Focus on NJ Coworking: At Cowerks, a Strong Community Vibe Fosters Tech Entrepreneurship at the Jersey Shore

  Cowerks represents a community of tech professionals who interact with the community at large, helping to make Asbury Park both a livable city and a place where the tech ecosystem can thrive.

In NJ Tech: Cognizant’s $2.7 Billion Deal Leaves Analysts, Industry Pundits Talking

When Tea­neck’s Cog­niz­ant, a mult­i­bil­lion-dol­lar IT con­sult­ing and out­sourcing com­pany with its hands on a num­ber of ver­tic­als, an­nounced that it would spend $2.7 bil­lion to pur­chase privately held health­care IT com­pany TriZ­etto (Engle­wood, Colo.), in­dustry ob­serv­ers took no­tice.

Continuant Receives Unprecedented Prejudgment Interest In Case Against Former NJ Company Avaya

A New Jer­sey fed­er­al court in Cam­den awar­ded $2.6 mil­lion in pre­judg­ment in­terest to Wash­ing­ton state-based Con­tinu­ant, which fought an eight-year leg­al battle with Avaya cen­ter­ing on an­ti­trust vi­ol­a­tions. That lengthy battle res­ul­ted in a $20 mil­lion jury ver­dict in fa­vor of Con­tinu­ant on March 27 of this year. The $20 mil­lion jury award was auto­mat­ic­ally trebled to $60 mil­lion, as re­quired by the stat­ute.
Photo: Randy Harmon addressed the Launch NJ Life Sciences Hub meeting. Photo Credit: Helena Van Der Merwe
Randy Harmon addressed the Launch NJ Life Sciences Hub meeting. | Helena Van Der Merwe

NJ Life Sciences Hub Hears About Funding Alternatives for Startups

Some 50 mem­bers of the Launch NJ: Life Sci­ences Hub heard from Randy Har­mon, lead tech­no­logy com­mer­cial­iz­a­tion con­sult­ant with the New Jer­sey Small Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Cen­ter (NJS­B­DC), at Rut­gers Busi­ness School, and Yaniv Sne­or, en­tre­pren­eur and an­gel in­vestor, on Sept. 8, 2014. The meet­ing took place at Kean Uni­versity.

Sage Group to acquire Mt Laurel-based PayChoice for $158 million

Sage Group PLC, the UK's largest publicly traded software firm by market value, added to its US cloud business for SMEs yesterday by announcing an agreement to acquire Mt Laurel-based PayChoice.

Coming to NJ: An Autumn of Extraordinary Tech and Entrepreneurial Activity

With two Lean Star­tup Ma­chine events, the NJ EDA's Founders & Fun­ders day, a voice tech­no­logy hack­a­thon, As­bury Agile (a de­veloper's event) and a star­tup pitch-off hos­ted by Cory Book­er in con­junc­tion with NJTech, Tech­Launch and Ti­ger­Labs -- NJ is show­ing that tech en­tre­pren­eur­ship is reach­ing a fevered pitch.

Opinion: Join the NJ Linux Users Group to Support Software Freedom Day Sept. 20!

[NJTech­ heard that the NJ Linux Users Group would be hit­ting the ground in Montclair to make people aware of free soft­ware and the people who make it pos­sible. We asked or­gan­izer Bob Murphy (Murph NJ) to write about why the group feels it is so im­port­ant for NJTech­  read­ers to sup­port this ini­ti­at­ive.]
Around New Jersey

New Jersey Students Will Be Spending More Time Taking New Online Tests

Details continue to come in about the online testing that will be used in New Jersey schools this spring, with the latest updates indicating that there will clearly be more hours spent on the assessments than in the past.Via John Mooney at NJ Spotlight.

Two NJ Students Awarded Juniper Engineering Scholarships

Two outstanding New Jersey students started college this fall with the help of $5000 Juniper Networks engineering scholarships.

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