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No. 145: Smart pillows, dog wearables and GSK goes Apple

It’s Monday out there: A great start to the week, everybody and welcome new readers Cindy, Jan, Lauren, Rick and Paul. It’s July 18, on which Intel launched, Kim Jong-un took over and the world got scented Crayolas. Today’s the deadline for your bid to buy Yahoo. Try $6 billion. Happy birthday Richard Branson, John Glenn and Hunter S. Thompson. Top of the site: Marc Alessi took stock of his life and realized he had room for…


No. 144: Space junk, tech drain and why women hate calculus

Baby, it’s hot out there: A great end to the week, everyone. French military officer Francois Bouchard found the Rosetta Stone on this day in 1799, paving the way for the first modern translation of Egyptian hieroglyphs. (Or, if you believe the History Channel, architectural notes from ancient aliens.) Happy birthday Kevin Mulligan, Arianna Huffington and Marie Kominicki. But first, this: Stony Brook University President Sam Stanley sent a carefully worded note to Newsday this week, expressing surprise over the…


No. 143: Future pulse, brilliant kids and a 90-second iced brew

It’s Monday again: A great start to the week everybody, and welcome new readers, including John, Lisa, Carly, Gregg and Larry. Today is July 11, on which Tijuana was founded, the Babe debuted and “Mockingbird” dropped. Happy birthday Tab Hunter and Ross Selinger. Correction: Friday was not June 8, as the last newsletter suggested. Sorry about that. Also, to the 14 percent of readers who clicked on the Perry Como link, our apologies if “Hot…


No. 142: Robotic gloves, a smart helmet and happy news for your colon

TG it’s F: A great end to a balmy week, everybody. Today’s July 8, on which the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a record low of 41.22 in 1932. Live from Post Avenue: Westbury won $10 million in the latest of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s economic development sweepstakes, this one focused on downtown revitalization. Also basking in the governor’s glow on Thursday: Elmira. Making news: Cablevision scion Pat Dolan has acquired 75 percent of the Newsday Media Group and will…


No. 139: Altice growth plans, a Buncee shout-out and why wart hogs don’t get lost

TG it’s Friday: A great end of the week to everybody who isn’t following the Brexit fallout. Could be worse: A meteor exploded over Chicora, Pa. on this day in 1938, killing a cow. The blast was initially thought to be a mishap at the powder magazine in nearby West Winfield. As one investigator put it: “If it had landed on Pittsburgh there would have been few survivors.” Happy birthday Mick Fleetwood. War stories: We’re teaming up…


No. 137: Meh jobs, DiCaprio’s in and eight ways to butter up

Bon week-end: A happy Friday to everyone. It’s June 17, on which in 1885 most of the Statue of Liberty arrived from France. (The torch arm had been shipped over nine years earlier to rally fundraising for the pedestal. The whole shebang was finally dedicated in October 1886.) Work to do: Private sector employment in New York grew at barely half the U.S. average during the 12 months ending in May, according to the latest monthly jobs report from…


No. 136: DIY brewing, third-tier VC and George still likes the way you look

It’s Monday out there: A great start to the week everybody and welcome new readers Rich, Ken, Syd, Tony, Bill and Christine. It’s June 13, on which in 1963 Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, took off aboard Vostok 6. Yes: That would be a full 20 years before Sally Ride. The Olsen twins are 30 today. That makes them, coincidentally, Geminis. Age of aquarium: What to do when you can no longer see the little…


No. 135: Ballpoints, life of Ferguson and a shot at Ali’s art

TG it’s F: A great end of the week, everybody. Hungarian brothers Laszlo and Gyorgy Biro patented the ballpoint pen on this day in 1943. A French company called Bic bought them out in 1950. It’s also National Iced Tea Day, a major holiday for Long Island’s Kyle Chandler. Big numbers: Former Suffolk IDA director Bruce Ferguson has been honored with the NYS Economic Development Council’s lifetime achievement award. Ferguson held the post for almost 30 years and led…


No. 134: Park-ins, mood bands and meet Ground Force One

It’s Monday out there: A great start to the week everybody and welcome new readers Jim, Sue, Cheri, Howard, Deb, Mike and Dawn. Today is the 72nd anniversary of D-Day, on which the Allies landed 160,000 troops in France. The American numbers that day: 1,465 killed, 3,184 wounded, 1,928 missing and 26 captured. Richard Hollingshead opened the first park-in (later drive-in) movie theater on Crescent Avenue in Camden, N.J. in 1933. His patent was overturned…


No. 133: South Shore wind, loving NY and why stoners have bad gums

TG it’s F: A great end to the short week, everybody. It’s June 3, on which human genes were first synthesized, Gemini 4 launched and the Stones kicked off their first U.S. tour. (Bobby Goldsboro opened. Really.) Anderson Cooper is 49, Raul Castro celebras 85. Little firms on campus: Stony Brook University trotted out its first incubator showcase, featuring 40+ startups, top researchers and selected electeds. (We spotted a few IP attorneys, too.) A blow to fossil fuels: The Interior Department…


No. 132: Innovator ’16, towering connectivity and AT&T wants out

Bon weekend: A happy Memorial Day break, everybody. Don’t forget to give a moment of thanks to the 1.3 million American service members who died so we are free to grill, beach and airshow. The Innovate staff is taking a breather, too, so no Monday newsletter. Looking for winners: It’s time to get the ball rolling on the 2016 Innovator of the Year awards. We’re seeking standouts in software, health and the life sciences, clean…


No. 131: Connected jackets, human flypaper and playing it safe in Rio

It’s Monday again: A great start to the week everybody and welcome new readers Doug, Gib, Peter, Diana, Andy and Carl. It’s May 23, on which Bonnie & Clyde did their Thelma & Louise, Joltin’ Joe hit three in a row and the Who gave us Tommy. Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings is 42. Top of the site: Meet Huntington Station’s American Culture, a personal care products maker that almost answered the siren call. (Sirens, these days, being other…


No. 130: Meh job growth, more breaks for brewers and a ringtone concerto

TG it’s F: A great Friday everybody, and welcome new sponsor SUNY Old Westbury. It’s National Endangered Species Day. Let’s celebrate by not killing anything. Also, Hubble sent back its first shots from space on this day in 1990. Cher is 70. We’ll miss you, Morley Safer. Working on it: Long Island will get $2.8 million in federal money to help unemployed residents get back to work. As a start, the Labor Department will hire 29 full-time…


No. 129: Big bonds, gym drinks and how autonomous cars can save suburbia

And we’re off: A great start to the week everybody and welcome new readers Allon, Lisa, Chad, Richard, Pete, Mark, Patrick and Dom. Hughes engineer Ted Maiman fired up the first laser on this day in 1960. His paper on the device was turned down by the journal Physical Review Letters. Happy Birthday, Katherine Heaviside and Pierce Brosnan. Title III of the JOBS Act takes effect today, allowing just about anyone to back a startup. He’s thirsty: Hofstra student-entrepreneur Allon Avgi,…


No. 128: Spider cloth, the top tech city and Abcombi goes Canuck

TG it’s F: A happy May 13, on which Sikorsky flew the first four-engine plane, Mickey hit No. 500 and Churchill offered his blood, toil, tears and sweat. BS&T dropped the toil to open for Moby Grape at NYC’s Cafe Au Go Go in 1967. Colbert is 52. Sum rise: NY Green Bank, the state’s clean-gen funding arm, has closed four deals that it says will leverage $220 million. None here, but there were nice words included about LI’s…