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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  • AT&T Fires Back After Law Firm Tries To Block T-Mobile Deal Through Arbitration

    AT&T Fires Back After Law Firm Tries To Block T-Mobile Deal Through Arbitration

    AT&T’s legal team probably didn’t have too restful a weekend. On Friday afternoon, the legal firm accidentally posted a partially redacted letter to the FCC revealing the original cost of its planned LTE build-out at $3.8 billion. That’s quite a difference from the $39 billion it would cost to achieve the same goal through a T-Mo acquisition, and many found the… Read More

  • BlackBerry Bold 9930 Goes Live At Verizon For $249 On-Contract

    BlackBerry Bold 9930 Goes Live At Verizon For $249 On-Contract

    Last week, a leaked Sprint flyer indicated a $249 price-point for the BlackBerry Bold 9930. Though Sprint’s iteration likely won’t land for another week or so (August 21), Verizon is ready to release its BlackBerry Bold flagship to the world, starting today. Just like at Sprint, the handset will cost $249 with a two-year agreement. Read More

  • Nerf’s New Vortex Blasters Shoot Discs! And They’re Awesome!

    Nerf’s New Vortex Blasters Shoot Discs! And They’re Awesome!

    When I was growing up, one of my all-time favorite toys was my Nerf Super Soaker. Every summer, the other neighborhood kids and I would take off on our bikes, Super Soakers strapped to our backs, and have a full-on water war. It’s been a solid decade since I’ve raised my not-so-dangerous weapon, but the other night something magical happened. I got to go to Nerf’s unveiling… Read More

  • Leaked FCC Doc Reveals Details Of AT&T’s Strategy For T-Mobile Deal

    Leaked FCC Doc Reveals Details Of AT&T’s Strategy For T-Mobile Deal

    A partially-redacted letter from AT&T lawyers to FCC officials was accidentally posted on the FCC website today, and it reveals quite a bit about AT&T‘s strategy for its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile. Unfortunately, the filing has come and gone on the website, but the folks over at Wireless Week took down some notes for us. Read More

  • The Battle Continues: Samsung To Appeal Apple’s European Injunction

    The Battle Continues: Samsung To Appeal Apple’s European Injunction

    As expected, Samsung has decided to fight back against Apple’s preliminary injunction to ban sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 across the European Union (excluding the Netherlands). On August 25, the rumble continues, as Samsung will go to court in Dusseldorf, Germany to appeal the court’s decision, reports the Wall Street Journal. Read More

  • Windows Phone VP Debunks Mango’s Sept. 1 Release, We’re Still Not Convinced

    Windows Phone VP Debunks Mango’s Sept. 1 Release, We’re Still Not Convinced

    If you’re keeping up with Windows Phone Mango (which you totally should be because it looks pretty awesome), you’ll remember that we reported on a possible September 1 release for the update. Trusted, yet unnamed, Pocket-Lint sources had confirmed the rumor. Well, here’s the thing. We were totally right. We’re just not sure which part we were right about yet &mdash… Read More

  • Next Generation 911 Will Support Text, Photos, Video, And Data

    Next Generation 911 Will Support Text, Photos, Video, And Data

    Nobody ever wants to be in a situation that requires emergency services, but when you are, that whole “dial 911” thing really helps. Sort of. In truth, our emergency response system is pretty outdated when we consider all the various forms of communication that have basically become mainstream. But luckily, FCC Charmain Julius Genachowski recently announced that a five step plan is… Read More

  • Leaked Sprint Flyer Reveals BlackBerry Bold 9930, Torch 9850 Pricing

    Leaked Sprint Flyer Reveals BlackBerry Bold 9930, Torch 9850 Pricing

    Ready to get “back to cool”? Apparently $250 will get you a brand new BlackBerry Bold 9930 from Sprint, according to a leaked flyer obtained by BGR. Although, as per usual, a two-year agreement is required. Along with Bold 9930 pricing, the flyer also points to pricing details for the upcoming BlackBerry Torch 9850. Read More

  • Android Patent Trouble Worsens: Motorola Considers Collecting IP Royalties

    Android Patent Trouble Worsens: Motorola Considers Collecting IP Royalties

    No doubt you’ve heard about Google’s ever-increasing struggle with patents, namely that it can’t protect Android. If it’s not Apple going after Samsung and HTC directly, it’s Oracle, Microsoft and Apple stealing away Nortel/Novell patents. It’s gotten so bad that Microsoft and Google entered into a rather public spat over Twitter and Google’s own… Read More

  • AT&T Joins Sprint In Offering Mobile Security To Customers

    AT&T Joins Sprint In Offering Mobile Security To Customers

    You’re all aware of the increase in “hacktivism” and malware we’ve been seeing over the past few months, and as it turns out, the carriers are aware of it, too. Just yesterday, Sprint announced the availability of its McAfee security apps for Android, and today AT&T is looping in Juniper Networks for its new mobile security platform. Read More

  • CableKeeps Keep Your Jumbled Mass Of Apple Chargers Nice And Neat

    CableKeeps Keep Your Jumbled Mass Of Apple Chargers Nice And Neat

    I think we can all agree that one of the worst parts about buying a new gadget is the fact that it’s just one more thing we’ll have to charge, one more electrical socket we’ll have to free up, and one more charger to keep up with. But a new Kickstarter project aims to help deal with that. From a startup called Nice, I proudly introduce to you CableKeeps. Read More

  • Sculpt 123D iPad App Makes Sculpting Cool Again

    Sculpt 123D iPad App Makes Sculpting Cool Again

    I can’t decide whether or not Michelangelo would roll over in his grave or jump for joy if he saw this app. Then again, Michelangelo would probably faint from seeing a light bulb, so who knows how he’d react to tablet applications. In any case, the Sculpt 123D iPad app from Autodesk looks like a really cool way get your hands dirty with an art form that the majority of us have… Read More

  • Indian Government Wants To Monitor Twitter And Facebook, Maybe Google And Skype Too

    Indian Government Wants To Monitor Twitter And Facebook, Maybe Google And Skype Too

    So remember that one time when RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis kind of freaked out during a BBC interview. The fact that he flaked on the interview kind of overshadowed the reasons why he started freaking out in the first place — India. The Indian government has been tightening its control over social media and other forms of communication within the country amidst the rising threat of… Read More

  • Apple Blocks Sales Of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 In EU, Motorola’s Xoom Next?

    Apple Blocks Sales Of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 In EU, Motorola’s Xoom Next?

    Back in April when it was just a bunch of harsh words and vicious threats, the beef between Samsung and Apple was pretty entertaining. But things are only funny until someone gets hurt, and this time (for the first time throughout this war) it’s Europe that will feel the pain. In its never-ending tiff with the South Korea-based Samsung, Apple won a temporary injunction to block sales of… Read More

  • Vizio’s 8-Inch Android Tablet Hits Shelves With $299 Price Tag

    Vizio’s 8-Inch Android Tablet Hits Shelves With $299 Price Tag

    The Vizio Tablet is finally here after its initial debut at CES. Vizio wants desperately to control your home theater experience and the company’s new Android tablet is an integral part of that, acting as the central hub of Vizio’s V.I.A. (Video Internet Apps) Plus ecosystem. Acronyms aside, this means that Vizio’s HDTVs and its tablets will share the same interface and… Read More

  • Apple’s Trade-In Program Just Got So Much Better

    Apple’s Trade-In Program Just Got So Much Better

    If you were thinking of dumping that old laptop, hold on a second. Apple has just updated its trade-in policy, and you can now bring in any Apple product, as well as any desktop or laptop, for free recycling or even store credit. Yes, any desktop or laptop, including PCs — and it won’t cost you a dime. Read More

  • Third Galaxy S II Iteration Surfaces With LTE In Tow, Dubbed “Celox”

    Third Galaxy S II Iteration Surfaces With LTE In Tow, Dubbed “Celox”

    We already know there’s more than one version of the Galaxy S II floating around out there. We have the original, 4.3-inch tri-buttoned version that launched in Korea. Then we have the Infuse-esque 4.5-inch version we saw just a few days ago that’s headed to T-Mobile, dubbed the Hercules. And now, a third Galaxy S II version has emerged. Meet Celox, a 4G LTE monster. Read More

  • AT&T Hits Obstacle In T-Mobile, Qualcomm Spectrum Acquisitions

    AT&T Hits Obstacle In T-Mobile, Qualcomm Spectrum Acquisitions

    The FCC has just informed good ol’ big blue that its proposed acquisitions of T-Mobile and Qualcomm’s 700MHz spectrum will be informally reviewed together, rather than as separate transactions. This wouldn’t really be a big deal except for the fact that AT&T may be biting off more than it can chew. By reviewing the two proposed acquisitions together, the FCC is… Read More

  • OpenPCR Machine Makes Your Basement A Crime Lab

    OpenPCR Machine Makes Your Basement A Crime Lab

    You’ve heard of the CSI effect, right? It’s this wacky “syndrome” whereby we’ve watched so much CSI Miami and Law and Order that we can’t fully put our weight behind a verdict without some solid DNA evidence. I guess it’s easy to forget that we had an entire legal system sans DNA for quite a while. In any case, we’ve apparently got an itch to be… Read More

  • Google Accidentally Posts Details About Its Next Android Search App Update

    Google Accidentally Posts Details About Its Next Android Search App Update

    Google today announced an update to its Google Search app for Android, bringing a few new features that should improve your overall search experience. For one, suggestions will now be grouped by type, with the web suggestions appearing up top. Travelers, nomads, and peeps outside of the States will also get to see country-specific suggestions and search results as long as they’re in… Read More