Kristen Nicole

Named by Forbes as a top influencer in Big Data, Kristen Nicole is currently a Senior Editor at got her start with 606tech, a Chicago blog she dedicated to the social media space, going on to become the lead writer and Field Editor at Mashable.

Kristen Nicole has also contributed to other publications, from TIME Techland to Forbes. Her work has been syndicated across a number of media outlets, including The New York Times, and MSNBC.

Kristen Nicole published her first book, The Twitter Survival Guide, and is currently completing her second book on predictive analytics.

Latest from Kristen Nicole

Ozlo finally reveals a business model for its AI training app

Blame it on Iron Man, that genius, billionaire superhero with a most effective (and virtual) sidekick, Jarvis. The fictional, artificially intelligent assistant has helped spur the imaginations of Silicon Valley’s billionaires in recent years, many investing dearly in AI services as the market warms up to Amazon Alexa, Google Allo and IBM Watson. Yahoo Inc. […]

Open source helps Internet of Things jump the hype hurdle at enterprises

Businesses are feeling their way into the Internet of Things, but they’re not moving very quickly, according to new findings from a Red Hat Inc. survey that reveal a sizable gap between interest in IoT and actual deployment of projects. The open source software provider released its newest report today, revisiting earlier IoT trends it uncovered […]

Immuta raises $8M to make data swaps fully legal exchanges

Data has two faces, representing a company’s most competitive advantage but also its biggest risk. In the wake of a frightful year of ransomware and cyber espionage, businesses in 2017 are on information lockdown, tangling data scientists in a mess of bureaucratic red tape. Factor in the impending regulatory laws for data management and privacy under the General […]

WATCH LIVE: Spark Summit explores growth and challenges in open source tech | #SparkSummit

Kicking off today is our live broadcast from Spark Summit East, an event dedicated to the open-source community as Apache Spark tackles the biggest data-wrangling challenges in enterprise information technology. With ongoing enhancements for intelligent automation and code consolidation, Spark is expected to grow its influence in enterprise environments, continuing to close complexity gaps in […]

Predictions 2017: The year of IoT, self-serve software and the data protection officer

As if 2016 weren’t volatile enough for the technology industry, the coming year is likely to be even more interesting, thanks to everything from a very unpredictable new U.S. president to a confluence of trends ranging from artificial intelligence to virtual reality to the continued rise of the cloud. This is the latest in a series […]

The right to deceive: Do sensor trackers just make us better liars?

Sensor data tells on us, detailing our behaviors in the form of digital evidence. In today’s data-hype economy, digital evidence is the currency of truth, spent on real-time marketing and product research. It’s all to the benefit of big business, where demand for unfiltered truth in data is changing the very nature of the transaction. […]

Hype check: Why self-driving cars’ long-term impact is underestimated

Connected car makers are getting a reality check. Pilot programs for fully and semi-autonomous self-driving cars have ignited a hype cycle that’s turning in on itself, with even well-funded initiatives from Apple Inc. dialing down expectations. Perhaps interested parties, from Tesla Motors Inc. to Ford Motor Co., are coming to terms with the real-world challenges of revolutionizing all things familiar and known about transportation. Fortunately […]

Beyond the software-defined networking hype: Insight from Ignition Partners’ newest VC

While software has defined today’s IT landscape, it remains an innovation challenge for the networking industry. Why? The physical characteristics of networking infrastructure make it difficult to operate and secure using one of the cloud’s primary drivers for innovation, open source software. That’s according to Ignition Partner’s newest Principal Preeti Rathi, whose tenure in product […]

The Land of Variables: IoT’s map to monetization

Tricky thing, monetizing the Internet of Things. Certainly, subscription services and usage-based rate plans are among the most discussed methods of IoT monetization, but declining consumer interest has left the market in a lull. IoT is caught between the initial hype and the projected promise of a connected world, as consumers pull back on device […]

Destroy to create: How one CEO innovates in object storage, open source

While VMworld 2016 is now in the rearview mirror, some major partnership announcements emerged from within the conference halls. One such announcement partnered cloud and object storage company Scality, Inc. with hosting and Internet infrastructure provider OVH. This new go-to-market team-up will provide enterprises large and small a solution to handle large-scale storage needs. This […]