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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  • Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan welcome their second daughter, August, into the world

    Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan welcome their second daughter, August, into the world

    Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have welcomed their second daughter into the world, and her name is August. Before you ask, it’s unclear if she was named August because she was born in August. (But I highly doubt it.) In usual Zuck fashion, the Facebook CEO and founder posted the announcement to Facebook along with a letter from him and his wife to the new baby girl. Here’s… Read More

  • 9 reasons social media stalking feels SO right

    Turns out, observing other people’s lives is actually a biological instinct. And in the age of social media, where lives are presented on a platter and require only the slip of a thumb, it’s easy to indulge in those instincts. In fact, sometimes, we let our impulses run wild in the most unproductive ways. But why the fascination? Whether we social media stalk out of adoration… Read More

  • ‘Athleisure’ brand Outdoor Voices closes $9 million in funding

    ‘Athleisure’ brand Outdoor Voices closes $9 million in funding

    Outdoor Voices, the ‘athleisure’ brand that wants to take on Lululemon, has closed a $9 million round of funding. The round was led by Mickey Drexler, with participation from a few strategic partners including Walter Robb (former co-CEO of Whole Foods) and OV’s lead manufacturer. As part of the deal, Drexler will take over as Executive Chairman of the Board. Outdoor… Read More

  • ClassPass plans launch in 10 new cities

    ClassPass plans launch in 10 new cities

    ClassPass, the subscription service that lets you work out where you want, when you want, has today announced that it’s launching in 10 new cities across North America. In September, interested folks from New Orleans, Pittsburgh, and San Antonio will be able to join the platform. Following the September launch, ClassPass will open up in Cincinatti, Calgary, Honolulu, Indianapolis… Read More

  • Watch the solar eclipse live right here!

    Watch the solar eclipse live right here!

    Today, the country will experience its first total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years. And people are amped. Unfortunately, the total eclipse (of the heart; sorry, I can’t help myself) will only be visible in a 70-mile-wide path of land from Oregon to South Carolina. However, a partial eclipse will be visible from everywhere else in the contiguous United States. Read More

  • ClassPass CEO Fritz Lanman will discuss making difficult decisions at Disrupt SF

    ClassPass CEO Fritz Lanman will discuss making difficult decisions at Disrupt SF

    There are plenty of CEOs-turned-investors, but few investors get quite as involved in their portfolio companies as Fritz Lanman. Lucky for us, Lanman will be joining us TC Disrupt SF in September. We’ll discuss the changes going down at ClassPass over the last year, including the price hike, the elimination of the unlimited tier and his appointment to CEO in place of Payal Kadakia. Read More

  • Applications for betaworks’ newest accelerator, Visioncamp, open September 6

    Applications for betaworks’ newest accelerator, Visioncamp, open September 6

    On the heels of formally announcing betaworks ventures, the startup shop is today introducing its third ‘camp’. betaworks Visioncamp is the latest accelerator-style program out of betaworks, and will focus on ‘camera-first’ applications and services, including augmented reality and computer vision. The program will include mentorship from the leadership at betaworks… Read More

  • The most-liked tweet in history says a lot about how the world is doing

    The most-liked tweet in history says a lot about how the world is doing

    The events that unfolded this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia have sparked reactions from all corners of the internet. But one Twitter user, former President Barack Obama, had a response that resonated with millions. Last night, this tweet from Obama became the most-liked tweet on the platform ever, with more than 3 million likes at the time of writing. "No one is born hating… Read More

  • Minibar Delivery alcohol marketplace picks up $5 million in funding

    Minibar Delivery alcohol marketplace picks up $5 million in funding

    Minibar Delivery , a marketplace for wine, beer and spirits, has today announced the close of a $5 million funding round led by Corigin Ventures, with participation from Female Founders Fund, Winklevoss Capital, LaunchCapital and RiverPark Ventures. Minibar Delivery launched back in 2013, trying to give liquor stores an ecommerce outlet and users the ability to buy booze with the click of… Read More

  • Call of Duty: WWII multiplayer trailer revealed ahead of beta release August 25

    Call of Duty: WWII multiplayer trailer revealed ahead of beta release August 25

    Call of Duty: WWII is one of the most anticipated titles of the year; after three years of jet-packing the franchise returns to its roots of boots-on-the-ground action. On the heels of the CWL Champs tournament (congratulations, Optic Gaming!), Activision and Sledgehammer have announced that the private beta for CoD: WWII will go live on August 25, and have concurrently released a trailer for… Read More

  • Poncho weather service picks up $2.4 million from Lightspeed Venture Partners

    Poncho weather service picks up $2.4 million from Lightspeed Venture Partners

    Poncho, the betaworks-backed weather service, has raised $2.4 million in seed funding led by Lightspeed Ventures. Poncho launched out of betaworks the same year as Giphy and Dots, and uses SMS and email to bring the news to you in an entertaining way. The premise is simple. Instead of having users seek out their own information via weather apps and being bombarded with numbers like… Read More

  • OpenAI bot remains undefeated against world’s greatest Dota 2 players

    OpenAI bot remains undefeated against world’s greatest Dota 2 players

    Last night, OpenAI’s Dota 2 bot beat the world’s most celebrated professional players in one-on-one battles, showing just how advanced these machine learning systems are getting. The bot beat Danil “Dendi” Ishutin rather easily at The International, one of the biggest eSports events in the world, and remains undefeated against the world’s top Dota 2… Read More

  • The biggest Call of Duty tournament shines light on growth of esports

    The biggest Call of Duty tournament shines light on growth of esports

    Esports is becoming a true spectator sport, but will the average Joe one day care about competitive League of Legends or Overwatch or Counter-Sstrike the way they care about watching football on Sundays? A number of factors are at play for esports to garner the same level of popularity as mainstream sports like football, baseball, basketball and fĂștbol everywhere but the U.S., some of which… Read More

  • betaworks ventures is a not-so-new $50 million early-stage fund

    betaworks ventures is a not-so-new $50 million early-stage fund

    betaworks, the startup studio responsible for companies like Giphy, TweetDeck, and Dots, is today formally announcing the launch of a $50 million early-stage fund called betaworks ventures. betaworks ventures has actually been active in the market for the last year, though operating somewhat under the radar, and betaworks has been making investments long before that from the over-arching… Read More

  • Brayola picks up another $2.5 million to make sure your bra fits

    Brayola picks up another $2.5 million to make sure your bra fits

    Finding a bra that fits well is hard, but Brayola is looking to make it easier. The ecommerce platform for bras has raised another $2.5 million in Series A financing, bringing the total A round to $5 million. Investors include The Firstime Fund, Ilan Shiloah, Nir Tralovsky, Jonathan Benartzi, Gett founders Shahar Waiser and Roi More, and Haim Dabah. The strategy behind Brayola is simple. Read More

  • Swarm kills the clutter, focuses on logging location

    Swarm kills the clutter, focuses on logging location

    Swarm has been through a lot of changes since it launched in May 2014. The app, which originally debuted as a social utility to let people check-in to locations and meet up with their friends, has since shifted to a gamified location-sharing app. Today, the company is looking to revamp the app once again, with a new focus on lifelogging. So much of our lives is now contained within… Read More

  • MojiLaLa, the sticker marketplace, lands $1.5M seed round from Great Oaks, betaworks

    MojiLaLa, the sticker marketplace, lands $1.5M seed round from Great Oaks, betaworks

    The launch of iOS 10 and its iMessage Store has launched emojis and stickers into mainstream communication. In fact, 6 billion emoticons are sent every day. And a new startup called MojiLaLa is looking to capitalize, both figuratively and literally. MojiLaLa is a marketplace that lets artists submit their sticker packs to the iOS store with zero hassle, for free. The company has just raised… Read More

  • The battle between hotels and Airbnb escalates in NYC

    The battle between hotels and Airbnb escalates in NYC

    The war between Airbnb and the hotel industry rages on, and it’s reaching new lows here in New York. A campaign, backed by the Hotel Association of New York City Inc. and the union that represents hotel workers, launched a 10-day, 30-second ad that links Airbnb’s short-term rentals to public security threats. The ad sets the stage for fear-mongering, stating that NYC remains the… Read More

  • DJI Spark update introduces 180-degree selfie mode

    DJI Spark update introduces 180-degree selfie mode

    Owners of the DJI Spark will be glad to know they now have a little more functionality with their palm-sized selfie drone. Thanks to a software update, users will be able to get a panoramic, 180-degree photo of themselves. The drone’s 12-megapixel sensor will fly in a circle around the subject (presumably you) and stitch together 21 individual photos. Photo resolution has been improved… Read More

  • Google Maps co-founder Lars Rasmussen wants to make running fun through music

    Google Maps co-founder Lars Rasmussen wants to make running fun through music

    For many of us, running is not a joy nor a pleasure but an obligation. We run to stay fit and healthy, and begrudge our way through the whole thing. But an app from Google Maps co-founder Lars Rasmussen and partner Elomida Visviki hopes to push you to that runner’s high through the art of music. Weav Run originally launched in the App Store at the beginning of this year, but today… Read More