Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook is a writer/reporter 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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  • TechCrunch Meetups Are Coming To Atlanta And Boston

    TechCrunch Meetups Are Coming To Atlanta And Boston

    The TechCrunch Meetups in Atlanta and Boston are approaching rapidly, which means that you need to move fast if you don’t want to be left out. In case you haven’t heard of the TC Meetups before, here’s a quick refresher: We’ve been running regional TechCrunch Meetups for the past three years in various cities across the globe. The purpose is to bring together the… Read More

  • Disrupt NY Battlefield Applications Are Open So Apply Now!

    Disrupt NY Battlefield Applications Are Open So Apply Now!

    Disrupt New York will be here in no time, and you know what that means. You should probably get started on Disrupt NY Battlefield applications. For those of you who don’t yet know, the Startup Battlefield is a world-renowned startup competition. It’s like the Gymnastics portion of the Summer Olympics for the early stage investment world. It’s like March Madness for tech geeks. Read More

  • BucketFeet Raises $7.5 Million To Put Art On Your Shoes

    BucketFeet Raises $7.5 Million To Put Art On Your Shoes

    As fashion and technology continue to collide, companies are looking for different ways to build a fashion brand using the resources at their disposal. In the case of BucketFeet, a startup that just raised $7.5 million in Series A, the company is using the multitude of artists looking to distribute their work to build a new shoe brand. Unlike most ecommerce companies, BucketFeet extends sales… Read More

  • Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro

    The Lenovo Yoga Tablet Pro 2, while long-winded in name, is pretty interesting when it comes to form and function. The kickstand-equipped tablet offers pretty standard capabilities, with a 13.3-inch (2560×1440) IPS display, an Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, and an added surprise. The 13-inch tablet also comes with a built-in Pico projector so that you can… Read More

  • Tinder Tests Limited Right Swipes

    Tinder Tests Limited Right Swipes

    Tinder is looking at a way to swipe left on spam. The company released an update to the app that includes a beta feature for Tinder Plus called “Unlimited Likes”. Obviously, unlimited likes is already a free feature on Tinder, but the feature is only meant to be shown to spammers and bots. Read More

  • Curioos Digital Art Platform Launches Augmented Reality App

    Curioos Digital Art Platform Launches Augmented Reality App

    In a world where we can order almost anything online, finding wall art for the home can actually be an overwhelming process online. There are just so many options, from traditional retailers to Art.com to sites that let you print out your Instagrams. But when it comes to digital art, there really hasn’t been a single marketplace for artists and buyers to put everything in one place. Read More

  • Pitch Your Startup In The TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

    Pitch Your Startup In The TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

    TechCrunch Radio can’t stop, won’t stop. So you should just accept your fate and apply to be in the pitch-off. Or at the very least, tune in on Tuesday evenings to hang out with us. For those of you who don’t yet know, TechCrunch Radio is an hour-long weekly radio show hosted by myself and East Coast Editor John Biggs that airs on Sirius XM 102 Indie and 103 Insight. We… Read More

  • Super Bowl 2015 Ads Are All About The Big (Mobile) Game

    Super Bowl 2015 Ads Are All About The Big (Mobile) Game

    There were 49 new, nationally televised commercials that aired last night during Super Bowl XLIX. While most of them were for older, established brands, a handful of them were for Internet-first companies, and many of the rest featured technology in important ways. But the most interesting thing? There were three advertisements for mobile games during one of the biggest “bricks and… Read More

  • NBC’s 10-Hour Super Bowl Live Stream Begins Now

    NBC’s 10-Hour Super Bowl Live Stream Begins Now

    As we reported weeks ago, NBC is bringing the Super Bowl to the internet for free offering a live stream of the big game today starting at noon ET. This isn’t the first time that NBC has streamed the big game, but it is the first time that the whole game (from pre-game, to the game itself, to half-time and beyond) will be streamed start to finish on the internet. Also, users… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple iPhones, Samsung Smartphones, And Legos!

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple iPhones, Samsung Smartphones, And Legos!

    It’s earnings season, which means we get a deeper look into the true popularity of the various gadgets on the market. This week, all eyes were on Apple as the company announced record-breaking quarterly results, including the sale of ~75 million smartphones. Turns out, Samsung showed similar sales figures by unit but at a lower margin per device, yielding lower overall… Read More

  • Vine Introduces Vine Kids

    Vine Introduces Vine Kids

    Vine is today introducing a new layer of the app called Vine Kids. It’s meant to be a safe, kid-friendly space for a younger audience to play around with the app and watch vines. The feature pulls from the millions of Vines being created on the platform and chooses ones that are appropriate for children. The interface of the Kids section of the app has also been tailored to be more fun… Read More

  • Minibar Offers On-Demand Booze Delivery In 13 Cities

    Minibar Offers On-Demand Booze Delivery In 13 Cities

    The snow is piled high and frozen on the New York City streets. Joshua and Amanda sit on their couch for the fifth night in a row, bored out of their minds but unwilling to bundle up, venture into the winter night and try to find warmth elsewhere. “Christie and Caleb want to go out,” Amanda says unenthusiastically, without looking at Joshua. “You care?” “Tell them… Read More

  • Uber Sued In California For Fraud, Negligence Following New Delhi Rape

    Uber Sued In California For Fraud, Negligence Following New Delhi Rape

    Nearly two months ago, a young woman was allegedly raped by her Uber driver in New Delhi, India. The incident led to the banning of the service in India and a full-scale investigation there, but the victim has brought her case over to the U.S. now filing a complaint with the Northern District Court of California. The charges raised in the complaint include negligence and fraud, and the victim… Read More

  • Snapchat Outgrows The Friend Zone

    Snapchat Outgrows The Friend Zone

    Discover is Snapchat’s big new play in the world of media. It’s a special tab in the app powered by content publishers like ESPN, Yahoo, etc., offering daily long-form content with videos, articles and, of course, advertisements. Brands can buy advertisements against these Discover “Editions,” which play every three or four swipes. It’s really not all that bad. Read More

  • After An Approach From Facebook, Giphy Raises $17M At An $80M Valuation

    After An Approach From Facebook, Giphy Raises $17M At An $80M Valuation

    Giphy has just raised $17 million in Series B funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from General Catalyst and previous investors such as Lerer-Hippeau, betaworks, RRE Ventures, and CAA Ventures. Jeremy Liew, from Lightspeed, took the lead on the investment, according to a report from Business Insider. Giphy is a search engine for gifs, put simply. The company tags… Read More

  • Bench Bookkeeping Service Cooks Up $7 Million Series A

    Bench Bookkeeping Service Cooks Up $7 Million Series A

    Bench, the TechStars-backed company that matches bookkeepers with businesses, has today closed a $7 million Series A round. The financing was led by Altos Ventures with participation from Contour Venture Partners. Bench started out as 10sheet, an algorithm-meets-human platform where SMBs could sign up to have all their transaction paperwork sent directly through the 10sheet system and then… Read More

  • TechCrunch Is Bringing The Pitch-Off Back To Atlanta And Boston

    TechCrunch Is Bringing The Pitch-Off Back To Atlanta And Boston

    Meetups are coming to Boston and Atlanta, and they’ll be here before you know it. Be a planner. Get out ahead of it and follow through on your New Year’s resolutions! Buy tickets here. We’re headed to Atlanta on February 24 and Boston on February 26 to hit our favorite cities with the world famous TechCrunch Pitch-Off. About 10 companies will have the chance to pitch… Read More

  • With $40M In Recent Funding, Classpass Hires Revenue And Marketing Execs

    With $40M In Recent Funding, Classpass Hires Revenue And Marketing Execs

    Classpass, the NY-based company that gives users unlimited access to local fitness classes, has pulled in some new key hires moving into 2015. Zach Apter and Alex Do are joining the team as head of revenue management and head of marketing, respectively, as Classpass focuses on growing the already-popular brand. Read More

  • Apple Sells 5.5 Million Macs In Q1 2015

    Apple Sells 5.5 Million Macs In Q1 2015

    Apple sold 5.5 million Macs over the holiday quarter (ending December 28), according to the company’s Q1 2015 earnings report released today. Analysts estimated that Apple would sell 5.68 million Macs this quarter, putting the electronics maker just under estimates but still showing growth YOY. With this past quarter’s 5.5 million units sold, Apple totally flat in the category from… Read More

  • Hands-On With Snapchat Discover: Fun Content For Short Attention Spans

    Hands-On With Snapchat Discover: Fun Content For Short Attention Spans

    Snapchat today launched its media hub Discover. With bite-sized content blips that mix photos, videos, and text, it could become a millenial entertainment destination. And by mixing in pre-rolls and looping video interstitial advertising, Snapchat may have found how to turn storytelling into a serious business. To access Discover, users swipe left until the see a screen of buttons that open… Read More

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