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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  • Apple Had A Better Black Friday Than It Expected

    Apple Had A Better Black Friday Than It Expected

    The Black Friday madness has finally come to a close. Well, almost. We all still need to live through Cyber Monday — a much safer version of our public displays of consumerism — but for the most part Black Friday is behind us. People camped out all night, were pepper-sprayed, and hopefully walked away with some new gear for a cheap price. Apple, which seemed to have the… Read More

  • They’re Rioting Over BlackBerrys In Indonesia (And Other Black Friday Insanity That’ll Make You Fear For The Future)

    They’re Rioting Over BlackBerrys In Indonesia (And Other Black Friday Insanity That’ll Make You Fear For The Future)

    Black Friday often makes people act absolutely crazy. This is well-documented. Still, you don’t expect to see consumer-driven insanity go down in countries that don’t celebrate Turkey day and its accompanying shopfest. And that’s not where the surprises ended this morning in Indonesia. A crowd of 3,000 people waited in line today in Jakarta, Indonesia for a new smartphone. Read More

  • Why Quad-Core?

    Why Quad-Core?

    We are entering into a new era, ladies and gentlemen. Well, “era” may not be the right word considering how quickly things change in these here mobile parts, but the fact remains the same: Quad-core mobile processors are here. And the ones that aren’t quite here yet are coming. While many of our brilliantly geeky readers need no tutorial on the advantages of four… Read More

  • 2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Laptops Are A Geek’s Best Friend

    2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Laptops Are A Geek’s Best Friend

    When it comes to gift-giving, there are a few presents that siimply go above and beyond. Getting a first car on your sixteenth birthday (if you’re so lucky) is one of those moments, and some young couples are even lucky enough to get a house as a wedding present. But after a house and a car, a brand new laptop is probably the best gift you can get. We’ve compiled a list of… Read More

  • AT&T Takes Two Steps Back With Hopes To Inch Closer To T-Mo Deal

    AT&T Takes Two Steps Back With Hopes To Inch Closer To T-Mo Deal

    Well, this isn’t the strategy I was expecting, but it seems the FCC’s request to investigate the AT&T/T-Mobile deal under the lens of an administrative law judge last week just doesnt sit well with AT&T. Rather than be scrutinized, the company has instead withdrawn its application for the merger. But don’t let that confuse you. Buying Deutsche Telekom AG’s… Read More

  • Gadgets To Look For On Black Friday

    Gadgets To Look For On Black Friday

    Alright folks. If you’re still young enough, immature enough, or bankless enough to own a piggy bank, it’s time to crack that thing open. Black Friday is (count ‘em) two days away, and if you don’t have a plan by now then let’s get to it. In no particular order, here are some of the Black Friday gadget deals that stand out to us (some are still leaks and thus… Read More

  • Penguin Shuts Down Libraries’ Access To New E-Titles On Amazon’s Kindle

    Penguin Shuts Down Libraries’ Access To New E-Titles On Amazon’s Kindle

    Chances are you’ve already heard about the beef between Amazon and Penguin over the sales and lending terms of Penguin e-titles through Amazon’s Kindle lending program. If not, we can recap quickly. A few days ago Penguin came out with a statement saying that it would suspend making e-editions of new books for libraries and that libraries are to lock down any e-titles for… Read More

  • 2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Five Phones To Take Into 2012

    2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Five Phones To Take Into 2012

    The holiday season is upon us, and no gift keeps on giving quite like a smartphone. Think about it — there’s probably nothing in your dear friend or family member’s life that he or she will use on a regular basis more than their trusty new smartphone. And if you happen to be a super controlling boyfriend or girlfriend, just think of this spent cash as the best possible way… Read More

  • Remember The Samsung Nexus Prime? Verizon Sure Does

    Remember The Samsung Nexus Prime? Verizon Sure Does

    It’s the age old tale. Company makes phone. Company codenames phone (sometimes multiple times). Company dabbles back and forth between a couple names before ultimately choosing the wrong one (*cough* HTC ChaCha *cough*). Retailer changes the name of the phone anyway, usually back to the better name (but sometimes to a ridiculously long and uselessly vague name). Happily ever after. Read More

  • Four Of The Best Apps From Microsoft’s NYC Mobile Acceleration Week

    Four Of The Best Apps From Microsoft’s NYC Mobile Acceleration Week

    If you’ve been paying attention this morning, you’re perhaps somewhat aware of a program Microsoft has in place called Mobile Acceleration Week (part of its BizSpark program), where 12 hand-picked startups can access hands-on support and training to build compelling apps for the Windows Phone platform. MAWs happen all over the world all year long, but I was lucky enough to catch… Read More

  • To Build Or Not To Build, That Is The Windows Phone App Dev Question

    To Build Or Not To Build, That Is The Windows Phone App Dev Question

    A while back, I used one of my phone reviews as a platform to make a desperate, but necessary, plea to developers: Please build cool apps for Windows Phone 7.5. Come to find Microsoft had been making the same plea for a while as part of a broader support program called BizSpark, which gives tech startups from all walks of life ranging from desktop to the cloud to mobile the support they need… Read More

  • Bag Week Review: The Chrome Anton

    Bag Week Review: The Chrome Anton

    What is it?
    Is it a messenger bag? Is it a briefcase? How about both? Chrome’s Anton laptop bag is equal parts business and play. It comes in both green and black and has a real military feel to it, at least in army green. It may not have the most pockets, or be the lightest bag I’ve toted around, but I can’t help but love it. You can tell the user was in mind during the… Read More

  • Bag Week Review: Incase Alloy Messenger Bag

    Bag Week Review: Incase Alloy Messenger Bag

    What is it?
    So you’ve already heard about the Incase Alloy Series Compact Backpack, and perhaps you felt that the style was super slick but you tend to prefer messenger bags over backpacks. Well, no worries. Incase has a space pack for every need, including the Alloy Messenger Bag. It’s got the same silvery metallic finish, and fits just as much of your junk, but can be tossed over… Read More

  • 4.3-Inch Nokia Lumia 900 Gets Leaked By Nokia (Video)

    4.3-Inch Nokia Lumia 900 Gets Leaked By Nokia (Video)

    It’s only been a couple weeks since Nokia debuted their first Windows Phones, but today we’re getting something a little less official. The Nokia Lumia 900 has found its way to YouTube thanks to none other than Nokia themselves. Apparently the Finnish phone maker posted a video to court developers, promising them the combination of “Nokia’s stunning hardware”… Read More

  • Bag Week Review: Incase Andy Warhol Shoulder Bag (Color: Banana)

    Bag Week Review: Incase Andy Warhol Shoulder Bag (Color: Banana)

    What is it?
    Whether your apartment walls are covered in pop art or not, this Shoulder Bag from Incase’s Andy Warhol collection brings an entirely new sense of style to the laptop bag. Granted, it’s not as durable as some of the other bags we’ve seen this week, nor does it protect your gadgetry as well, but it does have one thing that the other bags don’t: a banana. Read More

  • Wish Your MacBook Transformed Into An iPad? One Day It Might

    Wish Your MacBook Transformed Into An iPad? One Day It Might

    Don’t you sometimes wish you could just rip the display off your MacBook and use it as an iPad? OK, maybe that’s a bit violent, but it’s still worth dreaming of. The folks over at Apple apparently agree with me, as Cupertino has just been granted an application by the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Association for a “Clutch barrel antenna for wireless electronic… Read More

  • Gametel Gaming Controller Turns Any Android Phone Into An Xperia Play (But Better)

    Gametel Gaming Controller Turns Any Android Phone Into An Xperia Play (But Better)

    For many of us, the Xperia Play just wasn’t quite tempting enough to throw out your PSP or 3DS, but there’s no doubt that mobile gaming is on its way to the big leagues. The dedicated D-Pad was an excellent idea, but there simply weren’t enough games supported to make it a worthwhile investment. But what if you could slap a game controller onto your phone and play to your… Read More

  • Coda Automotive Taps GE To Sell Chargers Alongside The Coda Sedan

    Coda Automotive Taps GE To Sell Chargers Alongside The Coda Sedan

    Well, it looks like Coda Automotive — makers of the zero emissions all-electric Coda Sedan — and General Electric (a name that requires no introduction) have teamed up to sell the Coda Sedan and the GE WattStation Wall Mount EV Charger in the same retail outlets. Many of us are already feeling that a shift toward electric vehicles is the responsible decision, but a change that… Read More

  • Bag Week Review: Incase Nylon Sling Sleeve

    Bag Week Review: Incase Nylon Sling Sleeve

    Sometimes you don’t need space for clothes, lunch, paperwork and your pet hamster. Sometimes all you need is an easy way to get your laptop from point A to point B safely. If that’s the case, then we shouldn’t waste any more time before I introduce you to Incase’s Nylon Sling Sleeve. It’s light, compact, durable, and has a design that’s equal parts fun… Read More

  • Fanhattan TV Discovery App Migrates To The iPhone

    Fanhattan TV Discovery App Migrates To The iPhone

    While there are plenty of Apple fanbois out there with the full arsenal of i-branded goodies, not all of us have the cash to afford an iMac, MacBook Air, iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. While Fanhattan is probably the best movie/TV discovery app on the market right now, it has thus far excluded the iPhone crowd. A huge, media-hungry bunch that aren’t used to be left out of anything (at least… Read More