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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  • Fly Or Die: Sunrise Calendar

    Fly Or Die: Sunrise Calendar

    A calendar is a tool created many millennia ago, a tool that is vital to our very functionality as intelligent beings. Yet, when technology has ventured far beyond a simple grid of numbers, the Calendar applications we use haven’t seemed to evolve beyond that. Sunrise, a new application built by ex-foursquare engineers, finds a way to turn a traditionally consumptive tool (the… Read More

  • New Atlantic Ventures’ John Backus On Google Glass, The Battle For The Living Room, And Impending Cyberwar

    New Atlantic Ventures’ John Backus On Google Glass, The Battle For The Living Room, And Impending Cyberwar

    Some of the best conversations I have about the tech space are with investors — along with being rich and generally smart, they seem to have the best predictive insights into the industry. At a time when the Chinese seem to be making very real attacks to our cyber infrastructure, when legislation could make or break the evolution of the television industry, and when Google Glass stands… Read More

  • Quipio, Where Instagram Meets Text Messaging

    Quipio, Where Instagram Meets Text Messaging

    There’s a new formula in place, as forged by Instagram. This formula has been replicated in various shapes and forms for more than a year, but Quipio is bringing the Instagram formula to its basest level. Quipio, in essence, is an Instagram for your words. Read More

  • Google I/O Registration Date Leaks, Be Ready To Sign Up On March 13 (Update: It’s Official)

    Google I/O Registration Date Leaks, Be Ready To Sign Up On March 13 (Update: It’s Official)

    A tipster has sent in a screen grab of what appears to be a landing page announcing registration dates for Google’s massive I/O developers conference in May. Update: Google’s made it official. Registration opens on March 13th at 7am PDT (10am ET). Google+ accounts and Google Wallets are required to sign up. Read More

  • NYPD And Apple Team Up To Stop iThing Theft In NYC

    NYPD And Apple Team Up To Stop iThing Theft In NYC

    The number of gadget-related thefts in major metropolitan areas has only continued to rise, and the number of resolved cases simply can’t keep up. However, it would appear that Apple is now working directly with the NYPD to help return iThings into the hands of their rightful owners. The NYPD has formed an official team which will work directly with Apple to track down stolen… Read More

  • Alleged Galaxy S IV Cases Sprout Up On The Web

    Alleged Galaxy S IV Cases Sprout Up On The Web

    A handful of cases seem to have leaked out for the forthcoming Galaxy S IV smartphone from Samsung. Since the phone has not yet been announced, we should approach each and every one of these cases with a hearty helping of salt. However, sometimes case makers get their hands on information we don’t quite have, such as dimensions, meaning their cases can shed some light on what’s… Read More

  • YC-Backed Padlet Brings Drag-And-Drop To Collaborative Web Site Creation

    YC-Backed Padlet Brings Drag-And-Drop To Collaborative Web Site Creation

    WordPress, Blogspot and Tumblr have done a great job of making website creation accessible to anyone, but the novice can still be a bit overwhelmed by the back-end, especially when these platforms are built specifically to be as complex as they are simple, to expand the potential demographic. But a YC-backed company called Padlet (formerly Wallwisher) is launching into public availability… Read More

  • Ten Days After Private Beta Launch, Snapchat Officially Brings Video To Android

    Ten Days After Private Beta Launch, Snapchat Officially Brings Video To Android

    It was just ten days ago that Snapchat launched a private beta version of its Android app, updated to include the video capture feature we’ve come to enjoy on iOS. Today, however, the company has turned it around, making the Snapchat with video application officially available in the Google Play. Store. Co-founder Evan Spiegel mentioned to us earlier in the month that developing… Read More

  • Saber Blast Lets Brands Team Up On Social Media To Form A Marketing Alliance

    Saber Blast Lets Brands Team Up On Social Media To Form A Marketing Alliance

    Small businesses and new brands are mere sardines in the ocean of social media. But a school of small fish is much more powerful than a lone minnow, which is why Saber Blast, a new alliance marketing tool, has launched out of beta. The service lets any brands sign up and join forces with other companies and brands, by RT-ing and re-sharing social media content. The idea is that a service… Read More

  • Home Depot-Owned Redbeacon Now Lets You Pay Contractors Online

    Home Depot-Owned Redbeacon Now Lets You Pay Contractors Online

    RedBeacon has just released an update to its services that effectively closes the loop on the company’s home services marketplace. The company announced the update on its blog, bringing mobile and online payments to the platform. This will let users link their credit card to their RedBeacon account and pay for home services directly from RedBeacon, as opposed to a cash exchange once the… Read More

  • Square Debuts “Business In A Box”, A Turnkey Point Of Sale Experience For $299

    Square Debuts “Business In A Box”, A Turnkey Point Of Sale Experience For $299

    Despite a rocky start to the year with the sudden departure of COO Keith Rabois, Square is still making a huge push to sign on new businesses on the Square platform and deliver smart, easy service for the mobile payments platform. The latest development in that push is a new program called “Square: Business in a Box”, which essentially acts as a package deal for small and… Read More

  • Vine Is Hiring Engineers In NYC, Including One Android Developer

    Vine Is Hiring Engineers In NYC, Including One Android Developer

    Vine has just opened up a few new positions for the NY-based engineering team, as tweeted by co-founder Colin Kroll. As it would appear, there are six positions available to work alongside the three-man team currently developing for Vine. Notably, one of the positions is for an Android developer, which could mean that we’ll see the video-sharing app on Google’s platform… Read More

  • From An Office Hours Meeting To Crowd Favorite In The Disrupt Battlefield, Buyou Tells All

    From An Office Hours Meeting To Crowd Favorite In The Disrupt Battlefield, Buyou Tells All

    It’s not often that a 20-minute Office Hours session with TC Staffers turns into a spot on the Disrupt Battlefield stage, but for Buyou, it just so happens to be the case. The virtual mall app, founded in May 2012, is about as straightforward as possible. You download the Buyou app from the App Store, and you’re instantly teleported to a mall, complete with all your favorite… Read More

  • HTC’s New Software Vision Might Actually Make A Little Sense

    HTC’s New Software Vision Might Actually Make A Little Sense

    HTC’s floundered of late, with a less-than-impressive 2012. Much of that can be attributed to Samsung and Apple, which chomped up even more marketshare last year than they did the year before. Plus, HTC put a lot of focus on Windows Phone 8 last year with the Windows Phone 8X and 8S, which put the Taiwanese handset maker even further behind. However, HTC’s insistence on packing… Read More

  • Artspace.com Raises $8.5M Series B To Expand Online Marketplace For Fine Art

    Artspace.com Raises $8.5M Series B To Expand Online Marketplace For Fine Art

    The art world doesn’t always get a lot of love from the VC community, but Artspace.com is ready to change all that with a new round from Canaan Partners. The Series B round adds another $8.5 million on to ArtSpace’s original $3.7 million in venture and Series A funding. Artspace.com is an ecommerce platform that acts as an online marketplace for high-end art. It was founded back… Read More

  • Live From HTC’s Pivotal Unveiling Of The HTC One

    Live From HTC’s Pivotal Unveiling Of The HTC One

    We’re sitting patiently at HTC’s NYC Media Event at this very moment, itching in anticipating for what we expect to be the official debut of the HTC One. Originally leaked as the M7, the HTC One is set to be one of the most important phones HTC has ever brought to market. Read More

  • Turtle Beach’s New Seven Series Headphones Are A Gamer’s Audio Dream

    Turtle Beach’s New Seven Series Headphones Are A Gamer’s Audio Dream

    If you’re a hard-core gamer, the name Turtle Beach most certainly means something to you. We met with the tournament-grade headset maker to discuss their new Seven series of headsets, originally debuted at CES. There are three different models in the line, the XP Seven (meant for all consoles, PC, and mobile), the Z Seven (meant for PC and mobile) and the M Seven (mobile only). Both the… Read More

  • Kleverbeast Launches Into Public Beta, Bringing App Creation To The Masses For $29/Month

    Kleverbeast Launches Into Public Beta, Bringing App Creation To The Masses For $29/Month

    Kleverbeast, co-founded by Hatch Labs CEO and founder Dinesh Moorjani, is today launching in public beta to bring quick and easy app creation to the multitudes, letting anyone (even someone with no programming experience) build a beautiful, content-rich app in a matter of minutes. The service employs a simple drag-and-drop dashboard to help users figure out how to lay out their preferred… Read More

  • Rovio Beefs Up Global Advertising Team With Hires From Apple, Millennial Media, And inMobi

    Rovio Beefs Up Global Advertising Team With Hires From Apple, Millennial Media, And inMobi

    As Rovio plans its entry into the cartoon business, the company has announced a round of new hires that will comprise its revamped Brand Advertising Partnership team, making the Finnish-based gaming company “a direct media partner to some of the largest brands in the world.” “Our new Brand Advertising Partnership Team in the U.S. will enable us to now partner directly with… Read More

  • And That’s A Wrap! Last Night’s NYC TC Disrupt Pitch-Off Was A Blast

    And That’s A Wrap! Last Night’s NYC TC Disrupt Pitch-Off Was A Blast

    Last night was the official TC Disrupt Pitch-Off in NYC, where three lucky startups won tickets to the Disrupt NY conference in April, one of which will get a spot on the Startup Alley floor. Over 20 companies competed, and over 800 attendees showed up to partake in the night of beer, pizza, and tech talk. Each pitch-off company was given 60 seconds to pitch their startup without the help of… Read More