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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  • 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

  • Superplayers Take Arcade Gaming To New Heights

    Superplayers Take Arcade Gaming To New Heights

    If you saw them on the street, you’d keep walking. If you saw them in an arcade, your jaw would drop. They’re called superplayers, and they make our idea of hardcore gaming look like child’s play. Instead of sitting on the couch, covered in yesterday’s food, these gamers take to the arcades and not only break records, but put on one hell of a show. I’ve chosen… Read More

  • Paraplegic Walks After Three Days Of Epidural Stimulation

    Paraplegic Walks After Three Days Of Epidural Stimulation

    After a hit-and-run in 2006, Rob Summers lost the use of his hips, legs, feet, and toes. Five years later, Mr. Summers took a step with the help an electrical stimulator connected to his spine. A team of researchers in Louisville led by Susan Harkema (and in collaboration with UCLA and California Institute of Technology) have been working to create a way to mimic the signals the brain sends to… Read More

  • Google Spends $4.9 Million On Modu Patent Portfolio

    Google Spends $4.9 Million On Modu Patent Portfolio

    Remember Modu, the Israeli phone maker who never quite found a market for its itty bitty cell phones? That’s ok if you don’t, because the semi-omniscient Google does. Back in 2008, Modu came up with a tiny modular cell phone that could slip into a number of different sleeves to be able to perform different actions and functions. Read More

  • Nokia Sees Lowest Market Share In 14 Years: Gartner

    Nokia Sees Lowest Market Share In 14 Years: Gartner

    Things have never been so bleak for the world’s largest handset maker. Fresh off of rumors that Nokia would be selling off its handset division to Microsoft, new numbers from Gartner reveal that Nokia’s current market share is the lowest its been since 1997, nearly 14 years ago. Read More

  • Apple Strikes Back in Amazon "App Store" Tiff

    Apple Strikes Back in Amazon "App Store" Tiff

    Shockingly enough, Apple isn’t down with Amazon’s claim that the term “app store” is generic, and recently denied such a claim during the ongoing tiff between the two application providers. Amazon argues that the term “app store” is generic, and when the words are put together, they signify a store where one can buy and download applications. Read More

  • Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread Coming To Xperia Play, Arc Next Week

    Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread Coming To Xperia Play, Arc Next Week

    Hot on the heels of last week’s announcement of Facebook Inside Xperia, the deepest Facebook integration we’ve seen to date on a mobile device, it’s also looking like the gaming-centric Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and the Xperia Arc smartphone will be receiving updates to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread next week in the UK, according to Recombu. Read More

  • MasterCard Study: Youngsters Will Be The Catalyst Of Mobile Payment Adoption

    MasterCard Study: Youngsters Will Be The Catalyst Of Mobile Payment Adoption

    NFC payments have already become somewhat of the norm over in Japan, but here in the States, near field communication technology hasn’t quite taken off yet. However, that’s not to say that U.S. Americans aren’t ready to use their cell phone as a wallet, as shown by a study conducted by MasterCard. Read More