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

Aligning data for IoT: Scale, automate and monetize with goTransverse

While the Internet of Things has been a consumer-centric concept representing the data deluge benefiting the most innovative of enterprises in recent years, the discussion is beginning to shift to business methodologies as the IoT market finds its footing. What does it mean to glean insight from the billions of connected devices expected to populate […]

Why home insurance needs your whole house connected #CEOseries

The Internet of Things can’t predict all circumstances of the future, but its aggregate data can encourage proactive ambitions. Such has been the case with insurance companies looking to sensor data for consumer truths, the insight needed to provide more accurate rates and appropriately resolve claims. Progressive Corp. was an early adopter of IoT technology, promoting […]

Reggie Jackson on VR baseball, Steph Curry and the social web | #SAPPHIRENOW

Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson returned to theCUBE today to share his thoughts on current trends in social media as they relate to athlete branding, as well as to discuss his latest tech project, Reggie’s Garage. Broadcasting live from SAP SE’s annual Sapphire conference, Jackson sat down with John Furrier (@furrier) and Peter […]

SAP’s been on the defensive, time for full frontal attack: Analysts at #SAPPHIRENOW

The new landscape for modern business is characterized by a digital transformation, and SAP SE is heavily invested in the changing marketplace. The software maker’s partnership with Microsoft, highlighted by an appearance of Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, at SAP Sapphire’s keynote this morning, is just one example of the company’s direction moving forward. While […]

Do it for me: Smart home’s laziest trend on the rise

In the sea of connected home devices, it can be difficult to choose which products to use; whether to take the do-it-yourself (DIY) route, or have a professional do it for you. In a new industry study released by Icontrol Networks, Inc. today it was revealed that customers are very satisfied with the “Do-it-for-me” (DIFM) approach for […]

Is automation an obstacle to productivity?

From smart cars to robotic surgeons, automation is the blessing and the curse that promises to rid the world of mundaneness while also eliminating nearly every job currently tasked to humans. Yet such norm-shifting promises generate much hype, bringing attention to an inevitable gap between reality and expectations. The Big Data hype cycle is a recent […]

Beyond likes: Can Pandora’s pretty app out-data Spotify?

How do I tell an algorithm how much I love a song? Through data, presumably, and good design. A well designed app can infer the emotion behind user actions, teaching its artificial brain how to better serve humans by being more human. As the consumer web moves beyond the like button, services like Pandora (Pandora Media […]

What makes Vivint different? Smart home service lands $100M

Vivint Smart Home (Vivint, Inc.) announced a $100 million equity investment co-led by lauded tech investor Peter Thiel and investment firm Solamere Capital LLC. As an increasingly familiar name in the smart home space, this strategic investment will help Vivint manage growth and innovate product lines.  Vivint offers a custom platform for home automation and monitoring, […]

Jarvis watch: From Facebook bots to AI butlers

Since its inception, the social web has been out to automate our interactions. Having built a digital repository of human behavior, institutions like Facebook can keep us willfully engaged by doing our social dirty work on our behalf (tagging photos, remembering birthdays). Where Facebook once learned our favorite movies, brands and people through an account […]

The face of self-driving cars: How UI design builds trust for autonomy

Self-driving cars are going mainstream, thanks to manufacturing innovations from the likes of Tesla and futuristic business opportunities from the likes of Uber. But with the plethora of connected car devices now available and more in the works, and the promise of driverless cars (a survey by Gemalto NV revealed that 63 percent of respondents expect driverless […]