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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  • Alleged Leaked iPad Mini Pics Show Lightning Port, Odd Hole On The Back

    Alleged Leaked iPad Mini Pics Show Lightning Port, Odd Hole On The Back

    Before the hot-selling iPhone 5 launched into existence, most of the surprise had already been ruined. We saw parts, heard about launch dates, and even saw full-fledged photos of the device. So if that disappointed you as much as it did me, you might want to look away. These leaked pictures certainly appear to be of a legitimate iPad mini. The design matches up well with what we’ve… Read More

  • Dropbox iOS Update Brings Twitter And Facebook Sharing, Support For AirPrint

    Dropbox iOS Update Brings Twitter And Facebook Sharing, Support For AirPrint

    Dropbox has been busy. After adding new security features in the wake of an accounts-hijacking debacle, and adding support for the Galaxy Camera and the Galaxy Note II, the company has now released an update to its iOS app. Not too long ago, Dropbox added direct uploads to Vimeo, and this time the company is stepping it up a notch adding support for Facebook and Twitter. Read More

  • Three Days After iPhone 5 Drops, Samsung Desperately Leaks Galaxy S IV Debut Date

    Three Days After iPhone 5 Drops, Samsung Desperately Leaks Galaxy S IV Debut Date

    Put yourself in Samsung’s shoes. You’ve just lost more than $1 billion in a very public patent trial. Your shining star, the Galaxy S III, was just blown out of the water by a brand new iPhone — Apple sold 2 million iPhone 5 units in 24 hours, whereas you are at a pace to sell 200,000 every 24 hours. And now you’re scraping to steer people away from the new iPhone… Read More

  • Jimmy Kimmel Proves: Apple’s Magic Is In The Brainwash

    Jimmy Kimmel Proves: Apple’s Magic Is In The Brainwash

    Apple has definitely perfected its magic trick. There’s no doubt about that. The company has the ability to brainwash, and I say that as someone who has been brainwashed myself by the beauty and simplicity of Apple products. But it stretches far beyond the actual hardware, software, or services, and delves straight into brand perception. Reports even suggest that fanbois’… Read More

  • Watch Apple’s Hot New iPhone 5 Introduction Video

    Watch Apple’s Hot New iPhone 5 Introduction Video

    Apple has just announced the iPhone 5. And new iPods. And the fact that they’re number 1 in U.S. notebook sales. Oh, and that they’ve sold more than 400 million iOS devices in total. And one more thing, the App Store now has more than 700,000 apps. But of course, the iPhone has taken the cake. And what better way to celebrate its arrival than by watching a video introducing the… Read More

  • Apple Announces The New iPod nano: 2.5″ Display, Home Button, 38% Thinner, 7 Colors

    Apple Announces The New iPod nano: 2.5″ Display, Home Button, 38% Thinner, 7 Colors

    Of course all eyes are on the brand new iPhone, but everybody loves a good iPod refresh. Today, the company has announced a new batch of iPod models, not least of which is the brand new iPod nano. The iPhone may have taken the cake in recent months, but the iPod is the most popular music player of all time, according to Apple. And with the iTunes refresh today, there’s no better time… Read More

  • Apple Has Sold Over 400 Million iOS Devices: 9.5% Growth Since March

    Apple Has Sold Over 400 Million iOS Devices: 9.5% Growth Since March

    Last March at WWDC, Apple announced that it had sold over 365 million iOS devices globally since March 2012. Today, however, the company has taken that number to 400 million since June. Siri tells me that’s an increase of 35 million, 9.5 percent growth. Read More

  • Apple Is Number 1 In U.S. Notebook Sales

    Apple Is Number 1 In U.S. Notebook Sales

    Last March at WWDC, Apple announced that it had sold over 365 million iOS devices globally since March 2012. But perhaps more important, Apple has just announced that its number 1 in US notebook sales. Mountain Lion, the newest version of OS X, has also been installed on 7 million devices. Read More

  • Fly Or Die: Amazon Kindle Fire HD

    Fly Or Die: Amazon Kindle Fire HD

    The Kindle Fire HD is a big deal. Big. It has rather excellent specs — a 1280×800 7-inch display, TI OMAP processor, dual stereo speakers, and dual-antennae Wifi (with MIMO) — and it comes at a ridiculously low price: $199. Read More

  • Mark Zuckerberg: “A Facebook Phone Just Doesn’t Make Any Sense”

    Mark Zuckerberg: “A Facebook Phone Just Doesn’t Make Any Sense”

    “I’ve been bugging you about Facebook phone for months,” said Michael Arrington in Mark Zuckerberg’s first interview since the Facebook IPO. “You say there’s nothing, but I don’t believe you.” But Zuck hasn’t budged at all. “That’s always been the wrong strategy for us,” he explained. “It’s a juicy thing to… Read More

  • Viber Adds Support For S40, Symbian And Bada After Hitting 100M Users

    Viber Adds Support For S40, Symbian And Bada After Hitting 100M Users

    Viber has essentially been a smash hit right from its conception. The company hit 50 million registered users in February of last year, extending that to 70 million by May. But today marks one of the company’s greatest milestones: Viber has just surpassed 100 million registered users. To celebrate, and continue to fuel that momentum, Viber is releasing new features and various… Read More

  • Undrip Takes All The Nonsense Out Of Your Social Feeds

    Undrip Takes All The Nonsense Out Of Your Social Feeds

    If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re pretty well connected, at least in terms of your various social networks. But it can be overwhelming: there’s Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Instagram. And those are just the major leaguers. But Undrip, which has just launched out of private beta on our Disrupt stage, is ready to clear out all of the clutter to show you… Read More

  • Famo.us Is A Gaming Engine For 3D Interfaces

    Famo.us Is A Gaming Engine For 3D Interfaces

    Famo.us, launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco and brought to you by the same guy who founded PowerSet (Steve Newcomb), lets developers write fully 3D apps without having to depend on complex programming tricks or compiled apps. It’s a lot like the interfaces you see in Iron Man or Minority Report, and it works on nearly any platform, including desktops, Android, and… Read More

  • Startup Alley Day 1: From Online Marketplaces To App Discovery To Sports Broadcasting

    Startup Alley Day 1: From Online Marketplaces To App Discovery To Sports Broadcasting

    Sure, Disrupt is jam-packed with tech celebs, VCs, and the drama of the Startup Battlefield. But there’s perhaps an even more precious gem lying within the massive venue: Startup Alley. This year in San Francisco, we have more than 160 Startup Alley companies each day, with companies from Brazil, Israel, South Korea, Chile, Argentina, and even Vietnam. It’s our largest and most… Read More

  • Jack Dorsey: “A Founder Is Not A Job, It’s A Role”

    Jack Dorsey: “A Founder Is Not A Job, It’s A Role”

    Jack Dorsey never wanted to be an entrepreneur. But you can’t predict your life, and we’ve just learned from his keynote speech that you can’t predict the path of a company either. “A founder is not a job,” he explained. “It’s a role. It’s an attitude. It’s something that can happen again and again and again.” “A lot of people… Read More

  • The Hackathon Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Sleep

    The Hackathon Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Sleep

    The Hackathon never sleeps, and neither do the hackers. Just like the Disrupt NY 2012 Hackathon, and the San Francisco Hackathon before it, this year’s bunch of coders are up and at ’em, ready to disrupt… well, anything. Surveying the San Francisco Design Center, you’ll find a lot of empty red bull cans, beer bottles, and bags of chips. It’s not necessarily the… Read More

  • The Disrupt SF 2012 Hackathon Is On Like Donkey Kong

    The Disrupt SF 2012 Hackathon Is On Like Donkey Kong

    It’s that time of year again. Pencils are being sharpened, school buses are making their rounds, and hackers are coding to their little hearts’ desire. The Disrupt SF Hackathon has officially commenced, with over 400 hackers in attendance and over 35 different API sponsors, including AT&T, Nokia, Loku and Ford. Each hacker and/or team gets 24 hours to develop and product… Read More

  • Preparation For Apple’s iPhone Event Is Underway

    Preparation For Apple’s iPhone Event Is Underway

    If you’ve been paying attention at all, you know that the next iPhone is right around the corner. Apple has sent out invites to a September 12 event — that’s on Wednesday, by the way — just as we’ve long expected. The event is to be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, which just so happens to be located right next to the hotel we’re staying at… Read More

  • Siri, Why Are You Having Trouble Connecting?

    Siri, Why Are You Having Trouble Connecting?

    It would appear that Siri is down. We’ve tested five iPhone 4S models, all of which are running iOS 5.1. One of the iPhones in the TechCrunch office is running iOS 6, and Siri seems to be working fine on the newer OS. Twitter confirms, and there are some pretty funny tweets coming out of this very serious crisis. To be fair, Siri doesn’t work that well anyway, even when… Read More

  • From Disrupt Runner-Up To $13 Million In Funding, BillGuard Tells All

    From Disrupt Runner-Up To $13 Million In Funding, BillGuard Tells All

    BillGuard has come a long way in a short time. The company launched its SaaS product, which automatically scans your credit card statements for unwanted and fraudulent charges, in May of 2011 at Disrupt. Yet, BillGuard has since saved its users nearly $1 million in unwanted or fraudulent charges in just over a year. I sat down with founder and CEO Yaron Samid to discuss the path from Disrupt… Read More