NJ-Connect Headlines for February Featuring Mack-Cali, Linode, ThinkNum, PowerMat and What are Minds For

Photo: What are Minds For is a company that delivers voice control of devices via a smart phone. Photo Credit: Courtesy What are Minds For
What are Minds For is a company that delivers voice control of devices via a smart phone. | Courtesy What are Minds For

(NJTechWeekly.com publishes a monthly roundup of selected, relevant stories that appeared on NJ-Connect, a website developed by the NJ-Connect Meetup group in Red Bank. The website aims to fulfill the same objectives of that group: raise awareness for technology companies and professionals in New Jersey and create a forum for those individuals and organizations to connect. These stories were published in Feb. 2014.)

NJ Commercial Industry Renovating Sites to Attract Tech Startups

By Samantha Tartas (Feb 25, 2014)

Jersey City – Commercial sites throughout New Jersey are looking to modernize their available spaces as a device to attract tech startups throughout the state. Mitchell Hersh, CEO of Mack-Cali said “Financial services is not what it was. So (for) the tenants that we’re appealing to…it’s going to support the new workspace environment.” Hersh is looking to “Google-ize” his commercial buildings in Jersey City.  [Based on an NJBIZ article.]  More.

Linode Releases New Command Line Interface

By Samantha Tartas (Feb. 5, 2014)

GALLOWAY – Linode, a cloud hosting service, announced the availability of Linode CLI, a new tool that gives users an easy way to manage and automate servers in the cloud…It enables users to easily automate tasks such as creating, rebooting, or resizing servers as well as managing DNS records and distributing workloads across backend Linodes. More.

NJ Startup Profile: Linode

By Samantha Tartas (Feb. 5, 2014)

GALLOWAY – Linode is a cloud hosting company that wants to provide the best possible tools and services for its clients. Its end goal: better hosting…Full access gives clients virtualization for hosting, leaving no hardware to purchase, rent, or maintain. Linode also allows clients control where their data is located; the company currently has six data centers around the world. More.

Investment Analysis Startup Attracts JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs Clients

By Megan Morreale  (Feb 20, 2014)

The two-man start-up, Thinknum, is beginning to garner some attention from Wall Street, particularly that of JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs. (ed note: these are two Princeton grads.)  More.

Global Tech Leaders From East and West Coast Collaborate to Bring Consumers Wireless Power

By Samantha Tartas (Feb. 10, 2014)

Flextronics and Powermat Tech, two global tech leaders from the East and West coast, recently decided to leverage their expertise into wireless power. More.

NJ Startup Profile: What Are Minds For

By Samantha Tartas on Feb 5, 2014

NEWARK –What Are Minds For (WRM4) is a Newark-based start-up and tech innovator, established in 2010. The company’s technology platform, Vognition, enables voice control of devices and appliances, such as televisions, toasters, Blu-Ray players, air conditioners, microwaves, thermostats, and digital clock radios. More.

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