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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  • Refinery29 launches in Germany

    Refinery29 launches in Germany

    Refinery29, the fast-growing media company focused on women, has today announced its expansion into Germany. Refinery29.de will be the first non-English property owned by Refinery29, and the second-local edition following the launch of Refinery29 in the UK. Refinery29 launched back in 2005 with a hard focus on hyper-local fashion news. Since, it has built out numerous verticals to become a… Read More

  • How to listen to, and delete, your Google Now voice history

    How to listen to, and delete, your Google Now voice history

    Google might be eavesdropping more than you had originally imagined, though not on purpose. Since June 2015, Google has been storing personal data on its users on a website, where users only have access to their own information. The feature works a bit like a digital diary, storing web searches, YouTube history, and (you guessed it!) Google Voice Search history. The issue with Voice Search is… Read More

  • This is your last day to apply for the TC Pitch-offs in Austin and Seattle

    This is your last day to apply for the TC Pitch-offs in Austin and Seattle

    This is your last chance. At the end of the day, applications will close for the TC Pitch-offs, going down in Austin and Seattle in a couple of weeks. And I don’t want you to miss out. We’ve already gotten dozens of applicants for both Austin (June 14) and Seattle (June 16), but in the end, only ten companies will compete. Each will be given exactly 60 seconds to pitch their wares to… Read More

  • Sean Rad says Tinder will be more trans-friendly

    Sean Rad says Tinder will be more trans-friendly

    Tinder is set to unveil a new experience for transgender users within the next couple of months. Thus far, the app has never accounted for the non-gender-conforming demographic, instead exclusively serving cisgender users through filters for male and female only, both to self-identify and to search. Read More

  • Apple App Store goes down

    Apple App Store goes down

    It appears that the Apple App Store, on both mobile and desktop, is experiencing some technical difficulty. The outage is reported to have started around 3:30pm ET, and Apple’s Support site confirms the outage. At first, it was only the App Store that was malfunctioning, not allowing users to download new apps or search through the store. Users attempting to surf the App Store are… Read More

  • 21 Elon Musk quotes that give us a glimpse inside his brain

    There is something magnetic about Elon Musk. A visionary, the CEO of two companies, and a builder of the future, Musk has a way of discussing highly complex topics; from space travel to the business of battery technology to the consequences of AI – with a clarity and optimism that make it easier to believe in a bright future.
    Here are some of the best bits from Musk’s… Read More

  • Uber launches UberBike in Amsterdam

    Uber launches UberBike in Amsterdam

    Uber is cozying up to cyclists in Amsterdam, a city where there are more bicycles than people, with the launch of UberBike. UberBike lets cyclists order a car equipped with a bike rack. The idea here is that lots of people cycle, but not everyone wants to ride everywhere they go, whether it’s because they’re tired or because of the weather. UberBike works like any other Uber service. Read More

  • Austin and Seattle: applications for the TC Pitch-Offs close on Friday

    Austin and Seattle: applications for the TC Pitch-Offs close on Friday

    It’s time. The TC Pitch-offs are just a couple short weeks away, and applications for the competition close on Friday. That means you have only two days to get in on the action. Ten companies will be given 60 seconds to pitch their wares to a panel of judges, including TC editors and local VCs. The judges, along with the audience, will help determine three winners. First place gets a… Read More

  • Cleanly launches subscription laundry service with Cleanly Reserve

    Cleanly launches subscription laundry service with Cleanly Reserve

    Cleanly, the on-demand laundry service looking to take on FlyCleaners, has today announced a new annual or monthly membership program that discounts service while offering a recurring pick-up and drop-off schedule. With Cleanly Reserve, users get 10 percent off of all Cleanly services, along with waived delivery, cancellation and rescheduling fees. Plus, users get free hang dry and no… Read More

  • Robin makes the office smarter with $7 million in new funding

    Robin makes the office smarter with $7 million in new funding

    One of the first-world problems most plaguing the new corporate world is the time wasted trying to find and secure a meeting room. At least, that’s the premise Robin is based on. Robin is a company that helps offices organize, track, and monitor their spaces. The company just raised $7 million in Series A led by FirstMark capital, with participation from existing investors such as… Read More

  • Buy tickets to the Austin and Seattle pitch-offs now

    Buy tickets to the Austin and Seattle pitch-offs now

    It’s time for a little friendly competition among startups. TechCrunch is coming to Austin and Seattle in two weeks, and we’re bringing the TC pitch-off with us. Ten companies will have exactly 60 seconds each to pitch their wares to a panel of expert judges, including TC editors and local VCs. After all the presentations, the judges will determine our winners. First place will… Read More

  • Amazon puts Alexa in the browser with Echosim.io

    Amazon puts Alexa in the browser with Echosim.io

    Amazon has put Alexa, the voice-powered AI software found in the Echo, Dot and Tap, right inside the browser with the launch of Echosim.io. After logging in with an Amazon account, anyone can start asking Alexa questions by clicking and holding on the mic button. Amazon’s Alexa is able to answer basic questions around information, weather, news and music and control other gadgets in… Read More

  • 62 percent of U.S. adults get their news from social media, says report

    62 percent of U.S. adults get their news from social media, says report

    A new study from Pew Research claims that 62 percent of people get their news from social media, with 18 percent doing so very often. As expected, the top social media news source is Facebook. The study claims that two-thirds of Facebook’s user base read their news on the platform, with 59 percent of Twitter users getting news on Twitter, and 70 percent of Reddit users doing the same… Read More

  • Austin and Seattle TC Pitch-off applications close in two weeks

    Austin and Seattle TC Pitch-off applications close in two weeks

    You have about two weeks to apply for the pitch-offs in Austin and Seattle, going down June 14 and June 16, respectively. Ten companies will have exactly 60 seconds each to pitch their wares to a panel of expert judges, including TC editors and local VCs. After all the presentations, the judges will determine our winners. First place will receive a table in Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt… Read More

  • Uber taps Foursquare’s Places data so you never have to type an address again

    Uber taps Foursquare’s Places data so you never have to type an address again

    Foursquare and Uber have today announced a global partnership that would use Foursquare’s location data to let users type in a venue name (instead of address) when setting their destination. Uber currently partners with Google Maps for points of interest, with TomTom Navigation hooked into the driver apps for directions and transit information. With the addition of Foursquare’s… Read More

  • Smart suitcase maker Bluesmart unveils luxury Black Edition

    Smart suitcase maker Bluesmart unveils luxury Black Edition

    Bluesmart, the makers of smart luggage with GPS and charging capabilities, has today introduced the latest in its line of luggage: the Black Edition. The Black Edition puts design top of mind, adding higher-value materials and more attention to detail to the already-smart suitcases so it looks and feels like a luxury item. The Black Edition is completely redesigned from earlier models, with… Read More

  • Newark Venture Partners wants to attract talent to Jersey with NVP Labs accelerator

    Newark Venture Partners wants to attract talent to Jersey with NVP Labs accelerator

    Fresh on the heels of the launch of Tech:NYC, Jersey is getting in on the action with the unveiling of Newark Venture Partners new incubator, NVP Labs. Over the next five years, NVP has plans to invest $10 million per year into startups as part of the incubator. Alongside investment, they will provide space in their 25k square foot office with 10GB direct Fiber internet. NVP is also announcing… Read More

  • Varsity Tutors, the online platform for learning, launches a mobile app

    Varsity Tutors, the online platform for learning, launches a mobile app

    Varsity Tutors, the online platform that lets top-of-the-line tutors connect with students who need some brushing up, has today launched a native mobile app. Back in 2012, the company started by simply matching tutors with students for in-person consultations. Over time, the company slowly built out its digital presence so that tutors could meet with students online via web chat, with… Read More

  • SeamlessDocs raises $7 million Series B to help governments go digital

    SeamlessDocs raises $7 million Series B to help governments go digital

    SeamlessDocs, the startup that helps governments move all their forms online, has today announced the close of a $7 million Series B funding round led by Motorola Solutions. Other participants in the round include existing investor Govtech Fund, as well as New York State Innovation Fund and 1776. SeamlessDocs operates under the premise that government is beautiful, which is both daunting… Read More

  • FlashFunders relaunches with crowdfunding support with the pass of Title III of the JOBS Act

    FlashFunders relaunches with crowdfunding support with the pass of Title III of the JOBS Act

    In the wake of the passing of Title III of the JOBS Act, crowdfunding equity platform FlashFunders has relaunched its site with new features. The new features allow users to crowdfund investment under Form C, which allows for up to $1 million in a single Series from anyone, not just accredited investors. FlashFunders launched on the scene a little under one year ago, offering a web-only way… Read More

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