Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook is a Senior Writer 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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  • Dear Nokia, This Pink Lumia 800 Commercial Discouraged Me. -Boys Everywhere

    Dear Nokia, This Pink Lumia 800 Commercial Discouraged Me. -Boys Everywhere

    Nokia’s UK YouTube account has posted a video promoting the pink Lumia 800, and shockingly enough it seems pretty targeted toward women. Here’s the thing: It’s pretty obvious that, with a pink phone, the majority of its owners will be teenage young ladies. That’s fine. But doesn’t a commercial that shows only women enjoying the phone kind of ruin it for guys? What… Read More

  • Motorola Injunction Kicks 3 iPhones And An iPad Off Of Apple’s German Site (Update)

    Motorola Injunction Kicks 3 iPhones And An iPad Off Of Apple’s German Site (Update)

    Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived a website called Apple.de. And on this website, in historical Deutschland, there lived three iPhones and an iPad. They were a happy bunch: some wise but slow with old age, others quick and lean, but they all had one tragic flaw in common. According to a court in Germany, all four of them are infringing on Motorola patents related to… Read More

  • Windows Phone 8 Apollo Features Leak

    Windows Phone 8 Apollo Features Leak

    A video detailing the new features of Windows Phone 8 Apollo — originally intended for Microsoft’s smartphone partners — has leaked into the hands of PocketNow editors. Yay! In my opinion, Windows Phone Mango is a solid platform that’s quicker and smoother than anything I’ve seen on Android. Still, when looking at devices from Microsoft, Apple, and Google… Read More

  • Google Adds A New Security Layer To The Android Market… A “Bouncer,” If You Will

    Google Adds A New Security Layer To The Android Market… A “Bouncer,” If You Will

    Android malware has been an issue over the past year. Granted, most of the numbers we see out of security software companies are inflated — including malicious apps from third-party sources and ignoring small download figures — but that’s not to say that we can just brush that dirt off our shoulders. Google knows this, and has for a while. Despite the fact that downloads… Read More

  • Android Can No Longer Be Ignored, And The Crunchies Prove It

    Android Can No Longer Be Ignored, And The Crunchies Prove It

    While sitting at the Crunchies last night something became quite apparent: almost all the big guys — even the ones who were stubborn about it — are currently available on Android. And what do you know? They won at the Crunchies! Read More

  • BlackBerry Users Least Likely To Score On The First Date… In Canada, Mind You

    BlackBerry Users Least Likely To Score On The First Date… In Canada, Mind You

    You’ve heard of Match.com, right? It’s a dating site much like OkCupid or eHarmony, and from the bowels of the website’s collective online dating profiles, a company called Zoomerang harvested an interesting bit of data regarding who gets laid and which phones they own. In Canada, mind you. According to the study, BlackBerry users are the least likely to hook up on the… Read More

  • London Implements “Smart Bins” Before 2012 Olympics

    London Implements “Smart Bins” Before 2012 Olympics

    I’m not sure how I feel about this. The object you’re looking at right now is what the city of London calls a “smart bin.” Built by Renew, the smart bins are being installed on the streets of London and have two massive LCD screens slapped on the sides. According to the Daily Mail, the screens will display news from the Economist and stock quotes. Read More

  • Better Business Bureau Calls Out LG For False Advertising

    Better Business Bureau Calls Out LG For False Advertising

    You can’t believe everything you read, nor can you trust everything you hear on TV. Especially if it sounds something like “four out of five people choose LG Cinema 3D over Sony and Samsung for overall 3D experience.” Apparently the Better Business Bureau (more specifically the National Advertising Division) “has recommended that LG Electronics USA discontinue… Read More

  • T-Mobile Plans To Limit Domestic Data Roaming On April 5

    T-Mobile Plans To Limit Domestic Data Roaming On April 5

    If you tend to play on the magenta network, a leaked document out of T-Mobile may require your attention. According to TmoNews, the carrier will impose new rules for domestic data roaming on April 5. Instead of the unlimited data goodness you’ve likely grown accustomed to, the carrier will cut you off after you burn through an allotted amount of data. Here’s how it’ll work: Read More

  • Former RIM Co-CEO Will Invest $50 Million As Heins Takes The Reins

    Former RIM Co-CEO Will Invest $50 Million As Heins Takes The Reins

    Whether a “drastic change” is needed or there is already “a lot of change”, former RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis (the same one who flipped out on the BBC during an interview) still believes in the BlackBerry. Forget the fact that the company’s figures are half what they were at the beginning of 2011, and never mind the fact that the stock dropped 8 percent on the first… Read More

  • Motorola Droid Razr Maxx Review: 4G LTE With Solid Battery Life Just Got Real

    Motorola Droid Razr Maxx Review: 4G LTE With Solid Battery Life Just Got Real

    The Droid Razr Maxx by Motorola is a very special phone. You see, I had a bit of a thing for the Droid Razr when it first came out, but it wasn’t quite perfect. It felt a bit light, and I had trouble holding it in my hand since it was so big and so thin at the same time. Plus, battery life was a bust. It wasn’t awful, but it only lasted about nine hours, meaning most people would… Read More

  • Android Smartphone Round-Up: December/January Edition

    Android Smartphone Round-Up: December/January Edition

    We took a break from the Android round-up in December because, well, to be honest I was on vacation. But January gave us a few extra smartphones and the holidays are over, so we’re back. What we’ve got for you today leans into more expensive turf, and unfortunately, our favorite Android devices for the past two months are also exclusively at Verizon, so Big Red subscribers should… Read More

  • Jon Rubinstein Leaves HP After “Fulfilling Commitment”

    Jon Rubinstein Leaves HP After “Fulfilling Commitment”

    HP’s had quite a 2011 and Jon Rubinstein, former Palm CEO and a top-level executive at HP after the giant acquired Palm in 2010, was along for the ride. But according to a report out of AllThingsD, Rubinstein has officially left the company. Read More

  • RIM’s New CEO Backtracks: “There Is A <em>Lot</em> Of Change”

    RIM’s New CEO Backtracks: “There Is A Lot Of Change”

    On Monday of this week, RIM’s new CEO made a statement that set off a bomb on the blogosphere, and I’m not sure he understood its repercussions at the time. “I don’t think any drastic change is needed.” If you’ve been paying attention to RIM and its numbers, you know that what the company desperately needs is change. Sales are declining, platform market share… Read More

  • Fanhattan Adds A Personalized News Feed To The Mix, Lets You Read While You Watch

    Fanhattan Adds A Personalized News Feed To The Mix, Lets You Read While You Watch

    We’ve been following the Fanhattan iPhone/iPad app from the very beginning, when it was exclusively available for the iPad and only had a handful of content partners. But the app has come along way in a short time — migrating to the iPhone and adding new content — and is today announcing an update that offers up way more functionality and content, though it may not be the… Read More

  • It Only Makes Sense That Samsung Would Delay The Galaxy S III Launch

    It Only Makes Sense That Samsung Would Delay The Galaxy S III Launch

    Every once in a while something comes along that’s worth a wait, and I think the Samsung Galaxy S III will be one of those things. We’ve all been expecting Samsung’s next flagship to show its face at MWC in February, but according to the Verge, Samsung may have other plans. Anonymous sources who spoke with the Verge claim that the SGSIII will still be available… Read More

  • Nokia Announces 1.5 Billion S40 Phones Sold

    Nokia Announces 1.5 Billion S40 Phones Sold

    Does the term S40 mean anything to you? It’s a mobile operating system built by Nokia for its feature phones back in 1999, and first appeared on the 7110. Well, apparently a lady over in São Paulo, Brazil has today purchased the 1.5 billionth phone running the operating system in the form of the Nokia Asha 303. Nokia is calling it “one of the most significant milestones”… Read More

  • Apple Overtakes Exxon As Most Valuable Traded Company In The World… Again

    Apple Overtakes Exxon As Most Valuable Traded Company In The World… Again

    It happened once before, in August, but that was due to a stock market collapse that left both Exxon and Apple well below their usual share price. This time, however, it would seem that Apple’s Q1 earnings call yesterday has led to a fresh spike on the stock market and what do you know? Apple is once again the most valuable publicly traded company in the world, with a market cap of… Read More

  • LG Nitro HD Surpasses 1 Million Units Sold

    LG Nitro HD Surpasses 1 Million Units Sold

    comScore recently ranked LG second in the world in terms of mobile OEM market share, and it would seem the good news keeps on coming for the smiley-face company. The Nitro HD, or Optimus LTE if you’re from outside of the States, has reportedly hit 1 million units sold. It was first available in South Korea last year in October, and LG sold 600,000 units on its home turf. After… Read More

  • Sprint Plans To Kill The BlackBerry PlayBook… Again

    Sprint Plans To Kill The BlackBerry PlayBook… Again

    For the second time over the course of a year, it would seem as though Sprint’s ready to kill the BlackBerry PlayBook. A new version of the PlayBook OS is set to debut in February, but according to an EOL (End of Life) report out of SprintFeed, Sprint isn’t prepared for the wait. Not even for a week. Of course, the WiFi-only PlayBook will still be available at various office… Read More