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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  • Apply now! The TC Meetup + Pitch-off is coming to Austin and Seattle

    Apply now! The TC Meetup + Pitch-off is coming to Austin and Seattle

    Fresh on the heels of Disrupt NY, we’re packing up and heading to Austin and Seattle for the TC Meetup + Pitch-off. Ten companies will have exactly sixty seconds to pitch to a panel of expert judges, including local VCs and TC editors, as well as our lovely audience. Judges will conduct a quick Q&A on stage, and at the end of all the presentations, they will determine our winners. Read More

  • Capsule launches to reinvent the pharmacy, complete with med delivery

    Capsule launches to reinvent the pharmacy, complete with med delivery

    If you’ve ever grumbled about long lines at the pharmacy, Capsule wants to save you the trouble next time. The New York-based startup is launching today to offer delivery of prescription meds directly to your doorstep or office in your time of need. Here’s how it works: When you visit the Dr. and they prescribe you meds, you can ask your Dr. to fill out the prescription for the… Read More

  • Momofuku’s David Chang launches Ando, a delivery-only restaurant

    Momofuku’s David Chang launches Ando, a delivery-only restaurant

    And now, the moment all foodies in New York have been waiting for… David Chang, owner of the wildly popular line of Momofuku restaurants, is today launching Ando, the latest to join the franchise. But Ando isn’t quite like the Ssäm Bar or the Noodle Bar or even the Milk Bar. To the contrary, Ando is an entirely on-demand delivery restaurant, with no front of the house or… Read More

  • BBC may take on Netflix with streaming subscription service called Britflix

    BBC may take on Netflix with streaming subscription service called Britflix

    The BBC may be looking to build a Netflix-style streaming subscription service for the UK, according to a report this morning out of the Telegraph. The service would be built in conjunction with ITV, BBC’s commercial rival in Great Britain, and would use BBC’s iPlayer to stream content to users, the report suggests. The BBC’s primary revenues come from an annual… Read More

  • More evidence points toward Android VR unveil at Google I/O

    More evidence points toward Android VR unveil at Google I/O

    According to multiple rumors and a newly spotted placeholder on the Google Play Developer Console, it seems that Google will be unveiling an Android VR headset at Google I/O next week. Android Police first spotted the placeholder, which is currently just that — you can’t click into the link like you would be able to with the Android Wear, Android TV, or Android Auto. Last week… Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016

    Watch the final day of Disrupt NY 2016 right here

    On this, the final day of Disrupt, we present to you celebrities. Jessica Alba will grace our stage, as will Carmelo Anthony, Soledad O’Brien and the only man to be the director of the NSA and CIA, General Michael Hayden. And that’s just a fraction of our Day 3 speaker list. Then we head to the Battlefield Finals, where six awesome companies will pitch their startups to the… Read More

  • Watch the Disrupt Day 1 live stream right here!

    Watch the Disrupt Day 1 live stream right here!

    We’ve got a big day ahead of us, so buckle up! Live from Red Hook in Brooklyn, Disrupt NY is unfolding before our very eyes with badass speakers, awesome demoes and, of course, the world-famous Startup Battlefield. Read More

  • 911bot is a chat bot that could save your life

    911bot is a chat bot that could save your life

    When you find yourself in an emergency situation, it’s hard to know what to do. And even if you do, panic can take over. 911bot, a product built at the Disrupt Hackathon here in New York, aims to help you out in a pinch. The Facebook Messenger-based chat bot lets you report emergencies to the authorities through a quick image-based interface. And as your report is sent through the system… Read More

  • RewardStyle helps influencers make money from social

    RewardStyle helps influencers make money from social

    These days, you can’t swing a bag of cats around without hitting some sort of social influencer. But how do these people make money from their content? RewardStyle, a Dallas-based startup, provides a platform for influencers and bloggers to get paid for all the sales they inspire out of consumers. Though the company has been operating under the radar, it has grown to generate more than… Read More

  • Engagio launches PlayMaker to turn B2B marketing insights into action items

    Engagio launches PlayMaker to turn B2B marketing insights into action items

    Engagio, the B2B marketing platform built by Marketo founder Jon Miller, is about a year old and performing well. The company has 36 clients and is operating at $675,000 in recurring annual revenue. But now is no time for the company to rest on its laurels. Today, Engagio is introducing a new product into the mix called PlayMaker. For the past year, Engagio has been offering insights and… Read More

  • TechCrunch is coming to Austin and Seattle in June

    TechCrunch is coming to Austin and Seattle in June

    It’s that time again. TechCrunch is headed to Austin and Seattle for the 2016 TC Meetup + Pitch-off. If you were looking to pitch your startup to the TechCrunch team, local VCs and your local community, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for. Ten companies will be selected to participate in the pitch-off. Each will have exactly 60 seconds to pitch their wares to a panel of… Read More

  • Giphy launches a keyboard for iOS called Giphy Keys

    Giphy launches a keyboard for iOS called Giphy Keys

    With all of Giphy’s integrations with chat platforms, it was only a matter of time before the betaworks-backed GIF platform launched its own keyboard. World, welcome Giphy Keys into the mix. The Giphy Keys third-party keyboard launches on iOS today, and lets users send GIFs from any app they want. Even Snapchat. Here’s how it works: Once you’ve downloaded the Giphy Keys app… Read More

  • The InBody Band fitness tracker can measure your body composition

    The InBody Band fitness tracker can measure your body composition

    Most fitness trackers are all about numbers. How many steps did you take? How many flights of stairs did you climb? How many projected calories did you burn? But there is one number (an important one, if you’re a health nut) that is left out of almost every fitness tracker on the market: BMI. The InBody Band, made by a South Korean company that makes professional-scale body… Read More

  • John Borthwick, Naveen Selvadurai, and Heather Hartnett to school us on startup studios at TC Disrupt NY

    John Borthwick, Naveen Selvadurai, and Heather Hartnett to school us on startup studios at TC Disrupt NY

    Some of the most influential and successful companies in the game have come out of startup studios. Just look at Giphy, Reserve, and Operator. But what makes a startup studio successful? At Disrupt NY in May, we aim to find out. Betaworks’ John Borthwick, Expa’s Naveen Selvadurai, and Human Ventures’ Heather Hartnett will be joining us for a panel called “How A… Read More

  • Eden on-demand office management service launches in Oakland

    Eden on-demand office management service launches in Oakland

    Eden, the on-demand tech support company turned office support service, has today announced the launch of the platform in Oakland. That means that Eden’s service now covers all of the Bay Area, from Oakland to San Francisco to the Peninsula, including Palo Alto and Mountain View. Eden launched almost a year ago out of Y Combinator accelerator. Back then, Eden offered on-demand tech help… Read More

  • Apple iPhone sees first YOY sales dip ever

    Apple iPhone sees first YOY sales dip ever

    For the first time in its history, the iPhone is experiencing a drop in sales. In 2015 at this same time, Apple sold 61 million units of the iPhone. This year, for the period ending March, Apple only sold 51.2 million units, representing a 16 percent YOY drop. This shouldn’t come as a surprise for most folks who know that we are close to (if not already at) peak iPhone levels. There… Read More

  • Expa Labs brings on Eric Friedman as general manager

    Expa Labs brings on Eric Friedman as general manager

    With the recent announcement of Expa Labs, New York-based Expa has also appointed a new General Manager for the incubator in the form of Eric Friedman. Friedman has been an entrepreneur in residence at Expa Labs since July of last year. Previously, he held BizDev and Sales positions at Foursquare and also worked as an analyst at Union Square Ventures. Expa Labs is the newly launched incubator… Read More

  • About.com launches Verywell, a standalone brand focused on health

    About.com launches Verywell, a standalone brand focused on health

    About.com, the IAC-owned media giant, has today unveiled its first standalone brand in the form of Verywell, a site for information around health. Verywell will launch with more than 50,000 pieces of content ranging from common medical conditions like diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis to simple health tips like how to get more sleep or advice on fitness. About.com has spent the last couple… Read More

  • With $25.5M in new funding, Trov launches on-demand insurance for individual items

    With $25.5M in new funding, Trov launches on-demand insurance for individual items

    Insurance isn’t necessarily an inviting word, especially for millennials. Not only do young people have fewer items to insure, but the process of getting insurance for those items is entirely foreign to folks who order their cars, food, cleaning services and more from an iPhone app. That’s where Trov comes in. Trov is an on-demand insurance platform that lets users buy insurance… Read More

  • Crater’s SurveyBot offers video-chat software to moving companies

    Crater’s SurveyBot offers video-chat software to moving companies

    Companies like Makespace and Clutter have fully encroached upon the old-school industry of storage, but the even more ancient moving industry has been left relatively untouched. Until now. Read More

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