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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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