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No. 229: Cybersecurity, doggone history and several fairly interesting things going on with bugs

Halfway home: A happy Wednesday, everybody, and how about a heartfelt Innovate welcome to new readers Holly, Mica, Jose, Gary, Amy, Briley and Anna. Great to have you aboard, kids. It’s July 19, on which musicians Alan Gorrie, Bernie Leadon, Brian May and Alan Collins were born. Can you name their bands? Answers after the news. Extra credit: George Frayne. Top o’ the Innovate LI site: Re-Nuble Inc., the Tinia Pina startup that turns food waste into fresh produce,…

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No. 220: Burgers, dunkers, Watts and the future of self-charging drones

Viva le weekend: It’s Friday, June 2, National Doughnut Day, founded to honor Salvation Army volunteers who handed out coffee and crullers to World War I troops. Free fried dough for all at Dunkin, Krispy and others. Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is, gulp, 76. Fossil fool: President Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris climate accord met with swift rebuke from local environmentalists, while Gov. Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio and others said NY would soldier on. Launch partner: If you’re a rush-to-market…


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…


No. 218: Kaushansky rising, moguls go tech and getting to know your sodium

It’s Tuesday again: Hope your week is going swimmingly. Give a hearty Innovate welcome to new readers Jennifer, Jenifer, Clarkie, Nora and PR. Glad to have you aboard, folks. Don’t forget to send news, tips, press releases, promotions, birthdays, carps, criticisms and corrections to john.kominicki@innovateli.com. Kansas City-based Laugh-O-gram Films was incorporated on this day in 1922. It declared bankruptcy a year later, and the firm’s 20-year-old founder was forced to sell the studio’s only camera…


No. 217: DiNapoli faceoff, a final flight and Dottie Herman’s doing just fine

TG it’s Friday: Been a week, no? Today’s May 19, on which the Star Trek production team settled on the character name James T. Kirk, after rejecting 15 others, including Hannibal, Timber, Flagg and Raintree. Jack Lord was originally offered the role, but demanded 50 percent ownership of the project. He later made a fortune with the line, “Book him, Danno. Murder One.” WHAT’S NEWS Best brews: Brewery Ommegang of Cooperstown and the Roscoe NY Beer Co. tied…


No. 216: Top craft brews, Buffalo bots and you can’t imagine what you coulda made with Amazon

It’s May 16: A happy Tuesday, everybody and welcome new readers including Nora, Raul and Zak. Happy to have you all aboard. Nikola Tesla filed a patent on this day in 1900 covering “The art of transmitting electrical energy through the natural mediums.” Spaghetti-Os made their debut in 1965. But first, this: Thirty-nine-year-old Emmanuel Macron was sworn in as the president of France on Sunday, becoming the youngest leader in the country’s “modern” history, which dates back to…


No. 215: T-bets, Dicky Doo and not a lotta earnings in those earnings reports

TG it’s Friday: Long Island Craft Brew Week kicks off today at participating tap rooms and retailers. The event’s “drink it forward” feature offers the opportunity to trade two cans of food or other nonperishables for a can of specially brewed red ale. Much more as the week flows on, details here. Please celebrate your social consciousness responsibly. And don’t forget to vote for your favorite brewery in the state’s first-ever craft beer challenge, coming…