Bridgewater-based Synchronoss Regroups for Enterprise Market Assault

On January 19, Sychronoss announced that it had completed its tender offer to acquire all the outstanding shares of Intralinks Holdings (New York) for $821 million. At the same time it acquired Intralinks, Synchronoss agreed to sell a portion of its activation business to Sequential Technology International (Warren) for $146 million.
CEO Stephen Waldis moved to executive chairman as part of the deal to acquire Intralinks. He was an example of that rare entity, a startup founder who brought it to IPO and remained as CEO as it grew

Monmouth University and Edison Enterprise Knowledge Provider RightAnswers Collaborate for Chatbot Challenge

Everyone has that one friend who has all the answers, but imagine if that friend were available 24/7 and would text back no matter what.  Chatbots — or, more specifically, the knowledge-management software they use — could very well turn into that best friend when it comes to uncovering information. That’s what businesses are hoping for when they incorporate chatbots (also known as “virtual assistants”) into their customer service options.

One-Stop Online Source for All Data to Make Government in NJ More Transparent

Gov. Chris Christie on Monday signed into law a measure that will increase the transparency and accountability of state agencies by making it easier for the public to find and get data and other information kept by the state government - all at one central online location.

TechLaunch’s BullPen Pitch Sessions Off to a Promising Start

Seasoned and budding entrepreneurs, investors and college students filled a classroom on the Piscataway campus of Rutgers  Business School for TechLaunch's first “BullPen” event, a pitch competition for tech startups held on January 25.   

What Does a Trump Presidency Mean for Innovation and Entrepreneurship? Panelists Don’t Know

No one really knows what President Donald Trump’s policies will be towards startups and innovation. That was the underlying message of the Montclair Entrepreneurs meetup on January 31, entitled “Trump's First 100 Days: What It Might Mean for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.” The meetup was hosted by the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship, part of Montclair State University’s School of Business.

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