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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  • Walmart squares up against Amazon with 2-day delivery across the U.S.

    Walmart squares up against Amazon with 2-day delivery across the U.S.

    Walmart has just expanded its free, two-day shipping pilot to the entire United States. The program is called ShippingPass, and it competes directly with Amazon Prime, offering users free, two-day delivery on any item for an annual price of $49. This is just half the price of the $99/year Amazon Prime subscription, but it doesn’t come with the same access to Amazon’s streaming… Read More

  • Uber adds driver safety features like break reminders, daily driving reports

    Uber adds driver safety features like break reminders, daily driving reports

    Uber has today announced new safety features for drivers within the driver-side app, including reminders to take a break when the drivers have been working for too long. These features are meant to fight against the four D’s of dangerous driving: drunk, drugged, distracted and drowsy. Across 11 pilot cities, Uber will be sending out reminders for drivers to take a break if they’ve… Read More

  • Doppler Labs intros Here One, with improved live audio tuning and music streaming

    Doppler Labs intros Here One, with improved live audio tuning and music streaming

    The folks at Doppler Labs have come a long way in a few short years. The company, led by Noah Kraft and Fritz Lanman, first launched with a fully mechanical ear plug for concerts. Last year, they launched the Here Active Listening System, which put a tiny micro-computer in their users’ ears, letting them control which frequencies they want to hear. Today, however, all those steps… Read More

  • The TC Meetup + Pitch-off hits Tel Aviv TONIGHT!

    The TC Meetup + Pitch-off hits Tel Aviv TONIGHT!

    Tonight is the night! After about a week of meeting as many Israeli startups and VCs as possible, it’s time to really get down to business at the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Tel Aviv. If you don’t already have a ticket, I’m very sorry to say that we are completely sold out. In fact, we even had to close the waitlist. In other words, ticket-holders need to show up as promptly… Read More

  • The TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Tel Aviv goes down in two days!

    The TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Tel Aviv goes down in two days!

    TechCrunch is finally in Tel Aviv, and we can’t be more excited to be here. And it seems like the folks here in Israel are pretty excited about it, too. We’ve entirely sold out of tickets for the TC Meetup + Pitch-off, going down on Wednesday evening at 5:30pm. However, if you want to attend the event and don’t yet have a ticket, we encourage you to join the Wait List for… Read More

  • Favor shutters service in five big cities, focuses on second-tier markets

    Favor shutters service in five big cities, focuses on second-tier markets

    Favor, the Postmates-esque on-demand logistics company that launched out of Austin in 2013, has today announced that it will shutter service in five U.S. cities: Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami and Washington, DC. Before this announcement, Favor was operational in 23 cities, including Toronto, so this takes the company down to 18 markets. Here’s what Jag Bath, Favor CEO, had to say… Read More

  • This is your last chance to buy tickets to the Seattle Meetup + Pitch-off

    This is your last chance to buy tickets to the Seattle Meetup + Pitch-off

    Dear Seattle, We’ve arrived. We have our pitch-off companies in a row, and our judges are locked and loaded. All we need now is you. We’ll be hanging out at the ShowBox SoDo from 6pm to 10pm. Ten companies will have exactly 60 seconds to pitch their products on stage, and one will eventually be crowned the winner. Plus, there will be plenty of time to drink alcohol and network… Read More

  • Announcing the judges for the TC Pitch-off in Seattle

    Announcing the judges for the TC Pitch-off in Seattle

    One down, one to go. We’re headed from a successful pitch-off in Austin to a surely successful pitch-off in Seattle. Ten startups will have exactly 60 seconds to pitch their wares to a panel of expert judges. You already know which startups to expect on stage, but we’re now proud to announce our esteemed judges: Sonal Mane, Microsoft Startups Sonal runs National Programs for the US… Read More

  • FirstMark Capital raises $480 million in new early stage, growth funds

    FirstMark Capital raises $480 million in new early stage, growth funds

    FirstMark Capital, the investment firm behind companies like Pinterest, Shopify, Riot Games, InVision, Tapad, Schoology, has today announced $480 million in new funds. This money will be split between two separate funds, with $275 million going into FirstMark IV (an early stage fund), and $205 million headed to the Opportunity Fund (for later stage companies and follow-on deals for… Read More

  • Talkspace online therapy platform raises $15 million Series B

    Talkspace online therapy platform raises $15 million Series B

    Talkspace, the startup that offers therapy via an app, has today announced the close of a $15 million Series B funding round led by Norwest Venture Partners. Other participants in the round include existing investors such as Spark Capital, Soft Bank, Metamorphic Ventures and TheTime. As part of the deal, Norwest Venture Partners managing partner Jeff Crowe will be joining Talkspace’s… Read More

  • FuckJerry launches ‘What Do You Meme?’ card game on Kickstarter

    FuckJerry launches ‘What Do You Meme?’ card game on Kickstarter

    FuckJerry, the social media sensation that has taken Instagram by storm, has today launched his first physical product in the form of a card game. Not unlike Cards Against Humanity, ‘What Do You Meme?’ is a game meant for a bigger group of people who want to laugh their way into a stupor. Here’s how it works: There are two different types of cards — meme cards and… Read More

  • Apple launches iMessage Apps so third-party devs can join your convos

    Apple launches iMessage Apps so third-party devs can join your convos

    At today’s WWDC Keynote, Apple swung open the gates for developers. Not only has the company opened up Siri to third-party developers, but it’s also letting third-party devs into sacred space: messages. With iMessage Apps, users can simply open up an app drawer from right within the Messages app to interact with others (and apps) at the same time. Read More

  • Announcing the judges for the TechCrunch Pitch-off in Austin

    Announcing the judges for the TechCrunch Pitch-off in Austin

    As Rafiki once said, it is time. The Austin Meetup goes down tomorrow, and we couldn’t be more excited to have some of the brightest new startups in the area pitch on our stage. And now, with great pleasure, it’s time to introduce the judges who will join us on stage and help us determine a winner. Without any further ado: Joshua Baer, Capital Factory Joshua Baer helps people… Read More

  • Uber opens RUSH API to everyone

    Uber opens RUSH API to everyone

    Uber has today announced the public launch of its UberRUSH API, letting any developer offer delivery of their products through Uber. UberRush launched back in October of 2015, offering same-day delivery of items through the app. It was a basic courier service, with deliveries via both Uber cars and bike messengers. In January, the company took it a step further with the launch of a private… Read More

  • Blippar redesigns its visual search app with a focus on discovery

    Blippar redesigns its visual search app with a focus on discovery

    Blippar, the augmented reality app that gives you a deeper look at the world around you, has today unveiled a redesigned version of the app that focuses on discovery. Blippar’s visual search tool can recognize hundreds of millions of items, at least on a category level. Some of these items are simply recognized as ‘building’ or ‘skirt’, whereas other items can… Read More

  • Tinder discontinues service for users under 18

    Tinder discontinues service for users under 18

    Tinder is discontinuing use of the app for everyone under the age of 18 starting next week, according to a statement from Tinder VP of Communications Rosette Pambakian. The dating app has allowed everyone 13 years of age or older to use the app since it launched back in 2012. Anyone between 13 and 17 years old was only allowed to match with others in that pool. However, that is all changing… Read More

  • Announcing the startups pitching at the Austin and Seattle Meetups

    Announcing the startups pitching at the Austin and Seattle Meetups

    In less than a week, TechCrunch is hitting the road to visit Austin and Seattle on June 14 and June 16, respectively. And with us, we bring the TechCrunch Pitch-offs. We’ve just selected 10 startups to pitch their wares in front of a live audience and a panel of expert judges, including local VCs and TechCrunch writers. Today, we are proud to announce our… Read More

  • Swarm launches Perks so you can get real-world rewards

    Swarm launches Perks so you can get real-world rewards

    For the last year, the team at Foursquare has been working relentlessly to turn Swarm into something fun. In many respects, checking in on Swarm is playing a game, and now the company is ready to reward you for your gameplay. Today the company launched Swarm Perks and Swarm Challenges, both of which offer real-world rewards to users. Let’s start with Perks. Swarm Perks is a discount… Read More

  • Get your Startup Battlefield applications in now!

    Get your Startup Battlefield applications in now!

    Applications for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF are now open. We’re looking for new, yet-to-launch startups to debut on stage in front of top investors and a massive audience. Former judges include Brian Pokorny (SV Angel), Roelof Botha (Sequoia Capital), Beth Seidenberg (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers), Aileen Lee (Cowboy Ventures) and Jeff Clavier (SoftTech… Read More

  • Refinery29 launches in Germany

    Refinery29 launches in Germany

    Refinery29, the fast-growing media company focused on women, has today announced its expansion into Germany. Refinery29.de will be the first non-English property owned by Refinery29, and the second-local edition following the launch of Refinery29 in the UK. Refinery29 launched back in 2005 with a hard focus on hyper-local fashion news. Since, it has built out numerous verticals to become a… Read More

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