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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  • 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

  • AT&T’s Latest Boondoggle Is To Let App Makers Pay For Users’ Data

    AT&T’s Latest Boondoggle Is To Let App Makers Pay For Users’ Data

    The Wall Street Journal reports that AT&T is considering giving app makers the option of being charged for the data their users are gobbling up while playing with the app. Let me just start out by calmly saying that this is absolutely ridiculous, and I’d like to call for a People vs. AT&T overturn of the decision right here and now. See, a study emerged recently showing just… Read More

  • Quietly Brilliant, But HTC Sure Made Some Noise At MWC

    Quietly Brilliant, But HTC Sure Made Some Noise At MWC

    Wow. We expected a lot of news out of Mobile World Congress but who knew HTC would have so. freaking. much. I was having trouble keeping track of it myself, so for the good of the both of us, I thought it might be fitting to bundle all this news up into something a tad more easily digestible. And off we go… Read More

  • Hands-On With The HTC One V: This Little Guy Feels Great

    Hands-On With The HTC One V: This Little Guy Feels Great

    There’s been plenty of news about HTC of late. If you’ve been following our MWC coverage, you know all about it and I won’t bore you. Instead, I’ll just let you in on a little tidbit that we learned here at HTC’s New York roundtable and give you a few of my impressions of HTC’s One V. This is a CDMA/HSPA+ device, will be available both on-contract and as… Read More

  • mBlox Launches New Cloud-Based Mobile Marketing Platform: Engage

    mBlox Launches New Cloud-Based Mobile Marketing Platform: Engage

    You rarely ever hear someone say, “boy, I sure did enjoy that mobile ad.” In fact, it’s rare to hear someone say they enjoyed any ad unless it’s around Super Bowl time. But I hold firmly to the belief that the only reason we don’t really enjoy ads is because, most of the time, they aren’t under our control. Relevancy and context are the most important… Read More

  • Asus Officially Unveils The Accessory-Laden Padfone

    Asus Officially Unveils The Accessory-Laden Padfone

    There you have it folks. The Asus Padfone is about as real as a phone can be, now that Asus has formally unveiled the little beast here at Mobile World Congress. What we’re looking at is a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a Snapdragon dual-core S4 chip from Qualcomm. You’ll find an 8-megapixel camera on the back equipped with autofocus… Read More

  • Huawei Officially Announces The ICS-Powered Ascend D Quad Smartphone

    Huawei Officially Announces The ICS-Powered Ascend D Quad Smartphone

    We haven’t heard much from Huawei lately. Aside from a few smartphones here and there, the company hasn’t really made a huge push or impression as of late. But according to this release we’re seeing here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Huawei has quite a bit in store for us, including the freshly announced Ascend D quad smartphone. Huawei wants to market this as… Read More

  • Netflix: We Have No Plans To Support BlackBerry Devices, Including The PlayBook

    Netflix: We Have No Plans To Support BlackBerry Devices, Including The PlayBook

    It seems as though nobody’s a fan of RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook. Last year, I would’ve agreed wholeheartedly. What’s a tablet good for — ahem, an enterprise-style tablet no less — if you can’t natively check email, store contacts, or access a calendar. But even though much of that’s going to change with the release of PlayBook 2.0 OS, some… Read More

  • Klarna Execs’ Alleged Sexual Assault Case Dismissed (Update)

    Klarna Execs’ Alleged Sexual Assault Case Dismissed (Update)

    Remember those two high-level executives from Swedish startup Klarna who were arrested earlier this month on sexual abuse charges? Their names are Jens Saltin and Niklas Adalberth, and they were arrested at the W Hotel in New York after allegedly molesting a 19-year-old tourist from Texas. Well after a little follow up (it’s not often that we get to call into the New York City… Read More

  • Nokia Top Windows Phone 7 Vendor, But There’s Still Plenty Of Catching Up To Do

    Nokia Top Windows Phone 7 Vendor, But There’s Still Plenty Of Catching Up To Do

    The Microsoft-Nokia partnership is still in its infancy, but it would seem as though that little guy is about ready to start walking. Strategy Analytics today released Q4 numbers showing that Nokia holds 33 percent of the Windows Phone 7 market share, pushing the Finnish phone giant to the top spot globally. Windows Phone 7 devices in general are up 36 percent with 2.7 million units shipped… Read More

  • These iOS vs. Android Flame Wars Have To Stop

    These iOS vs. Android Flame Wars Have To Stop

    I just want to start this out by saying I love you guys. I really do. TechCrunch is lucky enough to have a really smart, well-informed readership which keeps us diligent in our reporting. You guys are also pretty hilarious, and who doesn’t enjoy a good ROFL now and then. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned through the comments section here at TechCrunch, it’s that… Read More

  • NPD: Apple Still On Top In Mobile PC Shipments, But HP Takes The Cake In Notebooks

    NPD: Apple Still On Top In Mobile PC Shipments, But HP Takes The Cake In Notebooks

    The PC industry is in decline, unless of course you count tablets. NPD is apparently doing just that, leaving Apple in the top spot among mobile PC vendors. According to the firm, Apple shipped nearly 23.4 million mobile PCs in the fourth quarter of 2011, which is 128 percent year-over-year growth. Cupertino shipped over 62.8 million mobile PCs over the entirety of 2011, representing 132… Read More

  • Grindr For Equality Needs You! Help Make The World A Gayer (Happier) Place

    Grindr For Equality Needs You! Help Make The World A Gayer (Happier) Place

    Grindr is awesome. So awesome it won a Crunchie this year for best location app, and so awesome that I often wish Blendr (Grindr’s gender-open counterpart) wasn’t just full of dudes. But the app that’s basically a gay man’s portal to happy times now boasts over 3 million users, which means that we’ve got an army on our hands ladies and gentlemen. This is huge for… Read More