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
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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
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
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.
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BELOW THE FOLD
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.
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