Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook is a writer/reporter 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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  • Nokia Discontinues Ovi Share Service, Users Have Until March 30 To Retrieve Content

    Nokia Discontinues Ovi Share Service, Users Have Until March 30 To Retrieve Content

    Nokia today announced that it would discontinue its Ovi Share service. Ovi Share is a web service used by Nokia to host users’ content, but with the push toward the Windows Phone platform over at Nokia it makes sense that the company would choose to consolidate its core services. Users of Ovi Share will have until May 30 to retrieve their content from the service, at which point all of… Read More

  • Nokia’s PureView Imaging To Appear On Windows Phone-Powered Lumias

    Nokia’s PureView Imaging To Appear On Windows Phone-Powered Lumias

    I doubt that you’ve forgotten about Nokia’s crazy 808 PureView phone with a 41-megapixel camera. How could you? It’s impossible to dismiss, even if the whole 41-megapixel figure is a bit misleading. The only issue with it is that it runs on Symbian, a slowly but surely dying platform. Luckily, Nokia has confirmed that its PureView technology is headed to the Windows… Read More

  • Isis Reveals New POS Partnerships With Verifone, Ingenico And ViVOtech

    Isis Reveals New POS Partnerships With Verifone, Ingenico And ViVOtech

    Straight on the heels of showing off their new mobile payments system, the carriers leading the Isis joint venture have announced new partnerships with payment solutions providers. At Mobile World Congress Isis revealed partnerships with Chase, Capital One and Barclaycard, and it seems we’ll now be adding Verifone, Ingenico, VivoTech, and Equinox to the list. This should help spread… Read More

  • Manteresting - the Male Pinterest

    Co-Founder Of Manteresting, Pinterest For Men, On What It Means To Be A Clone [TCTV]

    We’ve found Pinterest clones galore since the social pinboard site first launched, but it would seem that the fad is going in a new direction. Recently I stumbled upon Manteresting.com, a Pinterest for men, and couldn’t help but seek out the founders for a quick little interview. In it, co-founder Brandon and I discuss what it means to be a clone, how Manteresting plans on… Read More

  • Philadelphia Vigilante Doesn’t Want To Hear Your Public Phone Calls

    Philadelphia Vigilante Doesn’t Want To Hear Your Public Phone Calls

    A man named Eric who (uselessly) refuses to give up his last name (which I swear isn’t Eldon) has taken it upon himself to rid the world of annoying public cell phone conversations. But how, you might ask, is Eric X doing this? Just through the illegal purchase and use of a wireless jammer, of course. “I guess I’m taking the law into my own hands and quite frankly… Read More

  • Etsy iPhone App Hits 1 Million Downloads in Under 4 Months

    Etsy iPhone App Hits 1 Million Downloads in Under 4 Months

    Etsy, online seller of various hand-made hipster goodness, has reached a major milestone today. After less than four months on the App Store, the Etsy for iPhone app has surpassed 1 million downloads. The app launched in mid-November 2011. But that’s not all Etsy has to celebrate. Since the release of the app, it’s seen 25-60 percent growth in visits month-over-month, and is seeing… Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy S III To Launch In April?

    Samsung Galaxy S III To Launch In April?

    While not launching the next Samsung flagship at MWC in Barcelona was probably the right choice for Samsung, that doesn’t change the fact that we’re itching with anticipation over when the Galaxy S III will show its pretty little edge-to-edge face. We know most of the specs (well, rumored ones at least), which means we know we’ll see a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED Plus display… Read More

  • Samsung Tops 2 Million Galaxy Note Sales, Plans To Hit 10 Million By Year’s End

    Samsung Tops 2 Million Galaxy Note Sales, Plans To Hit 10 Million By Year’s End

    Samsung says it has sold over 2 million Galaxy Note superphones globally. Now, it’s only fair to remember that this number includes international sales, so even though the Note only became available on February 19 here in the States, it’s been on Asian shelves since October and U.K. shelves since November. Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy Note Overview

    Fly Or Die: Samsung Galaxy Note

    The Galaxy Note from Samsung has been a tough one for us to figure out. Is it a phone? Is it a tablet? Wait! Is that a stylus? There was plenty to wonder about. But after spending quite a bit of time with the superphone, which you can relive with me here, John and I decided to chat out what all the fuss is about. Read More

  • Netflix Gets Serious About Closed Captioning

    Netflix Gets Serious About Closed Captioning

    Netflix now provides content with captions or subtitles for more than 80 percent of the hours streamed in the U.S. To be clear, this doesn’t mean that 80+ percent of Netflix’s streaming content has captions, but that of all the hours of streaming content watched in the U.S., over 80 percent of it was captioned in some way. This is a significant improvement, considering that… Read More

  • HTC Fans Aren’t The Only Ones With Beats Audio

    HTC Fans Aren’t The Only Ones With Beats Audio

    HTC has been making a big push with their Beats Audio integration. It first appeared on the HTC Rezound, and has since been present on all of HTC’s new devices, including the freshly announced One series. But as you likely already know, it has nothing to do with hardware — it’s simply an advanced audio equalizer. That said, XDA forum member fuss132 has found a way to port… Read More

  • Picksie, The App That Plans Your Evening Entertainment, Launches On Android

    Picksie, The App That Plans Your Evening Entertainment, Launches On Android

    If you haven’t heard already — perhaps because you live outside of the San Fran/NYC area or maybe because you’re averse to having fun — Picksie is a location-based app that helps you figure out what to do. But it gets way more intensive than a Yelp!-style app because Picksie takes everything it can possibly learn about you and your surroundings to determine your… Read More

  • Wish Your Droid Razr Had Maxx Battery Life? It Can!

    Wish Your Droid Razr Had Maxx Battery Life? It Can!

    When the Droid Razr Maxx first arrived I was filled with mixed emotions. On the one hand, I was truly excited that Motorola found a way to make the Razr a plausible option — the original battery life on that thing is atrocious. On the other hand, I felt bad for the folks who went out and bought a Razr only to have an (almost) identical device with twice the battery life land a couple… Read More

  • Windows 8 Consumer Beta

    Fly Or Die: Windows 8

    If you were only allowed to read one piece of tech news today, I’d bet you’d read up on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. The beta became available today, though we were lucky enough to go hands-on with the OS for the past week or so, and people can’t stop talking about it. Windows 8 is a merging of old with new. A Metro UI offers up live tiles much like Windows Phone, but… Read More

  • Video: This Isn’t The iPad 3… But We Can Dream, Right?

    Video: This Isn’t The iPad 3… But We Can Dream, Right?

    Are you ready for the iPad 3? We are. We’ve got all kinds of coverage on when Apple’s unveiling the little darling, what you should expect, and whether or not a little iPad is even something Apple would consider. But to break up the monotony (and annoyance) of truth mixed with rumor, I decided to hit you guys with a straight-up lie. So to be clear, this is not the iPad 3. Not… Read More

  • Toshiba Intros World’s Thinnest And Lightest 10″ Tablet: The Excite 10 LE

    Toshiba Intros World’s Thinnest And Lightest 10″ Tablet: The Excite 10 LE

    When Toshiba first entered the tablet space, they specifically told us “we’re not focusing on thin and light, we’re focusing on usability.” This was true — both the Thrive and Thrive 7″ have a host of ports and the big guy even has a removable battery. But it would seem that Toshiba is ready to switch up the strategy, as the company is today announcing… Read More

  • LTE-Packing Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Hits VZW Shelves On March 1

    LTE-Packing Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Hits VZW Shelves On March 1

    For those of you who feel that the Galaxy Tab 8.9 is too big and the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is too small, the LTE-packing Galaxy Tab 7.7 should feel just right. And according to Verizon, the little 7-incher should be available March 1 on the big red network, just as we expected. The GalTab 7.7 was announced way back in September alongside the international Galaxy Note, and as my controversial… Read More

  • Verizon CFO: Shared Data Plans Coming Mid-Year

    Verizon CFO: Shared Data Plans Coming Mid-Year

    We’ve been hearing about Verizon’s forthcoming shared data plans for quite a while, but it’s possible that we’ve finally been given a timeline, albeit a vague one. At an investors conference Verizon CTO Fran Shammo said that family data plans will probably be offered around the middle of this year. But it won’t be as simple as a launch date. Mr. Shammo explained… Read More

  • YouTube Improves Captions With New Formats, Languages, And More

    YouTube Improves Captions With New Formats, Languages, And More

    Captions on YouTube videos can’t be all that exciting. It’s been around since 2006. But apparently caption functionality has been widely extended, according to a blog post by YouTube. The video sharing platform that takes up half the work day for most of us has introduced new languages to YouTube’s caption feature. Automatic captions and transcript synchronization are… Read More

  • HBO GO Finally Lands On Xbox 360 On April 1 (And No, It’s Not A Joke)

    HBO GO Finally Lands On Xbox 360 On April 1 (And No, It’s Not A Joke)

    I remember back when HBO Go first launched, and it was only available to Verizon Fios subscribers. All that True Blood, and so very few viewers to enjoy it. But in the past year HBO Go has extended itself to the far reaches of our internet-connected universe, and according to a report out of Engadget, it’ll stretch even further. Read More