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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  • Twitter signs deal with NFL to live stream Thursday Night Football

    Twitter signs deal with NFL to live stream Thursday Night Football

    In a flurry of news this morning, it would appear that Twitter has won a deal with the NFL that gives the social network the right to stream Thursday Night Football live on the platform. Beyond the live stream of the game, the partnership will also include pre-game Periscope broadcasts from players and teams, as well as in-game highlights from TNF. Bloomberg first reported the news this… Read More

  • WeWork launches WeLive flexible rental apartments in NY and DC

    WeWork launches WeLive flexible rental apartments in NY and DC

    WeWork, the co-working real estate startup valued north of $5 billion, is launching WeLive, a residential rental building that offers flexible renting and a nicely packaged set of amenities. The new program launches for New York (at 110 Wall Street), the same building where WeWork has its main space in the Financial District, as well as DC, a 2221 S. Clark Street in Arlington. The spaces… Read More

  • Vestly lets you win cash for picking stocks

    Vestly lets you win cash for picking stocks

    For some, the stock market can be a tricky and seemingly dangerous place. Even with apps like Robinhood, that make buying and selling stock super simple, users still have skin in the game. With Vestly, incubated by Foundermark, you get the same fun of playing the stock market without putting up any money. Here’s how it works: Users log on to the platform and give up some basic… Read More

  • Bkstg launches to directly connect musicians with their fans

    Bkstg launches to directly connect musicians with their fans

    There are countless ways to connect with famous musicians, whether it’s following them on Instagram and Snapchat or buying tickets to all of their public appearances. But on either side of the spectrum, from the passive follow to the active stalking, the connection between fan and celebrity is minimal. Bkstg is looking to change all that, not only for fans but for artists. Bkstg is its… Read More

  • Managed By Q, the digital office administrator, raises $25 million

    Managed By Q, the digital office administrator, raises $25 million

    Less than a year after raising a hefty Series A, Managed By Q is today announcing the raise of a $25 million Series B round from GV and Kapor Ventures. Former TechCrunch writer MG Siegler is joining the board as part of the deal. Managed By Q is a service that handle all the extra responsibilities that come along with running an office. From re-stocking toilet paper and soap to office cleanings… Read More

  • CHKN, letting you build and raise creatures, is betaworks’ latest game

    CHKN, letting you build and raise creatures, is betaworks’ latest game

    betaworks doesn’t often launch games, but when they do, it tends to stick. Just take Dots, for example, which ended up spinning out of betaworks as its own game studio. Today, the startup studio is launching its second game in the form of CHKN. Imagine that Minecraft had a baby with a Tamagotchi from the 90s and you’ll have a pretty clear idea of how CHKN works. It’s a… Read More

  • Blispay, the financing program for SMBs, raises $12.75M in seed funding

    Blispay, the financing program for SMBs, raises $12.75M in seed funding

    Big box retailers like Best Buy and Target have all kinds of financing card programs for their customers. But smaller and medium-sized merchants have no way to give their customers the same kind of financing plans. Until now. Blispay is a new startup founded by Greg Lisiewski, formerly of BillMeLater, which was acquired by PayPal for nearly $1 billion in 2008. From that point, he served as… Read More

  • Mission 360 is a VOD platform for yoga, meditation, fitness classes

    Mission 360 is a VOD platform for yoga, meditation, fitness classes

    We all want to be in better shape, but the commitment of going to a gym or a yoga class can be costly and time-consuming. Mission 360 is looking to eliminate all of the friction involved with working out, letting users do it from their homes through on-demand video classes. Read More

  • Shoowin lets you reserve playoff tickets to sports events on the cheap

    Shoowin lets you reserve playoff tickets to sports events on the cheap

    All sports fans love a good playoff game. But actually attending one is something most folks never have the chance to do. The ticket prices for these games, from pro basketball to college football bowl games, is exorbitant. Plus, you don’t even know if your team is going until way late in the season, when prices are at their highest. Shoowin, a new startup backed by BBG Ventures, is… Read More

  • Expa opens up Expa Labs giving companies $500K in funding

    Expa opens up Expa Labs giving companies $500K in funding

    Startup studio Expa has today announced the close of a $100 million fund that will go toward both Expa Studios and Expa Labs, a new incubator. Investors in the fund include Garrett Camp, TPG founder David Bonderman, Li Ka-Shing and Solina Chau, Google board member Ram Shriram, RIT Capital Partners, Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson, HP CEO Meg Whitman, Ace & Company, Kees Koolen and… Read More

  • Gett looks to acquire Radio Taxis in the UK

    Gett looks to acquire Radio Taxis in the UK

    Gett, the on-demand taxi app looking to take on the likes of Uber, has just announced that it has launched a bid to acquire Radio Taxis in London. The deal would bring the total number of black cabs available to users to 11,500, which is equivalent to half of all the licensed taxis in the city. The acquisition is still subject to shareholder approval. However, if it goes through it will make… Read More

  • Lobster lets you sell your Facebook photos to advertisers

    Lobster lets you sell your Facebook photos to advertisers

    Lobster, the marketplace for buying and selling user generated content, has just announced an integration with Facebook. This means that Facebook users can sign up with Lobster to sell their content to advertisers. Here’s how it works: Facebook users can sign up with Lobster to have their Facebook photos marketed on the platform. Advertisers (or regular folks) can then browse through… Read More

  • Vine brings on Hannah Donovan as the new GM

    Vine brings on Hannah Donovan as the new GM

    Vine, the six-second, looping video platform from Twitter, has just hired Hannah Donovan as the new general manager. Donovan has built her career in product and design leadership. Her most recent position was product lead at Drip, which was recently acquired by Kickstarter. Some exciting news: I'm joining @vine as GM in May! Absolutely thrilled and humbled to work with this team 🐯👊… Read More

  • The Fluance Fi70 speaker is worth the money, but maybe not the space

    The Fluance Fi70 speaker is worth the money, but maybe not the space

    I own a lot of Bluetooth speakers. And I’ve played with even more. From powerful models from Bose and Libratone down to your basic Jawbone and the Amazon Echo. While each has its own specific strengths and weaknesses, they all have one thing in common: they’re pretty small and relatively portable. The Fluance Fi70 does not fit into this category. Though the Fluance Fi70 is an… Read More

  • Snapchat reportedly acquires Bitmoji maker Bitstrips for $100 million

    Snapchat reportedly acquires Bitmoji maker Bitstrips for $100 million

    Fortune is reporting that Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging platform that has today become the number one free app on the App Store, has agreed to acquire Bitstrips, the folks behind popular emoji-creation service Bitmoji. Though we haven’t received confirmation from Bitstrips or Snapchat, Fortune’s sources say that the deal is “in the ballpark” of $100 million. The… Read More

  • Badoo launches photo verification for safer, more efficient online dating

    Badoo launches photo verification for safer, more efficient online dating

    Badoo is today launching photo-verification and verified profiles to make online dating safer. Most folks don’t know that Badoo is the silent giant in online dating. Globally, the 10-year-old company is bigger than any other online dating platform, including OkCupid, Match.com, eHarmony, and yes, Tinder. The service has 300 million registered users in over 190 countries, and… Read More

  • Swarm launches new profile pages with front-and-center history search

    Swarm launches new profile pages with front-and-center history search

    Foursquare has just launched Swarm 4.0, complete with brand new profile pages, updated search capabilities, full-screen photos and a weekly Swarm update from your friends. The most important update to the app comes by way of new individual user profiles. These profiles show a clickable map of all the places you’ve ever been right at the top, followed by basic information like number… Read More

  • Vice and Apple Music launch The Score, a docu-series about local music scenes

    Vice and Apple Music launch The Score, a docu-series about local music scenes

    Vice and Apple Music are teaming up to release a new docu-series that takes a hard look at some of the most interesting local music scenes in the world. The presser doesn’t give a whole lot of detail, but did include descriptions of a techno scene in South Africa and hip hop coming straight out of Minnesota’s Native American nations. The series will be called The Score and will… Read More

  • Google is reportedly making an iOS keyboard with search functionality

    Google is reportedly making an iOS keyboard with search functionality

    It appears that Google is working on a third-party keyboard for iOS that would allow search functionality directly within the keyboard itself, according to The Verge. Casey Newton reports that the keyboard will have swipe functionality, letting users run their finger from one letter to the next instead of tapping out each individual letter. Apple opened up third-party keyboards in June 2014… Read More

  • NFL Films and Amazon Video to release ‘All or Nothing’ NFL reality show this summer

    NFL Films and Amazon Video to release ‘All or Nothing’ NFL reality show this summer

    NFL Films has just announced a new television series destined for Amazon Video called All or Nothing. The idea here is to show the behind-the-scenes reality of a team of professional football players, coaches and staff as they live through an NFL season, with all the week-by-week drama that includes. The show will air exclusively on Amazon Video. The first season, set to air later this… Read More

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