From Don Katz, CEO of Audible: Embracing the Comeback of a Great American City through Tech

In 2017, Audible will celebrate 10 years since we set up our world headquarters here in Newark. We decided to embrace the comeback of a great American city as a defining cultural principle for the company, because I’ve long believed companies can have hearts and souls and missions that transcend financial gain.


IDT Corp. is Incubating Tech Startups in Newark

Almost everyone who arrives in Newark via Interstate 280 can spot the IDT building at 520 Broad St. from the elevated road. It’s the building with a big bold IDT logo on top. When most folks think of IDT, they remember its days as one of the first VoIP companies. In the early 2000s, it owned a successful company called Net2Phone that specialized in international discount telecommunications. IDT sold that company for over $1 billion.


Nokia and Intel Working Together to Test 5G at Nokia Bell Labs’ Murray Hill Campus

 [This week we are rerunning some of our best-received stories of 2017] Nokia Bell Labs (Murray Hill), Nokia’s mobile-network business, and Intel (Santa Clara, Calif.) are collaborating to build an end-to-end test lab at Bell Labs’ Murray Hill campus to investigate real applications for 5G networks.


TechLaunch BullPen Continues Its Quest to Find Fundable Companies

[This week, we are rerunning some of our popular stories from 2017] Four companies, one student-led, pitched to a panel of investors and entrepreneurs and an audience made up of  interested members of the tech ecosystem at NJIT (Newark) on March 2.


More Money Available for Funding Than Ever Before, Panelists Say at NJ Tech Council Event

At this year’s New Jersey Tech Council Innovation Forecast event, on February 23, investors discussed the current fund-raising environment, and concluded that times were good for those seeking investment.





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