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

Mobile Payments Will Drive the Virtual Goods Economy on Twitter

With Boku announcing that its mobile payment platform is now handling more than 1 million transactions monthly, it’s clear that the mobile payment industry is really beginning to take off.  As an alternative to making credit card payments, mobile payment platforms such as Boku are secure ways in which to purchase just about anything online. […]

Hollywood and Heritage Media Will Continue to Coopt the Web’s Subcultures

Traditional media has been trying to take over the new media sector for years now.  News Corp. bought MySpace, NBC launched its own streaming video site, and just about every major printed media company has a web-based segment to capture the online audience. But the merging of traditional and new media has still been a […]

MySpace-iLike: MySpace is Now a Music Company

MySpace acquired iLike for a reported $20 million dollars, and even though the terms of the acquisition deal have not been disclosed, it’s clear that MySpace is returning to its core competency: music.  Whether the acquisition of iLike was a preemptive strike against Facebook’s purported plans to launch its own music service or if the […]

Marc Andreeson Announces RockMelt. What is it?

Marc Andreessen continues to nurture technology innovation with a new project called RockMelt.  Presented as an upcoming browser, Andreessen has already recruited former software engineer Robert John Churchill as part of his rock star team.  With frequent updates to Firefox and new initiatives for combining Google products with its browser Chrome, it’s clear the browser […]

Can Cloud Computing Fix Healthcare? Salesforce Says Maybe.

Cloud computing has become an interesting topic of discussion in recent months as the developments made towards this virtual enterprise option has enabled a variety of businesses and services to flourish. But can it help fix healthcare in the US? Salesforce might think so. The enterprise and cloud computing company that deals with CRM and […]

More Mainstream Marketing from Google

A new campaign from Google includes billboards in a handful of major cities, enticing IT professionals to make the switch to Google Apps.  It’s a direct marketing effort to target IT professionals, who can encourage team leaders to actually approve the switch, the budget and all other necessary changes that would involve switching to a […]