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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  • Kwikset launches second-gen Kevo smart lock for $229

    Kwikset launches second-gen Kevo smart lock for $229

    Kwikset, makers of the Kevo smart lock, have just unveiled the second-generation of the device with a fresh design and added security features. The second-gen Kevo still comes with the same touch-to-unlock feature that made it popular back in 2013, letting users simply touch the lock to gain entry to their home. Users of the second-gen smart lock can also remotely manage access to their home… Read More

  • Grabr, the international shopping and delivery platform, picks up $3.5 million

    Grabr, the international shopping and delivery platform, picks up $3.5 million

    Grabr, the peer-to-peer marketplace that lets anyone become an international shopper, has today announced the close of a $3.5 million seed round led by Alexey Repik from RBV Capital. Konstantin Nikolaev of N-Trans Group also participated in the round, along with various angel investors. Grabr works like this: Shoppers who are having trouble finding a certain item (or affording to ship a… Read More

  • Apple may be building a Snapchat-like video app

    Apple may be building a Snapchat-like video app

    After a failed attempt to go social with Ping in 2010, Apple may have a renewed sense of excitement over the social space, according to a report from Bloomberg. Sources told Bloomberg that Apple is working on a video recording/editing app that would be similar in functionality to Snapchat, though there’s no mention of disappearing or self-destructing content in the report. Instead, the… Read More

  • Genius launches Q+A for song pages

    Genius launches Q+A for song pages

    Genius, the service that lets users add annotations and context to other docs, has today announced the launch of Questions and Answers, or Q+A. Genius originally launched as a rap lyrics data trove, where users could add interesting context and insights about various rap lyrics. Eventually, the company expanded (and not without some growing pains) to all types of documents, like public… Read More

  • North Korea launches a Netflix-style streaming service called Manbang

    North Korea launches a Netflix-style streaming service called Manbang

    Some days, life just throws you a giggle. Today is one of those days. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (aka North Korea) has announced a new Netflix-style on-demand streaming service. It’s called Manbang. In Korean, ‘manbang’ means ‘everything.’ In English-speaking countries, it has some different connotations. Obviously. The service is being… Read More

  • Bitfinder, makers of the Awair air monitor, inhales $4.5 million in Series A

    Bitfinder, makers of the Awair air monitor, inhales $4.5 million in Series A

    Bitfinder, the company behind the Awair air quality monitor, has today announced the close of a $4.5 million Series A funding round. The round was led by Altos Ventures, with participation from Samsung Ventures. Bitfinder first launched on the scene as an R/GA accelerator (powered by TechStars) company in February of 2015. The company launched the Awair air quality monitor, which doubles as both… Read More

  • Pax Labs brings in Deezer’s Tyler Goldman as new CEO

    Pax Labs brings in Deezer’s Tyler Goldman as new CEO

    Pax Labs, the folks responsible for the Ploom and the Juul and the Pax loose-leaf vaporizer, have today announced some leadership changes. Former Deezer CEO Tyler Goldman will be taking over as CEO, and Pax co-founder James Monsees will continue on at the company as Chief Product Officer. Pax Labs launched in 2007 with the original Pax vaporizer. The company quickly picked up steam and… Read More

  • Apple acquired Gliimpse, a personal health data startup

    Apple acquired Gliimpse, a personal health data startup

    Apple has reportedly acquired health data startup Gliimpse, a company that collects and combines disparate threads of personal health info. Fast Company reports that the acquisition went down earlier this year, but there has yet to be any confirmation on the part of Gliimpse. However, FC says that Apple confirmed the acquisition, saying: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time… Read More

  • Frank Ocean drops <em>Endless</em> visual album on Apple Music

    Frank Ocean drops Endless visual album on Apple Music

    It’s finally here. After four years without a new album and a few weeks of cryptic teasing, Frank Ocean has finally released… well, something. In the same vein as Beyonce’s Lemonade, Ocean released a visual album called Endless exclusively on Apple Music. It’s about 45 minutes long, and is an interesting (and long-awaited) prequel to the Boys Don’t Cry album. Read More

  • Pandora may finally launch on-demand streaming

    Pandora may finally launch on-demand streaming

    After years of resistance, it looks like Pandora is about ready to jump on the on-demand streaming wagon. According to a report from the WSJ, Pandora is in the process of signing deals with record companies in order to launch a $10/month on-demand streaming tier, giving users unlimited access to any song on the platform. Pandora also plans to tweak it’s existing $5/month Pandora One… Read More

  • Dexter, the betaworks-backed platform for building bots, raises $2.3 million in seed

    Dexter, the betaworks-backed platform for building bots, raises $2.3 million in seed

    Dexter, the betaworks-backed company that helps people build integration-based apps, has today announced the close of a $2.3 million seed round. The funding round was led by Rakuten Ventures, with participation from Social Starts and betaworks. Dexter lets developers build integration-based apps without all the messy work of building the actual infrastructure. Using plug-and-play blocks… Read More

  • Moo is giving away $5k in products to future entrepreneurs

    Moo is giving away $5k in products to future entrepreneurs

    Turns out, most people aren’t all that into their day jobs. According to a study performed by Wakefield Research, around 75 percent of 2,000 respondents said they are unfulfilled by their current job. Part of that comes from the fact that work is work, but the entrepreneurial attitude seems to be spreading, with 44 percent of people showing more interest in starting a side business than… Read More

  • Dual-lens in, Pro out in latest iPhone 7 rumor

    Dual-lens in, Pro out in latest iPhone 7 rumor

    At the height of iPhone rumor season, Japanese site Mac Otokara (which has a relatively good track record with rumors like this) reports that there will only be two iPhones unveiled this fall, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Mac Otokara claims that reliable sources confirmed these names. Throughout the summer, rumors have swirled that Apple would unveil three new iPhones: a standard iPhone… Read More

  • Check out Apple’s new store at One World Trade Center

    Today marks the grand opening of Apple’s new retail store at One World Trade Center, located in the Oculus at the brand-spanking-new Westfield Mall. The space has two floors, a 6K video screen that spans half the length of the space itself, and a living wall. Oh, and there’s no genius bar. We took a tour of the space today during the grand opening, and brought home some pics to… Read More

  • Shoptiques, now in Australia, gives boutiques an online presence

    Shoptiques has been making big moves of late, opening up business in Australia and the Netherlands and updating their app and website. But perhaps more interesting is that Shoptiques has revealed how the platform has transformed the boutique shopping industry as a whole. The company says that retailers that are using the platform see sales growth increase 157 percent month over month in… Read More

  • People are still crazy about Pokemon Go

    People are still crazy about Pokemon Go

    If you’re still playing Pokemon Go, then you’ve likely invested enough time and energy to care about this DIY Pokemon Go helmet. Before we go any further, this video is obviously for fun and isn’t available for sale — worth mentioning since I’m sure more than a few people actually got excited about this. YouTuber (and self-proclaimed Queen of Shitty Robots)… Read More

  • 7Sensors Grow Box will automatically care for your plants, from produce to pot

    7Sensors Grow Box will automatically care for your plants, from produce to pot

    Everyone loves a good plant in their home, but few have the time and dedication to keep it healthy over the course of the year. Changing temperatures and humidity levels paired with vacations or business trips can limit the variety of plant-life that most people can sustain in their homes. That’s where the Grow Box comes in. Developed by former Apple engineer Andrew Pletenetskyy, the… Read More

  • Arianna Huffington leaves Huffington Post for new wellness startup

    Arianna Huffington leaves Huffington Post for new wellness startup

    Arianna Huffington, the cofounder and Editor-in-Chief at the Huffington Post, is today stepping down from her role at the HuffPost to focus on a new startup called Thrive Global. Huffington announced the news in a tweet this morning. I thought HuffPost would be my last act. But I’ve decided to step down as HuffPost’s editor-in-chief to run my new venture, Thrive Global. —… Read More

  • Stephen Curry to talk passion projects Nothing But Nets, Slyce at Disrupt SF

    Stephen Curry to talk passion projects Nothing But Nets, Slyce at Disrupt SF

    TechCrunch is proud to announce that two-time NBA MVP and Golden State Warriors point guard, Stephen Curry, will be speaking onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF (Sept. 12-14). In addition to having the most three-pointers in a season and leading the Warriors to the finals in back-to-back seasons, Curry is also an avid philanthropist and tech startup investor. Curry has a window to the startup… Read More

  • Google rolls out Search Trends hub for the Olympics

    Google rolls out Search Trends hub for the Olympics

    With the Olympics well underway, Google is rolling out a new Trends hub to give folks a bit more insight into what people are searching during the global athletics event. The Trends hub will let users view the trends happening around each sport, as well as general search trends like “Where is the Olympic Torch?” Google has already done a great job of organizing information around… Read More

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