As New Jersey Welcomes a New Governor, CTO David Weinstein Resigns
At noon on Tuesday, New Jersey will swear in Phil Murphy as its new governor. It means Gov. Chris Christie will depart and take his technology Cabinet with him. New Jersey Chief Technology Officer David Weinstein informed the state through an internal email last week he would resign effective Tuesday. With Murphy being a Democrat and Christie a Republican, a change in at the CTO position was expected. In an interview with StateScoop on Monday, Weinstein said his chief operating officer, Odysseus Marcopolus, will serve as an interim replacement. Colin Wood via StateScoop
Lawmakers Approve Massive Incentive Package to Try to Win Amazon HQ for Newark
If an ongoing push to lure online retail giant Amazon into building a new corporate headquarters in New Jersey ultimately proves unsuccessful, the lack of a lucrative corporate-tax incentive package being put on the table shouldn't be the reason why. State lawmakers yesterday gave final approval to a tax-incentive bill that would, among other things, provide…
In NJ, Electric Vehicles Could Be Key to Economic, Environmental Progress
If the state taps an untapped opportunity in the electric vehicle market, New Jersey could reap significant economic and environmental benefits, including lower energy costs for everyone, according to a new analysis.
How Much did Hacker who Tortured Rutgers Cost the School?
The mystery is solved. The enigmatic hacker who repeatedly crashed Rutgers University's computer network between 2014 and 2016 -- then taunted campus officials online for their weak cyber security -- was one of the school's own students. Paras Jha, 21, admitted in federal court Wednesday that he was behind the series of cyber attacks that shut…
Around New Jersey Roundup: Audible, NPower and AT&T, Comcast, Samsung
Audible gives 15,000 Newark high school students free memberships and Amazon Fire tablets. AT&T donates $30,000 to NPower for veteran tech education. Comcast will invest $13 million to expand its fiber network in New Jersey. Samsung names five N.J. schools as finalists in its Solve for Tomorrow contest.