E-Commerce Meetup Features Primer on Using Facebook Ads to Drive Sales

At the March eCommerce meetup, which took place at Microsoft’s offices in Iselin, Chris Spaulding, creator of the Simple Marketing System (Belle Mead), gave owners of small e-commerce sites pointers on how to effectively use Facebook ads to drive buyers to their platforms.


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

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.


Black & Latino Tech Initiative Launches With Entrepreneur Mixer At Newark Venture Partners

The Black &Latino Tech Initiative (BLT) launched on November 2 with a networking event at the offices of Newark Venture Partners (NVP). Anthony Frasier, NVP’s entrepreneur in residence, thanked everyone for coming and then quickly handed the mic to Mukesh M. Patel, the driving force behind BLT. “The goal of BLT is to help black and Latino entrepreneurs get into accelerators, to get capital, to grow and scale,” said Patel, who is BLT’s entrepreneur in residence and executive coach.


Company Roundup: SPHERE, Ocean Power Technologies, Broadridge Financial Solutions

SPHERE is expanding to the United Kingdom, Ocean Power Technologies is ready to commercialize, Broadridge Financial Solutions is moving 1000 jobs from Jersey City to Newark.


Panasonic’s Joseph M. Taylor — Who Played a Big Part in Newark’s Tech Revival — Retires

Joseph M. Taylor, a friend to Newark and its tech community who played a large role in the revitalization of Newark, is retiring from Panasonic Corporation of North America (Newark). Taylor has been with the company for 34 years, seven of them as chairman and CEO. In 2013, he moved the company’s headquarters to Newark.





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