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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  • Everpurse Is A Purse That Charges Your Smartphone, Wire-Free

    Everpurse Is A Purse That Charges Your Smartphone, Wire-Free

    We’ve heard of bags that charge your gadgets — the Powerbag Instant Messenger comes to mind — but none targeted directly at women. That’s where the Everpurse comes in. Read More

  • Moveline’s New Mobile App Makes Moving Even Simpler

    Moveline’s New Mobile App Makes Moving Even Simpler

    TechStars NYC graduate Moveline is having a big day. The company’s mission to alleviate the struggle of moving your home just got that much sweeter, with the introduction of an iPhone app. Read More

  • Nokia Lumia 920, Lumia 820 To Hit AT&T Shelves In November

    Nokia Lumia 920, Lumia 820 To Hit AT&T Shelves In November

    AT&T has just announced plans to carry Nokia’s new flagship Windows Phone 8 devices, the Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820. Nokia fans have been excited about these for a while, considering that Windows Phone 8 brings a bit more capacity for impressive specs, and Nokia has added its Pureview imaging to the flagship 920. Read More

  • Rumor: Apple Enlists Retail Employees In The War On Inaccurate Maps

    Rumor: Apple Enlists Retail Employees In The War On Inaccurate Maps

    There are over 40,000 Apple retail employees out in the world, and if the rumors from MacRumors are true, at least some of them are working tirelessly to improve iOS 6 Maps. If you’ve been living under a rock and perchance haven’t updated any of your Apple devices in the past few weeks, you may not be aware that Apple’s iOS 6 Maps are inaccurate enough and ugly enough for… Read More

  • Square Launches A Merchant Directory To Help Customers Discover New Places

    Square Launches A Merchant Directory To Help Customers Discover New Places

    Square, the startup disrupting the payments industry with its easy smartphone/tablet card-reader, has today launched Square Directory. It is a web-based search engine that allows users to find new merchants and restaurants based on their location, and the particular items they may be hunting at the time. The service already has over 200,000 businesses listed in the directory. Square Directory… Read More

  • TripAdvisor Acquires Wanderfly To Continue Social Travel Push

    TripAdvisor Acquires Wanderfly To Continue Social Travel Push

    TripAdvisor, a site that offers free guides and reviews for various traveling adventures, has just acquired Wanderfly. TripAdvisor has been slowly but surely integrating more social layers to its platform, with Friend of Friend reviews and a Local Picks Facebook app for restaurants. But the company’s acquisition of Wanderfly is taking that social integration to the next level. Read More

  • 3D Printer Form 1 Tops $1.4M On Kickstarter In A Week

    3D Printer Form 1 Tops $1.4M On Kickstarter In A Week

    The Form 1 3D printer, which you may recognize from Kickstarter, has topped $1.4 million in pre-orders in just under a week on the crowd-funding platform. With nearly 1,000 backers already, the FormLabs team has sold out of all their early-bird pledge packages, so anyone who backs the project now is only ahead of the official website sale shipments. Mad Kickstarter success always comes down… Read More

  • NYU Professor Open Sources ‘Utopia’ By Sir Thomas More

    NYU Professor Open Sources ‘Utopia’ By Sir Thomas More

    For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them. That’s perhaps the most famous and beloved quote from Sir Thomas More‘s Utopia. If you haven’t… Read More

  • Tablet Owners Read More News, Longer Articles: Report

    Tablet Owners Read More News, Longer Articles: Report

    A new study from Pew Research claims that the more devices we use, the more news we consume. In fact, rather than splitting the time spent consuming news between, say, a smartphone and a tablet, most users who own both devices tend to double the amount of time spent reading the news. According to the report, which was based on a survey of 9,513 U.S. adults conducted from June-August 2012… Read More

  • Netflix Brings “Just For Kids” UI To The iPad

    Netflix Brings “Just For Kids” UI To The iPad

    Netflix has just launched its “Just For Kids” user interface on the iPad, combining two of kids’ favorite things: the iPad and cartoons. The Just For Kids UI debuted back in August of 2011, and has since made its way to the Xbox and various Blu-ray players and smart TVs. Children tend to really enjoy the iPad’s touch interface, but without any parental controls within… Read More

  • The Zooka Wireless Speaker Bar Turns Bad Audio Into Loud Noises!

    The Zooka Wireless Speaker Bar Turns Bad Audio Into Loud Noises!

    Living in the digital age is a privilege. All the content you could want, whether it’s music, video, games, or apps, is at the tip of your fingers every time you fire up the old MacBook or iPad. But these portable devices – our smartphones, tablets and notebooks – aren’t really prepared to deliver that content at the highest quality possible. In terms of visuals… Read More

  • Tim Cook Apologizes For Apple Maps, Points To Competitive Alternatives

    Tim Cook Apologizes For Apple Maps, Points To Competitive Alternatives

    Apple CEO Tim Cook has written an open letter on Apple’s website, finally apologizing for the Maps drama that’s been unfolding over the past few weeks with the introduction of iOS 6. In the letter, Cook states that he is “extremely sorry for the frustration” and that the company “fell short on the commitment” of bringing world-class products to customers. Read More

  • An Afternoon With Bad Piggies, Rovio’s Next Hit

    An Afternoon With Bad Piggies, Rovio’s Next Hit

    You’ve probably already heard, but just in case you forgot to wear your Angry Birds merchandise, Bad Piggies has just hit the scene. It’s Rovio’s latest and greatest, and it brings something slightly different to the mix. Instead of flinging birds through the sky, or space, you’re actually much more concerned with the Pigs. The goal is to reach the finish line of a map… Read More

  • 3D Printer Form 1 Gets 6X Its $100K Funding Goal On Kickstarter… In One Day

    3D Printer Form 1 Gets 6X Its $100K Funding Goal On Kickstarter… In One Day

    3D printing is coming into its own. No longer relegated to the professional sector, anyone who has the cash can essentially join in the fun with a Makerbot or a RepRap. But FormLabs has found a way to bring the high-end performance of top-notch machines down to the price of a Makerbot. Yesterday, they launched the Form 1, an affordable, professional 3D printer, on Kickstarter with the goal… Read More

  • Bad Piggies Is A Hit, Taking Just 3 Hours To Hit The Top Spot In The U.S. App Store

    Bad Piggies Is A Hit, Taking Just 3 Hours To Hit The Top Spot In The U.S. App Store

    And just like that, Rovio is back to number 1. The Finnish gaming company today launched Bad Piggies, an entirely new game that features some of the same characters from the smash hit, Angry Birds. In this iteration, however, you play the game from the pigs’ point of view, building vehicle-style contraptions to get you through the map. The game only launched a few hours ago, at 3am ET… Read More

  • Rovio’s Bad Piggies Goes Live In The App Store: Build Bridges, Don’t Burn Them

    Rovio’s Bad Piggies Goes Live In The App Store: Build Bridges, Don’t Burn Them

    Angry Birds is now a household name. Even Rovio (the company responsible for the ultra-successful bird-flinging app) is a logo as familiar as EA’s. But today we’ll have to add another bit of vocabulary to our lexicon. Prepare yourselves: Bad Piggies has arrived. We’ve known about Bad Piggies for a while, but only a lucky few have actually played the game. Quite a bit hinges… Read More

  • The Apple iOS 6 Maps Fiasco Explained In 3 Minutes

    The Apple iOS 6 Maps Fiasco Explained In 3 Minutes

    No doubt you’ve already heard about the tragic mess that is Apple’s iOS 6 Maps. In fact, you’ve probably already gotten lost on the way to something important thanks to Apple’s faithful geographical guidance. But just in case you want to get down to the core issues here, and don’t feel like wading through article after article, I thought I’d just tell you… Read More

  • The iPhone 5’s Camera Is Faulty, Shows Purple Haze When Light Source Is Just Out Of Frame

    The iPhone 5’s Camera Is Faulty, Shows Purple Haze When Light Source Is Just Out Of Frame

    We’ve just learned that the iPhone 5 camera may be faulty, showing a purple haze (yep, I said it) in certain lighting conditions. If you take a picture with the iPhone 5, and there’s a bright light that’s outside of the frame, you’ll see a purple tint come across the image. This is possibly due to the Sapphire glass used in the camera’s lens. As we all know… Read More

  • Hands-On With B&N’s 7″ Nook HD, 9″ Nook HD+: The Fire HD Better Watch Its Back

    Hands-On With B&N’s 7″ Nook HD, 9″ Nook HD+: The Fire HD Better Watch Its Back

    B&N is making some big strides in the land of digital, and though these new tablets aren’t the most gorgeous slates I’ve ever seen, they do have what it takes to be contenders against the Fire HD, if reading is your first priority with a tablet. Barnes & Noble, the world’s largest seller of physical books, is yet again trailing in the footsteps of Amazon with… Read More

  • RIM Renews Its Vow To Keep The Keyboard

    RIM Renews Its Vow To Keep The Keyboard

    “BlackBerry has always been crazy about keyboards,” said Thorsten Heins, CEO of RIM, at today’s BlackBerry Jam developers’ conference. And of course, we already knew that. The Canadian phone maker has been more shy than almost all of its competitors when moving away from physical QWERTY keyboards, with only a handful of all-touch smartphones. But BlackBerry 10 is on… Read More