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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  • Netgear Intros Media Storage Router At CES: The WNDR4500

    Netgear Intros Media Storage Router At CES: The WNDR4500

    Here at the CES International 2012 in Las Vegas, Netgear has whipped out the latest iteration in its line of flagship routers: the WNDR4500. Just like the previous model, you’ll find integrated storage but this new model offers up to 2TB of built-in storage. Consumers can upgrade at any time to get more capacity. But it gets better than that. Read More

  • Intel Adds Integrated Voice Control With Nuance Partnership

    Intel Adds Integrated Voice Control With Nuance Partnership

    Today at Intel’s CES 2012 Keynote, the firm announced a strategic partnership with Nuance. If you’ve forgotten, Nuance is a voice recognition company, so yelling at your new ultrabook may be a closer reality than you thought. You’ll have voice commands for checking in on notifications, and the processing never has to go through the cloud since ultrabooks will provide… Read More

  • Exclusive: IEEE Forms Power Matters Alliance To Determine Wireless Power Standards

    Exclusive: IEEE Forms Power Matters Alliance To Determine Wireless Power Standards

    Standards are important to the tech world. Without them, we’d all be running around to the nearest AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon store to buy replacement chargers instead of borrowing our buddies’ microUSB chargers. iPhone owners know exactly how much this sucks, and so does the IEEE which is now forming another standards association called the Power Matters Alliance. Read More

  • Toshiba’s New Excite X10 Tablet Is World’s Thinnest 10-Inch (For Now)

    Toshiba’s New Excite X10 Tablet Is World’s Thinnest 10-Inch (For Now)

    So much excitement. This is my first CES and while MG may be correct to think that some of my fellow tech bloggers find this trip a tad tedious, I’m pink with barely controlled glee just from being here. But I’ve been excited about CES for a few weeks now, ever since I went to meet with Toshiba and get a sneak peek at their latest tablet. The Excite X10 is now the… Read More

  • Acer Unveils Thinnest Ultrabook At 15mm: The Aspire S5

    Acer Unveils Thinnest Ultrabook At 15mm: The Aspire S5

    Just as we expected, the first of what I’m sure will be plenty of ultrabooks has just showed itself at the CES International show in Las Vegas. Acer just announced what they’re calling the world’s thinnest ultrabook: the Acer Aspire S5. Just 15mm thick at its thickest point, the 13.3-inch ultrabook sports a magnesium alloy cover, with all of the same requirements were seeing… Read More

  • SolarKindle Cover Is Walking On Sunshine (Whoaaa!)

    SolarKindle Cover Is Walking On Sunshine (Whoaaa!)

    I’ve done my fair share of Kindle cover research, and to tell you the truth I wish this new cover from SolarFocus was around when I did. It’s the world’s first solar cover for the Kindle, with a solar panel built right in. The SolarKindle promises “up to three months of unplugged Kindle use under normal sunlight environment.” In my experience that means near a… Read More

  • Samsung Posts Record Q4 Numbers, 35 Million Smartphones Sold

    Samsung Posts Record Q4 Numbers, 35 Million Smartphones Sold

    Samsung has today posted record quarterly profits after selling 35 million smartphones in the fourth quarter, up from 27.9 million in the previous quarter. Operating profits have soared to 5.2 trillion won (US $4.47 billion), representing a 73 percent year-over-year increase. Read More

  • Striiv Fitness Gadget Puts Personalized Challenges On The Menu

    Striiv Fitness Gadget Puts Personalized Challenges On The Menu

    With the New Year already underway, I’m sure many of you are working hard to lose the holiday weight or are otherwise engaged in some hard-core New Years Resolution-style dieting. It’s that time of year, which is likely why Striiv is making a push to add new features. Many of you may remember Striiv from our earlier coverage, in which we decided that the little pocket-sized… Read More

  • iMessage Bug Traps Android Converters’ Personal Conversations… But There’s A Fix!

    iMessage Bug Traps Android Converters’ Personal Conversations… But There’s A Fix!

    iMessage is awesome, right? Since iOS 5 came out I’ve been telling all my friends and family (who, ironically, aren’t what you’d call tech savvy) to update and start sending messages for free. It’s super fast, I tell them, and your messages will be blue! Thrilling, to say the least. There’s just one problem: If you switch to an Android device from an iPhone… Read More

  • Roku’s Streaming Stick Makes Your Dumb TV Much Smarter

    Roku’s Streaming Stick Makes Your Dumb TV Much Smarter

    Smart TVs are great and all — who doesn’t want a dash of WiFi with their daily dose of reality television? — but the segment will face challenges in the market. For one, a $49 Roku LT is a much better value proposition than a $1,000+ smart TV. Secondly, the hardware moves at such a rapid pace that even with solid software updates, your smart TV will likely be outdated much… Read More

  • HP Unveils Two New Desktop PCs: The Omni All-In-One And The HPE h9 Phoenix

    HP Unveils Two New Desktop PCs: The Omni All-In-One And The HPE h9 Phoenix

    Ultrabooks are all the rage for 2012, and we’ll probably see quite a few of them at CES next week. But there are still some of us who prefer a more robust computing experience, which is why HP has today announced the Omni 27-inch all-in-one and the Pavilion HPE h9 Phoenix, the most powerful Pavilion model to date. Read More

  • Nokia Ace (Lumia 900) Specs Trickle Out

    Nokia Ace (Lumia 900) Specs Trickle Out

    Until now the 4G LTE-capable Nokia Ace (or Lumia 900, if you prefer) has been largely a mystery. We got a peek at some leaked press shots last week (pictured), but all we’ve heard is that it’ll hit AT&T shelves on March 18, it’ll be powered by the Windows Phone platform, and that it’ll come equipped with an LTE radio. Today, however, PocketNow claims to have… Read More

  • Miss Your Cat? Now Fluffy Can Send You Tweets All Day Long

    Miss Your Cat? Now Fluffy Can Send You Tweets All Day Long

    You like cats. Even if you’re a “dog person,” or allergic, I still know your little cat-loving secret. And how do I know? Well, since you’re here on TechCrunch it’s apparent that you’re at least mildly interested in the internet, which happens to be infested with cats. Read More

  • iPhone 4S Beats Out Lumia 800 In Benchmark Testing (Video)

    iPhone 4S Beats Out Lumia 800 In Benchmark Testing (Video)

    Have you been wondering which mobile browser is the fastest of late? It would be an understandable thing to pontificate, seeing that Android takes the cake when it comes to LTE support, iOS has the class-leading dual-core A5 chip on its side, and Windows Phone’s IE mobile browser is basically a beast. It’s a worthwhile question, to say the least. Luckily MyNokiablog noticed a… Read More

  • Let The Race Begin: Google Launches Elections Hub

    Let The Race Begin: Google Launches Elections Hub

    A new year is always exciting. A Clean slate. But once every four years, something very important comes into play: a presidential election. This year, all of your election information won’t be any more readily available than it is right here, on the interwebs, and Google is set to be your go-to place to keep up with them. Today via the Official Google Blog, the search giant has… Read More

  • Samsung’s DV300F Dual-View Camera Brings WiFi Into The Mix

    Samsung’s DV300F Dual-View Camera Brings WiFi Into The Mix

    Many of you may remember that I was straight-up infatuated with Samsung’s MV800 point-and-shoot. And why wouldn’t I be? It’s absolutely the best point-and-shoot if your favorite subject to shoot happens to be yourself. While Samsung’s latest camera isn’t quite as narcissistic, the new DV300F announced today still has a pretty awesome trick up its sleeve. Read More

  • Sony Slashes Tablet S Price By $100

    Sony Slashes Tablet S Price By $100

    Apple’s iPad still dominates the tablet market, and it would seem that competing tab makers are realizing how tough it is to go head-to-head with Apple’s tablet. The latest proof: Sony has just slashed $100 off of the price of its Tablet S. In other words, the 32GB Tablet S just went from $600 to $500, while the 16GB model has dropped from $500 to $400. Read More

  • comScore: Apple Grows Mobile Marketshare From 9.8% To 11.2%, But Samsung’s Still Top OEM

    comScore: Apple Grows Mobile Marketshare From 9.8% To 11.2%, But Samsung’s Still Top OEM

    comScore has just released its latest numbers regarding the mobile landscape here in the U.S., finding that Samsung is still the top OEM with a 25.6 percent marketshare, up just .3 percentage points from the three month period ending in August. Meanwhile, Apple’s price drop on the iPhone 4 along with the introduction of the iPhone 4S has taken its share of the market from 9.8 percent… Read More

  • LTE-Capable Windows Phones Should Ship In The First Half Of 2012

    LTE-Capable Windows Phones Should Ship In The First Half Of 2012

    There are a lot of naysayers out there when it comes to the Windows Phone platform, but as Robin pointed out a couple of days ago many haven’t really given the OS a fighting chance. Some of it has to do with the fact that people often equate cost with quality, and most Windows phones are (at the moment) rather inexpensive. But Redmond apparently has plans to get some higher-end devices… Read More

  • Is Verizon Joking? Paying Online/By Phone Will Soon Cost You An Extra $2

    Is Verizon Joking? Paying Online/By Phone Will Soon Cost You An Extra $2

    Yesterday Droid-Life obtained a leaked internal document from Verizon that had a surprisingly annoying little tidbit within: “Beginning 1/15/12, there is a $2 ‘convenience fee’ for making a credit or debit card bill payment online or via call-in channels.” Sometimes leaks are faked or forged, and I hoped against hope that this particular leak was a load of malarkey. Read More