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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  • London wants Uber drivers to prove they can speak English

    London wants Uber drivers to prove they can speak English

    Black cabs have been a staple of London’s transportation system for decades. That said, the city’s regulators aren’t the biggest fan of Uber, which often offers lower prices and added convenience. London’s transportation regulation agency (the TfL, Transportation for London) is imposing new rules that would require all private hire drivers to take an English… Read More

  • Speakable lets you take action on news articles that move you

    Speakable lets you take action on news articles that move you

    It’s not uncommon to feel a bit helpless at the end of a news binge. Oftentimes, the news leans toward the negative side and doesn’t offer much in the way of a solution. But Speakable, a startup founded by Jordan Hewson, wants to give people the opportunity to do something at the exact time and place that they feel called to take action. The year-old startup today introduced the… Read More

  • Tinder’s new Smart Photos show just how well the app knows you

    Tinder’s new Smart Photos show just how well the app knows you

    Ever wonder which of your selfies is best? Tinder wants to help you figure it out, with the launch of a new feature called Smart Photos. And Smart Photos, in turn, show us just how much Tinder is a big data company, meticulously collecting information about what (and who) you like and don’t like. Smart Photos is a single toggle in the Profile section of the app. When toggled on… Read More

  • The new Hinge, focused exclusively on real relationships, now costs $7/month

    Hinge, the newly pivoted “relationship app”, has today unleashed an app that it believes is the solution to the “dating apocalypse.” The whole idea is to ensure that users are all on the app for the same general reason: to find an actual relationship. In order to do that, the company has totally rejiggered the app’s UI and protocol, as well as adding a… Read More

  • Netflix signs deal with theater chain to put original films on the big screen

    Netflix signs deal with theater chain to put original films on the big screen

    Netflix is continuing its slow crawl into the movie theater, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ says that Netflix has struck a deal with iPic Entertainment, a luxury theater chain, that would allow Netflix to feature 10 of its original films in theaters on the same day that they launch across Netflix. iPic has venues in 15 markets across the U.S., but the report says… Read More

  • Wine n Dine is a meal review app that looks like Instagram

    Wine n Dine is a meal review app that looks like Instagram

    There are plenty of apps and services out there that tell you which restaurants you should check out. But very few of them pay much attention to the meal itself. That’s where Wine n Dine comes in. Wine n Dine is an Instagram-style app that lets you follow other users in your area to see which meals they’re eating, and potentially take them up on their recommendation. If you see… Read More

  • The TC Meetup + Pitch-off is heading to Seoul, SK on October 27

    The TC Meetup + Pitch-off is heading to Seoul, SK on October 27

    Get ready for the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul, because we’ll be there soon. On October 27, the TC team will descend on South Korea to hold one of our world-famous pitch-offs, in which 10 companies will show off their wares onstage. After all the startups have completed their 60-second, rapid-fire pitches, a panel of expert local VC judges will decide who wins. First place will get a… Read More

  • Camp David, from the makers of Milk Studios, brings co-working to BK’s Industry City

    Camp David, from the makers of Milk Studios, brings co-working to BK’s Industry City

    Brooklynites looking for a place to build their wares now have yet another option in the form of Camp David. Camp David comes to us via Milk Studios founders Mazdack Rassi and Erez Shternlicht, who have experience in bringing this type of space to life in the studio production world. With Camp David, they hope to expand that footprint into other creative verticals including tech. Camp… Read More

  • Drizly transforms its on-demand booze delivery service into a marketplace

    Drizly transforms its on-demand booze delivery service into a marketplace

    Drizly, the service that lets you order alcohol online, has today announced a major transition of the company with the launch of its marketplace. The Drizly marketplace will let any retailer integrate with the Drizly software to generate extra sales. And for the user, the marketplace will allow more pricing transparency and flexibility. The old Drizly, by comparison, would use a set of criteria… Read More

  • AOL’s new Alto mail client lets you take action from your inbox

    AOL’s new Alto mail client lets you take action from your inbox

    The AOL Alto team is today delivering a new version of the product that may make some of your biggest email woes disappear. Enter the Alto Dashboard. With the latest version of AOL Alto, users can choose between a regular inbox view and a dashboard view of their communications. Dashboard view surfaces contextually relevant information right to the top of the page and offers the ability to… Read More

  • Apply now for the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul on October 27!

    Apply now for the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul on October 27!

    TechCrunch is headed to Seoul, South Korea and we can’t wait to see what kind of gadgets and services are coming out of one of the biggest technology hubs in the world. We’re bringing the TC Meetup + Pitch-off to Seoul on October 27, and we need your help! If you are a founder or entrepreneur working in the area, we want you to pitch your product to a panel of expert judges and… Read More

  • Tinder Boost lets you pay your way to the front of the line

    Tinder Boost lets you pay your way to the front of the line

    Tinder is introducing a new premium feature called Tinder Boost. The feature will let users pay to have their profiles displayed first to other users on the app in the same locale for 30 minutes. According to the announcement, it’s all about saving users’ time and making sure that the Tinder experience is maximized during the time that they’re actually using the app. From… Read More

  • ClassPass sacrifices 10% of customers in pursuit of healthier margins

    ClassPass sacrifices 10% of customers in pursuit of healthier margins

    Classpass, the subscription service for fitness classes, became a household name because of one simple innovation. The business model. Combining the breadth of a marketplace with a subscription pricing structure sparked a handful of similar startup launches (like Vive, which does the same thing with hair blowouts). But more importantly, it was the turning point for the company, putting it… Read More

  • Hinge closes the door on casual dating to focus on serious relationships

    Hinge closes the door on casual dating to focus on serious relationships

    Hinge, the dating app that uses Facebook to connect you with friends of friends, has today announced that it will be sunsetting its original app. In its place, Hinge will be launching an entirely new version of the app, focused on relationships. The new app, built from the ground up, will go live on October 11. Oh, and by the way, the new app will be a paid app for all users. CEO Justin… Read More

  • Twitter’s Gareth Paul Jones, Amex’s Tamar Shapiro check-in to new senior roles at Foursquare

    Twitter’s Gareth Paul Jones, Amex’s Tamar Shapiro check-in to new senior roles at Foursquare

    Now that the dust has settled from Foursquare’s big split, the company is pushing forward with a few new executives and a brand new office in Los Angeles. The company has recently brought on Gareth Paul Jones — former head of mobile partner integrations at Twitter, who previously held positions at companies like Apple, TRUSTe, and Google — as Director of Technology Services. Read More

  • Scale Model, the betaworks-backed tool for audience targeting, goes self serve

    Scale Model, the betaworks-backed tool for audience targeting, goes self serve

    Scale Model, the betaworks-backed marketing platform for better audience targeting, has today announced the launch of its fully-baked V2. Scale Model hooks into the Twitter Ads API to help brands and influencers better understand their audience, and the way that their own follower community, or sub-communities, interact with one another. Upon the initial launch, Scale Model was building… Read More

  • Tinder invests in Vina as it inches toward friend-finding

    Tinder invests in Vina as it inches toward friend-finding

    Tinder, the dating app to rule them all, has today announced that it participated as an investor in Vina’s latest funding round. Vina, a social network where girls can meet and nurture new friendships, recently raised a $1.4 million seed round from Greylock, NEA and Wildcat Venture Partners. Tinder, as it happens, also participated in the round, investing a “meaningful… Read More

  • The new PAX 3 lets you vape both loose-leaf flower and concentrates

    The new PAX 3 lets you vape both loose-leaf flower and concentrates

    Pax Labs, makers of some of the world’s most popular loose-leaf flower and nicotine vaporizers, has today announced a new flagship vaporizer in the form of the Pax 3. Not only is Pax 3 the third generation of Pax’s flagship device, but it also happens to have three ovens for dual-use among both loose-leaf flower and concentrates like oil. “One of the greatest challenges at Pax… Read More

  • PAX Labs unveils the PAX Era, a new oil vaporizer

    PAX Labs unveils the PAX Era, a new oil vaporizer

    These days, it’s not uncommon to see folks using oil pens instead of lighting up a good old-fashioned joint. PAX Labs, the makers of the Pax vaporizer line and the JUUL e-cig, are today answering the call. Meet the PAX Era. Built in the likeness of the Juul, the PAX Era is a high-quality, temperature-controlled portable oil vaporizer that uses pods to ensure a great user experience. With… Read More

  • Tinder taps Spotify to let you add music to your profile

    Tinder taps Spotify to let you add music to your profile

    Tinder is teaming up with Spotify to give users a new way to judge each other. Just as Tinder allowed folks to connect their Instagram accounts to their Tinder profile, the same is now true for Spotify. Users will be able to check out each others’ most-played songs on Spotify. But even if you don’t have Spotify, Tinder will still let you use Spotify to add your ‘Tinder… Read More

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