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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  • Boost Mobile Gives Customers A New Way To Add Credit: Facebook

    Boost Mobile Gives Customers A New Way To Add Credit: Facebook

    In the few months I lived across the pond (where prepaid phone plans are more popular than contracts, go figure), I learned something important about adding credit to your plan, or “topping up” as the Brits would say: it’s a pain in the arse. Some carriers let you add credit by sending a text, which is pretty awesome, but the more options customers have the better. That… Read More

  • BBC’s Global iPlayer Heads To The iPhone, iPod touch

    BBC’s Global iPlayer Heads To The iPhone, iPod touch

    While not everyone would agree, I’m firmly of the belief that news (and most everything) sounds much better delivered in a British accent. The BBC’s new global iPlayer app, which has launched in more than 11 western European countries, offers up much more than just your daily news, but is chock-full of fun words like “arse,” “blimey,” and one of my… Read More

  • Sprint: No LTE-Friendly Hardware Until Second Half Of 2012

    Sprint: No LTE-Friendly Hardware Until Second Half Of 2012

    Today Sprint CFO Joseph Euteneuer said that the company plans on launching 15 LTE-capable devices next year, though they may be coming a little later than expected — the latter half of 2012, to be exact. The company had originally hoped for mid-summer launches with its first LTE-capable hardware, though either date is much later than the competition. Verizon is clearly up and running in… Read More

  • iRobot, Makers Of The Roomba, Launch An iOS Game?

    iRobot, Makers Of The Roomba, Launch An iOS Game?

    Every once in a while, a pitch hits our collective TechCrunch inbox that is equally ridiculous and intriguing. In a situation like that — one full of hilarity and intrigue — how can we not post it? That said, I really don’t know what’s going on over at iRobot, as the makers of the very popular robotic vacuum, the Roomba, have decided to branch way, way out there and… Read More

  • 50 Cent Debuts His Company's New Headphones

    50 Cent Debuts His New Cans: Street And Sync By 50 (Video)

    While we weren’t “In Da Club”, the Candy Shop, or the Disco Inferno, 50 Cent himself made some time this morning to meet us in downtown Manhattan and show off his brand new line of headphones. If you don’t already know, 50 originally tried to get the ball rolling in the audio biz with Sleek Audio earlier this year, until some licensing issues led him to become CEO of… Read More

  • LG Nitro HD Review: You Win Some, You Lose Some

    LG Nitro HD Review: You Win Some, You Lose Some

    I find myself looking at the Nitro HD with mixed feelings. In some ways, it’s exactly what I’ve been asking for from LG, and in others it simply brings about disappointment. The software, in particular, failed to impress me. Hopefully a much more clogged 4G LTE network from AT&T (compared to the like, seven people that are using it now) will still find a way to outweigh the lag… Read More

  • Fanhattan Beefs Up Selection With New Content Partners: Crackle, Lifetime, And PBS

    Fanhattan Beefs Up Selection With New Content Partners: Crackle, Lifetime, And PBS

    I’ve always enjoyed using the Fanhattan app. It’s smart, available on both iPhone and iPad, and just makes getting to what I want to watch easier. Period. But there was one small gripe I had. In fact, it’s not even a gripe. It’s just how we all feel about anything good: we want more. Fanhattan has this great Smart Browse system that lets you filter down content by… Read More

  • LG Nitro HD For AT&T: Hands-On

    LG Nitro HD For AT&T: Hands-On

    Tonight at LG’s media event in New York City, we were lucky enough to get some quality time with the LG Nitro HD. The third in AT&T’s line of LTE-capable phones, the Nitro HD was announced earlier this week with a launch date of December 4 for AT&T. Some of its spec highlights include a 4.5-inch 720p display (like the HTC Rezound), a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, an… Read More

  • Sprint Inks Deal To Support Clearwire With $1.6 Billion

    Sprint Inks Deal To Support Clearwire With $1.6 Billion

    Clearwire’s WiMax network. Without it, Clearwire would have had to choose between paying up on a $237 million interest payment or continuing to build out its LTE network — a necessity in terms of competition for both Clearwire and Sprint. The deal consists of Sprint paying $926 million for unlimited 4G WiMax services between 2012 and 2013. In the meantime, Sprint is also pledging… Read More

  • AT&T On The FCC Staff Report: Nuh-Uh!

    AT&T On The FCC Staff Report: Nuh-Uh!

    So remember that staff report the FCC released a few days ago? It was basically a novella-length rant on how horrible the AT&T/T-Mobile merger would be, and how many of AT&T’s arguments were flawed. Releasing the document in the first place was a bit unorthodox, as AT&T had withdrawn its application before the FCC had opened the report up to the public. The FCC offered… Read More

  • The White Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket Will Hit AT&T Shelves December 4

    The White Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket Will Hit AT&T Shelves December 4

    White phones can be hit or miss. The white BlackBerry Pearl, for example, is an ugly phone. Period. But some white phones can be sexy little beasts, as is the new snow-white Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket. That’s right, just a few weeks after hitting AT&T shelves in black, a white version of the phone will be made available on December 4. Read More

  • Curly Cables, Where Have You Been All My Life?

    Curly Cables, Where Have You Been All My Life?

    Some of my favorite “inventions” are the simple ones. The ideas that are so obvious that we overlook them entirely. This new Kickstarter project, the Curly Cable, falls squarely into that category. Honestly, why hasn’t this been created yet? The Curly Cable is an iDevice charge/sync cord that looks an awful lot like the telephone cords of yore, when you were chained to the… Read More

  • Android Smartphone Round-Up: November Edition

    Android Smartphone Round-Up: November Edition

    Falling Leaves. Black Friday. And Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. These are the cornerstones of the month of November. Releasing new phones, however, is not. Unfortunately, this means that our Android Smartphone Round-Up for November is a bit lean, but we’ve still managed to pick out a few handsets worth your valuable consideration. Without further ado, these are our favorite… Read More

  • Sony’s Latest Retail Strategy: Follow Apple’s Lead

    Sony’s Latest Retail Strategy: Follow Apple’s Lead

    Sony is making a big push in retail these days, as COO Phil Molyneux outlined this morning at a press conference in New York City. As he explained Sony’s retail plans to us, in that lovely British accent, one thing kept popping up in my mind: Apple. Sony’s retail strategy, in many ways, seems to be taking cues from Apple’s in-store success over the past few years. Read More

  • Even After Withdrawing Its Application, AT&T Hits Another Huge Hurdle In T-Mo Deal

    Even After Withdrawing Its Application, AT&T Hits Another Huge Hurdle In T-Mo Deal

    In the wake of withdrawing its application to acquire T-Mobile, AT&T has hit yet another obstacle otherwise known as the FCC. See, before AT&T pulled its application, the FCC had big plans to put the deal before an administrative law judge, effectively prolonging the process and magnifying the details of the merger. As part of those big plans, the FCC had compiled an 109-page report… Read More

  • The Little Printer Puts Your Customized Digital Content On A Slip Of Paper

    The Little Printer Puts Your Customized Digital Content On A Slip Of Paper

    Our collective trajectory these days seems to be a migration from print to digital. Books, calendars, to-do lists, and newspapers are all victims of the digital revolution, at least in paper form. But not everyone’s down with the death of paper. Meet the Little Printer, the latest gizmo out of Berg Cloud. Cute, right? When it’s not smiling up at you from your desk, the Little… Read More

  • 3DMark For Android Will Let You Conduct Benchmark Tests On Your Phone, Tablet

    3DMark For Android Will Let You Conduct Benchmark Tests On Your Phone, Tablet

    Even though the spec is apparently dead, some of us may still want to tag numeric values to our gadgetry. The folks over at Futuremark seem to agree, and want to take their benchmark testing into new territory. According to Android.HDBlog, the company is developing its graphics benchmarking tools for the Android platform, both smartphone and tablet alike. Read More

  • Financial Analyst Compares RIM To Apple, Pigs Spontaneously Take Flight

    Financial Analyst Compares RIM To Apple, Pigs Spontaneously Take Flight

    Though I’m fairly sure that I disagree with him, Laszlo Birinyi of Birinyi Associates had some flattering compliments to lay on RIM today, putting the Waterloo-based company at the top spot of his five investment picks for 2012. While we don’t usually cover analyst predictions, this statement reported by Barrons was too good to resist. Read More

  • AT&T’s Fourth Quarter Hail Mary For T-Mobile

    AT&T’s Fourth Quarter Hail Mary For T-Mobile

    When news breaks on Thanksgiving, you can safely bet that it’s bad news. AT&T’s announcement last week that it had withdrawn its application to acquire T-Mobile (and started preparing for the $4 billion payout it owes should the deal fail) is a great example. As we ate stuffing and turkey and cranberry sauce, AT&T was strategizing (all the football on TV probably helped). Read More

  • Rovio Impersonators Try To Scam Angry Birds Fans In Android Market

    Rovio Impersonators Try To Scam Angry Birds Fans In Android Market

    With Angry Birds, Rovio found a way to transform normal, healthy people into raging bird-flinging addicts. This isn’t really that big of a deal — at least not in most cases — unless some shady app developers begin impersonating Rovio and selling fake apps on the Android Market. Did I mention that some shady app developers have started impersonating Rovio and selling fake apps… Read More