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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  • 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

  • Fitbit finally gets design with the Alta sports tracker

    Fitbit finally gets design with the Alta sports tracker

    For me, fitness trackers are all about motivation. I used to go for a run every single day, and then quit, and then went to yoga every single day, and then I did nothing every single day. Now, a little older and a little more sore, I find myself worried less about working out all the time and more focused on eating healthy and taking enough steps throughout each day. This can be… Read More

  • Uber confirms it’s testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh

    Uber confirms it’s testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh

    Uber has finally confirmed testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, PA, according to a report out of the Pittsburgh Tribune. Though we’ve known about Uber’s autonomous vehicle ambitions, especially considering the opening of its Pittsburgh-based Advanced Technology Center more than a year ago, this is the first time the company has publicly admitted testing these vehicles. In… Read More

  • PornHub launches BangFit so you can bang to get fit

    PornHub launches BangFit so you can bang to get fit

    In seemingly bizarre news out of the porn industry, PornHub is launching a new fitness system (wearable + workout videos) called BangFit. As its name suggests, it helps you bang to get fit. Here’s how it works: Users can join the game at this website, which will allow users to then sync the game to their phones. BangFit offers options for one player, two players, and three… Read More

  • Glu Mobile launches Britney Spears: American Dream

    Glu Mobile launches Britney Spears: American Dream

    Glu Mobile, the maker of games like “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood”, “Deer Hunter”, and “Diner Dash”, is today unveiling another celebrity-branded game. This time, we’re taking a caricatured look into the life and times of pop queen Britney Spears with “Britney Spears: American Dream.” As with these types of games, the exact goal is unclear. Read More

  • 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

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