2016 A Watershed Year for VR, Tammy Laverty of Atomic Veggie Studios Tells Meetup

This year has been a breakthrough year for virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality, said Tammy Laverty, cofounder of Atomic Veggie Studios, at the NJ Strategic Design + Tech meetup at Bell Works (Holmdel) in May. Tammy, along with husband and cofounder Matt Laverty, gave an overview of what’s going on in this area.

Wal-Mart May be in Talks to Buy NJ Web Retailer Jet.com: WSJ

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Jet.com, which is one of Hoboken’s biggest tech employers, is in acquisition talks with Wal-Mart. Jet.com launched one year ago and raised more than $500 million. Jet.com’s CEO is Marc Lore, the former CEO of Diapers.com which he and his cofounders sold to Amazon.

Social Media Before, During and After an Event Was the Topic of a NJ Strategic Design + Tech Meetup

Bell Works (Holmdel) and Marketing Rival (Asbury Park) co-hosted a breakfast on July 27 at which Shannon Winning and Jennifer Smiga, the co-owners of Marketing Rival, advised the audience on how to best use social media to optimize results from events.

At JuiceTank, Dermer Gives Advice on How Entrepreneurs Can Thrive Under Pressure

It may be lonely at the top in the corporate world, but it's nothing compared to the feelings of deep isolation and frustration that often afflict entrepreneurs in their daily struggle to attain success. That's one of the messages that entrepreneurial coach and author Michael Dermer shared with his audience at an NJ Entrepreneurs & Technology Startups presentation on July 28th called "The Lonely Entrepreneur – Thriving Under Pressure," at JuiceTank, an incubator and innovation lab in Somerset.

NJ TECH CORNER: Commvault Systems, Inc.

Each month NJ Tech Weekly will feature a publicly held tech company and offer our readers a snapshot of who is in control of these companies, their current valuations, and other pertinent information that provides a more informed picture of them. NJ Tech Corner signifies our ongoing commitment to provide high-quality editorial coverage of New Jersey's technology sector that can't be found elsewhere. We'd like to thank Commvault for its cooperation in helping us complete this report. NJ Tech Corner is researched and written by NJ Tech Weekly contributor Marc Weinstein.

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