Saturday Highlights 5/7/2016: DreamWorks posts strong first-quarter earnings; Uber, Lyft spend big, lose big in Texas vote on driver fingerprinting



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Sales intelligence and analytics: the two pillars of inside sales (VentureBeat)

DreamWorks posts strong first-quarter earnings (Video) (LA Biz)

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Uber, Lyft spend big, lose big in Texas vote on driver fingerprinting (Reuters)

iOS 10 reportedly includes a dedicated smart home app (Engadget)

What does Joe Lonsdale think of BuzzFeed's Inside Palantir article? (Quora)
Slamming BuzzFeed's journalism.


Opinion: Why You Should Go to Propeller and Bring Your Employees

Propeller will take place May 20 in Hoboken. | Propeller Fest

Esther Surden
Publisher & Editor, NJTechWeekly.com



The Propeller Festival to be held May 20 on Pier A in Hoboken is destined to be a good time for all who attend, but that’s not why you should go.
There will be talks from entrepreneurs, VCs and pundits who will give you innovative ideas to think about and concrete suggestions on how to better grow or finance your business, but that’s not why you should go.




There will be drone races, virtual reality, gaming and a Human Digital Orchestra from Bell Labs, but that’s not why you should go.
There will be a serious startup pitch competition with folks from Techstars and Newark Venture Partners, but that’s not why you should go.
There is even going to be a musical performance from The Naked and Famous, but that’s not why you should go.
You should go because this is New Jersey’s chance to show off its credentials as a place where there is a thriving tech culture.
You should go to show the region that we can host thousands of tech enthusiasts in one place.
You should go to take pride in New Jersey’s growing innovation economy.
So take a day off from your startup!
Take just one day for self-education, fulfillment and fun.
New Jersey tech employers, give your employees the day off, and buy them a ticket.
New Jersey Universities, encourage your tech professors, instructors and students to go
From day one, New Jersey Tech Weekly has been about “Growing Tech in the Garden State.” Here’s our opportunity to showcase how far we’ve come.
Let’s all show some unity, be Jersey tech proud, get behind a fabulous festival, and demonstrate all the innovation that New Jersey has to offer!




Esther Surden is Publisher and Editor of NJTechWeekly, and a contributor to Philly Tech News. This article originally appeared in NJTechWeekly, and is republished here with her permission.


SAP seeks to rejuvenate its mobile strategy with Apple partnership



SAP seeks to rejuvenate its mobile strategy with Apple partnership (John Moy /Blue T)