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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  • iSuppli Agrees With IDC, Gartner: Windows Phone To Surpass iOS By 2015

    iSuppli Agrees With IDC, Gartner: Windows Phone To Surpass iOS By 2015

    Nobody wants to give Windows Phone a chance except for Robin and a whole bunch of analysts. Back in September, IDC and Gartner predicted that Windows would overtake iOS for the number two spot in the market by 2015, and Windows Phone head of marketing Achim Berg called that prediction conservative. Now iSuppli has joined in, predicting that Windows Phone will grab a 16.7 percent market share… Read More

  • Nike Officially Announces The Nike+ FuelBand

    Nike Officially Announces The Nike+ FuelBand

    Exercise gadgetry seems to be all the rage this season, with products like the Jawbone UP and MotoACTV entering the marketplace. Nike of all companies will certainly not be left behind, and has today announced a new wristband called the FuelBand. Not unlike its competitors, the FuelBand measures time, steps and calories during your fitness routine. Read More

  • Houghton Mifflin, McGraw Hill, Pearson First Textbook Publishing Partners For Apple’s iBooks 2

    Houghton Mifflin, McGraw Hill, Pearson First Textbook Publishing Partners For Apple’s iBooks 2

    Today at Apple’s education event, the company introduced iBooks 2, a textbook platform that effectively transforms $200 textbooks into iPad apps at a much more reasonable price. But of course, a textbook platform isn’t worth a thing without the educational powerhouse publishers behind it. Luckily, the first up to the bat on the iBooks 2 platform are names we know well: Pearson… Read More

  • Verizon To Light Up Five New LTE Markets Tomorrow

    Verizon To Light Up Five New LTE Markets Tomorrow

    While AT&T may be hitting a roadblock on their path to 4G LTE expansion, Verizon LTE seems to be spreading like wildfire. It feels like just yesterday that Verizon rolled out 4G LTE service to its first batch of U.S. markets, and now over a year later 200 million Americans are enjoying higher speeds. In fact, tomorrow Verizon will expand its high-speed network into five new markets… Read More

  • Among New Smartphone Adopters, iOS Share Rises While Android Declines

    Among New Smartphone Adopters, iOS Share Rises While Android Declines

    Nielsen just released its latest numbers with regard to new smartphone owners, and it would seem that the iPhone (particularly the 4S) is quite popular among those migrating over to the smartphone segment. In fact, since the iPhone 4S launched in October, the number of recent smartphone buyers who chose the iPhone has reached 44.5 percent, up from just 25 percent in October. Read More

  • Essay Due? Here’s How To Access Wikipedia During The SOPA Blackout

    Essay Due? Here’s How To Access Wikipedia During The SOPA Blackout

    As you can tell from the homepage, it’s a sad, trying day for the internet. Many of our favorite sites like Reddit and Wikipedia have gone dark, leaving only an argument against SOPA on their homepages in lieu of cat gifs and knowledge. All in all, it will shape up to be an incredibly boring day in the name of justice. Because to be honest, SOPA is unconstitutional in the way it’ll… Read More

  • A Close Look At Samsung And Microsoft’s Surface 2.0 (AKA SUR40)

    A Close Look At Samsung And Microsoft’s Surface 2.0 (AKA SUR40)

    The Surface has been around since 2007, but the new and improved SUR40 is a much more usable device. Microsoft and Samsung were showing off the new touch-capable table in NYC today, and I was lucky enough to get up close and personal with it. The specs in and of themselves are impressive: 40-inch 50-point multitouch screen with a 1080×1920 resolution, AMD processors, 1GB of memory… Read More

  • ZTE Plans Huge Smartphone Push Into China, U.S.

    ZTE Plans Huge Smartphone Push Into China, U.S.

    We often forget about ZTE here in the states since the company does most of its operations outside of our home turf. Still, we shouldn’t forget that the company ranks fourth in the world in terms of handset makers, largely due to its focus on budget handsets. The first half of last year brought about a loss of three percentage points in terms of profit, and ZTE is now ready to come… Read More

  • RIM To Release 7-Inch And 10-Inch PlayBooks This Year?

    RIM To Release 7-Inch And 10-Inch PlayBooks This Year?

    At the beginning of 2011, RIM was doing fine. The company still started the year with a relatively high market share in the smartphone arena, even though Android and iOS were growing rapidly. Then the PlayBook struck. I say it like that because the original PlayBook will be remembered as a calamity to the company, a horrible mistake. It was a rushed premium product missing all of… Read More

  • PrimeSense Human Interaction TV Personalization at CES 2012

    PrimeSense Demos A Gesture-Based Next-Gen TV Interface

    We’ve all seen the Kinect, or at least heard about its wonders. Well, the same company that hooked up Microsoft during “Project Natal” development has showed off some pretty wonderful technology at CES last week. It uses a 3D camera on top of your TV to let you interact with your television through gestures. To be honest, it looks a lot like any touchscreen interface… Read More

  • Wimm One Smart Watch First Look at CES 2012

    Wimm Labs VP Tim Twerdahl Shows Off The Android-Powered Wimm One Smart Watch

    There are plenty of smart watches out there in the world. The iPod Nano doubles as one, and the new MotoACTV watch is a pretty solid offering, as well. But over at Wimm Labs, they’re taking the concept to a whole new level. We got the opportunity to sit down with Wimm Labs VP Tim Twerdahl who let us get up close and personal with the new Wimm One Smart watch. It’s “a… Read More

  • Ooma TC Smartphone at CES 2012

    Ooma CEO Eric Stang Shows Off The New HD2 VoIP Handset

    At CES 2012, there are quite a few products that would totally change the way you do things (or at least save you some money) that just don’t get enough coverage. We reported on Ooma’s new HD2 VoIP handset, but nothing beats getting the facts straight from the CEO of the company. Luckily, Eric Stang had a chance to meet with us and chat it up. Read More

  • Dropcam Webcam at CES 2012

    Dropcam CEO Greg Duffy On Getting Into Hardware: “Don’t Ship Before It’s Ready”

    If you were paying attention last week, you can probably surmise that we have about a billion hours worth of footage to process from last week’s CES International show. There’s live streaming coverage that has now been archived, as well as quite a few recorded interviews including this one with Greg Duffy, Dropcam CEO. Speaking with John Biggs, Duffy shows off the new Dropcam HD… Read More

  • All The Little (But Awesome) Things You Definitely Missed At CES

    All The Little (But Awesome) Things You Definitely Missed At CES

    It’s true. CES is out of control. I have no reference point since this was my first visit, but from the first second you disembark the monorail and look down over the sprawling campus of the LVCC, you know you won’t see everything. The inkling gets stronger as you enter the building, and find that the Samsung booth is about as big as a mall. Luckily for you, John Biggs and I… Read More

  • Hands-On With The LG Spectrum: So Last Year

    Here at CES 2012, phones are a bit in short supply. At least, new phones are. LG is one of the few companies to officially announce a new smartphone at the show, and I have to say it’s one of the best phones we’ve seen out of LG. Unfortunately, that still leaves the Spectrum quite a ways behind some of the other new phones we’ve seen recently like the Xperia S, Titan 2, or… Read More

  • Hands-On With The Sony Ericsson Xperia S From CES

    I’ve never been a huge fan of Sony Ericsson. The phones are fine, I guess, and I certainly commend the company’s drive to differentiate. The Xperia Play is a great concept but it failed to really take off. Today, however, I was very impressed after taking a good hard look at the new Xperia S. It’s not the thinnest phone at .4 inches, nor does it have the biggest screen, but… Read More

  • Hands-On With RIM’s New BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 OS: Great, But Too Late?

    When RIM first launched the BlackBerry PlayBook last spring, we were all rather shocked to find that RIM’s stand-out core services — secure messaging and productivity related apps like calendar and contacts — were… absent. The company promised an update to fix it, and after eight months said update has finally been unveiled here at CES. Read More

  • Shazam Launches New App Focused On Lyric Play: Shazam Player (Update)

    Shazam Launches New App Focused On Lyric Play: Shazam Player (Update)

    iTunes is great and everything, but it’s still just a standard music player. The most exciting feature of the whole program is Genius, at least in my opinion, and even that can be off from time to time. But Shazam wants you to ingest your music a bit differently from here on out, and has launched the Shazam Player app to give users a better chance to leverage its new feature, Lyric Play. Read More

  • Sony Intros Bloggie Live, Bloggie Sport Pocket Cams To Combat Camera Phones

    Sony Intros Bloggie Live, Bloggie Sport Pocket Cams To Combat Camera Phones

    Now that most of our smartphones can take crisp images and stunning video, the digital imaging sector is having a tough time holding on to its market share. Still, a few players are up for the challenge, including Sony which has today announced the latest in its line of Bloggie pocket cams: Bloggie Live and Bloggie Sport. Read More

  • Watch Sony’s CES 2012 Press Conference

    Watch Sony’s CES 2012 Press Conference

    You wish you were here. You pretend that you don’t want to be here because, granted, we’ve been on our feet since the crack of dawn, have been fighting MiFi and WiFi connections like we’re getting paid for it, and haven’t eaten the best food thus far. But none of those tedious little annoyances matter in a moment like this: Sony’s press conference is just… Read More