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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  • 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

  • Jordan Crook Takes On Apple's iPhone 5 Maps

    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

  • The Ostrich Pillow: Because Who Doesn’t Love A Good Nap?

    The Ostrich Pillow: Because Who Doesn’t Love A Good Nap?

    I tend to take naps everywhere — on park benches, at my kitchen table after lunch, and most certainly on the subway. In fact, I’m convinced that I have some sort of sleep disorder, despite my doctor’s insistence to the contrary. But with or without some official diagnosis, I seem to have stumbled across the sweet elixir to my napping happiness. It’s called the… Read More

  • Barnes & Noble Announces Nook Video Apps, Launching This Fall

    Barnes & Noble Announces Nook Video Apps, Launching This Fall

    If your ecosystem of choice happens to be the Barnes & Noble platform, you’ll be happy to know that the book retailer is now offering Nook Video, a service that lets you buy digital copies of your favorite movies and TV shows directly from your Nook device. But that’s not all, the service stores content in the Nook Cloud, much like Amazon’s digital locker, so that you… Read More

  • Long-Distance Lovers Rejoice: LovePalz WiFi Sex Toys Let You Get Nasty In Real-Time

    Long-Distance Lovers Rejoice: LovePalz WiFi Sex Toys Let You Get Nasty In Real-Time

    Sex. We all have it, and most of us enjoy it. But what do you do when your partner (assuming you only have one) moves out of town or goes on a business trip? Well, you could buy the tiniest Bluetooth headsets in the world and talk all day long (like Pam and Jim from The Office), or you could sext all day and FaceTime all night (with the investment of a Swivl), or… you could buy this… Read More

  • Google Maps App Hacked Onto iPhone 3GS Running iOS 6

    Google Maps App Hacked Onto iPhone 3GS Running iOS 6

    Remember that one time you downloaded iOS 6? You were so excited about features like Panorama and… well, Maps. There was nothing else to be all that excited about, at least from a Christmas-morning, I-can’t-wait-to-play point of view. And then, you opened up Apple Maps to find that your childhood home didn’t really look like your childhood home at all, but a flat, f&#(ked… Read More

  • Fly Or Die: iPhone 5

    Fly Or Die: iPhone 5

    You’d think that doing an iPhone 5 Fly Or Die would be a piece of cake, what with 2 million pre-orders in 24 hours, but it’s not so simple. All the complaining of boredom and slight lack of innovation out of Apple… well, it’s not too far off of the truth. Apple took a huge risk with the original iPhone, and even with the iPod. But it turns out that those products… Read More

  • Check Out Highlights From Our Live Coverage Of The iPhone 5 Launch [TCTV]

    Check Out Highlights From Our Live Coverage Of The iPhone 5 Launch [TCTV]

    There are very few things that will get me out of bed at 5am: a family tragedy, more than $100,000 in cash, and a new iPhone. Of course, Matt and I were there to cover the launch of the iPhone 5 live, but we weren’t the only early risers yesterday. Thousands of people, including fanboys, brands, and members of the media (not to mention Apple geniuses) were at Apple’s Fifth Ave. Read More

  • Sleep Tight, Sweet Romain. You’ve Earned It.

    Sleep Tight, Sweet Romain. You’ve Earned It.

    Poor Romain. Being TechCrunch’s only remaining intern, we had him brave the New York City night and blog from the iPhone 5 line. He did it like a champ. And now he’s sleeping. In his Aol cubicle. He’s a grown man — a 22-year old Frenchman who’s braved multiple big cities on his very own — but I couldn’t help but worry about him the whole time. But lo… Read More

  • TechCrunch’s Picks From The ERA Demo Day In New York

    TechCrunch’s Picks From The ERA Demo Day In New York

    We’re here at the ERA Demo Day in New York City, set to bring you the latest and greatest new startups to launch out of the program. In case you’re unfamiliar, ERA stands for Entrepreneurs’ Roundtable Accelerator, and it’s a relatively new incubator compared to Y Combinator and 500 Startups. The companies presenting are all quite different, but after meeting with a few… Read More

  • The iPhone 5 Goes On Sale At Apple's NYC Flagship Store

    Watch It Live: Apple Opens Doors To Its NYC Flagship Store For iPhone 5 Launch

    The fanbois — not the 2 million that pre-ordered within the first 24 hours, but the rest of them — have only recently showed up to Apple’s Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York City. Romain’s here. Still. And of course, the same group of brand ambassadors and OccupyApple protestors are still at the head of the line, some pushing their app/cases/services and others… Read More