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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  • 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

  • Microsoft: 1 In 14 Downloaded Programs Is Masked Malware Attack

    Microsoft: 1 In 14 Downloaded Programs Is Masked Malware Attack

    These days, most “hacks” are more about an attacker’s ability to exploit your download habits, as opposed to exploiting holes in your firewall. In a review of Internet Explorer’s feedback reports, Microsoft found that 1 in every 14 programs downloaded are in some way malicious. The software giant also warned that more often than not, it’s the hacker’s… Read More

  • HP TouchPad Gets Dedicated Teaser Page From Best Buy

    HP TouchPad Gets Dedicated Teaser Page From Best Buy

    In March, HP CEO Leo Apotheker promised a June launch for his company’s forthcoming TouchPad tablet, and since Best Buy has already posted a teaser page, it’s probably safe to assume that the TouchPad is running on schedule. Best Buy’s page has yet to include pricing or specific availability dates, opting instead to mark the product as “coming soon.” Read More

  • Google Confirms Android Security Glitch, Rolls Out Server-Side Patch

    Google Confirms Android Security Glitch, Rolls Out Server-Side Patch

    Many of you, I’m sure, weren’t too pleased to hear yesterday’s news that 99 percent of Android phones are susceptible to impersonation attacks. The bad news: Google has confirmed that the problem does exist. The good news: Google is also fixing the problem, starting today, and it shouldn’t require any action on your part. Read More

  • Apple Employees Trade Out iPod touch For iPad 2?

    Apple Employees Trade Out iPod touch For iPad 2?

    One of my favorite parts about a trip to the Apple store is when my blue-shirted employee checks me out with his iPod touch-based EasyPay Terminal. It’s quick, requires little to no effort on my part, and it’s just plain cool. Well, it looks like Apple employees will be turning in their iPod touches for the iPad 2, as Apple stores have received dozens of iPad 2s with magnetic… Read More

  • Despite The Hype, Just 5 Percent Of U.S. Owns A Tablet, Says Nielsen

    Despite The Hype, Just 5 Percent Of U.S. Owns A Tablet, Says Nielsen

    From the way that OEMs are rushing to get ahead in the slate race, you’d think that tablets were just about as ubiquitous as our beloved smartphones. But according to Nielsen, that is not the case, whatsoever. In fact, only about 5 percent of the 12,000 U.S. consumers surveyed own a tablet. Read More

  • Verizon Sues The FCC… Again… This Time Over Data Roaming

    Verizon Sues The FCC… Again… This Time Over Data Roaming

    Verizon’s big red flag seems to be transforming into one of revolt, as the carrier has chosen to follow up its recent Net Neutrality suit against the FCC with another one. This time, the Federal Communications Commission’s new data roaming rules are in the carrier’s crosshairs, as the new regulation would benefit regional carriers and their customers while doing virtually… Read More

  • Sprint's Network Is Back On Track After Last Night's SMS, Voice Issues

    Sprint's Network Is Back On Track After Last Night's SMS, Voice Issues

    Apparently, Sprint’s network was down for the count last night, as people from different regions of the country experienced difficulty sending MMS and SMS messages. Some even had trouble getting voice calls to go through. According to Sprint, the Washington, DC area also had a voice disruption last night, which was unrelated to the SMS issues. Read More