruling, which voided its patent for ‘swipe to unlock’ in Europe. The patent (EP1964022) was granted back in 2010 and was used to win an injunction against Motorola smartphones (back when Moto was owned by Google) in 2012. Motorola has since appealed the injunction, with a decision dependent… Read More

  • Gadgets Podcast | Minecraft Edition

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Testing. Testing. Is This Thing On?

    Not going to lie: I have no idea what this is. My attempted explanation is that we were told that we should do video podcasts, and instead of turning on a webcam like normal people, we decided to record ourselves within the world of Minecraft. Why did we choose to do it that way? I don’t know. Is it compelling in any way? Again, I don’t know. I do know, however, that we talk… Read More

  • The Sensel Morph Is A Keyboard On Steroids

    The Sensel Morph Is A Keyboard On Steroids

    In the world of technology, change happens with the blink of an eye. But one thing that has remained relatively constant throughout the years is the good old mouse and keyboard. The Sensel Morph, freshly unveiled on Kickstarter today, is looking to change that. The Sensel Morph is a touch-input device that is meant to change the way we interact with the digital world. It looks like a… 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

    If you enjoy reading TechCrunch, there’s a really good chance you’d enjoy the TechCrunch Radio show on Sirius XM. Yes, that’s a real thing. John Biggs and I discuss the latest in tech news for the first half hour and then we dive right into the TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off. Five companies have exactly 60 seconds to pitch their products to a special guest judge, John Biggs… Read More

  • With $1M In Funding, VC Database CB Insights Launches A Data Tool For Salespeople

    With $1M In Funding, VC Database CB Insights Launches A Data Tool For Salespeople

    Many of you probably know CB Insights as the venture capital database that puts out reports about trends like the on-demand economy and compiles lists of unicorn startups. Today, the company is expanding far beyond the venture world with the launch of CB Insights For Sales, a product that puts its private and public company knowledge to work on the sales floor. CB Insights was launched… Read More

  • SmartThings Support Is Coming To Amazon Echo

    SmartThings Support Is Coming To Amazon Echo

    It would appear that Amazon has plans to team up with SmartThings to power various home automation features with the Amazon Echo, the voice-powered personal assistant device. According to a Google web cache of the SmartThings blog, the Amazon Echo will soon be able to power any SmartThings-compatible devices in the home through a simple shout-out to Alexa. That includes non-SmartThings items… Read More

  • Swarm Gets Back Into The Game With Leaderboards

    Swarm Gets Back Into The Game With Leaderboards

    In its quest to add a little fun through your (literal) journey through life, Swarm is launching version 3.0 of the app, bringing in a special new game that lets you compete with your friend network. In short, the Swarm leaderboard rewards users with coins for checking in at various places. Some check-ins might be worth only one coin, whereas others can be worth 10 or more, based on factors… Read More

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