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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  • Samsung Galaxy S III To Launch In April?

    Samsung Galaxy S III To Launch In April?

    While not launching the next Samsung flagship at MWC in Barcelona was probably the right choice for Samsung, that doesn’t change the fact that we’re itching with anticipation over when the Galaxy S III will show its pretty little edge-to-edge face. We know most of the specs (well, rumored ones at least), which means we know we’ll see a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED Plus display… Read More

  • Samsung Tops 2 Million Galaxy Note Sales, Plans To Hit 10 Million By Year’s End

    Samsung Tops 2 Million Galaxy Note Sales, Plans To Hit 10 Million By Year’s End

    Samsung says it has sold over 2 million Galaxy Note superphones globally. Now, it’s only fair to remember that this number includes international sales, so even though the Note only became available on February 19 here in the States, it’s been on Asian shelves since October and U.K. shelves since November. Read More

  • Fly Or Die: Samsung Galaxy Note

    Fly Or Die: Samsung Galaxy Note

    The Galaxy Note from Samsung has been a tough one for us to figure out. Is it a phone? Is it a tablet? Wait! Is that a stylus? There was plenty to wonder about. But after spending quite a bit of time with the superphone, which you can relive with me here, John and I decided to chat out what all the fuss is about. Read More

  • Netflix Gets Serious About Closed Captioning

    Netflix Gets Serious About Closed Captioning

    Netflix now provides content with captions or subtitles for more than 80 percent of the hours streamed in the U.S. To be clear, this doesn’t mean that 80+ percent of Netflix’s streaming content has captions, but that of all the hours of streaming content watched in the U.S., over 80 percent of it was captioned in some way. This is a significant improvement, considering that… Read More

  • HTC Fans Aren’t The Only Ones With Beats Audio

    HTC Fans Aren’t The Only Ones With Beats Audio

    HTC has been making a big push with their Beats Audio integration. It first appeared on the HTC Rezound, and has since been present on all of HTC’s new devices, including the freshly announced One series. But as you likely already know, it has nothing to do with hardware — it’s simply an advanced audio equalizer. That said, XDA forum member fuss132 has found a way to port… Read More

  • Picksie, The App That Plans Your Evening Entertainment, Launches On Android

    Picksie, The App That Plans Your Evening Entertainment, Launches On Android

    If you haven’t heard already — perhaps because you live outside of the San Fran/NYC area or maybe because you’re averse to having fun — Picksie is a location-based app that helps you figure out what to do. But it gets way more intensive than a Yelp!-style app because Picksie takes everything it can possibly learn about you and your surroundings to determine your… Read More

  • Wish Your Droid Razr Had Maxx Battery Life? It Can!

    Wish Your Droid Razr Had Maxx Battery Life? It Can!

    When the Droid Razr Maxx first arrived I was filled with mixed emotions. On the one hand, I was truly excited that Motorola found a way to make the Razr a plausible option — the original battery life on that thing is atrocious. On the other hand, I felt bad for the folks who went out and bought a Razr only to have an (almost) identical device with twice the battery life land a couple… Read More

  • Fly Or Die: Windows 8

    Fly Or Die: Windows 8

    If you were only allowed to read one piece of tech news today, I’d bet you’d read up on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. The beta became available today, though we were lucky enough to go hands-on with the OS for the past week or so, and people can’t stop talking about it. Windows 8 is a merging of old with new. A Metro UI offers up live tiles much like Windows Phone, but… Read More

  • Video: This Isn’t The iPad 3… But We Can Dream, Right?

    Video: This Isn’t The iPad 3… But We Can Dream, Right?

    Are you ready for the iPad 3? We are. We’ve got all kinds of coverage on when Apple’s unveiling the little darling, what you should expect, and whether or not a little iPad is even something Apple would consider. But to break up the monotony (and annoyance) of truth mixed with rumor, I decided to hit you guys with a straight-up lie. So to be clear, this is not the iPad 3. Not… Read More

  • Toshiba Intros World’s Thinnest And Lightest 10″ Tablet: The Excite 10 LE

    Toshiba Intros World’s Thinnest And Lightest 10″ Tablet: The Excite 10 LE

    When Toshiba first entered the tablet space, they specifically told us “we’re not focusing on thin and light, we’re focusing on usability.” This was true — both the Thrive and Thrive 7″ have a host of ports and the big guy even has a removable battery. But it would seem that Toshiba is ready to switch up the strategy, as the company is today announcing… Read More

  • LTE-Packing Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Hits VZW Shelves On March 1

    LTE-Packing Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Hits VZW Shelves On March 1

    For those of you who feel that the Galaxy Tab 8.9 is too big and the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is too small, the LTE-packing Galaxy Tab 7.7 should feel just right. And according to Verizon, the little 7-incher should be available March 1 on the big red network, just as we expected. The GalTab 7.7 was announced way back in September alongside the international Galaxy Note, and as my controversial… Read More

  • Verizon CFO: Shared Data Plans Coming Mid-Year

    Verizon CFO: Shared Data Plans Coming Mid-Year

    We’ve been hearing about Verizon’s forthcoming shared data plans for quite a while, but it’s possible that we’ve finally been given a timeline, albeit a vague one. At an investors conference Verizon CTO Fran Shammo said that family data plans will probably be offered around the middle of this year. But it won’t be as simple as a launch date. Mr. Shammo explained… Read More

  • YouTube Improves Captions With New Formats, Languages, And More

    YouTube Improves Captions With New Formats, Languages, And More

    Captions on YouTube videos can’t be all that exciting. It’s been around since 2006. But apparently caption functionality has been widely extended, according to a blog post by YouTube. The video sharing platform that takes up half the work day for most of us has introduced new languages to YouTube’s caption feature. Automatic captions and transcript synchronization are… Read More

  • HBO GO Finally Lands On Xbox 360 On April 1 (And No, It’s Not A Joke)

    HBO GO Finally Lands On Xbox 360 On April 1 (And No, It’s Not A Joke)

    I remember back when HBO Go first launched, and it was only available to Verizon Fios subscribers. All that True Blood, and so very few viewers to enjoy it. But in the past year HBO Go has extended itself to the far reaches of our internet-connected universe, and according to a report out of Engadget, it’ll stretch even further. Read More

  • AT&T’s Latest Boondoggle Is To Let App Makers Pay For Users’ Data

    AT&T’s Latest Boondoggle Is To Let App Makers Pay For Users’ Data

    The Wall Street Journal reports that AT&T is considering giving app makers the option of being charged for the data their users are gobbling up while playing with the app. Let me just start out by calmly saying that this is absolutely ridiculous, and I’d like to call for a People vs. AT&T overturn of the decision right here and now. See, a study emerged recently showing just… Read More

  • Quietly Brilliant, But HTC Sure Made Some Noise At MWC

    Quietly Brilliant, But HTC Sure Made Some Noise At MWC

    Wow. We expected a lot of news out of Mobile World Congress but who knew HTC would have so. freaking. much. I was having trouble keeping track of it myself, so for the good of the both of us, I thought it might be fitting to bundle all this news up into something a tad more easily digestible. And off we go… Read More

  • Hands-On With The HTC One V: This Little Guy Feels Great

    Hands-On With The HTC One V: This Little Guy Feels Great

    There’s been plenty of news about HTC of late. If you’ve been following our MWC coverage, you know all about it and I won’t bore you. Instead, I’ll just let you in on a little tidbit that we learned here at HTC’s New York roundtable and give you a few of my impressions of HTC’s One V. This is a CDMA/HSPA+ device, will be available both on-contract and as… Read More

  • mBlox Launches New Cloud-Based Mobile Marketing Platform: Engage

    mBlox Launches New Cloud-Based Mobile Marketing Platform: Engage

    You rarely ever hear someone say, “boy, I sure did enjoy that mobile ad.” In fact, it’s rare to hear someone say they enjoyed any ad unless it’s around Super Bowl time. But I hold firmly to the belief that the only reason we don’t really enjoy ads is because, most of the time, they aren’t under our control. Relevancy and context are the most important… Read More

  • Asus Officially Unveils The Accessory-Laden Padfone

    Asus Officially Unveils The Accessory-Laden Padfone

    There you have it folks. The Asus Padfone is about as real as a phone can be, now that Asus has formally unveiled the little beast here at Mobile World Congress. What we’re looking at is a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a Snapdragon dual-core S4 chip from Qualcomm. You’ll find an 8-megapixel camera on the back equipped with autofocus… Read More

  • Huawei Officially Announces The ICS-Powered Ascend D Quad Smartphone

    Huawei Officially Announces The ICS-Powered Ascend D Quad Smartphone

    We haven’t heard much from Huawei lately. Aside from a few smartphones here and there, the company hasn’t really made a huge push or impression as of late. But according to this release we’re seeing here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Huawei has quite a bit in store for us, including the freshly announced Ascend D quad smartphone. Huawei wants to market this as… Read More