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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  • 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

  • Apple Low-Balls 2011 Q2 iPhone 4 Shipment Volume

    Apple Low-Balls 2011 Q2 iPhone 4 Shipment Volume

    Last quarter, we collectively purchased 18.6 million iPhone 4s. As of right now, there are an estimated 1.5 million to 2 million iPhone 4s left out there, sitting on retailer and carrier shelves, waiting for a new owner like a puppy in a window. Maybe the rather hefty chunk of iPhone 4 inventory pushed Apple to lower its Q2 shipment volume from 20 million units to 17.5 to 18 million units… Read More

  • LG's Smartphone Boss Jumps Ship To Head Apple's Korean Operations

    LG's Smartphone Boss Jumps Ship To Head Apple's Korean Operations

    For all Apple’s success across the globe, South Korea is one corner of the world that the tech giant hasn’t quite locked down. Two of Apple’s biggest mobile competitors, LG and Samsung, are both based in the peninsular nation, and each has brought to market an iPhone lookalike (if not competitor) in the form of the LG Optimus Black and the Samsung Galaxy S II. Read More

  • T-Mobile Trade-Ins: Go Green, Save Some Green

    T-Mobile Trade-Ins: Go Green, Save Some Green

    I can’t speak for everyone, but no matter how much I want to become more earth-friendly, it never really happens. It’s always too expensive, or too inconvenient, or too much work, and I blow it off. Luckily for me (and other would-be-greeners), T-Mobile is giving you a way to go green and save a little green. Read More

  • Intel Promises x86-based Phones In 2012

    Intel Promises x86-based Phones In 2012

    During investment presentations, Intel CEO Paul Otellini admitted that the company’s old strategy for mobile needed a makeover, but was optimistic about their prospects come 2012. Read More

  • Samsung "Hawk" (Exhibit 4G) Landing In T-Mobile Territory June 8

    Samsung "Hawk" (Exhibit 4G) Landing In T-Mobile Territory June 8

    <img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/samsunghawk.jpg"June 8 is to June 8 is to T-Mobile as May 26 is to Verizon. Three Android phones, one carrier, all launching on the same day. What was once referred to as the Samsung Hawk, now the Samsung Exhibit 4G, is set to hit T-Mo shelves on June 8, along with the HTC Sensation 4G and the Samsung Gravity Touch 2. Read More

  • LG Revolution May Join Verizon's Xperia Play, Droid X2 in May 26 Launch

    LG Revolution May Join Verizon's Xperia Play, Droid X2 in May 26 Launch

    May 26 is shaping up to be a hectic day over at Verizon, as the carrier has seemingly planned a device-launch hat trick for a week from Thursday. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is already confirmed for a May 26 release, and current rumors suggest that the Motorola Droid X2 will hit shelves that day, too. Now, a leaked photo of Best Buy inventory information suggests that the retailer will… Read More

  • NVIDIA CEO: Android Will Overtake iOS On Tablets In 30 Months

    NVIDIA CEO: Android Will Overtake iOS On Tablets In 30 Months

    Today at the Reuters Global Technology Summit, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang threw out a prediction for the future of the tablet market that isn’t too far removed from that of the smartphone market over the past few years. Huang said that Android will surpass Apple’s iOS-powered iPad in market share over the next 2 1/2 years. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play To Hit Verizon's Shelves May 26

    Sony Ericsson Xperia Play To Hit Verizon's Shelves May 26

    Like many of you, I have loved playing games on my phone ever since I got my first Nokia handset that came pre-loaded with Snake. Since then, mobile gaming has reached an entirely new level, and then when the smartphone appeared, a few more levels after that one. Still, no matter which handset you choose, your device is a phone first, and a portable gaming device second, or third, or fourth. Read More

  • HTC EVO 3D Pre-Orders Begin At RadioShack… Secretly

    HTC EVO 3D Pre-Orders Begin At RadioShack… Secretly

    HTC’s EVO 3D has been one of the most highly anticipated smartphones of the season. I’m sure many of you have been patiently awaiting some word on a launch date, and although I’m sorry to report that I don’t have an exact date, pre-orders have begun for the glasses-free 3D smartphone over at RadioShack. Read More

  • 99 Percent Of Android Devices Are Vulnerable To Password Theft

    99 Percent Of Android Devices Are Vulnerable To Password Theft

    Researchers at Germany’s University of Ulm have made some unsettling discoveries about the security of the Android platform. According to an article from The Register, the research group located a vulnerability that allows hackers to collect and use the digital tokens saved on a phone after a user inputs credentials for a password-protected service. Read More

  • Nokia Squashes Murtazin Rumor, No Handset Takeover For Microsoft

    Nokia Squashes Murtazin Rumor, No Handset Takeover For Microsoft

    Eldar Murtazin isn’t often wrong, but his latest rumor concerning negotiations between Nokia and Microsoft on the acquisition of the former’s handset business by the latter have been squashed by the world’s biggest handset maker. For those who missed it, Mobile Review editor and leak wizard Eldar Murtazin wrote on his blog that Microsoft was in talks to buy Nokia’s… Read More

  • Motorola, Verizon post Droid X2 Listings Pre-Announcement

    Motorola, Verizon post Droid X2 Listings Pre-Announcement

    In our little tech blog world, leaks are the enemy of big brands like Motorola and Verizon. OEMs and carriers try desperately to keep new products under wraps until the day of announcement, just to make the big moment that much sweeter. Maybe today is opposite day, but in any case, you tipsters may be out of a job, as Motorola AND Verizon have posted the unannounced Droid X2 to their sites. Read More