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No. 112: Cyber whomping, solar surges and what a friend we have in cheeses

TG it’s F: A great Friday, everybody. It’s March 11, on which one year ago Innovate LI posted its first story, a scoop on former Forest Labs star Charles Ryan being named general counsel at CSHL. Thanks for sticking with us. Going fast: LISTnet has filled a third of the space at its new Digital Ballpark coworking space in Plainview. Ouch: The Senate passed a bill renaming the Robert Moses Parkway in Niagara County as…


No. 111: Modeling Trump, remembering Tomlinson and an SBU smackdown for apps

Happy Monday everybody and welcome new readers, including Mike, Laurie, Matthew, Jeffrey, Kevin, Jules, Elaine and Stefanie. Ray Tomlinson, the inventor of email and the first to send one in 1971, died from a heart attack on Saturday. He was 74. Tomlinson also pioneered use of the @ symbol to separate a user from its host. As he liked to say, “It’s the only preposition on the keyboard.” It’s over: Stony Brook University political science professor…


No. 110: Hack the Pentagon, SolarCity woes and dog days in Anchorage

TG it’s F: A happy Friday everybody. It’s March 4, the first day of business for the first U.S. Congress of 1789. Much like today, not much happened. It took another month for enough members to arrive in NYC to form a quorum. Advocacy by association: The LIA released its top 10 priorities for 2016 this week, headlined by a research corridor that would stretch from Yaphank to Uniondale and fold in the mixed-use Nassau and Ronkonkoma…


No. 109: Ren rocks, Hofstra roars and 2015’s top elective surgeries

Monday, Monday: A great start to the week everybody and welcome new readers, including Keith, Mark, Eryn, Diana and whoever that is at Deloitte. It’s Leap Day, which occurs in years divisible by four except those that are divisible by 100 but not counting the ones you can divide by 400. Got it? Good. Unstuck in the middle: Stony Brook University engineering PhD student Yufei Ren has landed a major national prize for his development of middleware, a kind…


No. 108: A really clean room, intravital views and why entrepreneurs are so hot on Tinder

And away we go: A much-deserved TGIF everybody. It’s Feb. 26, on which the official groundbreaking for the Golden Gate Bridge was held in 1933. Jackie Gleason would have been 100 today. Rethinking the wall: Immigrants are responsible for more than 35 percent of American innovation, even though foreign-born residents represent only 13 percent of the total population, according to new study by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, which measured innovation through national awards, patent filings and other…


No. 107: Maine import, the power of sleep and oh those naughty Neanderthals

And we’re off: A great start to the week everybody and welcome new readers, including Keith, Maurice, Lanny, Ted, Tad and Todd. (And thanks for the alliteration, guys.) Pump them up: ThermoLift has been named a finalist in the 6th annual Clean Energy Trust Challenge, the largest cleantech single-day pitch competition in the nation, and with it the chance to win up to $1 million in funding. It’s April 12 in Chicago. Tickets to watch…


No. 106: Asbestos duds, Edison’s foil and Playboy’s got new bounce

TG it’s F: A happy close to the work week everybody, and only one more day of reporting from South Carolina. Sweeet. Edison patented his phonograph on this day in 1878. The earliest surviving recording, made at a demonstration in St. Louis and etched on tin foil, includes the inventor reciting “Mary Had A Little Lamb,” plus assorted laughter and a coronet solo. “I was never so taken aback in my life,” Edison said. “I was always…


No. 105: Gravitational waves, primordial soup and the shocking toll of inflatable amusements

TGIF: A great Friday everybody. It’s Darwin Day, celebrating the birth and scientific contributions of the late, great biologist. Or: How about a bowl of primordial soup? Patience required: In a big, big day for science, researchers on Thursday confirmed the existence of gravitational waves, predicted by Einstein more than 100 years ago. These particular waves were emitted when two black holes collided 1.3 billion light years ago. The waves got here Sept. 14. They kept the news secret until confirming…


No. 104: Zemsky’s street cred, Lemmium rocks and 3.57 degrees of separation

It’s Monday again: A happy start to the week gentle readers, and welcome Tom, Irwin, Elaine, David, John, June, Lisa and more. Collectively, don’t forget to send news, tips, suggestions and corrections to editor@innovateli.com. Yikes: LI Brew Bus co-founder John Monderine is 39 tomorrow. He wants closure: Gov. Andrew Cuomo, already an advocate for shuttering the Indian Point nuke facility, is hopping mad to learn there’s been a leak oftritium-laced water that has pushed radioactivity to “alarming levels” in monitoring wells at the plant. What’s…


No. 103: Ohlala dating, drone-snatching eagles and what to drink as Denver wins

TGIF: A great Friday everyone. It’s Feb. 5, on which Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert acquired land in the Bronx in 1921 for a stadium that became known as The House That Ruth Built. You’ve heard of it, maybe? Rapper Mr. Hotspot is 19 today; Hank Aaron is 82. Get it in your calendar: LISTnet hosts a tech showcase featuring startups eGifter, Bettr, Dr. Leonardo and Russ Artzt’s new company, Digital Associates. May 4, Garden City Hotel, 6…


No. 102: Bagel stuffing, top startup cities and thumbs down on $15 pay

It’s Monday again: A great start to the week, everyone and welcome more new readers, including Lisa, John, Michael, Stuart, Bill, Steve, Davi, Jim and the whole group at pbrown. Don’t forget to send us news, tips, suggestions and corrections to editor@innovateli.com. And: Where the heck did January go? No raise for you: The LIA has decided it’s opposed to Gov. Cuomo’s proposed $15 minimum wage, pointing to a projected loss of 23,400 local jobs…


No. 101: LISTnet moves, Fried’s new book and a mushroom burial suit

TGIF: A happy Friday everybody and welcome new readers. Janis Joplin, Moby Grape and the Grateful Dead gathered on this day in 1967 for the Krishna-organized Mantra Rock Dance in San Francisco. It would be remembered, by those who could, as “the ultimate high.” Lee Zeldin is 36 tomorrow. Less drive time: LISTnet is moving out of LaunchPad Mineola and into space at 110 Terminal Drive in Plainview, also home to Raj Mehta’s Infosys International. Among other…


No. 100: Billions for clean-gen, loco for Boca and surprises for the kids

TGIF: A good Friday everybody. It’s Jan. 22. The first commercial flight of a Boeing 747 – Pan Am’s JFK to London leg – took place on this day in 1970. The Weather Service says it’s time to batten down the hatches. Batten, you ask? The strips of wood once used to hold canvas covers over doorways and other openings as a storm approached. But you have plenty of time to read this first. Paging…


No. 99: Zemsky speaks, a terror app and 21 bottles of beer on the wall

Monday, Monday: A great start to the week everybody and welcome new readers, including Robert, Patricia, Adam, Michelle, Luciana and Liz. Hope you’re all getting the chance to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which took 18 years, a petition signed by 6 million voters and a hit song by Stevie Wonder to win congressional approval. Even now, not every state gives King a day to himself. Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi combine the federal holiday with local observances of Robert…


No. 98: Slime, living lava lamps and a chocolate milk cure for concussions

TGIF: Happy Friday everybody and welcome new readers. It’s January 15, on which Wikipedia launched in 2001. Sad to hear about Alan Rickman. I won $4 on Powerball. Woo hoo. For data freaks: The economic reasoning behind Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget in one tidy, 350-page report. Interesting job growth projections are on Page 80. Greg David: Why GE chose Massachusetts. (Hint: Lower taxes, fairer taxes and better education.) Head start: Seattle startup Vicis has a concussion-proof football helmet that uses technology developed by…