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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  • Unmute reinvents the phone hotline with a social calling app

    Unmute reinvents the phone hotline with a social calling app

    In the 80s, there were dozens of 1-900 hotlines that anyone could call to chat about a certain topic. These ranged from phone sex lines to WWF chats to fan hotlines for stars like The New Kids On The Block and Hulk Hogan. Chatrooms eventually ended this lucrative industry. Until now. Unmute, an app that lets users make and listen in on live phone calls, is today unveiling v2 of the product… Read More

  • Drizly pulls in $15 million Series B to power liquor-based e-commerce

    Drizly pulls in $15 million Series B to power liquor-based e-commerce

    Drizly, the on-demand booze delivery startup, has today announced the close of a $15 million Series B funding round, led by Polaris Partners, with participation from other existing investors. Drizly operates in a very similar manner to Uber, providing the technology infrastructure that allows liquor retailers the opportunity to provide their own on-demand service, as well as an e-commerce… Read More

  • MikMak mobile video shopping platform raises $3.2M seed led by VaynerMedia

    MikMak mobile video shopping platform raises $3.2M seed led by VaynerMedia

    MikMak, the service that creates and distributes short-form “mini-mercials” so users can shop via video, has today announced the close of a $3.2 million seed round, led by VaynerMedia, with participation from SLOW Ventures, UTA Ventures, BRaVe Ventures and MX Investments. As part of the round, Gary Vaynerchuk will be joining MikMak’s Board. MikMak launched back in May of… Read More

  • Early Foursquare employees launch Iterate, a survey tool for startups

    Early Foursquare employees launch Iterate, a survey tool for startups

    Startups are constantly talking about feedback from their users — having meaningful conversations with real users to figure out what they want, and how they can give it to them. But where are these conversations happening? Lord knows that App Store rating and Reviews systems don’t account for the vast majority of users, and it’s generally true that people are more likely to… Read More

  • Sensay chat platform raises $4.5m in seed funding from NVP

    Sensay chat platform raises $4.5m in seed funding from NVP

    Sensay, the chatbot startup that lets people ask for advice from fellow users, has today announced the close of a $4.5 million seed round extension led by Norwest Venture Partners. Other participants include Greycroft Partners, Sweet Capital, NHN, Draper Associates, as well as existing investors. This brings Sensay’s total funding to $6 million. Plus, the platform has also introduced… Read More

  • Pokemon Go creator Niantic’s CEO hacked on Twitter

    Pokemon Go creator Niantic’s CEO hacked on Twitter

    John Hanke, the CEO of Pokemon Go creator Niantic, has been hacked on Twitter by the hacker group OurMine. In the past 24 hours, the hacker collective took control of the account and posted a series of tweets, including one that identified Hanke’s password as “nopass.” Of course, this isn’t OurMine’s first high-profile hack. The organization has broken into a… Read More

  • Lobster, the marketplace for user-generated content, integrates with Dropbox

    Lobster, the marketplace for user-generated content, integrates with Dropbox

    Lobster, the platform that lets brands and publishers license user-generated content from social sites like Instagram and YouTube, has today announced integration with Dropbox. Plus, the platform has built tools that will make it easier for brands and publishers to find the perfect picture. Read More

  • Uber co-founder launches new real estate venture for Expa called Haus

    Uber co-founder launches new real estate venture for Expa called Haus

    Garrett Camp, Uber cofounder and CEO of Expa Studios, is today unveiling Expa’s latest project, Haus. Haus is the studio’s first real estate play and focuses entirely on the buying and selling of residential property, digitizing and organizing offers from buyers so that all parties (the buyer, seller, and agents) have more transparency and immediacy through the negotiation… Read More

  • Hyperloop One unveils new manufacturing plant in Nevada

    Hyperloop One unveils new manufacturing plant in Nevada

    Hyperloop One is today announcing the opening of its first manufacturing plant. Called Hyperloop One Metalworks, the 105,000 square-foot building in North Las Vegas will be the new professional home of many of the company’s 170 employees, including engineers, machinists and welders. These folks will build and test a number of components for the DevLoop, a full-system prototype of the… Read More

  • Phosphorus genomics startup raises $10 million to test fertility

    Phosphorus genomics startup raises $10 million to test fertility

    As the world of DNA sequencing becomes more efficient and less expensive, a number of companies are sprouting up within the space. The latest, Phosphorus, has just raised a $10 million Series A led by FirstMark. Phosphorus is actually a spin-out from a previous genomics company called Recombine, which sold to CooperSurgical last year in a transaction valued at $85 million. Recombine, led… Read More

  • Awair air quality monitor teams up with Nest, Amazon Echo and IFTTT

    Awair air quality monitor teams up with Nest, Amazon Echo and IFTTT

    Awair, the IoT product that sits in the home and measures the quality of your air, has today announced integrations with a number of other platforms to improve the experience. The company behind Awair, Bitfinder, has teamed up with Nest, the Amazon Echo, and IFTTT to offer users new ways to interact with the data gathered from air quality monitor and more seamlessly automate their other… Read More

  • eHarmony CEO Dr. Neil Warren steps down, VP Grant Langston steps in

    eHarmony CEO Dr. Neil Warren steps down, VP Grant Langston steps in

    We’re all familiar with Dr. Neil Clark Warren, the CEO and founder of eHarmony and the star of all the dating platform’s TV commercials. But Dr. Warren is finally resigning as CEO, though maintaining his position as Chairman of the Board. In his stead, eHarmony’s Brand Marketing VP Grant Langston will be stepping up to the helm. Langston joined eHarmony in 2000 as a writer… Read More

  • Microsoft slashes Xbox One price to $250 ahead of Slim launch

    Microsoft slashes Xbox One price to $250 ahead of Slim launch

    This weekend, Microsoft dropped the price of the Xbox One for the third time since May, giving users access to the Xbox 360 successor for a mere $250. Remember, the Xbox One originally launched with a 500GB drive and a Kinect sensor for $499, all the way back in November of 2013. In the years since, the console has dropped dramatically in price, going to $399 in June of 2014. Since May of… Read More

  • Grover lets you rent electronics on the cheap

    Grover lets you rent electronics on the cheap

    Shopping online for electronics can be overwhelming. First you have the tech blog reviews, and then the forums, and then the product page itself. Finding the right product, at the right price, can be difficult. That’s where Grover (formerly ByeBuy) comes in. For roughly 5 percent of the retail price, users can rent electronics for a month and try before they buy. Plus, users can extend… Read More

  • Tinder Social, helping friend groups plan their night out, launches globally

    Tinder Social, helping friend groups plan their night out, launches globally

    Get ready for a new era — Tinder is about to launch Tinder Social globally. What is Tinder Social, you might ask? Well, Tinder Social is exactly the social planning app that has failed in the past, but backed by the world’s biggest young adult dating app. Tinder, the dating app to rule them all, has long teased other verticals for meeting and creating connections with the people… Read More

  • Meet Dots & Co, the latest game in the Dots series

    Meet Dots & Co, the latest game in the Dots series

    Dots, the gaming studio that brought you ultra-successful time sinks Dots and Two Dots, is today releasing Dots & Co. Dots & Co is very familiar for folks who have played Dots and Two Dots, yet it puts a greater focus on characters you meet along the way, each of which has a different ability that will help you solve puzzles. There are over 15 different game mechanics within Dots &… Read More

  • Grabr launches peer-to-peer marketplace for international shopping and delivery

    Grabr launches peer-to-peer marketplace for international shopping and delivery

    The international shipping industry is under siege by the tech world. Fleet and Flexport are just a few of the companies hopping into the space, but entrant Grabr is taking a different approach with a marketplace powered by individuals. The company is launching a peer-to-peer marketplace via web and iOS app, letting travelers bid on orders to deliver items that are difficult to ship… Read More

  • Twitter, Facebook vet Rachael Horwitz joins Spark Capital as partner

    Twitter, Facebook vet Rachael Horwitz joins Spark Capital as partner

    Spark Capital, one of the biggest and most successful early-stage and growth-stage VC firms based in New York, is bringing on a new partner in the form of Rachel Horwitz, veteran at both Twitter Comms and Facebook Comms. She will be the first marketing/comms partner at the firm. Horwitz spent nearly five years at Twitter as Communications Director, then took that experience to… Read More

  • Doppler Labs raises another $24m to put a computer in your ear

    Doppler Labs raises another $24m to put a computer in your ear

    Doppler Labs, the makers of the Here Active Listening system and the Here One headphones, has today announced the close of a $24 million follow-on Series B funding round led by Peter Chernin and The Chernin Group. New investors also contributed, including Kevin Efrusy, David Geffen, Dan Gilbert, Henry Kravis and Anton Levy, among others. Doppler Labs has been on the scene since 2013… Read More

  • Kim’s Snapchat Story, Taylor’s Instagram, and all the 1’s and 0’s in between

    Kim’s Snapchat Story, Taylor’s Instagram, and all the 1’s and 0’s in between

    Not-so-breaking news from the world of celebrity gossip: Kimye and T-Swift are at it again! And with this particular stage of the celebrity feud, we are given an amazing opportunity to look at how social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat can be used as weapons. As you’ve undoubtedly heard by now, Kim whipped out the big guns this weekend, posting a Snapchat Story of… Read More