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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  • 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 ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ‘Š… 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

  • Here, the live audio listening system, gets an Apple Watch app

    Here, the live audio listening system, gets an Apple Watch app

    Here, the in-ear system that lets you live tune the audio around you, has today announced the launch of an Apple Watch app. The company, Doppler Labs, originally launched with Dubs, mechanical ear plugs meant to help lower the volume (but maintain the quality) of live music. Shortly after, Doppler Labs launched Here on Kickstarter. Here is essentially a computer in your ears. Rather than… Read More

  • Apple introduces the iPhone SE

    Apple introduces the iPhone SE

    If you’ve been hankering for a new iPhone that has all the power of the latest generations but fits in your hand like the old models, today is a good day for you. Apple has just unveiled the long-awaited iPhone SE. Design The phone has a 4-inch display and the same general dimensions as the iPhone 5s. In fact, the iPhone SE looks almost identical in design to the iPhone 5s, including… Read More

  • Sony’s PlayStation VR headset bundle will cost $500, pre-orders start March 22

    Sony’s PlayStation VR headset bundle will cost $500, pre-orders start March 22

    Earlier this week, Sony announced that its PlayStation VR would be available for the low price of just $399. Given that competing VR headsets like the Oculus are at least $200 more expensive, people were pretty excited about it. In fact, purchases of the PlayStation camera went up 3000 percent on Amazon (Move controllers went up 1000 percent), according to Ars Technica. Turns out, interest in… Read More

  • Managed By Q gives five percent of the company equity to its Operators

    Managed By Q gives five percent of the company equity to its Operators

    Managed By Q, the company that lets you order on-demand cleaning services, IT help, handyman work and more all from an iPad in the office, has today announced a new stock option plan for its office and field Operators. The program, which will give back 5 percent of the company to Operators, applies to all employees of the company, regardless of role, starting on July 1, and the program… Read More

  • WeWork’s second acquisition is Welkio, a digital sign-in system for offices

    WeWork’s second acquisition is Welkio, a digital sign-in system for offices

    WeWork, the co-working space headquartered in New York and valued north of $5 billion, has today announced its second acquisition. The company will be acquiring Welkio, a digital sign-in system for guests at an office, which was actually built at a Hathway hackathon. Welkio was founded by two Hathway employees — Hathway is a WeWork member. After the Hackathon, Hathway employees… Read More

  • Fitbit taps Amazon Echo to let users check their fitness progress via voice

    Fitbit taps Amazon Echo to let users check their fitness progress via voice

    Amazon and Fitbit are teaming up to make it even easier to see your daily fitness progress. Or rather, hear about it. Fitbit users who own an Amazon Echo can now ask Alexa about their progress throughout the day via an integration with the Alexa API. All the user has to do is say, “Alexa, ask Fitbit how I’m doing today.” The integration is deep enough that users can also… Read More

  • Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley and Jeff Glueck to check-in at Disrupt NY

    Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley and Jeff Glueck to check-in at Disrupt NY

    Foursquare is an institution in the New York tech scene, so it only makes sense for us to have Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley and the company’s new CEO Jeff Glueck on stage at Disrupt New York in May. As you may already know, Foursquare has recently transitioned Jeff Glueck to the CEO position, with Dennis Crowley moving into a President and Chairman role. And while that’s the… Read More

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