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Jordan Crook

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Senior Writer — TechCrunch

Senior Writer @TechCrunch. Voice of a generation. Socializing since 1988.

Vine stars react to #RIPVine — Broken hearts, blind rage, and calls to follow them on YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat. That's how Vine stars are coping with the news that Twitter will shut down the Vine app in the coming months. At least since Twitter will let people download their Vines, most of the content should wind up on its competitors.

The TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul goes down TONIGHT! — The big night is tonight! At 6pm, the TC Meetup + Pitch-off is going down in Seoul, South Korea. We'll be joined by some of the brightest minds in the local tech scene to discuss going global and diversity, and then we'll dive straight into the Pitch-off itself. launches Lifewire, a tech information website — is launching its third standalone brand in the form of Lifewire, a tech information and advice site. Lifewire will offer advice and answers on common tech questions and problems in the most clear, simplified format possible. About, the IAC-owned media company, is in the midst of a transition.

Gone, The App To Sell Your Old Junk, Acquires Yardsale Inc., FOBO — Gone, the app that helps you sell your old crap, has announced the acquisition of FOBO and former marketplace company Yardsale Inc. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gone launched back in June of 2014 to change the way you sell your old junk.

Happy 15th Birthday, iPod — It's been 15 years since Apple first released the classic iPod. It was the first device to usher in what would become, in many respects, the age of Apple. Since its launch Apple's mobile products have become (to many people) the gold standard. Other folks had launched digital music players before Apple.

Announcing the startups pitching in the TC Pitch-off in Seoul! — TechCrunch is coming to Seoul next week for the TC Meetup + Pitch-off, and today we're proud to announce the startups participating in the pitch-off. These companies will have exactly sixty seconds to pitch their wares to a panel of expert judges, including TC editors and local VCs.

Watch all the quirky new commercials for Facebook Live — Teddy bear dogs, singing children, and your deepest personal opinions are what you should be sharing on Facebook Live, according to Facebook's new ad campaign for its mobile broadcasting feature. Instead of poising itself for web celebrities like YouTube Live or citizen journalists like Periscope, these commercials show Facebook Live wants to be the camera for the common man.

Talking diversity, going global at the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul — You might have already read about our forthcoming TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul next week. But what you might not know is that we're integrating more content into the program so you can hear from some of the most intelligent minds in the industry.

Microsoft beats on strong growth in cloud business — Microsoft today reported earnings for its first fiscal quarter of 2017 (because fiscal quarters don't have to correlate with the all-governing force of time). Long story short: Azure and other office-based products are fueling revenue growth, as Microsoft mostly gives up on mobile.

Everything we suddenly know about Nintendo’s crazy new console, the Switch — We first learned that Nintendo was working on a new console (codenamed "NX") over a year and a half ago. Since then, though, they've said pretty much nothing Nintendo broke their silence this morning with a 3 minute preview trailer packed with details. In 3 minutes, we went from knowing nothing to knowing a whole friggin' lot.
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Oct 27, 2016

Still get pre-meetup jitters after hosting dozens of these. Can't wait for the #tcmeetup in Seoul

Oct 26, 2016

we’re looking for volunteers to help us out at tonight’s TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul. Interested? send an email to

Oct 26, 2016

We need volunteers for tonight's Seoul TC meetup. Anyone interested should email

Oct 26, 2016

The TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul goes down TONIGHT! 

Oct 24, 2016

When you find out you got the upgrade on a 14-hour flight. 

Oct 24, 2016

I wish startup founders would stop trying to be assholes because they think they need to be assholes. You're not Steve Jobs. Be kind.

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