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No. 202: Top VCs, a secret space plane and technology goes palooza in Westbury

Eadwela Tiwesdaeg: As they used to say in Old English. It’s March 28, on which NYC banker George McCarthy unveiled the Checkograph machine, which used microfilm to record bank transactions. (He later sold out to Kodak.) Eric Carmen did not go all the way: The Raspberries broke up on this day in 1974. Happy birthday Marlene McDonnell and Gwen O’Shea. Welcome new readers Kevin, Denine, Scola, Kate, Kathryn, Gina, Maryann, Teresa, Carla, Tiffany, Jonathan, Lou, Donna, Douglas, Christine,…

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No. 193: Megna bats cleanup, Schein shines and it’s a looong way to that dwarf red sun

TG it’s Friday: A happy end to the week, everybody, and hope you’ve been applying the sun screen. It’s Feb. 24, on which, in 1983, the Dow closed above 1,100 for the first time. Don’t forget: The Innovator of the Year awards are March 21, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and covering everything from wave energy to custom-fit lingerie. But first, this: Robert Megna, Stony Brook University’s senior vice president for finance, has been named president of the real…


No. 192: Holmes, Feinstein and Abiuso, plus Mark Cuban is verrry liquid

Happy Tuesday: It’s Day 2 of National Entrepreneurship Week, during which we salute the 6 million new businesses that will launch this year and the yuuge number of others that are expected to prosper if they have masonry skills. Microsoft is sponsoring nationally. Locally, there are Ignite Your Ideas events Wednesday at the Microsoft stores at Roosevelt Field and Walt Whitman starring Esther Fortunoff, Andrew Hazen, Jeff Rogers and Corrinne Graham. Speaking of events, the…


No. 191: Christopher’s rising, Skip is not and 295,000 Facebook users can’t be wrong

TG it’s F, no? A happy end of the week, everybody. It’s Feb. 17, which would be July 4 if you lived in Kosovo. National Random Acts of Kindness Week is winding down, so if you haven’t, chop chop. (Or you could wait until tomorrow and randomly take someone out for National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day. Or stay in and make Chef Nick Landry’s version. With the Mornay sauce. Mmmm.) Happy birthday Chris Lopinto and Donna Bliss. (You’re…


No. 189: Smart bottles, flights of fancy and a Snap gender gap

TG it’s T: Happy Tuesday, everybody, and welcome new readers Michael, Walter, Jaszver, Elaine and whoever that is at Idea.com. Glad to have you aboard. It’s Feb. 7, on which the EU was formed, Spader and Dickens were born and Mississippi completed ratifying the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery. That was, sadly, in 2013. Don’t forget to send us tips, news, story ideas, calendar items, releases, promotions, job openings, birthdays, congratulations, criticisms and corrections to editor@innovateli.com. But first,…


No. 188: Dowling sound bites, a Feinstein first and what really makes a woman go ape

TG it’s Friday: A great end of the week, everybody. The 16th Amendment was ratified on this day in 1913, giving the federal government the right to collect income taxes without having to share them with the states. It hit about 1 percent of Americans. Yikes: There were 56 brackets by 1918. Also, it’s the day the music died. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P Big Bopper Richardson were killed in a plane crash on Feb. 3,…


No. 187: Big digs, Tom Brady and you won’t believe what the Navy is doing with hagfish slime

TG it’s F: A great end to the week, everybody. It’s Jan. 27, on which Edison received the patent, his 30th, for the electric lamp. Mozart would be 261 today. He composed more than 600 works during the 35 years he lived. Alan Cumming, who has also done pretty well, is 52. But first, this: The government is out looking for “shovel-ready” projects for the giant national infrastructure program the Trump administration says will make the nation…