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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  • People are digging the new 3D replay tech in PUBG

    People are digging the new 3D replay tech in PUBG

    In December, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds partnered with Seoul-based Minkonet to introduce a new 3D replay feature. For those unfamiliar with PUBG, it follows a similar structure to H1Z1 or Fortnite Battle Royale, with a hundred players dropped into a large map with nothing but their own ability to loot gear and ultimately survive. The game is a hit, with a reported 3 million… Read More

  • Bench bookkeeping service raises $18 million in funding

    Bench bookkeeping service raises $18 million in funding

    Bench, the TechStars-backed bookkeeping service for SMBs, has today announced the close of an $18 million B-1 funding round led by iNovia Capital. Existing investors, including Bain Capital Ventures, Altos Ventures, and Silicon Valley Bank, also participated in the round. Bench first launched out of TechStars NYC in 2012. Back then, the company was called 10Sheet, and it aimed to providing… Read More

  • Warby Parker launches pilot program for kids’ frames

    Warby Parker launches pilot program for kids’ frames

    Warby Parker has been around for seven years, but today the company is finally unveiling a new product category. In a 12-week pilot program, Warby Parker is now offering kids’ frames to folks in the NYC area. The company is pulling from some of its most popular frames, shrinking them down to fit kids 8 years and up (Jr.) and kids ages 4-7 (Jr. Jr.). But why not go big with the launch… Read More

  • Madden NFL 18 esports are coming to Disney XD and ESPN

    Madden NFL 18 esports are coming to Disney XD and ESPN

    With the Super Bowl just a few weeks away, the world of football has some relatively unexpected news. Madden NFL, one of the most popular gaming titles in the world, is going even more mainstream. ESPN2 and Disney XD will broadcast Madden e-sports tournaments thanks to a new deal inked by EA, Disney, and the NFL. Madden NFL 18 is one of the top ten best-selling games in the last 12 months, and… Read More

  • Original Content podcast: We revisit the crime scene of Netflix’s ‘Ozark’

    Original Content podcast: We revisit the crime scene of Netflix’s ‘Ozark’

    Ozark launched on Netflix back in July — before we’d even started Original Content, our podcast covering the latest streaming news, shows and movies. However, TechCrunch’s Jordan Crook was a big fan, so at her urging, we all checked out the series, which stars Jason Bateman as a financial advisor who moves to the Ozarks with his family (including his wife, played by Laura… Read More

  • Ford files a patent for an autonomous police car

    Ford files a patent for an autonomous police car

    If the fourth season of Black Mirror didn’t thoroughly freak you out, buckle up! Ford has filed for a patent on an autonomous police car. While patent filings don’t always come to fruition, the mere fact that this idea is in development is mildly unnerving. The patent, first spotted by Motor1, describes an autonomous police vehicle that would be able to detect infractions performed… Read More

  • Sneaky Pete season 2 will debut on Amazon Prime Video in March

    Sneaky Pete season 2 will debut on Amazon Prime Video in March

    Sneaky Pete, the series created by Bryan Cranston and David Shore, is heading into its second season. Amazon today announced that Season 2 of the drama/thriller will debut March 9 on Amazon Prime Video. Sneaky Pete follows the story of Marius, a conman released from prison who decides to steal the identity of his cellmate Pete to avoid paying back a gangster he robbed in the past. Amazon… Read More

  • Logan Paul returns to YouTube with a video about suicide prevention

    Logan Paul returns to YouTube with a video about suicide prevention

    Logan Paul, the YouTuber who sparked a public backlash three weeks ago after posting a video in Japan’s “suicide forest,” has returned to the platform. In his first post back, he published a video focused on suicide and self-harm prevention. Read More

  • Mo’Nique calls for a boycott of Netflix

    Mo’Nique calls for a boycott of Netflix

    Mo’Nique, legendary comedian and Academy Award winner, is calling out Netflix for allegedly offering her $500,000 for a stand-up comedy special while offering millions to Amy Schumer, Dave Chappelle, and Chris Rock. In a tweet, Mo’Nique called for a boycott of Netflix on the grounds of color and gender bias: #BOYCOTT NETFLIX FIR COLOR BIAS AND GENDER BIAS. PLEASE STAND WITH ME. Read More

  • Rupert Murdoch wants Facebook to pay for the news

    Rupert Murdoch wants Facebook to pay for the news

    Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of News Corporation, today issued a statement calling for Facebook and Google to subsidize the news traveling through their platforms. In the statement, Murdoch calls on Facebook to pay a carriage fee, as cable companies do with pay TV, to trusted publishers that are posting their content on the social media platform. Read More

  • Nike’s PG2 light-up sneakers are for PlayStation fanatics

    Nike’s PG2 light-up sneakers are for PlayStation fanatics

    Gamers worldwide! Nike, PlayStation and Oklahoma Thunder player Paul George have a shoe in the works that may be right up your alley. The PG2, the second generation of Paul George’s signature shoes, is themed around the PlayStation console, complete with tongues that light up. Buttons inside the tongues let the owner turn on and off those lights, shaped in the PlayStation logo and PG logo. Read More

  • Original Content podcast: Amazon visits the paranoid worlds of Philip K. Dick

    Original Content podcast: Amazon visits the paranoid worlds of Philip K. Dick

    Amazon has already taken on Philip K. Dick with The Man In The High Castle (which is┬ábased on his award-winning alternate history novel of the same name). Now it’s using his short stories as the basis for an anthology series called Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. On the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, TechCrunch’s Jordan Crook, Darrell Etherington and… Read More

  • Foursquare is finally proving its (dollar) value

    Foursquare is finally proving its (dollar) value

    In 2009, Facebook was just getting popular with moms and grandmas. People were playing Farmville. Twitter was just becoming mainstream. And Foursquare launched on to the scene. Back then, Foursquare was just another social network, letting users check in to locations they visit and potentially receive badges for those check-ins. A lot has changed since 2009, but Foursquare still remains… Read More

  • Fortnite Battle Royale gets an updated map

    Fortnite Battle Royale gets an updated map

    Fortnite, which has topped 50 million players, has released an update to the game in the form of version V.2.2.0. The patch is significant in that it brings a long-awaited update to the Battle Royale map. Fortnite Battle Royale quite literally takes a page out of the PUBG playbook. In it, 100 players are dropped into a map, where they loot for gear and try to take down the competition. But… Read More

  • Amazon Studios greenlights second season of The Tick

    Amazon Studios greenlights second season of The Tick

    Amazon Studios has today announced that it has greenlit The Tick Season 2. The series is yet another rendition of the animated version that ran in the 90s, as well as Fox’s live action version that starred Patrick Warburton. It follows superhero, the Tick, and his sidekick Arthur through half-hour long adventures. The shows original creator, Ben Edlund, is returning for Amazon’s… Read More

  • Instacart acquires Toronto-based Unata

    Instacart acquires Toronto-based Unata

    Instacart has today announced the acquisition of Unata, a Toronto-based company that offers a platform for both grocers and consumers to interact digitally. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Unata’s product, unlike Instacart’s, is a white-label grocery platform, letting grocers anywhere create apps and websites for consumers to order products, complete with coupons… Read More

  • Airbnb now lets users pay less up front for bookings

    Airbnb now lets users pay less up front for bookings

    Airbnb has today announced a new feature that will help users manage their payments on the platform. The feature, aptly albeit unimaginatively named Pay Less Up Front, lets users pay for a part of their trip upon booking and the rest near the time of check-in. Before now, Airbnb users had to pay 100 percent of their booking up front. For weekend trips, that wasn’t such a big deal. But… Read More

  • Hulu announces April release date for The Handmaid’s Tale

    Hulu announces April release date for The Handmaid’s Tale

    Hulu on Friday released the first images of the next season of The Handmaid’s Tale, announcing that the next season will be released in April. Unfortunately, they weren’t any more specific than that. Another lingering question is whether or not Hulu will continue on with its weekly release of episodes for Season 2. In the first season, Hulu released the first three episodes at… Read More

  • Original Content podcast: Looking into the dark future of Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror’

    Original Content podcast: Looking into the dark future of Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror’

    Netflix has delivered another six glimpses into Black Mirror‘s often-bleak view of technology and humanity. On the latest episode of TechCrunch’s Original Content podcast, one of your regular hosts, Anthony Ha, is joined by Jordan Crook to discuss the fourth season of the science fiction anthology series. While we liked it — in fact, we both thought it might be Black… Read More

  • Google acquired Redux, a U.K. startup focused on audio and haptics

    Google acquired Redux, a U.K. startup focused on audio and haptics

    Alphabet, the umbrella corporation of Google, Inc. etc., has quietly acquired a UK-based startup called Redux, reports Bloomberg. Redux was founded in 2013 out of Cambridge, and built technology that uses vibrations to turn surfaces of phones or tablets into speakers or provide haptic feedback. The acquisition is reflected on Crunchbase, and in confirmed transfer of shares within U.K. Read More