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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  • Speakable’s Contact Your Rep button lets users take a stand directly from a news article

    Speakable’s Contact Your Rep button lets users take a stand directly from a news article

    As we move deeper into the Trump presidency and these turbulent political times, folks are more engaged with the news than ever. But many leave their news binge feeling helpless, without much they can do to solve the many problems they see in the world. But Speakable, a platform that lets news readers take action on the issues they care most about, is introducing a new tool to the platform… Read More

  • What to expect from the Steve Jobs Theater at the new iPhone reveal

    For the very first time, Apple is opening up the brand new Steve Jobs theater to unveil new iPhones (and more, we think) on September 12. This Apple Campus has been in the works for quite some time. In fact, one of our first stories on the new HQ was written by MG Siegler. In any case, folks will be allowed to visit the Steve Jobs Theater for the first time next week. But what will they find? Read More

  • Twitter’s new random notifications are awful and I hate them

    Twitter’s new random notifications are awful and I hate them

    About a month ago, Twitter rolled out a new feature that would show you a bunch of random shit in your notifications tab. For example, if a couple of people that you follow liked a tweet, it’d show up in your notifications tab. If someone followed someone else, boom! There it was in your notifications tab. If people you follow start tweeting about the same topic or article… well… Read More

  • Tinder hits top grossing app in the App Store on heels of Tinder Gold launch

    Tinder hits top grossing app in the App Store on heels of Tinder Gold launch

    Tinder has hit number 1 in the App Store’s top grossing category for the very first time. Claiming top spot in the App Store likely has to do with the global launch of Tinder Gold, which lets users see who has liked them without swiping at all, among other premium features. Tinder’s initial foray into monetization came in 2015 with the launch of Tinder Plus, which lets users… Read More

  • The Destiny 2 live action trailer is out and it’s hilarious

    The Destiny 2 live action trailer is out and it’s hilarious

    The Destiny 2 live action trailer is officially out, and it’s one of the most comical video game trailers ever. The live action trailer heralds the coming of the new game, which is set to drop on September 6. The trailer stars Cayde-6, voiced by Nathan Fillion, and was directed by the same guy who directed Kong: Skull Island, Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Oh, and it doesn’t show a single… Read More

  • The TC Trivia Throwdown is coming to Disrupt SF

    The TC Trivia Throwdown is coming to Disrupt SF

    In the age of eyes glued to phones, trivia is one of my favorite past-times. And as such, we’ll be bringing the TechCrunch Trivia Throwdown to the Disrupt SF After Party on Tuesday, September 19. While Disrupt SF is an action-packed three days of A-list speaker panels and startup mania, it’s pretty important to find time to unwind and relax when the day is done. The TC Trivia… Read More

  • Tinder Gold, which lets you see who has liked you, launches today in U.S.

    Tinder Gold, which lets you see who has liked you, launches today in U.S.

    As Rafiki once said, “It is time.” Tinder Gold, the dating app’s new premium subscription tier (which includes a feature that lets you see who’s already liked you without any swiping) is finally rolling out to the U.S. Tinder Gold and Likes You were originally tested in Argentina, Australia, Canada and Mexico at the end of June. Today, however, the the feature rolls out… Read More

  • 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

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