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 Bossio rocks

Legal help for millennials? Make it mobile

The thrust behind Luminati

Michael Dowling, debriefed

Chef Michelle, gluten free

Ram Maramara makes a splash

Bettr has a better idea

The all About Us page

Since last we spoke: Aaron Foss has set the roll-out of the mobile version of his telemarketer-thwarting Nomorobo software. Thanks to Apple, it was a lot more complicated than he ever imagined.

As promised: North Shore-LIJ officially (and finally) became Northwell Health.

The Big Three: Top tech trends for 2016, Snapchat among them.

The Not So Magnificent Seven: Top startup failures of 2015.

Three things to be: Frugal, freewheeling and fast.

Good news for Mexican tea drinkers. And Muslim tea drinkers. And women. And the disabled. And Seventh-day Adventists: Honest Tea has announced plans to drop Donald Trump quotations from its inspirational bottle cap series.

Disrupting the disrupters: As Wall Street’s best adapters, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs will benefit most from the fin-tech revolution. AmEx not so much. And hold your hat, Western Union.

Something for the Love Me Wall: The SBA is still looking for small businesses to honor. Maybe you? The deadline is next Monday.

Get off your back: Among Stony Brook’s top research breakthroughs of the past year is this gem about how sleeping on your side helps your brain clear the neural waste that leads to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

NYC Outlook: The City has nothing to fear but recession itself.

LI Outlook: Anemic, unless you’re in pharma, Newsday reports. (Subscription required.)

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Stuff to go to: 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

Plus: A tech networker hosted by Innovate, LISTnet and LaunchPad, Jan. 19, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Jewel, free to attend but the drinks, understandably, cost money.

Also: Six would-be unicorns try to impress a panel of local investors, Jan. 20, 6 to 8:30 p.m., $10, LaunchPad Huntington.

And: CoreNet’s annual economic forecast, Jan. 21, 8 to 10 a.m., University Club at Hofstra, Ken McCarthy, Shital Patel and others, $25 for members, $40 for those who aren’t.

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Sputnik and friends: A short and scary view of 60 years of accumulatedspace junk.

Looking good, Al Gore: People who run for their nation’s top elected office and lose live longer than those who beat them, according to a Harvard studyof runners-up in 17 western countries from 1722 through last year. (Not adjusted for assassinations.)

Love those metallic skin tones: You have until Jan. 15 to submit a selfie for the first international beauty contest to be judged by robots.

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Compiled by John Kominicki. Thanks for reading this far.

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