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No. 219: Mark Cuban, Casper the friendly mattress and guess what’s selling better than Viagra

TGIF: Welcome to the Friday edition and hope it’s capping an awesome week. The Innovate staff is celebrating the long Memorial Day weekend, so no Tuesday newsletter. Please do take a moment to thank the 1.8 million Americans who have died in uniformed service to our country. Today’s birthday troika: Peggy Lee, Stevie Nicks, Lenny Kravitz. 30 Rock rocks: The Feinstein Institute celebrated the remarkable achievements of its women scientists with lunch at the Rainbow…

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No. 2010: Best frites, a carbon milestone and Aaron Foss has a million hangups

TG it’s T: A happy Tuesday, everybody and welcome new readers Rich, Kellie, Brian, Ian, T and asgardempire89. Happy to have you aboard. Today is April 25, on which in 1850 German entrepreneur Paul Julius von Reuter launched his financial news empire using carrier pigeons, which were significantly faster than the local trains. Among other firsts, the service broke the Lincoln assassination story on the Continent. It’s now part of information behemoth Thomson Reuters. Happy birthday:…


No. 209: Morey, Saulle, Fortunoff, Melvin and Bergman. Oh, and Tuesday.

It’s Friday out there: The last week of April is nigh upon us, leaving scant days to wrap up your celebration of National Welding Month. Please butt, corner and lap responsibly. Not really related: Members of Boston’s elite Weld family like to joke that they didn’t arrive on the Mayflower – they sent servants over on it to get the cottage ready. Most famous Weld you’ve likely heard of: NYC-born actress Tuesday Weld, a third cousin…


No. 208: Post-holiday meatloaf, best NY biz spots and a sweet-talking vending machine named Vicki

TG it’s T: A great Tuesday, everybody, and hope you made the most of the holiday break. Join us in a warm Innovate welcome to new readers Julianna, Tom, Jeff, Surabhi, MeiLin, Audrey, Barney, Barbara, our great lost friend Tommy who resurfaced in Florida, Katy, Bitadzus, N. Roberts, Ashlyn and Zomorua. Glad to have you all aboard. What to do with the leftovers: Horseradish meatloaf. Mmmm. Now that you’re back at work: Friday’s newsletter was a good one….


No. 207: Molecular Orbitals, Scooby Doo and why small business doesn’t like full employment

TG it’s F: A great Friday, everybody. If you’re an observant Christian, enjoy your collations. Howard Taft became the first president to throw out an Opening Day baseball on this date in 1910. Chief execs tossed the ball from their seats until 1984, when Ronald Reagan took to the mound. Bill Clinton was the first president who managed to get a throw all the way to the catcher on the fly. Yikes: Brat Packer Anthony Michael…


No. 206: Huggable robots, a craft beer census and Katy Cole e-discovers herself

Happy Tuesday: You know the traditional Passover plagues – frogs, pestilence, boils, locusts, etc. – but are there modern ones worth adding to the Seder table, asks the NYT. Yes, readers responded, suggesting Alzheimers, opioid addiction and texting while driving. Oh, and let’s not forget the Kardashians. Quickly: You get a lot of nicknames when you’re born with a last name like Kominicki. Commie and Komo, obviously, but also Nick, Nickel and Nickly. In the early ’70s…


No. 205: Farrell Fritz on the move, kudos for Canon and lusting after your digital assistant

TG it’s F: A happy Friday, gentle readers, and hope you’ve been keeping your powder dry. It’s National Beer Day, which celebrates the passage of 1933’s Cullen-Harrison Act permitting the sale of 3.2% alcoholic beverages during Prohibition. As FDR quipped upon signing the measure: “I think this would be a good time for a beer.” Happy birthday Peter Curry and Clark Gillies. RIP, Don “Mr. Warmth” Rickles. Good luck with all that: Innovate supporter Farrell Fritz starts…