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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  • Netflix keeps the mystery alive with Black Mirror

    Netflix keeps the mystery alive with Black Mirror

    Fans are stoked for a fourth season of Black Mirror, as they should be. The Emmy-award winning series, which shows the dark side of our inevitable future, does an outstanding job of story-telling while encapsulating an entire plot line in a single episode at a time. But Netflix is keeping its cards close to the vest. The streaming giant has yet to announce a release date for Season 4, but… Read More

  • Human pilot beats AI in drone race

    Human pilot beats AI in drone race

    Anything you can do, AI can do better. Eventually. On October 12, NASA put on its own demonstration, pitting an AI-piloted racing drone against world-renowned drone pilot Ken Loo. Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who have spent the last two years working on drone autonomy (which was funded by Google), built three custom drones equipped with cameras for vision and… Read More

  • OK Go lets printers do the dancing in new music video

    OK Go lets printers do the dancing in new music video

    The band OK Go is known for its insanely creative music videos. From scooters, to cars, to planes, to treadmills, these guys have perfected the art of unique choreography. But this time, the band is going for something a bit old school. In the new video for “Obsession”, OK Go has created a wall of 557 printers that are used as the backdrop for the band throughout the video. As… Read More

  • Putting the “AI” in ThAInksgiving

    Putting the “AI” in ThAInksgiving

    Welcome to Thanksgiving table talk circa 2017. It’s true that AI and machine learning are changing the world, and in a few years, it will be embedded in all of the technology in our lives. So maybe it makes sense to help folks at home better understand machine learning. After all, without deep knowledge of current tech, autonomous vehicles seem dangerous, Skynet is coming, and the… Read More

  • Net Neutrality advocates plan protests for December 7 at Verizon stores

    Net Neutrality advocates plan protests for December 7 at Verizon stores

    On December 14, the FCC will vote on whether or not to roll back Obama-era policies protecting a free and open internet. In fact, during yesterday’s announcement of the upcoming vote, the FCC neglected to mention the historic 22 million comments on the issue, the majority of which were opposed to its rollback. Read More

  • YouTube TV gets picture-in-picture support

    YouTube TV gets picture-in-picture support

    Google’s YouTube TV app has received a recent update that allows for picture-in-picture on Android phones running Nougat or Oreo. Google first announced YouTube TV back in February, and rolled the service out in April, launching in five major U.S. cities. YouTube TV is meant to kill the cable box, offering popular cable channels like ABC, Fox, CBS, CW, NBC, Disney, ESPN and 40+ more for… Read More

  • Sonos One users can now ask Alexa to play Spotify music

    Sonos One users can now ask Alexa to play Spotify music

    In October, Sonos launched the Sonos One, raising the bar on what is already the gold standard in wireless whole-home audio. The big new feature? An integrated microphone that added support for Amazon’s Alexa. However, there was one big caveat: While Alexa was integrated to control music services like Apple Music, Google Play Music, Soundcloud and others, it was missing a major player in… Read More

  • Scrivener writing app gets a huge update

    Scrivener writing app gets a huge update

    As ancient as the art of writing is, there is a bit of a shortage when it comes to truly excellent writing applications. Scrivener is one of the few, and today, the app has gotten a major update. Scrivener works for both professional writers and hobbyists, giving an assortment of options for whatever kind of writing suits you, from screenwriting to novels and beyond. The app also offers a… Read More

  • Photographer Stephen Shore brings Instagram to the MoMA

    Photographer Stephen Shore brings Instagram to the MoMA

    Stephen Shore made a name for himself shooting classic Americana mundanity in the 70s, evolving his work from automatic cameras to large-format cameras, using both color and black and white, and continuing to adapt in the age of digital photography, digital printing and social media. Obviously, the advancement of smartphone camera technology and the ease by which those photos are beautified… Read More

  • Amazon’s Philip K. Dick anthology series will go live on January 12

    Amazon’s Philip K. Dick anthology series will go live on January 12

    Amazon continues to churn out original series, with Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams premiering on Friday, January 12. The anthology series will be a Prime Video exclusive, with each of the ten episodes set in their own unique worlds based on the literature from author Philip K. Dick. Dick is considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, sci-fi authors of all time. Dick… Read More

  • Netflix cuts ties with Louis CK

    Netflix cuts ties with Louis CK

    Netflix has announced that it will not be making a second stand-up special with comedian Louis CK. For years, rumors have swirled that Louis CK engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior with the women around him. Gawker led coverage of these rumors in 2015 (and even as early as 2012). But this week, the New York Times reported that five women, many of whom went on the record, have accused Louis… Read More

  • DST Global letter to LPs denies impropriety in Facebook, Twitter investments

    DST Global letter to LPs denies impropriety in Facebook, Twitter investments

    DST Global, the investment firm led by Yuri Milner, has sent a letter to its limited partners blasting media outlets for “insinuations” that it used its holdings in Twitter and Facebook as anything other than financial investments, after it was revealed that the Russian government was indirectly an investor in DST Global. The letter, provided to TechCrunch by a source, comes in… Read More

  • Call of Duty WWII Review: A stunning return to the beaches of Normandy

    Call of Duty WWII Review: A stunning return to the beaches of Normandy

    For folks who have played Call of Duty since the beginning, this is a welcome return to the game they fell in love with. Soldiers appear more human, instead of looking like some futuristic, cyber-mutant Marine. And because the soldiers’ physical ability is limited — they can’t sprint too long before tiring or jump more than a few feet — strategy is now a priority. For… Read More

  • Coffee Meets Bagel dating app introduces ephemeral video to foster authenticity

    Coffee Meets Bagel dating app introduces ephemeral video to foster authenticity

    Coffee Meets Bagel, the dating app that serves up a small number of targeted matches each day, has today introduced a new video feature to help users connect right on the app. “We learned that people don’t really feel a connection to each other until they meet, which makes any dating app feel like a lot of work,” said cofounder and COO Dawoon Kang. “We wanted to figure… Read More

  • James Comey changes his Twitter handle to @Comey

    James Comey changes his Twitter handle to @Comey

    A quick update on the James Comey Twitter situation: The former FBI Director yesterday switched his Twitter handle over to his name. He now owns the @Comey Twitter handle, which is verified. Comey confirmed the new handle, saying he’s glad to be a part of the Twitterverse: Here’s my new handle. Glad to be part of the Twitterverse. Grateful to Reinhold for the cover these last… Read More

  • In line for the iPhone X

    On iPhone X launch day, Apple draws a crowd

    Today, the iPhone X became available in Apple retail stores across the globe. And given the fanfare around iPhone launches for the past decade, we couldn’t help but show up and chat with one of the world’s most loyal consumer fan bases. At Apple’s 5th Avenue Manhattan store, lines stretched down the block and across Madison Avenue, with some pre-order folks arriving only a… Read More

  • Snap joins the great burger debate with launch of dancing burger AR lens

    Snap joins the great burger debate with launch of dancing burger AR lens

    Just when you thought great burger debate had abated, Snapchat has arrived to pour more lighter fluid on the grill. This week, Snap unveiled a cheeseburger AR filter, and it has the same devil-may-care attitude as its famous sibling, the dancing hotdog. Lettuce catch you up on the drama. On Saturday, author Thomas Baekdal had emoji lovers everywhere scratching their heads when he noticed… Read More

  • Clutter, the on-demand storage company, will now offer in-city moving

    Clutter, the on-demand storage company, will now offer in-city moving

    Moving is one of the most stressful life events you can go through. But Clutter, the on-demand storage startup based in LA, is looking to make that a little more pleasant. Today, Clutter is announcing its expansion into the world of moving, offering in-city moving for $65/mover/hour. The company currently employs more than 270 people, many of whom are W2 movers who handle Clutter’s… Read More

  • InVision picks up $100 million Series E

    InVision picks up $100 million Series E

    InVision, the design collaboration tool based out of New York, has today announced the close of a $100 million Series E funding round. The financing was led by Battery Ventures, with participation from existing investors Accel, Tiger Global Management, FirstMark and ICONIQ Capital, along with new investors Spark Capital and Geodesic. InVision launched back in 2011 as a tool that would simply… Read More

  • Amazon Prime Video launches globally on Xbox consoles

    Amazon Prime Video launches globally on Xbox consoles

    Today, Amazon Prime Video is launching globally for Xbox One, and will also be available on the new Xbox One X when it lands in stores on November 7. The streaming app, which is the only place to watch Amazon Originals like Transparent and Mozart in the Jungle, is going live in Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, Spain and India. In January of 2016, Netflix globally expanded its service to cover… Read More

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