Innovators Showcased Their New Products at Propelify
[This week, we are rerunning some of our popular stories from 2017] Propelify's second annual “Innovation Festival” was held on May 18 in Hoboken, in the park by the Hudson River waterfront. Many anxiously awaited this event, which was attended by thousands. This year, Propelify was a bit of a family event, with a Ferris wheel, juggler—courtesy of Jet.com—and parents who brought their children to experience innovation firsthand and learn about entrepreneurship and business skills. Innovators and their inventions were everywhere. In fact, there was a wide diversity of new products that almost defies categorization.
Frasier and Cheek Wow Newark Crowd with Advice on How to Live Life, Promote Your Startup
Members of Newark’s thriving tech community filled the Public Space meeting venue at =SPACE (Newark) on Aug. 24 to hear from entrepreneurs Anthony Frasier and Lori Cheek, both of whom gave powerful presentations.
Is New Jersey Finally Getting Smarter About Smart Meters?
New Jersey is finally embracing smart meters. Well, maybe. Rockland Electric won approval last week from regulators to install smart meters in the homes of its 74,000 customers, the first time a utility has been given the go-ahead to put the two-way enhanced-communication devices into use in New Jersey. Smart meters offer a multitude of benefits.…
Princeton-based Miami International Holdings Strongly Refutes Nasdaq Law Suit Claims
Last week, Nasdaq (New York) sued Miami International Holdings Inc. (Princeton) for allegedly infringing patents and stealing trade secrets. Thomas P. Gallagher, chairman and CEO of MIH, countered back, calling the lawsuit “frivolous” and repeatedly called the larger, more established exchange a “bully.” In a statement issued on Sept. 1, Gallagher said, "We believe that NASDAQ's complaint is nothing more than a feeble attempt to stifle innovation by a smaller company that has had tremendous success over the past five years."
Commvault Employees Give Back to New Jersey in a Big Way
The employees at Commvault (Tinton Falls) have just completed a month-long marathon of volunteer events designed to allow them contribute to their community. Commvault is an enterprise-data-management company, and one of New Jersey’s largest technology employers.