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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  • The Little Printer Puts Your Customized Digital Content On A Slip Of Paper

    The Little Printer Puts Your Customized Digital Content On A Slip Of Paper

    Our collective trajectory these days seems to be a migration from print to digital. Books, calendars, to-do lists, and newspapers are all victims of the digital revolution, at least in paper form. But not everyone’s down with the death of paper. Meet the Little Printer, the latest gizmo out of Berg Cloud. Cute, right? When it’s not smiling up at you from your desk, the Little… Read More

  • 3DMark For Android Will Let You Conduct Benchmark Tests On Your Phone, Tablet

    3DMark For Android Will Let You Conduct Benchmark Tests On Your Phone, Tablet

    Even though the spec is apparently dead, some of us may still want to tag numeric values to our gadgetry. The folks over at Futuremark seem to agree, and want to take their benchmark testing into new territory. According to Android.HDBlog, the company is developing its graphics benchmarking tools for the Android platform, both smartphone and tablet alike. Read More

  • Financial Analyst Compares RIM To Apple, Pigs Spontaneously Take Flight

    Financial Analyst Compares RIM To Apple, Pigs Spontaneously Take Flight

    Though I’m fairly sure that I disagree with him, Laszlo Birinyi of Birinyi Associates had some flattering compliments to lay on RIM today, putting the Waterloo-based company at the top spot of his five investment picks for 2012. While we don’t usually cover analyst predictions, this statement reported by Barrons was too good to resist. Read More

  • AT&T’s Fourth Quarter Hail Mary For T-Mobile

    AT&T’s Fourth Quarter Hail Mary For T-Mobile

    When news breaks on Thanksgiving, you can safely bet that it’s bad news. AT&T’s announcement last week that it had withdrawn its application to acquire T-Mobile (and started preparing for the $4 billion payout it owes should the deal fail) is a great example. As we ate stuffing and turkey and cranberry sauce, AT&T was strategizing (all the football on TV probably helped). Read More

  • Rovio Impersonators Try To Scam Angry Birds Fans In Android Market

    Rovio Impersonators Try To Scam Angry Birds Fans In Android Market

    With Angry Birds, Rovio found a way to transform normal, healthy people into raging bird-flinging addicts. This isn’t really that big of a deal — at least not in most cases — unless some shady app developers begin impersonating Rovio and selling fake apps on the Android Market. Did I mention that some shady app developers have started impersonating Rovio and selling fake apps… Read More

  • Cyber Monday Gadget Guide

    Cyber Monday Gadget Guide

    Black Friday is an awful day compared to today. Sure, you might walk away with that one deal you had your eye on, but for the most part it’s a lot of waiting, fighting, and pepper-spraying. To make up for such an excruciating sale experience, retailers have given us Cyber Monday — the light to Black Friday’s darkness. That said, we’ve decided to round up some of the… Read More

  • Apple Had A Better Black Friday Than It Expected

    Apple Had A Better Black Friday Than It Expected

    The Black Friday madness has finally come to a close. Well, almost. We all still need to live through Cyber Monday — a much safer version of our public displays of consumerism — but for the most part Black Friday is behind us. People camped out all night, were pepper-sprayed, and hopefully walked away with some new gear for a cheap price. Apple, which seemed to have the… Read More

  • They’re Rioting Over BlackBerrys In Indonesia (And Other Black Friday Insanity That’ll Make You Fear For The Future)

    They’re Rioting Over BlackBerrys In Indonesia (And Other Black Friday Insanity That’ll Make You Fear For The Future)

    Black Friday often makes people act absolutely crazy. This is well-documented. Still, you don’t expect to see consumer-driven insanity go down in countries that don’t celebrate Turkey day and its accompanying shopfest. And that’s not where the surprises ended this morning in Indonesia. A crowd of 3,000 people waited in line today in Jakarta, Indonesia for a new smartphone. Read More

  • Why Quad-Core?

    Why Quad-Core?

    We are entering into a new era, ladies and gentlemen. Well, “era” may not be the right word considering how quickly things change in these here mobile parts, but the fact remains the same: Quad-core mobile processors are here. And the ones that aren’t quite here yet are coming. While many of our brilliantly geeky readers need no tutorial on the advantages of four… Read More

  • 2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Laptops Are A Geek’s Best Friend

    2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Laptops Are A Geek’s Best Friend

    When it comes to gift-giving, there are a few presents that siimply go above and beyond. Getting a first car on your sixteenth birthday (if you’re so lucky) is one of those moments, and some young couples are even lucky enough to get a house as a wedding present. But after a house and a car, a brand new laptop is probably the best gift you can get. We’ve compiled a list of… Read More

  • AT&T Takes Two Steps Back With Hopes To Inch Closer To T-Mo Deal

    AT&T Takes Two Steps Back With Hopes To Inch Closer To T-Mo Deal

    Well, this isn’t the strategy I was expecting, but it seems the FCC’s request to investigate the AT&T/T-Mobile deal under the lens of an administrative law judge last week just doesnt sit well with AT&T. Rather than be scrutinized, the company has instead withdrawn its application for the merger. But don’t let that confuse you. Buying Deutsche Telekom AG’s… Read More

  • Gadgets To Look For On Black Friday

    Gadgets To Look For On Black Friday

    Alright folks. If you’re still young enough, immature enough, or bankless enough to own a piggy bank, it’s time to crack that thing open. Black Friday is (count ‘em) two days away, and if you don’t have a plan by now then let’s get to it. In no particular order, here are some of the Black Friday gadget deals that stand out to us (some are still leaks and thus… Read More

  • Penguin Shuts Down Libraries’ Access To New E-Titles On Amazon’s Kindle

    Penguin Shuts Down Libraries’ Access To New E-Titles On Amazon’s Kindle

    Chances are you’ve already heard about the beef between Amazon and Penguin over the sales and lending terms of Penguin e-titles through Amazon’s Kindle lending program. If not, we can recap quickly. A few days ago Penguin came out with a statement saying that it would suspend making e-editions of new books for libraries and that libraries are to lock down any e-titles for… Read More

  • 2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Five Phones To Take Into 2012

    2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Five Phones To Take Into 2012

    The holiday season is upon us, and no gift keeps on giving quite like a smartphone. Think about it — there’s probably nothing in your dear friend or family member’s life that he or she will use on a regular basis more than their trusty new smartphone. And if you happen to be a super controlling boyfriend or girlfriend, just think of this spent cash as the best possible way… Read More

  • Remember The Samsung Nexus Prime? Verizon Sure Does

    Remember The Samsung Nexus Prime? Verizon Sure Does

    It’s the age old tale. Company makes phone. Company codenames phone (sometimes multiple times). Company dabbles back and forth between a couple names before ultimately choosing the wrong one (*cough* HTC ChaCha *cough*). Retailer changes the name of the phone anyway, usually back to the better name (but sometimes to a ridiculously long and uselessly vague name). Happily ever after. Read More

  • Four Of The Best Apps From Microsoft’s NYC Mobile Acceleration Week

    Four Of The Best Apps From Microsoft’s NYC Mobile Acceleration Week

    If you’ve been paying attention this morning, you’re perhaps somewhat aware of a program Microsoft has in place called Mobile Acceleration Week (part of its BizSpark program), where 12 hand-picked startups can access hands-on support and training to build compelling apps for the Windows Phone platform. MAWs happen all over the world all year long, but I was lucky enough to catch… Read More

  • To Build Or Not To Build, That Is The Windows Phone App Dev Question

    To Build Or Not To Build, That Is The Windows Phone App Dev Question

    A while back, I used one of my phone reviews as a platform to make a desperate, but necessary, plea to developers: Please build cool apps for Windows Phone 7.5. Come to find Microsoft had been making the same plea for a while as part of a broader support program called BizSpark, which gives tech startups from all walks of life ranging from desktop to the cloud to mobile the support they need… Read More

  • Bag Week Review: The Chrome Anton

    Bag Week Review: The Chrome Anton

    What is it?
    Is it a messenger bag? Is it a briefcase? How about both? Chrome’s Anton laptop bag is equal parts business and play. It comes in both green and black and has a real military feel to it, at least in army green. It may not have the most pockets, or be the lightest bag I’ve toted around, but I can’t help but love it. You can tell the user was in mind during the… Read More

  • Bag Week Review: Incase Alloy Messenger Bag

    Bag Week Review: Incase Alloy Messenger Bag

    What is it?
    So you’ve already heard about the Incase Alloy Series Compact Backpack, and perhaps you felt that the style was super slick but you tend to prefer messenger bags over backpacks. Well, no worries. Incase has a space pack for every need, including the Alloy Messenger Bag. It’s got the same silvery metallic finish, and fits just as much of your junk, but can be tossed over… Read More

  • 4.3-Inch Nokia Lumia 900 Gets Leaked By Nokia (Video)

    4.3-Inch Nokia Lumia 900 Gets Leaked By Nokia (Video)

    It’s only been a couple weeks since Nokia debuted their first Windows Phones, but today we’re getting something a little less official. The Nokia Lumia 900 has found its way to YouTube thanks to none other than Nokia themselves. Apparently the Finnish phone maker posted a video to court developers, promising them the combination of “Nokia’s stunning hardware”… Read More