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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  • Motorola Outlines Further Ice Cream Sandwich Update Plans

    Motorola Outlines Further Ice Cream Sandwich Update Plans

    Motorola has already confirmed that the Xooms, Droid Bionic, Razr, Razr Maxx and the Droid 4 will get a hefty helping of Ice Cream Sandwich this year, but the company has added a few more devices to its ICS upgrade schedule. The Photon 4G, Atrix 4G, Atrix 2, and the Electrify will all see Android 4.0 at some point during the course of 2012. Motorola lists most of the devices for a Q3… Read More

  • Evidence Of A Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Sprouts Up All Over The Place

    Evidence Of A Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Sprouts Up All Over The Place

    Remember when that Samsung product marketing manager Ryan Bidan let slip a few details on the next-gen GalTab and/or Galaxy Note? He mentioned the inclusion of an S-Pen, 3D gestures (courtesy of a front-facing camera), and voice controls. Well, it would seem that further proof of the product he was detailing has trickled out, and just like the last time, it’s coming straight from the… Read More

  • Apple Yanks The iPad Off Of Amazon’s Chinese Shelves, But Why?

    Apple Yanks The iPad Off Of Amazon’s Chinese Shelves, But Why?

    If for some reason you were to mosey on over to Amazon’s Chinese website and perform a search for the iPad, you know what you’d find? No iPad. Now, you might think to yourself, “Wow, Proview pulled it off,” but that’s not the case at all. In fact, an Amazon spokesperson said that the Apple was the one who requested that the iPad be taken off the site. Proview… Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy Note Review

    Samsung Galaxy Note Review: Initial Impressions (Video)

    Even if it isn’t my favorite new device, I’m glad to see the Galaxy Note bring something totally different to the mobile table. At first glance you’d think it was a tablet, especially when you set it next to a “regular” phone, but you’d soon realize the Note has a 4G LTE radio tucked inside to let you phone home. Unfortunately, you might look a little… Read More

  • Motorola’s First Ice Cream Sandwich Handset Smiles For The Camera

    Motorola’s First Ice Cream Sandwich Handset Smiles For The Camera

    Motorola’s latest handsets have been pretty impressive. The Razr and Razr Maxx, in particular, are excellent handsets. But it would seem that the (almost) freshly acquired company has no intentions of resting on its laurels. Rather than sticking with its usual OMAP-powered devices, Motorola has slapped an Intel Medfield chip on to this anonymous device. And lest we forget, Ice Cream… Read More

  • Motorola Droid 4 Review: Head-To-Head With The Droid 3 And iPhone 4S

    Motorola Droid 4 Review: Head-To-Head With The Droid 3 And iPhone 4S

    As you’ll notice quite quickly from this infographic, we’re pitting the Droid 4 against its predecessor, the Droid 3, along with the iPhone 4S. For anyone who isn’t a die-hard Android fan, the iPhone 4S usually comes into the equation when it comes time to upgrade hardware. Since many of our reviews will be of Android devices (and Windows Phone) rather than iOS, we wanted to… Read More

  • Motorola Droid 4 Review

    Motorola Droid 4 Review: Initial Impressions (Video)

    Before we chat out the Droid 4 there’s a bit of other news we need to address right quick. As you’ll surely notice, we’re doing smartphone reviews a little differently now. That said, this video and my basic hands-on impressions are just the first in a three-part series reviewing the phone. Stay tuned for what comes next! Alright then, back to business… The Motorola Droid… Read More

  • For And Against The iPad Mini

    For And Against The iPad Mini

    Rumors of a 7- to 7.85-inch iPad have been swirling around for a long while now. We’ve seen reports get killed moments after they initially break, only to be sneakily resurrected weeks or months later. The rumor simply won’t die. The problem, however, is that this one in particular is a tough nut to crack. When you take all the evidence both for and against a little iPad… Read More

  • Proxama, ARM Partner For Joint NFC Venture

    Proxama, ARM Partner For Joint NFC Venture

    NFC is picking up traction everywhere you look, and the latest news comes out of the UK’s Proxama. According to a release sent out this morning, the company is planning a partnership with ARM to create an NFC system. Employing ARM TrustZone technology in conjunction with the Proxama Mobile Wallet, the venture aims to provide secure NFC contactless payments and mobile internet payments… Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 Leaks With Upgraded Display, Processor

    Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 Leaks With Upgraded Display, Processor

    After a year on the market, the Samsung Galaxy Mini is certainly due for a refresh. That said, GSMArena seems to have received promotional materials and photos for the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 from an anonymous tipster. It bares a resemblance to the Galaxy Ace in many ways, with that flat home button and silver bezel. Read More

  • Murtazin: The Samsung Galaxy S II Will See Ice Cream Sandwich On March 1

    Murtazin: The Samsung Galaxy S II Will See Ice Cream Sandwich On March 1

    Notorious industry insider Eldar Murtazin has made yet another forward-looking statement, this time regarding Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and one very special Samsung device. This leaves just one question in our minds: Is this one of his hits, or is it another miss? According to a tweet (below) from the Moscow-based blogger, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be delivered to the… Read More

  • You Can Buy Me Love, But Please Don’t Buy Me Gadgets

    You Can Buy Me Love, But Please Don’t Buy Me Gadgets

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and the majority of us are likely scrambling to find that special gift. (The rest of us, meanwhile, are cursing couples.) A Valentine’s Day gift is usually more important than others because it’s a one-on-one situation, unlike Christmas or birthdays. Just one gift, to just one person — and it better be good. With that in… Read More

  • Protesters March Toward Apple Stores On The Heels Of A Foxconn Hack

    Protesters March Toward Apple Stores On The Heels Of A Foxconn Hack

    It would seem that representatives from Change.org and SumOfUs.org have organized a global protest against Apple’s use of Foxconn and other Chinese manufacturing plants to build the iPhone and iPad. This comes on the heels of a New York Times series exposing harsh working conditions in said plants. 250,000 people have signed petitions calling for a “worker protection… Read More

  • Modo Labs Brings A New Mobile Platform To College Campuses

    Modo Labs Brings A New Mobile Platform To College Campuses

    I remember my freshman year of college. It was a tiny campus, but I still found myself looking for classes and wandering through a maze-like library for most of the first year I was there. At the time, my phone wasn’t much help to me, but now that smartphones are taking over the market, Modo Labs is ready to help college students spend even more time on fiddling around on their phones. Read More

  • Apple Restores Qihoo 360 Mobile Apps In The App Store

    Apple Restores Qihoo 360 Mobile Apps In The App Store

    On Saturday, February 4, something strange happened to Qihoo 360, a security software company. Their apps, at least the ones in the Apple App Store, were missing. After reaching out to Apple, the company learned that Apple had removed their apps based on “unusual user rating activities by unknown sources on certain Qihoo 360 applications.” There was no further… Read More

  • Facebook Reveals: Seventh Grade Boys Have Feelings, Too! (Video)

    Facebook Reveals: Seventh Grade Boys Have Feelings, Too! (Video)

    Do you remember the seventh grade? The first time your new girlfriend hated on your best friend? What about your first kiss? I don’t remember any of that, but the memories came flying back to me after I saw this video. If I had to sum it up in one word I’d call it amazing, mostly because it combines three of my favorite things: confrontations settled over social networks… Read More

  • VooMote Zapper Turns Your iThing Into A Universal A/V Remote

    VooMote Zapper Turns Your iThing Into A Universal A/V Remote

    Did your parents ever tell you how they switched television channels back in the day? You know, before the remote? They had to get up, and walk the twelve feet to the television set, turn some knob, and repeat this process until they found something worth viewing (most likely a commercial celebrating our addiction to nicotine and alcohol). But things have changed quite a bit since then. In… Read More

  • Lumia 900 Goes Up For Pre-Order In Microsoft Stores

    Lumia 900 Goes Up For Pre-Order In Microsoft Stores

    The Lumia 800 is an excellent device, and if you’re new to the world of smartphones, the Lumia 710 is quite excellent as well. But those of us who’ve been excited about the Nokia/Microsoft partnership since the very beginning have been waiting for a flagship — a real showstopper: the Lumia 900. And while we still don’t have exact word on pricing and availability, it… Read More

  • RootSmart Android Malware May Be Able To Sneak By Google’s New Bouncer (Update)

    RootSmart Android Malware May Be Able To Sneak By Google’s New Bouncer (Update)

    Remember that Bouncer Google put in the Android Market to act as a goalie for all potential malware attacks? It would seem that Google’s Bouncer doesn’t catch everything as Professor Xuxian Jiang, the same guy who discovered dozens of other Android malware attacks, has found yet another exploit called RootSmart. Read More

  • Acer Comes After Former CEO Gianfranco Lanci For Breach Of Non-Compete

    Acer Comes After Former CEO Gianfranco Lanci For Breach Of Non-Compete

    Good morning, and welcome to our Tuesday edition of People Suing Each Other. In the far corner, we have the number four PC maker in the world, Acer, based out of Taiwan; and in the other corner we have Acer former CEO Gianfranco Lanci, based out of Italy, who resigned in February of 2011 after being with the company since 2007. The beef? Well, according to the Financial Times, Mr. Lanci signed… Read More