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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…


No. 97: Grill bots, Katie shuffles and Didit done it again

It’s Monday: A great start to the week everybody and welcome new readers, including Greg, Gordon, Theresa, Dror, Mona, Matt, Barry, Marissa and Amanda. Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman, from whom the ’60s got LSD, was born on this day in 1906. Foreign service: Susan Sadocha, chief of the Island’s U.S. Export Assistance Center, sits down with Innovate to discuss the ever-growing overseas push by local manufacturers. Really big trade show in Germany in April you should maybe attend, BTW….


No. 96: Top tech trends, eco-outlooks and robots judge a beauty pageant

It’s Monday: A happy start to the week and year everybody, and welcome new readers. Don’t forget the big, big AVZ economic survey and opinion poll show, with Rick Lazio, Jamie Moore and more, Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Crest Hollow, show up with $35 or call 631-913-4258. Our most-read stories of 2015: Proving that it’s not all about nanoparticles and deoxyribonucleic acid. Innovator of the year winners Keren Gilbert, bagel queen LI Brew Bus rolls Alyssa…


No. 95: Biggest deals, Howard Zemsky and a side of 3D-printed pancakes

This will sell out: Empire State Development chief Howard Zemsky keynotes the Long Island Business Development Council’s Feb. 3 dinner at the Irish Coffee Pub in East Islip. Presented by the Islip IDA, 5:30 p.m., sponsorships available, registration required via marlene.mcdonnell@gmail.com Connected in the year ahead: Where the Internet of Things will go in 2016. (And Big Data is along for the ride.) Related: Mitch Maiman’s IoT primer – the java version – was picked up by the very nicely done CEWIT newsletter….


No. 94: George Bailey, 42 unicorns and a robot with good penmanship

It’s Monday: A great start to the short week everybody and welcome new readers, including John, Michael, Nancy, Eddie, Robert, Pete and more. Happy to have you aboard. Don’t forget to send tips, news items, shameless plugs, criticisms and corrections to editor@innovateli.com. Speaking of short: The shortest day – and longest night – of the year are tomorrow. Here’s the science. Well, whattaya know about that: Christmas is soon upon us and with it the opportunity to revisit, once more, Frank…


No. 93: Soviet treats, an expensive Yahoo party and the nation’s least charitable states

TGIF: A good Friday everybody and howdy new readers. Also, a special welcome to our newest sponsor, Teachers Federal Credit Union. Happy to have you aboard, TFCU. Behind the Fed hike: More expensive money is likely to send a herd of unicorns to the equity markets next year as they become unable to borrow or raise private equity with the ease they enjoyed in 2015. There’s now a name for that: CB Insights is calling it “dragged to…


No. 92: Sam Pay, Happy Birthday to us and 12 must-have holiday gizmos

TGIF: A good Friday, everybody. Boston’s Bijou Theatre became the first American playhouse fully lit by electricity on this date in 1882. Thomas Edison installed personally. More recently, Angry Birds went into play in 2009. Must be the free lunches: Airbnb topped Glassdoor’s annual list of the 50 best places to work – as voted by employees – with many more tech companies following. The rest of the Top 10: Bain & Company, Guidewire, Hubspot, Facebook, LinkedIn,…


No. 91: Chic-a-peas win, biofuel loses and some great news for brewers

It’s Monday: A great start of the week, everybody and welcome new subscribers, including Stephen and Steven, Patrick, Kris, 5005287, and many others. Glad to have you aboard. It’s the 74th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, being marked locally at the American Airpower Museum at Republic, 10:30 a.m., two LI survivors expected to attend. Also, Chag Urim Sameach. A quick look at Hanukkah patents here. Moving on up: John Henry, the 22-year-old founder of accelerator program Cofound Harlem, is looking…


No. 90: Ubering up, driverless Formula One and medical pot’s a bust

TGIF: A great Friday to everybody and welcome new readers. It’s Dec. 4, National Faux Fur Day. Not sure how to celebrate that, but have at it. The first Whopper was sold on this day in Miami in 1954. Tyra Banks is 42. We send good thoughts to our pal Harvey Brofman, who is resting, very likely uncomfortably, at a NYC hospital, but home soon. Millennials disappoint: U.S. small business creation is up for the…