No. 46: Schneiderman, Schumer and Bon Jovi plus the 100 best movie quotes of all time

NY CALLING: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, still busily looking into Apple’s new streaming music program, found time to send letters to eBay and Paypal asking the firms to explain provisions in their new user agreements that authorize robocalls to customers.

BECAUSE HIS LAST HIT WAS IN 2007: Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has joined Gov. Cuomo’s call for fair wages.

TO SAY NOTHING OF INCONTINENCE PRODUCTS: The real downside of losing all our young people? We will live in a place where everyone counts out exact change. Kominicki on the perils of an aging Long Island. LI Index blog

ROUNDS OF APPLAUSE: North Shore-LIJ had a record 147 of its physicians named in the latest New York’s Best Doctors issue of New York magazine, as selected by other doctors. That’s 11.5 percent of the total 1,282 docs honored. The list

Despite that: French biotech giant Sanofi dissed Long Island in announcing partnerships with some of the top U.S. health systems, although Columbia was included. BBJ

Buffalo’s Roswell Park Cancer Institute spun off a startup, OmniSeq, that matches cancer patients to therapies tailored specifically for them. BBF

VISIT US: Between newsletters, check out breaking news at And don’t forget to like us on Facebook.

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR The Long Island Business Development Council has helped build the regional economy for more than 45 years by bringing together government economic development officials, developers, financial experts and others for education, debate and networking.

Kevin Law keynotes the group’s Brookhaven luncheon on June 19. For more information, or to attend, visit

GOOD LUCK WITH THAT: U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is seeking assurances from the chief executive of Danaher Corp. that the company will retain 700 Long Island jobs following its $13.8 billion takeover of Pall Corp. Newsday

AUF WIEDER SCHNITZEL: Frederick’s of Melville, a German cuisine favorite for 30 years, has closed. Having the restrooms in the private party area was certainly innovative.

Coincidentally: Frederick’s of Hollywood has also closed its stores.

HOT EVENT: The Alternative Board brings in The Glass Company author Bill Paolillo, and LinkedIn’s Tristram Gillen for a look at transparent companies, June 18, 8 to 10 a.m., Melville Marriott, $45, register here.

ENJOYING THEIR PRIVACY: As the end of June looms, the tech sector gets ready to post its lowest level of first-half IPOs since Lehman Brothers went bust. One reason: If you’re Uber and already worth $50B, why mess with a public offering? Upstart

ALL BOY NETWORK: Rupert Murdoch, 84, plans to hand over control to his sons. But not quite yet.

REALLY? NYC co-working startup WeWork is suddenly worth twice as much as global real estate giant Cushman & Wakefield.

BUT NO WORRIES ABOUT SEED CAPITAL: In helping boost entrepreneurship, government is slowly learning how to fail fast, fail often. Like the rest of us. Smithsonian

CHARTING THE FUTURE: With the acquisition of a Florida-based software company, Woodbury-based med-device firm Vasomedical makes a big move into telemedicine. BTW, it was a steal at $18M. Innovate

OF BACON, BONES AND DRONES: In what may be the most unique professional trifecta in Long Island history, entrepreneur Patrick Gaeta mixes rashers, radiology and aerial photography.Innovate


Codagenix lands $2M venture investment

The Debrief: Leo Guthart, the dean of Long Island VCs

NYU Langone and Huntington Med Group partner

Billionaire hedgie Bill Ackman makes $10M Cold Spring gift

Dallas Cowboys training quarterbacks with virtual reality

BDS Capital raising $40M venture fund

Meet urSwim, an Uber for the backyard pool

NFIB small business confidence report: Meh

State hires RE firms to push Start-Up properties

BioSpecifics Technologies: 60 years a startup

Foye said to want Port Authority CEO job

New York State’s economy expanded at double 2013 rate Newsday’s James T. Madore

Nassau tech job fair draws 1,800 hopefuls LIBN

LaunchPad Huntington signs a rash of new tenants, including three fromBrooklyn.

MISSED A ROUNDUP? Most are archived here


TODAY HE’D WORK AT BUZZFEED: Vinnie Musetto, author of the New York Post front page classic “Headless Body in Topless Bar” has passed. A look at more recent great headlines, including a British tabloid screamer on George Clooney’s marriage, “Internationally acclaimed barrister Amal Alamuddin marries an actor,” is here.

VEGAN POWER: Shareholders at Tesla’s annual meeting this week urged the auto maker to stop using animal-sourced materials for interior components, such as leather seats. A cool reception from the board, but CEO Elon Musk eventually promised to look into it. Bloomberg

NO LONGER THEIR TYPE: Apple is replacing Helvetica Neue with San Francisco as the default font for new operating systems that are debuting this fall. It’s the first in-house typeface the company has designed in more than 20 years, likely to help legibility on the Apple Watch. Wired

BADGES? BETTER FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS, ROSEBUD: The 100 most iconic Hollywood one-liners. Via Dave Pell.

A REMINDER: There’s really no such thing as “free” news. Please support our sponsors.

Compiled by John Kominicki. Thanks for reading.