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Online Gambling Company Will Buy Atlantic Club Casino

Online Gambling Company Will Buy Atlantic Club Casino

In the wake of the passing of the online gambling bill in New Jersey,  online gambling company Pokerstars is seeking to purchase the Atlantic Club Casino in Atlantic City. This proposal would be the first time that an online company would join the physical gambling world in Atlantic City, [Full Story…]

New Jersey Email Vote May Become Commonplace

New Jersey Email Vote May Become Commonplace

After Hurricane Sandy, many New Jersey residents were left with a few days before the presidential election and unable to send in their votes. Governor Chris Christie issued an initiative that allowed citizens and responders to place their votes electronically. According to GovTech, technology [Full Story…]

NY Entrepreneurs Create Online Wine Database

NY Entrepreneurs Create Online Wine Database

NY entrepreneurs Aaron Sherman and Gianfranco Verga partnered with Goldman Sachs analyst Neal Parikh to create an online database and resource for wine purchasers in the NY and NJ area. The site allows users to search all wines, beer, and liquor available by region, size, and price. The [Full Story…]

NJ Accelerator TechLaunch Seeks New Startups

NJ Accelerator TechLaunch Seeks New Startups

Although NY Tech is more often talked about than NJ, teams such as Princeton's TigerLabs and TechLaunch are still trying to help the state's entrepreneurial efforts. Tech Launch is looking for 10-12 early stage startups to participate in a 16-week LaunchPad program which will offer space, legal and [Full Story…]

Christie Issues Conditional Veto for NJ Online Gaming Bill

Christie Issues Conditional Veto for  NJ Online Gaming Bill

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has issued a conditional veto that, if approved by legislation, will allow online gambling as an effort to save Atlantic City, the New York Post reports. Christie initially vetoed the bill but then set forth certain conditions. One condition is that the tax on [Full Story…]

#HackJersey Pairs #Coders and #Reporters for Creative Media Apps

#HackJersey Pairs #Coders and #Reporters for Creative Media Apps

Reporters and coders will band together at Hack Jersey this weekend in the service of journalism. Their task: create new apps, media tools and data visualizations. In addition to a tour of The New York Times' R&D Lab or lunch with Jeff Jarvis, the team that creates the best work related to [Full Story…]

NY Tristate Region #Broadband Ranked In USA Top 20

NY Tristate Region  #Broadband Ranked In USA Top 20

By Julie DeVito The NY Tristate Region is ranked relatively high for state broadband infrastructure and policies, as compared to other states across the USA.  According to the  recently-released  “2012 State Broadband Index” survey by TechNet, the bipartisan group says that states with high [Full Story…]

NJ #Tech Sector Grows through University Partnerships

NJ #Tech Sector Grows through University Partnerships

While NJ’s tech sector isn’t as compact as the scene across the Hudson, it is growing. Co-working spaces such as Juice Tank Innovation Lab, Cowerks, Mission Fifty, C3 Workplace and The Co-Working Space dot the NJ landscape. There are also accelerator programs, including the Montclair-based [Full Story…]

#HackJersey: Transform Storytelling with Data and #News

#HackJersey: Transform Storytelling with Data and #News

Hack Jersey is New Jersey’s first 24-hour hackathon to invite both journalists and coders to work together and build innovative products that transform the way people use data and experience news in the Garden State. The hackathon, held at Montclair State University on Jan. 26 and 27, will be [Full Story…]

#SocialMedia Conveyed NY Transit Updates During Hurricane #Sandy

#SocialMedia Conveyed NY Transit Updates During Hurricane #Sandy

Social media provided essential communication between NY area commuters and New Jersey Transit and the Long Island Rail Road during Hurricane Sandy Without a phone signal or other ways of finding transportation updates, commuters turned to LIRR and NJ Transit's Facebook and Twitter accounts, [Full Story…]

Hyperlocal News Traffic Surges During #Sandy

Hyperlocal News Traffic Surges During #Sandy

Hyperlocal news sites reported big traffic surges during Hurricane Sandy. AOL’s Patch reported its highest ever traffic on Monday. Page views were up 88 percent over its previous highest day, particuarly at the sites based in the NY area.  Other local area focused news sites such as The Daily Voice, [Full Story…]

NJ’s Stevens Institute Unveils Tech Expansion Plan

NJ's Stevens Institute Unveils Tech Expansion Plan

The Stevens Institute of Technology located in Hoboken, NJ is commencing a 10-year expansion plan that it expected to narrow the focus of the engineering school and increase its undergraduate student body by almost 60%. The proposal will be released this Friday and will include a focus on [Full Story…]

NJ Gov. Christie Launches #RNC2012 Twitter, Tumblr & Accelerates Emails

NJ Gov. Christie Launches #RNC2012 Twitter, Tumblr & Accelerates Emails

NJ Governor Chris Christie has recently launched Twitter and Tumblr accounts in order to provide information on his upcoming keynote address and his travels surrounding the Republican National Convention. Christie has already posted a clip of former NJ Gov. Tom Kean Sr. embracing Christie after he [Full Story…]

NJ Tech Survey Finds Workplace HR Obstacles

NJ Tech Survey Finds Workplace HR Obstacles

For recent college graduates it may be difficult to find jobs in the technology sector. According to MENAFN.com, a survey of 148 NJ tech companies earlier this month, released by the NJ Technology Council, found that the largest obstacles they face is finding qualified workers and funding career [Full Story…]

Newark Housing Authority Installs Fiber-Optics

Newark Housing Authority Installs Fiber-Optics

Newark, NJ, though populated and culturally diverse, sometimes struggles with providing safe housing for low to middle-income families. However, the Newark Housing Authority (NHA), which operates about 87,000 housing units in 45 buildings, set out a few years ago to provide safer hosting and map fit [Full Story…]