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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  • HTC One S Review: I Give It A Fly

    HTC One S Review: I Give It A Fly

    Despite the fact that there’s no real wow factor here, it would be entirely unfair to say that HTC’s One S isn’t a great phone. It is. The hardware is some of the best I’ve seen in a long time, Sense 4 is quite nice albeit a touch heavy for my taste, and the specs are right in line with what we’re seeing on the market today. Truth be told, anyone at T-Mobile would… Read More

  • Gripevine’s Dave Carroll Tackles Customer Service Resolution After United Broke His Guitar

    Gripevine’s Dave Carroll Tackles Customer Service Resolution After United Broke His Guitar

    It’s an interesting story. One day, Dave Carroll was taking a flight with his band-mates on United Airlines. When he landed at his destination, he noticed that United staff were throwing his $3,500 Taylor guitar around, and ultimately, damaging it pretty badly. When United did nothing to help, Carroll took matters into his own hands with the help of a little video sharing site… Read More

  • HTC Titan II Review: Initial Impressions (Hands-On Photos)

    HTC Titan II Review: Initial Impressions (Hands-On Photos)

    The Titan II is yet another success for the hardware team over at HTC. It feels excellent in the hand, even if it’s huge, has a nice balanced weight to it, and the little chin at the bottom gives it some extra pizazz when lined up against other designs on store shelves. It calls to me. But there are a few issues, as is the case with most any phone. The first, and most important one, is… Read More

  • TheWhoot Co-Founders On Taking The Flakiness Out Of Social Planning

    TheWhoot Co-Founders On Taking The Flakiness Out Of Social Planning

    Back in the day, before the cell phone, people had to be where they said they’d be. There was no such thing as flaking out, and if you did, you were just a bad person. But these days, even when we make a firm commitment, the convenience of cell phones makes it really easy to flake out at the last second. But co-founders Ryan Coyne and Will Quartner think that going out and having fun… Read More

  • Pizza, After-Parties, And Start-Ups: The TC Mini Meet-Up In NYC Will Rock Your Socks!

    Pizza, After-Parties, And Start-Ups: The TC Mini Meet-Up In NYC Will Rock Your Socks!

    May is going to be a busy month here in the city. Along with Disrupt and the continuation of our highly successful Office Hours sessions, we’re also hosting an ironically massive “Mini” Meet-Up in NYC on May 8. Startups, investors, and general dreamers will have the opportunity to speak with each other, as well as parts of the TechCrunch editorial staff to network, pitch, and… Read More

  • D’oh! Homer Simpson, And His Donut, May Show Up In Angry Birds Space

    D’oh! Homer Simpson, And His Donut, May Show Up In Angry Birds Space

    We heard from Peter Vesterbacka himself that Angry Birds Space would be Rovio’s biggest launch yet. It’s had crazy success since its launch in March, and in proper Rovio fashion, the company has just released an update to the next level: “Fry Me To The Moon.” But with access to the next level, we also get a glimpse of what the level past that might look like, and… Read More

  • Clipboard CEO Gary Flake On Privacy And The Pinterest-Esque Redesign

    Clipboard CEO Gary Flake On Privacy And The Pinterest-Esque Redesign

    Gary Flake is a cool guy. He’s the CEO and founder of Clipboard, a web clipping service that lets you grab pieces of the Internet and save them in your own curated catalog of web-flavored goodies. It’s quite intuitive, and as Robin Wauters said at launch time, it’s highly addictive. Read More

  • Pencil Us In: Details On TC’s NYC Mini Meet-Up And A Thanks To Our Sponsors

    Pencil Us In: Details On TC’s NYC Mini Meet-Up And A Thanks To Our Sponsors

    That was quick. Sponsorship positions for the TechCrunch Mini Meet-Up in NYC are officially filled, and boy is this thing going to be awesome! If you aren’t already aware (and shame on you, if you aren’t), we’re having a little get-together for the tech/startup industry here in the Big Apple on May 8. Read More

  • Fly Or Die: HTC One S

    Fly Or Die: HTC One S

    The One S is the middle child in HTC’s new line of hero devices, not quite as badass as the One X, but a bit bigger than baby brother One V. As is the case with any middle child, it’s a bit easy to overlook. But John and I decided to give it some attention anyway, and like usual, we didn’t find much common ground. Read More

  • Is T-Mobile Getting The Samsung Galaxy Note?

    Is T-Mobile Getting The Samsung Galaxy Note?

    Even though I think it’s way too big for the average human, Samsung’s Galaxy Note is doing quite well since its debut in January at CES. In fact, Samsung has sold 5 million units of the Galaxy Note thus far, which comes out to about 1 million Notes sold per month. But could it be selling better? Possibly. The phablet is only available at AT&T with a rather steep $299 price… Read More

  • HTC One S Review: Head-To-Head With The One X And iPhone 4S

    HTC One S Review: Head-To-Head With The One X And iPhone 4S

    I’ve been fiddling around with the HTC One S for a few days now, and I have to say it’s stolen a little piece of my heart. The hardware is just about perfect, with a 4.3-inch qHD display and a slender aluminum unibody shell, and software like HTC’s Sense 4 overlay and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich only sweeten the deal. But, as per usual, there’s plenty to consider… Read More

  • NY Tech Day: “Justify Your Startup’s Existence In 20 Seconds”

    NY Tech Day: “Justify Your Startup’s Existence In 20 Seconds”

    The tech scene in NY is growing at such a rapid pace it kind of blows my mind. New York Tech Day was a glowing example of that growth, with 160 startups pitching and over 3,500 attendees. We couldn’t help but attend ourselves, and what we saw was more than exciting. Read More

  • Got Pot? Leafly Can Help

    Got Pot? Leafly Can Help

    During my daily combing of tech news feeds/breaks to learn more about the wide world of drugs, I stumbled upon this interesting little service called Leafly. Essentially, you hop on over to Leafly.com to do one of two things: find local dispensaries or explore various strains of the Mary Jane. But the set-up is quite nice, and with Marijuana legalization becoming a matter of when and not if… Read More

  • Equally Creepy And Creative, Cheek’d Is Online Dating In Reverse

    Equally Creepy And Creative, Cheek’d Is Online Dating In Reverse

    I’ve covered a few online dating services in my day, but this one has got to be the most creative. It’s called Cheek’d, and I’d categorize it as a place where business cards meets picking up prospective boyfriends/girlfriends/one-night stands. Here’s how it works: you go over to the Cheek’d website, at which point you take a couple minutes to fill out… Read More

  • Connected Cars And Bio-Acoustical Transmission: A Peek Into AT&T’s Research Lab

    Connected Cars And Bio-Acoustical Transmission: A Peek Into AT&T’s Research Lab

    Yesterday, I was lucky enough to venture into the depths of AT&T’s New York offices and check out the Research Lab. In essence, AT&T has about a zillion APIs that relate to cloud computing, navigation, translation, and a plethora of other fun technology, and its researchers then take those platforms and create really interesting products. Read More

  • This Speaker Dock Is Made Entirely Of Bamboo, No Electricity Required

    This Speaker Dock Is Made Entirely Of Bamboo, No Electricity Required

    I try my best to stay away from writing about speaker docks and phone cases. In my experience, they’re all the same, save for a few minor tweaks here and there. But today I stumbled upon a pretty novel little iPhone speaker dock that just so happens to be 100 percent green and uses no electricity whatsoever. You’re intrigued. I can feel it. Read More

  • AT&T’s AVP Of Technical Research Explains The New Watson Speech API

    AT&T’s AVP Of Technical Research Explains The New Watson Speech API

    It was only yesterday that AT&T announced its Watson Speech API, meant to let developers of any kind provide products with real-time translation baked right in. I got the chance to speak with Mazin Gilbert, AT&T’s AVP of Technical Research, about what this could mean over the next few months and years, and it sounds like useful, seamless translation might finally be in the pipeline. Read More

  • T-Mobile Announces The HTC One S: $199 On-Contract On April 25 (Hands-On)

    T-Mobile Announces The HTC One S: $199 On-Contract On April 25 (Hands-On)

    It’s only been a few short hours since AT&T announced the availability of HTC’s mamma-jamma One X smartphone, but there may be a few more tricks coming out of HTC’s sleeve before the day is done. For example, T-Mobile just sent over a bit of news regarding the One S, namely that it will launch on April 25 for $199.99 on-contract after a $50 mail-in-rebate. We first… Read More

  • Spotify Details New Global Partnership With Coca-Cola

    Spotify Details New Global Partnership With Coca-Cola

    Right now I’m sitting in a room covered in Spotify and Coca-Cola logos. That’s because Spotify and Coke have just announced a global partnership to help both brands expand their ubiquity. The folks at Coke explained that music has always been a huge part of Coke’s marketing efforts, going all the way back to a series of ads featuring Ray Charles nearly 50 years ago. That… Read More

  • Calling All Startups: TechCrunch New York Just Posted Office Hours

    Calling All Startups: TechCrunch New York Just Posted Office Hours

    The other day, I had the idea to open up Office Hours here in New York. And when I say “I had the idea,” I mean that I stole it from Mike Butcher who had the brilliant plan to do the same thing in Europe. There’s no reason to get all long-winded, so I’ll just hit you with the specs. Read More