Technology

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The Jersey City-based New Jersey Reentry Corporation helps those returning from prison to get their life back on track by helping them with legal services, child support, health care and other issues. The organization recently added a 21st century tool to its offerings.

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NJII code-a-thon focuses on maternal mortality and morbidity

The New Jersey Innovation Institute, an NJIT corporation, in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Health hosted a code-a-thon on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27 in Newark. The keynote speaker for the event was New Jersey First Lady Tammy Snyder Murphy, who has been a champion for improving infant and maternal health and mortality ...

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Ericom Software names former Symantec exec CEO

Closter-based Ericom Software, a global firm securing and connecting the digital workspace, announced technology industry veteran David Canellos has been appointed as chief executive officer. According to a company press release, Canellos most recently held the position of senior vice president, Global Service Providers at Symantec. In his nearly 25 years in the industry Canellos ...

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Cognizant CEO to chair World Economic Forum IT and Electronics community

Cognizant on Tuesday announced its Vice Chairman and CEO Francisco D’Souza was named chairman of the IT and Electronics Governors community at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting this week in Davos, Switzerland. The World Economic Forum is an independent and impartial international organization for public-private cooperation with an objective to improve the state of ...

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Telrite Holdings to acquire Fort Lee’s Locus Telecommunications

Covington, Ga.-based Telrite Holdings Inc. announced Monday an agreement to purchase Locus Telecommunications and H20 Wireless of Fort Lee. H20 Wireless, a Locus Telecommunications brand, offers no-contract wireless services. According to Locus, it serves about one million customers and its national distribution network includes more than 100,000 retailers. The deal is pending regulatory approval, however, ...

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An Essex County comeback (access required)

The news that Newark made the short list of locations being considered for Amazon HQ2, the ambitious second headquarters for the giant online retailer, suggested that the city could compete with the best when it comes to attracting businesses and residents. But the status of Newark — Essex County’s largest city and the county seat ...

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J&J announces research study with Apple Watch

Johnson & Johnson announced on Thursday that Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. — a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies — entered into a research study in collaboration with Apple Inc. The goal of the alliance is to investigate whether a new heart health program, using an app from Johnson & Johnson in combination ...

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VOICE Summit returns to NJIT in July

The VOICE Summit will return to the New Jersey Institute of Technology from July 22 to July 26. Amazon Alexa is returning as the diamond sponsor of the summit that features technology professionals discussing technological innovation with the purpose of making human connections. Organizers expect to attract more than 5,000 attendees and 100 sponsors from ...

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Newark Venture Partners spotlights start-ups at Demo Day

Early stage venture capital firm Newark Venture Partners hosted a Demo Day on Tuesday at the Newark Museum, showcasing start-up technology companies. Founders of technology companies said these corporations bring high-paying jobs to New Jersey. Newark Venture Partners has invested $15 million in 54 technology companies that employ a total of 400 employees. Don Katz, ...

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