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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  • Social Addicts Rejoice! HTC ChaCha Facebook Phone Headed For AT&T

    Social Addicts Rejoice! HTC ChaCha Facebook Phone Headed For AT&T

    Have you ever excused yourself from a real-life interpersonal conversation to play Farmville? Do you update “what’s on your mind” more often than you eat? Do you scour the social network religiously for signs your ex-girlfriend is “in a relationship?” If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s possible that you have a Facebook addiction. Luckily… Read More

  • Motorola Xoom LTE, Droid 3 Spotted On Verizon MAP System

    Motorola Xoom LTE, Droid 3 Spotted On Verizon MAP System

    When we happen to catch products on their way through Verizon’s Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) system, it usually means we’ll see those goodies on the shelf faster than you can say “Minimum Advertised Price system.” Today, that same treasure MAP turned out to be a gold mine, as Droid-Life spotted both a 4G-capable Motorola Xoom and that Motorola Droid 3 we’ve… Read More

  • PlayStation Boss: No PS4 Anytime Soon, We're Advanced Enough

    PlayStation Boss: No PS4 Anytime Soon, We're Advanced Enough

    With Nintendo’s announcement of the Wii U at E3, and rumors of a potential Microsoft machine headed our way in 2013, you’d think that the folks over at Sony would be working long hours to make the next-gen PlayStation top-dog amongst competitors. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, according to comments made by PlayStation US boss Jack Tretton in a Forbes interview. Read More

  • Apple Extends List Of Copycat Devices In Samsung Patent Battle

    Apple Extends List Of Copycat Devices In Samsung Patent Battle

    Here’s something that totally baffles: In what way does Samsung’s Sidekick 4G violate Apple design patents? Have you ever seen anything close to a Sidekick get that half-eaten Apple branding? In any case, the plot has thickened between these two phone makers, with Apple now claiming that 12 different Samsung devices infringe upon Apple’s design and trade dress, including… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Duo Surfaces, Possibly SE's First Dual-Core Phone

    Sony Ericsson Xperia Duo Surfaces, Possibly SE's First Dual-Core Phone

    The predecessor to the thin-as-ever Xperia Arc and Sony Ericsson’s first dual-core smartphone has taken its first few glamour shots, which appeared today on Chinese Forums. It’s being called the Sony Ericsson Xperia Duo. We don’t have a lot of details to work with, although from the picture we can see that the Duo will have the same triple-button hardware on the front that… Read More

  • RIM Ex-Employee: Prideful Leadership Killed Us, But There's Still A "Real Shot"

    RIM Ex-Employee: Prideful Leadership Killed Us, But There's Still A "Real Shot"

    Without a shadow of a doubt, RIM is struggling. It feels like every day we see something new pop up on the reader about how RIM forecasts were cut, and then nearly missed, or how Mike Lazaridis straight up freaked out during a BBC interview, or how one of the COOs needs to take medical leave, (pause to take a breath…) or how the company lost its sixth-largest investor, or how PlayBook… Read More

  • Motorola Droid 3 Launches In China, Possibly Hitting U.S. Shelves July 7

    Motorola Droid 3 Launches In China, Possibly Hitting U.S. Shelves July 7

    The Motorola Droid 3, or XT883, or Milestone, or whatever else you’d like to call it, has finally been launched in China, which means its only a matter of time before this third-gen Droid hits U.S. shelves. For right now, we’re guesstimating a July 7 release from Verizon based on claims from Droid-Life sources, but we can’t say for sure until we get official word. Read More

  • LG Sends Out Reminder For Delayed Optimus 3D, Sans New Launch Date

    LG Sends Out Reminder For Delayed Optimus 3D, Sans New Launch Date

    So remember the Optimus 3D smartphone from LG? It was the first smartphone announced to boast a glasses-free 3D display, and we were all really excited when LG said this bad boy would launch worldwide in June. Unfortunately, the phone has seen a couple delays, most recently the shift from a June 20 UK release to July 11. In spite of the delays, LG wants to keep us excited about the Optimus 3D… Read More

  • Slacker Radio Launches Slacker Premium On The iPad

    Slacker Radio Launches Slacker Premium On The iPad

    Hot on the heels of rival Pandora’s IPO yesterday, Slacker Radio has its own offering for the public: an iPad app. The app brings all three levels of Slacker service to the iPad – Slacker Basic Radio, the ad-free Slacker Radio Plus, and Slacker Premium, which offers music on-demand. Read More

  • Amazon Puts Nokia E6 Up For Pre-Order, Shipping In 1-2 Months

    Amazon Puts Nokia E6 Up For Pre-Order, Shipping In 1-2 Months

    Listen up Nokia loyalists, this one’s for you. Amazon has just put the Nokia E6 business-class smartphone up for pre-order on its web site, which is pretty good news considering the fact that US carriers haven’t exactly been chomping at the bit to sell Nokia handsets. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Preps NFC For Android Phones

    Sony Ericsson Preps NFC For Android Phones

    Talk of NFC has been around longer than I can remember, but when are we actually going to get to wave our phones around and magically pay for soda, or a movie, or whatever else our little hearts desire? Read More

  • Apple Patent Application Describes Location-Based Social Network

    Apple Patent Application Describes Location-Based Social Network

    After Ping’s not-exactly-earth-shattering launch, Apple has remained relatively quiet on the social networking front. However, a freshly discovered patent application suggests the company isn’t quite ready to toss in its friend-making towel quite yet. Filed towards the end of 2009, the patent application describes a location-based social network that lets users find people nearby… Read More

  • O2 Dumps BlackBerry PlayBook Due To "Customer Experience Issues"

    O2 Dumps BlackBerry PlayBook Due To "Customer Experience Issues"

    Here in the States, RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook hasn’t exactly been greeted with open arms. In fact, even Sprint, the only carrier to release the tablet thus far, is only carrying a Wi-Fi 16GB version, with 32GB and 64GB models left in the dust. Plus, Verizon teetered back and forth over the PlayBook for a while, only recently deciding to move forward with the slate. Unfortunately… Read More

  • Dual-Screen Android LG Slider Spotted In The Wild, Possibly T-Mo-Bound

    Dual-Screen Android LG Slider Spotted In The Wild, Possibly T-Mo-Bound

    When the dual-screen Kyocera Echo first appeared, my initial reaction was, “Nice gimmicky idea, but let’s hope this double-screen thing doesn’t get trendy.” Honestly, I see no need for two screens on a phone, especially when one screen tends to do a great job draining battery life all on its own. But apparently LG and T-Mobile don’t feel the same way, as a… Read More

  • 25-Year-Old Indian Man Electrocuted To Death By Shanzai Phone

    25-Year-Old Indian Man Electrocuted To Death By Shanzai Phone

    With the exception of the Foxconn fire, we rarely, if ever, report on any real tragedy in this industry. The closest we come to reporting a tragedy probably involves RIM, or Nokia, or some form of a product delay, but very rarely do we write up anything truly horrific. Today, however, a young man from the Panchmahal district of Gujarat, India was electrocuted to death by his shanzai phone. Read More

  • Rumor: iPhone 5 To Sport Edge-To-Edge Display?

    Rumor: iPhone 5 To Sport Edge-To-Edge Display?

    There’s been a lot of speculation as of late over the next model iPhone. Will Jobs pull a 3GS on us and leave the form factor alone or will Apple go big and create some new hardware to go with that awesome new OS? Well, we may be inching closer to some answers today, as an app developer with connections to Nuance, the speech recognition firm, posted a few screen grabs of what appears to be… Read More

  • Nokia Closes Online Doors, Swears Shutdown Is Unrelated To Poor Sales

    Nokia Closes Online Doors, Swears Shutdown Is Unrelated To Poor Sales

    Poor Nokia. It seems like just yesterday that everyone around me was sporting some form of a Nokia handset. Now, I literally don’t know one person who owns a Nokia phone, at least not as a primary handset. The company that once ruled the world, or at least the mobile world, has now fallen to third place behind Samsung and Apple, and it looks as though things are only getting… Read More

  • Lawmakers Get Involved In "Locationgate," Propose Data Privacy Law

    Lawmakers Get Involved In "Locationgate," Propose Data Privacy Law

    The “Locationgate” scandal that saw so much coverage back in April hasn’t been in the news much lately, but that hasn’t stopped lawmakers from trying to prevent similar situations. Two senators, Al Franken of Minnesota and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, have proposed a mobile privacy bill today hoping to strengthen the level of consent needed for app developers… Read More

  • Verizon Extends Mobile Hotspot Promo For 4G LTE Smartphones To July 6

    Verizon Extends Mobile Hotspot Promo For 4G LTE Smartphones To July 6

    Remember that free mobile hotspot promotion Verizon Wireless had going for the HTC Thunderbolt, Samsung Droid Charge and the LG Revolution? Looks like the big red carrier has decided to make the fun last a little longer. Read More

  • Toshiba Unveils Beastly Game-Centric Qosmio X775, Plus Other Cool Laptops

    Toshiba Unveils Beastly Game-Centric Qosmio X775, Plus Other Cool Laptops

    The Qosmio X775 laptop has just been announced by Toshiba, and one thing is certain: it’s a beast, and it knows it. When I walked into the product briefing, the first thing I noticed was this bad mamma-jamma, with its gaudy grey and red paint job. It sports a 17.3-inch screen, and is certainly too heavy to slip into a backpack. In fact, I heard a lot of, “I mean, of course… Read More