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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  • Her, the dating app for queer women, finally goes live on Android

    Her, the dating app for queer women, finally goes live on Android

    And so, the dating pool for queer women across the world got that much bigger. Her, the dating app focused exclusively on ladies who are into other ladies, has finally opened up the app to Android users. The app launched all the way back in 2013 in the UK, and back then it was known as “Dattch.” Since, the app has rebranded to Her and launched across the United States, with… Read More

  • Drupe reimagines the address book with $3 million in funding

    Drupe reimagines the address book with $3 million in funding

    The mobile phone has transformed quite a bit in the last ten years, but the heart of it — the address book — hasn’t changed much. Drupe, with brand new funding, is looking to accelerate the evolution of the Phone Book. The company today announced $3 million in new funding from Canaan Partners Israel and Sweet Capital, a fund that was spun up by the founders of Candy Crush… Read More

  • Amazon Echo users can finally choose Spotify or Pandora as default music service

    Amazon Echo users can finally choose Spotify or Pandora as default music service

    I love my Amazon Echo. And alongside checking the weather, I mostly use the voice-powered smart speaker to play music. That said, I’m not much of an Amazon Prime music user. I don’t know anyone who really is. And still, the device has defaulted to Amazon Prime Music with every single request, forcing broad requests like “Play the Beatles” or super specific requests for… Read More

  • The next iPhone might start at 32GB of internal storage

    The next iPhone might start at 32GB of internal storage

    iPhone rumor season is upon us, the latest tidbit has to do with internal storage. According to the WSJ, the next-generation iPhone will start at 32GB of internal storage opposed to the 16GB entry-level option. If true, this is actually rather surprising. From a user perspective, 32GB at the entry level makes far more sense. At 16GB, including the storage space taken up by the OS itself… Read More

  • Zore X is a smart gun lock that raised almost $250K on Indiegogo

    Zore X is a smart gun lock that raised almost $250K on Indiegogo

    An unlocked gun can ruin more than one life. In fact,┬áThe Trace reports that toddlers shot an average of one person per week for the 2015 year, often injuring or killing themselves, because they were able to get on their hands on a gun. Zore, like many new products on the market, aims to change all that. Zore is a Jerusalem-based startup that has built a smart gun lock. Through a connection to… Read More

  • Spotify and Apple are staring each other down while flipping the bird

    Spotify and Apple are staring each other down while flipping the bird

    Figuratively, of course. The companies are at it again, and this time it’s not only bothersome to the businesses themselves, but to the end consumer. Going to the next level in an ongoing spat over Apple’s subscription rules, it would appear that Apple has rejected Spotify’s latest update to its app in late May, citing business model issues. Shortly before that, Spotify… Read More

  • Walmart squares up against Amazon with 2-day delivery across the U.S.

    Walmart squares up against Amazon with 2-day delivery across the U.S.

    Walmart has just expanded its free, two-day shipping pilot to the entire United States. The program is called ShippingPass, and it competes directly with Amazon Prime, offering users free, two-day delivery on any item for an annual price of $49. This is just half the price of the $99/year Amazon Prime subscription, but it doesn’t come with the same access to Amazon’s streaming… Read More

  • Uber adds driver safety features like break reminders, daily driving reports

    Uber adds driver safety features like break reminders, daily driving reports

    Uber has today announced new safety features for drivers within the driver-side app, including reminders to take a break when the drivers have been working for too long. These features are meant to fight against the four D’s of dangerous driving: drunk, drugged, distracted and drowsy. Across 11 pilot cities, Uber will be sending out reminders for drivers to take a break if they’ve… Read More

  • Doppler Labs intros Here One, with improved live audio tuning and music streaming

    Doppler Labs intros Here One, with improved live audio tuning and music streaming

    The folks at Doppler Labs have come a long way in a few short years. The company, led by Noah Kraft and Fritz Lanman, first launched with a fully mechanical ear plug for concerts. Last year, they launched the Here Active Listening System, which put a tiny micro-computer in their users’ ears, letting them control which frequencies they want to hear. Today, however, all those steps… Read More

  • The TC Meetup + Pitch-off hits Tel Aviv TONIGHT!

    The TC Meetup + Pitch-off hits Tel Aviv TONIGHT!

    Tonight is the night! After about a week of meeting as many Israeli startups and VCs as possible, it’s time to really get down to business at the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Tel Aviv. If you don’t already have a ticket, I’m very sorry to say that we are completely sold out. In fact, we even had to close the waitlist. In other words, ticket-holders need to show up as promptly… Read More

  • The TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Tel Aviv goes down in two days!

    The TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Tel Aviv goes down in two days!

    TechCrunch is finally in Tel Aviv, and we can’t be more excited to be here. And it seems like the folks here in Israel are pretty excited about it, too. We’ve entirely sold out of tickets for the TC Meetup + Pitch-off, going down on Wednesday evening at 5:30pm. However, if you want to attend the event and don’t yet have a ticket, we encourage you to join the Wait List for… Read More

  • Favor shutters service in five big cities, focuses on second-tier markets

    Favor shutters service in five big cities, focuses on second-tier markets

    Favor, the Postmates-esque on-demand logistics company that launched out of Austin in 2013, has today announced that it will shutter service in five U.S. cities: Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami and Washington, DC. Before this announcement, Favor was operational in 23 cities, including Toronto, so this takes the company down to 18 markets. Here’s what Jag Bath, Favor CEO, had to say… Read More

  • This is your last chance to buy tickets to the Seattle Meetup + Pitch-off

    This is your last chance to buy tickets to the Seattle Meetup + Pitch-off

    Dear Seattle, We’ve arrived. We have our pitch-off companies in a row, and our judges are locked and loaded. All we need now is you. We’ll be hanging out at the ShowBox SoDo from 6pm to 10pm. Ten companies will have exactly 60┬áseconds to pitch their products on stage, and one will eventually be crowned the winner. Plus, there will be plenty of time to drink alcohol and network… Read More

  • Announcing the judges for the TC Pitch-off in Seattle

    Announcing the judges for the TC Pitch-off in Seattle

    One down, one to go. We’re headed from a successful pitch-off in Austin to a surely successful pitch-off in Seattle. Ten startups will have exactly 60 seconds to pitch their wares to a panel of expert judges. You already know which startups to expect on stage, but we’re now proud to announce our esteemed judges: Sonal Mane, Microsoft Startups Sonal runs National Programs for the US… Read More

  • FirstMark Capital raises $480 million in new early stage, growth funds

    FirstMark Capital raises $480 million in new early stage, growth funds

    FirstMark Capital, the investment firm behind companies like Pinterest, Shopify, Riot Games, InVision, Tapad, Schoology, has today announced $480 million in new funds. This money will be split between two separate funds, with $275 million going into FirstMark IV (an early stage fund), and $205 million headed to the Opportunity Fund (for later stage companies and follow-on deals for… Read More

  • Talkspace online therapy platform raises $15 million Series B

    Talkspace online therapy platform raises $15 million Series B

    Talkspace, the startup that offers therapy via an app, has today announced the close of a $15 million Series B funding round led by Norwest Venture Partners. Other participants in the round include existing investors such as Spark Capital, Soft Bank, Metamorphic Ventures and TheTime. As part of the deal, Norwest Venture Partners managing partner Jeff Crowe will be joining Talkspace’s… Read More

  • FuckJerry launches ‘What Do You Meme?’ card game on Kickstarter

    FuckJerry launches ‘What Do You Meme?’ card game on Kickstarter

    FuckJerry, the social media sensation that has taken Instagram by storm, has today launched his first physical product in the form of a card game. Not unlike Cards Against Humanity, ‘What Do You Meme?’ is a game meant for a bigger group of people who want to laugh their way into a stupor. Here’s how it works: There are two different types of cards — meme cards and… Read More

  • Apple launches iMessage Apps so third-party devs can join your convos

    Apple launches iMessage Apps so third-party devs can join your convos

    At today’s WWDC Keynote, Apple swung open the gates for developers. Not only has the company opened up Siri to third-party developers, but it’s also letting third-party devs into sacred space: messages. With iMessage Apps, users can simply open up an app drawer from right within the Messages app to interact with others (and apps) at the same time. Read More

  • Announcing the judges for the TechCrunch Pitch-off in Austin

    Announcing the judges for the TechCrunch Pitch-off in Austin

    As Rafiki once said, it is time. The Austin Meetup goes down tomorrow, and we couldn’t be more excited to have some of the brightest new startups in the area pitch on our stage. And now, with great pleasure, it’s time to introduce the judges who will join us on stage and help us determine a winner. Without any further ado: Joshua Baer, Capital Factory Joshua Baer helps people… Read More

  • Uber opens RUSH API to everyone

    Uber opens RUSH API to everyone

    Uber has today announced the public launch of its UberRUSH API, letting any developer offer delivery of their products through Uber. UberRush launched back in October of 2015, offering same-day delivery of items through the app. It was a basic courier service, with deliveries via both Uber cars and bike messengers. In January, the company took it a step further with the launch of a private… Read More

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