N.J. bill would tax Airbnb, online rentals like hotels

TRENTON -- Online marketplaces such as Airbnb that offer short-term house and room rentals would be taxed like hotels under a proposal introduced in the state Assembly this week. The bill introduced by Annette Quijano (D-Union) and Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) would impose a 7 percent sales and use tax and a 5 percent transient accommodation…


Rutgers Pilot Could Signal a Move Toward Telemedicine

Last week, Rutgers University launched a pilot program that seeks to improve care for a test group of 10 residents of Newark public housing. It will connect providers from the Rutgers School of Nursing's community health center with the patients through a secure internet connection to a laptop computer, enabling them to help check vital signs, obtain an electrocardiogram and more - all in real time.


How a 3D printer could mean a breakthrough for joint-replacement surgery

GLASSBORO -- In a lab located in the engineering building of Rowan University, a team of researchers gather around a 3D printer. The team watches as the printer finishes up its latest job, leaving a knob of plastic behind. But this isn't just any piece of plastic. It's an FDA-approved piece of plastic that could one…


New N.J. CTO plans to use cyber background to 'embed' security in state's IT

Gov. Chris Christie tapped Dave Weinstein for the newly elevated cabinet post this week, giving him a chance to put his cyber experience to use.


Christie creates new cabinet post to protect N.J. from cyber attacks

TRENTON -- Gov. Chris Christie on Monday announced he created a new cabinet post in his administration, establishing a chief technology officer post. The governor, stressing the need for state government to embrace new technology at the same pace as the private sector, named David Weinstein as the first person to fill the role. Weinstein is…





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