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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  • Nokia Promises Rapid-Fire Launch Strategy Post Mango

    Nokia Promises Rapid-Fire Launch Strategy Post Mango

    Nokia has been positioning itself for a rapid-fire release strategy after the launch of the world’s first Windows Phone-powered Nokia handset, according to Jo Harlow, Nokia’s executive vice president of smart devices. Despite the fact that Nokia and Microsoft finalized their partnership back in March, we consumers will continue waiting for a Mango-flavored Nokia phone until Fall… Read More

  • Google Releases Update To Maps 5.5 For Android

    Google Releases Update To Maps 5.5 For Android

    Yesterday at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC, Marissa Mayer, Google’s location boss, projected that Google Maps would be accessed more by mobile than PC by 2012, so it’s no surprise that the search giant has enhanced its Maps app for Android, with an update to version 5.5. Read More

  • RC vCar App Creates Crash-Free Remote Control Car

    RC vCar App Creates Crash-Free Remote Control Car

    Remote control cars, while amusing, tend to get in more car accidents than life-size vehicles. If it isn’t rolling off a curb, drifting into a pool, or crunching under the tire of a pick-up truck, it’s just plain out of battery. For that reason, and possibly for success and profit, the folks at Pop Culture Software have launched the RC vCar application, for the iPhone, iPod touch… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: G2, Sidekick 4G Free With Contract At T-Mobile

    CrunchDeals: G2, Sidekick 4G Free With Contract At T-Mobile

    If you’re short on cash and desperate for the speedy joys of 4G connectivity, go ahead and cancel your late-night plans for tomorrow. The pink carrier is offering the T-Mobile G2 and the Sidekick 4G smartphones during its After Hours special tomorrow night, from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. And get this: they’re free. Of course, you’ll have to sign up for a new two-year contract with… Read More

  • Mango Includes A Web-Based Windows Marketplace

    Mango Includes A Web-Based Windows Marketplace

    Despite the fact that Microsoft didn’t find it important enough to mention during yesterday’s VIP reception, we think the launch of a web-based version of the Windows Marketplace in conjunction with the Mango roll-out is newsworthy. Just like the App Store, Android Market, and Amazon Appstore for Android, a web-based Marketplace will give users the option to browse and download… Read More

  • KINGMAX Introduces World's First 64GB MicroSD Card

    KINGMAX Introduces World's First 64GB MicroSD Card

    A powerful phone with less-than impressive storage space is potentially one of the most peeving situations imaginable. And apparentlyKINGMAX seems to agree, as the Taiwan-based manufacturer has debuted the world’s first-ever 64GB microSD card, which should be sufficient for just about everyone. The 64GB microSD card from KINGMAX can store approximately 30,000 digital photos (in their… Read More

  • AT&T To Roll-Out LTE Coverage To Five New Markets This Summer

    AT&T To Roll-Out LTE Coverage To Five New Markets This Summer

    AT&T has gotten off to an incredibly late start rolling out its LTE network coverage, planning to compete with Verizon’s 55 markets by deploying its own LTE coverage in five markets starting this summer. The Texas-based company isn’t making any effort to hide its homestate favoritism, with three of its first five LTE-supported markets located in the Lone Star state. Read More

  • Verizon Confirms LG Revolution Launch May 26, $250 On-Contract

    Verizon Confirms LG Revolution Launch May 26, $250 On-Contract

    An early morning press release confirmed our previous suspicions: the LG Revolution will launch tomorrow, May 26, for Verizon. And even better, the Android 2.2 Froyo-powered smartphone will cost just $250 with a new, two-year contract. That’s a pretty sizable difference from the $700 off-contract price tag you’ll find on the Revolution at Best Buy. Nationwide Talk plans begin… Read More

  • Apple Looking To Set Up Shop In NYC's Grand Central Station

    Apple Looking To Set Up Shop In NYC's Grand Central Station

    Apple has a habit of setting up retail stores in iconic locations all over the world, much like the ones at the Louvre in Paris, under the Pearl Tower in Shanghai, and in London’s Covent Garden. Even though the Big Apple already enjoys three Apple stores, Apple’s location-based habit has yet to be satisfied as the tech giant is rumored to be setting up shop in New York… Read More

  • Leap Joins… Everyone In Opposing The AT&T/T-Mobile Deal

    Leap Joins… Everyone In Opposing The AT&T/T-Mobile Deal

    At this point, it would probably be safe to say that just about everyone opposes the AT&T/T-Mobile deal (besides, you know, AT&T and T-Mobile.) We’ve heard senators, CEOs, and FCC members openly object to AT&T’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA, and this time Leap Wireless (the parent company behind the 8th largest carrier in the US, Cricket) is jumping… Read More

  • Dell Debuts The XPS 15z, "Thinnest 15-Inch Laptop On Planet"

    Dell Debuts The XPS 15z, "Thinnest 15-Inch Laptop On Planet"

    Despite the fact that Dell failed to appear on Microsoft’s list of manufacturers for Windows Phone Mango devices, the tech giant did make news of its own this morning, with the introduction of the XPS 15z laptop. Dell calls this the “thinnest 15-inch PC on the planet,” at just .97 inches thick. Read More

  • Apple Steals A Glance At Five Upcoming Samsung Products… Legally

    Apple Steals A Glance At Five Upcoming Samsung Products… Legally

    A little “I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours” seems to be going down between handset makers Samsung and Apple during their ongoing patent battle, only Apple has become that kid that never ends up showing theirs. Read More

  • Google Planning NFC Roll-Out For May 26

    Google Planning NFC Roll-Out For May 26

    Bloomberg reports that Google plans to dip its far-reaching toes into the mobile payment space starting May 26 on phones from Sprint, according to statements made by three unnamed people close to the situation. The service will give owners of select Android phones (like the Nexus S), the ability to perform transactions and redeem coupons with their smartphone, said the sources. Read More

  • T-Mobile Doubles 4G Network Speeds, Introduces Rocket 3.0 Laptop Stick

    T-Mobile Doubles 4G Network Speeds, Introduces Rocket 3.0 Laptop Stick

    In a world where second-gen devices launch mere months after their predecessors, I guess it’s not too much of a surprise that large-scale upgrades are already being implemented to 4G networks. T-Mobile, specifically, has announced that it will double the speed of its 4G LTE network in 55 different markets. Read More

  • Microsoft Officially Announces Windows Phone 7.1 Mango With 500 New Features

    Microsoft Officially Announces Windows Phone 7.1 Mango With 500 New Features

    Today at Microsoft’s Windows Phone VIP Reception, president of mobile communications Andy Lees and senior Windows Phone product manager Derek Snyder gave us a quick rundown of what to expect out of the newest version of the Windows Phone platform, WP7.1 or “Mango.” Though he didn’t have time to cover all 500 new features, the focus will certainly center around… Read More

  • WSJ: AT&T, Verizon Ambiguous About BlackBerry PlayBook

    WSJ: AT&T, Verizon Ambiguous About BlackBerry PlayBook

    Just a few days after the BlackBerry PlayBook’s one-month birthday, the nation’s top two carriers are still pretty ambiguous in their adoption of the device. AT&T has yet to approve the BlackBerry Bridge app, which turns the tablet into a portal to any BlackBerry smartphone and allows users to access email, contacts, and calendar apps, three things missing (in native form) on… Read More

  • Kogeto Dot Panorama iPhone Add-On Spotted: TechCrunch Disrupt New York

    Kogeto Dot Panorama iPhone Add-On Spotted: TechCrunch Disrupt New York

    Wandering around here at TechCrunch Disrupt New York, we came across a particularly interesting iPhone 4 add-on from Kogeto, in collaboration with Kickstarter. It’s called Dot, and it will totally change your perspective on mobile video, literally. The Kogeto Dot is a panoramic lens that captures 360-degree video, without sacrificing style or portability. This add-on from Kogeto comes in… Read More

  • HTC EVO 3D Wears $200 Price Tag On-Contract From The Shack

    HTC EVO 3D Wears $200 Price Tag On-Contract From The Shack

    While there is still some back-and-forth over when the HTC EVO 3D will finally grace us with its presence, an ad from RadioShack has clarified to what scale this highly-anticipated smartphone will lighten your wallet. On a new or upgraded two-year contract, the 3D-capable handset will cost $199.99, as opposed to $499.99 off-contract. Read More

  • Motorola Droid 3 Specs Trickle Out; June Release Rumored, Possibly Without LTE?

    Motorola Droid 3 Specs Trickle Out; June Release Rumored, Possibly Without LTE?

    We’ve seen a few leaked photos, and heard a couple different rumors when it comes to Motorola’s forthcoming Droid 3 smartphone, but TechnoBuffalo claims to have a tipster reliable enough to throw out some official specs. Read More

  • T-Mobile's Family, Individual, Pre-Paid Plan Makeovers Go Live

    T-Mobile's Family, Individual, Pre-Paid Plan Makeovers Go Live

    Last week, a leaked photo led us to believe that T-Mobile would be making some adjustments to its current Family Plan lineup. We’ve now learned that that leaked image was just the tip of the iceberg, as the pink carrier has given its individual, family, post- and pre-paid plans a makeover. Read More