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. CrunchBase profile →

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  • Verizon CEO: A Third Mobile Platform Will Emerge In The Next 12 Months

    Verizon CEO: A Third Mobile Platform Will Emerge In The Next 12 Months

    iOS and Android are great, clearly. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have room in our hearts for a third platform. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam feels the same way, expecting a third “smartphone ecosystem” to butt in to the current Apple/Google dominated space. Out of the various options, McAdam said he sees Samsung’s Bada, Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5, or… Read More

  • Apple’s iPhone 5 Makeover Won’t Carry Over To The Next-Gen iPod Touch

    Apple’s iPhone 5 Makeover Won’t Carry Over To The Next-Gen iPod Touch

    In the past few months, have you felt like something’s missing? Apple’s new Fall release strategy has made it seem like someone just knocked Christmas right off the calendar, and so of course we’re all thinking: “You’ve made me wait, Apple — this better blow my mind.” Well, have hope for the iPhone 5 because apparently the next-gen iPod touch… Read More

  • Leak, Revamp, Repeat: How The HTC Rhyme Almost Went Unisex

    Leak, Revamp, Repeat: How The HTC Rhyme Almost Went Unisex

    A while back, rumors surfaced about a new Android smartphone built by HTC. Rumors and leaks happen with just about every phone, but for this particular Android handset, we were hearing quite a lot about it. Eventually specs trickled out, but before that all we knew was that it was a phone targeted to women: The HTC Bliss (now known as the Rhyme). This was unsettling. Read More

  • The HTC Rhyme: Apparently Girls Prefer Mid-Range Specs

    The HTC Rhyme: Apparently Girls Prefer Mid-Range Specs

    After wondering for a while what HTC’s mysterious media event would uncover, the woman-friendly (because women, like yours truly, apparently need gender-specific handsets) HTC Rhyme for Verizon has finally reared its pretty little head with several clever accouterments. As per the announcement (and earlier leaks), the Rhyme will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread on a 1GHz single core… Read More

  • Vuzix Wrap 1200VR Glasses Can Track Your Head Movements While You Game

    Vuzix Wrap 1200VR Glasses Can Track Your Head Movements While You Game

    Looking for a nice pair of new glasses? What about glasses that make you feel like you’re watching 3D content on a 75-inch display? Well, that’s quite a specific request you’ve made but Vuzix has what you’re looking for. The company today announced its new pair of virtual reality glasses called the Wrap 1200VR. Read More

  • HP TouchPad Go Photos Leaked: Here’s What A Dead 7-Inch Tablet Looks Like

    HP TouchPad Go Photos Leaked: Here’s What A Dead 7-Inch Tablet Looks Like

    Gather round, young and old, for our first and last glimpse at the never-to-be-released HP TouchPad Go. The seven incher was supposedly a couple weeks away from shipping when HP decided to send webOS hardware to rest in pieces, but one forum-goer claims to have had one for three months. From what we already know, which is basically just the information from the tablet’s FCC filing… Read More

  • Samsung Exec: We’re Coming After The iPhone 5 As Soon As It Lands In Korea

    Samsung Exec: We’re Coming After The iPhone 5 As Soon As It Lands In Korea

    As the pending case tally reaches almost two dozen, Samsung has decided to both go big, and go home once Apple’s flagship iPhone 5 debuts. With its Galaxy Tab 10.1 officially banned in Germany, and the GalTab 7.7 pulled off shelves at IFA in Berlin, Samsung is the only participant in the battle with casualty products. And apparently, it’s about time to strike back. According to… Read More

  • Microsoft Shows Off Tango Video Chat App On The HTC Titan

    Microsoft Shows Off Tango Video Chat App On The HTC Titan

    I’ve liked Windows Phone Mango since I first laid eyes on it, but the truth of the matter is that most of the features being implemented are merely catching up to competing platforms. The Bing integration and voice-to-text capabilities are… pretty cool. But other than that, as I said, Mango is playing catch-up. The addition of a video chat app on the Mango-powered HTC Titan is… Read More

  • Apple Looks To Postpone Motorola Patent Suits Courtesy Of Googorola Deal

    Apple Looks To Postpone Motorola Patent Suits Courtesy Of Googorola Deal

    Along with that sushi, Apple has a lot on its plate. The company has been battling Samsung since April in one of the most widespread patent wars ever, but many forget that Apple and Motorola Mobility have been duking it out for the past year. Motorola started it, and then Apple fired back with some multitouch patents, and the back-and-forth never ends. The point? Apple has asked to postpone… Read More

  • Qraft: The Airbnb For Planes, Trains, And Automobiles (And By Trains, I Mean Boats.)

    Qraft: The Airbnb For Planes, Trains, And Automobiles (And By Trains, I Mean Boats.)

    When you’re just a wee babe, the idea of a new toy is the most exciting thing ever. Then you grow up, and “toys” become ridiculously expensive. You want a Chevy Corvette C6 Z06? That’ll be $70,000, please. You’re interested in picking up a 2011 Roehr 1250sc motorcycle? $40,000. Though I’m sure plenty of our utterly successful readers have no problem… Read More

  • Samsung Fires At Apple In France, Targets The iPad And iPhone

    Samsung Fires At Apple In France, Targets The iPad And iPhone

    Two months before Apple won its import ban against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany, Samsung was launching an attack further West. The South Korea-based company filed a complaint against Apple back in July alleging infringement on three mobile-related patents with regards to the iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, and both models of the iPad. The first hearing is expected to go down in December. Read More

  • Fanhattan App Helps You Choose What To Watch On The iPad (Update)

    Fanhattan App Helps You Choose What To Watch On The iPad (Update)

    There are plenty of apps that let you watch TV and movies on your iPad: Hulu Plus, Netflix, Vudu and even trusty old iTunes. But how do you know what’s available out there? Guess what! There’s an app for that. Fanhattan just launched on the App Store, and it’s all about discovery. When you load up the app, you have two options: Movies or TV. From there, Fanhattan groups… Read More

  • HP Offers TouchPad Refund Program To European Customers

    HP Offers TouchPad Refund Program To European Customers

    So, you bought an HP TouchPad. No, not the £89 TouchPad — the £399 TouchPad. Understandably, you’re pissed. Well, everything’s going to be okay. HP’s “way of saying thank you for choosing HP webOS” is to compensate customers who paid full price for the TouchPad before August 23. If you haven’t already noticed from the “Europe” in the… Read More

  • GameStop Has An Android Tablet On The Way

    GameStop Has An Android Tablet On The Way

    We’ve mentioned a few times the possibility that GameStop would be launching its own GameStop-branded tablet. Turns out, this mystery tablet is already in the testing phase, says GameStop President Tony Bartel. The tablet wasn’t developed by GameStop, but should be a “GameStop-certified gaming platform” sold in stores. When Tony Bartel told GamaSutra that GameStop… Read More

  • The Hackathon Never Sleeps

    The Hackathon Never Sleeps

    It’s been a solid 12 hours since TechCrunch Hackathon commenced, and things are getting a bit loopy. For the most part, this place is pretty quiet. We have a few sleepers in corners, and just about every cushy object in this building has been occupied. But the vast majority of hackers are wide awake, coding away. And with good reason — $500,000 is at stake, among other awesome prizes. Read More

  • Who Said Hackers Don’t Have Style?

    Who Said Hackers Don’t Have Style?

    Hackers aren’t necessarily known for their sense of fashion. Usually, it’s all about the code. They might as well be wearing jumpsuits — or their birthday suits, for that matter. But here at the Disrupt Hackathon, some of our hackers are trying to prove the world wrong. There is some sartorial splendor afoot, and it’s coming in the form of headwear. That’s right. Read More

  • The Disrupt Hackathon In San Francisco Has Officially Begun

    The Disrupt Hackathon In San Francisco Has Officially Begun

    Every hacker is different, and that’s exactly what we expect to see when this is all through. Something new, something different — all with the potential to disrupt. So far about half of registrants have made it into the venue, with the rest still signing in. Laptops are already fired up, hackers are putting their heads together, and the energy in the room is palpable. Read More

  • The Disrupt Hackathon Is Powering Up!

    The Disrupt Hackathon Is Powering Up!

    It’s nearly noon and the Disrupt Hackaton Hackers are converging on the Design Center like zombies hunting only one thing: caffeine. We’ll bring you posts from the floor as the festivities start but we thought it would be nice to see the building in its pristine state before countless cups of coffee, pizza rinds, and soda pop cans litter the landscape like the detritus from… Read More

  • Samsung Responds To More OS Acquisition Rumors: Nope, We’re Not Buying MeeGo Either

    Samsung Responds To More OS Acquisition Rumors: Nope, We’re Not Buying MeeGo Either

    MeeGo is up in the air. Nokia turned its back on MeeGo a while ago. Intel, meanwhile, promises to continue to support the open-source community, but reports claim that it has decided to temporarily suspend development of the platform. And so begins the rotation of a mighty rumor mill. Read More

  • Apple FTW, German Court Upholds Galaxy Tab 10.1 Sales Ban

    Apple FTW, German Court Upholds Galaxy Tab 10.1 Sales Ban

    Apple and Samsung have toured the globe over the course of their patent war, leaving a number of loose ends in their wake. We’re still unsure just what could happen in Japan, Australia, and even here in the U.S., but in Germany a conclusion has finally been reached. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is still banned in Germany, as a Dusseldorf court upheld the EU-wide preliminary… Read More