Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook is a writer/reporter based out of Brooklyn, NY. She writes about things teens like. She snaps innocent selfies and vines nudes. She has written for publications such as Mobile Marketer and MobileBurn.

She is now a writer at TechCrunch.

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  • Shazam, Delivery Agent Partner To Let You Buy Your Favorite TV Characters’ Stuff

    Shazam, Delivery Agent Partner To Let You Buy Your Favorite TV Characters’ Stuff

    Well, I’m not sure whether to be worried about our impending laziness or thrilled that I can now shop while I watch TV (without the help of the Home Shopping Network). Shazam, potentially one of the most magical apps ever, has partnered with Delivery Agent to let you discover consumer products in TV shows and ultimately purchase them. First to jump on board with the service is… Read More

  • My Witness Catches Bad Guys In The Act

    My Witness Catches Bad Guys In The Act

    It’s not often that you’re attacked by a random stranger, but if/when it does happen preparedness is the key. Think back to your karate days, carry pepper spray, use the buddy system, and stay alert. And when all that fails, download the My Witness app on your phone. In the rare case that you actually have the opportunity to snap a picture of your attacker, you’ll be glad… Read More

  • Olympus Has Been Hiding Investment Losses For The Past 20 Years

    Olympus Has Been Hiding Investment Losses For The Past 20 Years

    After months of uncertainty and allegations thrown out left and right, Olympus admitted today that it has been hiding company losses for the past two decades. Here’s what’s up: Including the 2008 takeover of medical equipment maker Gyrus, the company used four acquisitions to cover up losses on securities investments, as well as advisory fees. Bloomberg reports that the company… Read More

  • T-Mobile Announces The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus: $249 On-Contract, November 16

    T-Mobile Announces The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus: $249 On-Contract, November 16

    We knew it was coming. First J&R prematurely listed the tab for pre-order, and then Samsung came out with an official announcement, which leads us to today: T-Mobile has finally confirmed availability and pricing for the dual-core Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus Availability Leaks: Web-Only Launch On November 21

    Samsung Galaxy Nexus Availability Leaks: Web-Only Launch On November 21

    The pending launch date of the next Google phone, Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, has been a bit of a mystery up until now. “November” has always been a sure thing, but when exactly we’d be able to get up close and personal was as yet unknown. However, Droid-Life seems to have stumbled upon a Verizon roadmap, which should give us a clear peek at the Nexus’ availability… Read More

  • Barnes & Noble Officially Unveils The 7-Inch Nook Tablet

    Barnes & Noble Officially Unveils The 7-Inch Nook Tablet

    In late September, Amazon unveiled a $199 tablet called the Kindle Fire. Obviously this left a massive divide in the market between the much pricier iPad 2 and the new Kindle Fire, which Barnes & Noble has this morning responded to. Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, I’m pleased to introduce you to the Nook Tablet. Read More

  • Motorola Droid RAZR Review: So Close, Yet So Far

    Motorola Droid RAZR Review: So Close, Yet So Far

    The Droid RAZR has been one highly anticipated phone, but can its performance keep up with the hype? Is it too big to be comfortable? Is there a catch that comes along with that 7.1mm waist line? Does 4G LTE paired with a dual-core processor really make a difference? Well, it’s basically the entire point of my existence to answer these questions for you. So off we go. Read More

  • European Commission Launches Investigation Into Samsung’s Litigation Tactics

    European Commission Launches Investigation Into Samsung’s Litigation Tactics

    In this week’s news from the front lines, the European Commission has decided to initiate a preliminary investigation of Samsung’s litigation tactics with regards to its standards-essential patents. While Apple’s accusations against Samsung have been centered around its own intellectual property, Samsung’s counterclaims both in Europe and here in the States are based on… Read More

  • WhiteyPaint Turns Walls Into Whiteboards Without Cramping Your Wallpaper’s Style

    WhiteyPaint Turns Walls Into Whiteboards Without Cramping Your Wallpaper’s Style

    Feeling useless? The folks over at WhiteyBoard seem to have a solution: WhiteyPaint. As WhiteyPaint’s motto so clearly points out, “you’re useless without it.” While the verdict’s still out on that one, it does seem like a pretty nifty little product. It’s basically a quick-drying translucent paint that you can write on with whiteboard markers, and according… Read More

  • Samsung Focus Flash Review: High-End Feel At A Low Price

    Samsung Focus Flash Review: High-End Feel At A Low Price

    The Samsung Focus Flash has achieved something I didn’t think it would — it managed to tear me away from my new iPhone 4S. Granted, I’ve had the 4S a bit longer than the Focus Flash, but I don’t think it was the “shiny and new” factor pulling me in; it was Mango and I heart it. As for the phone itself, it performed surprisingly well for its specs. Where… Read More

  • Hands-On With The Samsung Focus S For AT&T

    Hands-On With The Samsung Focus S For AT&T

    If the Samsung Focus Flash had you even remotely excited, then the Focus S is sure to leave you thrilled. With almost all the same specs as baby brother, the Focus S brings a slightly larger screen and more powerful camera to an already snappy little phone. Read More

  • Hands-On With The HTC Rezound For Verizon: Fat And Fast

    Hands-On With The HTC Rezound For Verizon: Fat And Fast

    With leaks galore and this afternoon’s announcement, there’s not much reason to rehash HTC Rezound deets. So I’ll just cut to the chase and hit you guys with some first impressions. Read More

  • Siri, Why Are You So Underwhelming?

    Siri, Why Are You So Underwhelming?

    When Apple first unveiled the iPhone 4S, there was one feature that left every jaw in the room on the floor. Her name is Siri. Scott Forstall demoed the personal assistant at Apple’s media event, and the entire presentation went off without a hitch. Then, as expected, Apple released their commercials, which were equally impressive. In short, everyone and their brother was amped for… Read More

  • Take A Peek At China’s Version Of The Motorola Droid RAZR

    Take A Peek At China’s Version Of The Motorola Droid RAZR

    The Droid RAZR has certainly been the talk of the the town lately, with its 7.1mm waist line, 1.2GHz dual-core processor and uniquely beautiful design. According to the leaks, the RAZR should be gracing shelves by November 10 both here in the States and in the UK. But what about China? Read More

  • BBM Music App Goes Live In BlackBerry App World

    BBM Music App Goes Live In BlackBerry App World

    Alright BlackBerry fans, the time has come for you to experience BBM Music. If you haven’t heard of it yet, it’s a somewhat inexplicable music subscription service that integrates BBM. As of yet, the app has only been available to beta zone members, but today the app went live in the BlackBerry App World for all to enjoy. And by all, I mean users in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Read More

  • Nokia Strikes Supplier Deal With ST-Ericsson For Windows-Powered Handsets

    Nokia Strikes Supplier Deal With ST-Ericsson For Windows-Powered Handsets

    It’s a big day over at ST-Ericsson. The chip maker, which has yet to turn a quarterly profit, just scored a major deal with Nokia to power its Windows Phone handsets. This deal effectively ends the monopoly Qualcomm has had over Windows-powered devices, and should also allow Nokia to sell lower-priced smartphones in new territories, reports Reuters. Read More

  • Verizon Doc Points To November 10 Launch For The Droid RAZR

    Verizon Doc Points To November 10 Launch For The Droid RAZR

    Remember that one time Motorola and Verizon announced the new Droid RAZR, but failed to offer up any in-store availability dates? A date as vague as “November” can only tide over the masses for so long, which may be why Verizon “passed along” this internal document (full-size below) to Droid-Life, which details in-store availability across “all channels”… Read More

  • AT&T Announces Availability And Pricing For New BlackBerry Line-Up

    AT&T Announces Availability And Pricing For New BlackBerry Line-Up

    Despite RIM’s successive screw-ups (including a massive server outage that left thousands of customers without BBM or internet service… twice), there are still some hardcore BlackBerry fans out there. If you’re one of them, feel free to breathe a sigh of relief because the only news I bring you today is the announcement of three new BlackBerry models for AT&T: the… Read More

  • Samsung Asks Apple To Hand Over iPhone 4S Source Code

    Samsung Asks Apple To Hand Over iPhone 4S Source Code

    If Apple was a melody and Samsung was a beat, their legal battle would be the song that never ends. It’s been more than six months, spanned more than half the continents, and is still in its formative stages. Final decisions have yet to be made in almost all of the cases, and in predictable fashion, the duo are igniting new battles at what feels like a daily rate. This time, Samsung… Read More

  • Seagate Streamlines Hard Drive Offerings With 1TB Per Disk Technology

    Seagate Streamlines Hard Drive Offerings With 1TB Per Disk Technology

    Just a couple months after selling its 1 millionth hybrid hard drive, Seagate has some fresh news to announce, including the death of its Barracuda green drive and the announcement of its new enhanced Seagate desktop drives. The Barracuda, Seagate’s flagship, has been revamped to offer performance of 7200 RPM for every capacity — from 250GB up to 3TB. Read More