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No. 263: Siemens smarties, lucrative leads, hanging with Chad and singing the socioeconomic blues

Welcome to Dec. 6: A red-letter date in history known best for the ratification of the slavery-abolishing 13th Amendment (1865) and the first recording of a human voice (Thomas Edison’s rendition of “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” 1877). Happy birthday: Joyce Kilmer, Ira Gershwin, Agnes “Endora” Moorehead, Dave Brubeck, Wally “Mr. Peepers” Cox, Otto Graham, Larry Bowa, JoBeth Williams, Charles Bronson, Craig “Craigslist” Newmark, Will Shriner, Steven Wright, Judd Apatow and Zeller, yes, Innovate’s Zeller,…


Zuckerberg, Powell-Jobs fund ESL startup

Ellevation, a software company that supports educators and English Language Learners – including those in the Central Islip school district – has landed $6.4 million from funds established by Steve Jobs’ window and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Emerson Collective, the venture fund established by Laurene Powell Jobs, and Zuckerberg Education Ventures, funded by Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were joined by the Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm created by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. English Language Learners, or ELLs,…