Our Readers Loved These 10 Stories in 2018


At the end of every December, we take a look back at our 10 most-read stories during the past year. Here is the list for 2018, in the order of the stories’ popularity.

April 8, 2018, by Esther Surden

“Each year, NJBIZ (Somerset) compiles a list of the best places to work in New Jersey. The companies qualifying as the “Best Places to Work” are determined through the completion of a questionnaire from the Best Companies Group (Harrisburg, Pa.), sister company of NJBIZ.”

January 30, 2018, by Rae Steinbach

“While, the tech industry today is an ever-growing community that spans across the continent and beyond, New Jersey is not to be discounted as an area full of burgeoning tech companies specializing in a range of fields, from digital marketing to fintech.”

February 4, 2018, by Esther Surden

“Philip Petracca is a New Jersey-based entrepreneur. Last fall, he came to the first Rutgers Innovation and Entrepreneurship Expo and gave budding entrepreneurs in the room insights into what it’s like to be an entrepreneur, especially an entrepreneur who sells a unique technology-based hardware product to consumers.”

April 15, 2018, by Esther Surden

Just as the students at Emil A. Cavallini Middle School, in Upper Saddle River, were beginning to consider what project to do for Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow Contest, one of their friends suffered a concussion in a football game. The rest is history.”

May 3, 2018, by Esther Surden

“At the New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network’s Posters, Pitches and Prizes event, held on April 11 this year, 21 hopeful entrepreneurs set up posters and pitched to investors.” 

April 5, 2018, by Esther Surden

How you market your blockchain isn’t necessarily our business, but how you host the blockchain is. … What we are trying to do is extend the data center to include blockchain. Right now, people who are trying to use blockchain to mine cryptocurrencies are doing this in ‘over-the-counter’ ways.”

August 14, 2018, by Esther Surden

“Last week, Newark and New Brunswick took major steps toward their stated goals of becoming tech hubs in New Jersey. Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced in his State of the City address that the city had been selected as the site of the “Voice” natural language processing summit, to be held in July. Governor Phil Murphy said that the state, through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA), would be supporting the construction of The Hub @ New Brunswick Station …”

April 17, 2018, by Esther Surden

TetherView, a custom private-cloud company that moved into the Oceanport section of the former Fort Monmouth in 2015, has introduced a new service to help companies continue operating after being hacked, software failures, laptop mishaps or natural disasters.”

January 31, 2018, by Esther Surden

“At the Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge in November, community members and students competed for $3,000 and the chance to work at the NJIT School of Management’s Lean Startup Accelerator this summer. We heard pitches from a number of students and startups. Here are some of them.”

During the Third Annual Newark Tech Summit … NJTechWeekly.com stopped by the Boxcar table to speak with Joe Colangelo, CEO of this startup, which is seeking to make commuting easier.”

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