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The Viral Machine

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When Wolfgang Hammer talks about the future of entertainment, people listen. Hammer is the mastermind behind the American reboot of House of Cards, the guy with the unlikely idea of bringing together David Fincher and a forgotten BBC series. He produced two of CBS Films’ first prestige movies: the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis and Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths. He’s had a charmed career: leap-frogging from a master’s degree at Stanford to an entry-level job at Media Rights Capital to eventually becoming the president of CBS’s fledgling films division. So when Hammer came to Turner with an ambitious concept, the cab... Read More
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Debrief: Keeping busy with Phil Rugile

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There’s never a dull moment when you’re Phil Rugile, who pulls double duty as director of the hyperactive LaunchPad Huntington and as “human capital strategist” at eGifter, the Huntington-based digital gifting/corporate prepaid solutions specialist that remains one of Long Island’s great innovation success stories. When Innovate LI last Debriefed the media-savvy entrepreneur, LaunchPad Hunti... Read More
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The Pot Startups Prepping for Jeff Sessions’ New War on Drugs

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Amid all the chaos and confusion of the Trump administration, one certainty abides: Attorney General Jeff Sessions does not like pot.The former Alabama senator once joked that he thought the Ku Klux Klan was “ok” until he found out they smoked weed. During a 2016 Senate hearing, he called marijuana a dangerous drug. He also didn’t shy away from Reefer Madness-era moralizing: “Good people,” he said, “don’t ... Read More
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No. 217: DiNapoli faceoff, a final flight and Dottie Herman’s doing just fine

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TG it’s Friday: Been a week, no? Today’s May 19, on which the Star Trek production team settled on the character name James T. Kirk, after rejecting 15 others, including Hannibal, Timber, Flagg and Raintree. Jack Lord was originally offered the role, but demanded 50 percent ownership of the project. He later made a fortune with the line, “Book him, Danno. Murder One.” WHAT’S NEWS Best brews: Brewery Ommegang of Cooperstown and the Roscoe NY Beer Co. tied for first in the state’s inaugural craft brewing challenge, judged Wednesday by celeb chef Mario Batali and Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas. Jobs: The Island ... Read More
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One Candidate’s Plan to Resist Trump by Teaching Kids to Code

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Alec Ross knows Trump country well. The former Obama administration staffer hails from the heart of coal country in Charleston, West Virginia. He grew up alongside the very people that President Trump likes to say Washington has left behind.As with Trump, Ross believes that government needs to do a better job lifting up these “forgotten men and women.” Unlike Trump, Ross believes accomplishing that goal has little to do with sealing off the borders or reviving the coal industry at the expense of the world’s climate. Instead, Ross argues the key to a more inclusive economy depends on a simple promise: ensuring all students have access to a computer science education. It’s not exactly the kind of lock-her-up-and-buil... Read More
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Discord’s voice communications app for gamers quadruples to 45 million users

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On its second anniversary, Discord is announcing that it has reached more than 45 million users for its popular voice communications app for gamers. By comparison, the company had 11 million users in July 2016. That means it quadrupled its growth in less than a year. The Discord community now exchanges 200 million messages a day, and it has reached a peak of 4 million concurrent users. The app generates about 6 billion messages a month, and its largest server has 77,000 members. And it has 8.9 million daily active users. ... Read More
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Can Google’s 20% time really work for your startup?

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Google’s 20 percent time is one of the most famous, and arguably successful, management practices of all time. In their 2004 IPO letter, Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin revealed that the policy of allowing employees to take time out of their core jobs to be creative and experimental had led to some of the company’s most successful products. AdSense, which now accounts for about 25 percent of Google’s total revenue, Gmail, Google Transit and Google News were all born out of 20 percent time. Facebook, LinkedIn and Apple have all implemented their own versions of 20 percent time, but as huge and highly successful technology companies ... Read More
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Outgoing French president will move his foundation to Paris’ Station F mega-campus

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New French president Emmanuel Macron will take office this weekend. But the country’s soon-to-be-former-president, François Hollande, apparently isn’t going far. Hollande, whose administration launched La French Tech program to accelerate France’s startup economy, has announced he will move his foundation to Paris’ Station F, the startup campus that will open this summer as a home for more than 1,000 startups. Hollande’s foundation, ... Read More
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Backed by Andy Rubin, Lighthouse raises $17 million for its AI home assistant

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A new intelligent assistant makes its debut today to compete with the likes of Alexa, Cortana, and Google Assistant. Lighthouse distinguishes itself from its competitors by using computer vision to detect and monitor activity within a home. Until now, Lighthouse has operated in stealth since 2015. Today, the company also announced the close of a $17 million funding round, led by Eclipse Ventures with participation from Playground Ventures. Lighthouse and its 30 employees are based at Playground Ventures. Android co-creator Andy Rub... Read More
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Sanford’s $5M gift ignites LIU entrepreneurship

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BY GREGORY ZELLER // A $5 million grant from a distinguished philanthropist has Long Island University riding high atop the regional innovation wave. With a boost from celebrated entrepreneur T. Denny Sanford, LIU has cut the ribbon on the T. Denny Sanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute. The university officially celebrated the opening of Phase I of the project – covering 3,935 square feet of newly renovated space inside Bush-Brown Hall, adjacent to the LIU Post campus in Brookville – in a May 5 ceremony. ... Read More
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LIU-Post Unveils Start-Up Institute

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LIU-Post on Friday unveiled the first phase of an aggressive strategy to bring innovative minds, possibly the next Jobs or Zuckerberg, to its campus. While technology giant Apple was conceived out of a California garage and Facebook in a Harvard dorm, the Brookville university is following in the direction of other universities that are hoping to foster innovation right on campus. The university’s mission is to attract creative minds to its T. Denny Sanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, named after the billionaire philanthropist who contributed a $5 million grant to help fund the project. The goal is to put young minds, educators, and successful leaders of industry together under one roof to spearhead innov... Read More
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No. 213: Celebrating suffrage, a cool Harry Chapin flick and vote your favorite craft brewery

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TG it’s Friday: Hope you’re wrapping up a great week. Today’s May 5, on which Mary Kies became the first woman awarded a patent, this in 1809, for the weaving process joining straw and silk thread to make hats. Still time to buy a boater: May 15 is straw hat day. Monday marks the 72nd anniversary of the end of World War II combat in Europe. Please find a moment to reflect. (It’s a national holiday in France.) Just in: Chris Kempner, former chief of Riverhead’s Community Development Corp., has been ... Read More
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New director for busy Business Incubator at Calverton

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Stony Brook University’s Business Incubator at Calverton has a new head honcho. Chris Kempner, a former executive director of the Town of Riverhead’s Community Development Agency, will take over as associate director of the Calverton incubator as of May 15, SBU announced Thursday. ... Read More
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Business Incubator at Calverton Names New Associate Director

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Chris Kempner, former Executive Director for the Town of Riverhead Community Development Agency (CDA), has been named Associate Director of Stony Brook University's Business Incubator at Calverton, effective May 15, 2017. Selected from a pool of highly qualified candidates, Kempner will oversee the operations of a large R&D facility that provides an optimal environment for the development of emerging business ventures compatible with the unique setting of Long Island's East End for its agricultural, aquaculture, environmental and high-tech industries.... Read More
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Business Incubator at Calverton Names New Executive Director

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Business Incubator at Calverton Names New Executive DirectorChris Kempner, a leader of economic and community development initiatives in Riverhead for 25 years, set to expand momentum of business ventures and economic development on East End Chris Kempner has been named Associate Director of Stony Brook University’s Business Incubator at Calverton STONY BROOK, N.Y., May 4, 2017 – Chris Kempner, former Executive Director for the Town of Riverhead Community ... Read More
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OYOclass act: Kids get with the programming

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By GREGORY ZELLER // From the Never Too Young To Start file comes OYOclass.com, an innovative computer-programming platform that embraces project-based learning principles to help even the youngest students leapfrog into the future. Just ask the Long Island 9-year-old who earns paychecks modifying source code to create covers for “Minecraft” novels, or the nine Island middle-schoolers who this week are taking state AP Computer Science exams – usually reserved for high school juniors and seniors – for actual college credits. Kids as young as 5, in fact, are learning to code through extracurricular camps or classroom-based learning ... Read More
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Corporate CEOs have failed to engage with startups

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It’s time for corporate boards to add “startup engagement” to their CEOs’ job descriptions. CEOs know it’s important to engage with startups, but startlingly few seem to do it themselves. Too often this critical responsibility is shrugged off to other company departments, including innovation, business development, marketing, and PR. This is just not enough. Startup engagement needs to be taken seriously at the very highest levels of every corporate organization. Why corporates need to collaborate with startups Engaging with tech startups is no longer an optional nicety for corporates – if it ever has been. It is literally a case of work with tech startups or die. Many CEOs will say they a... Read More
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HTC Vive will get a $220 plug-and-play eye-tracking aGlass device in May

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Eye tracking is one feature that could could benefit the performance and affordability of high-end virtual reality headsets. The HTC Vive should become the first mainstream headset to put that theory to the test. A Chinese startup known as 7invensun (pronounced seven-in-ven-sun) is announcing it will be releasing  a new eye tracking module for the Vive next month. The module is called the aGlass and it will be available for “limited pre-order sales” next month, according to HTC. The company is referring to this first roll-out as a developer kit, but preorders are open to anyone. According to HTC, the system will cost about $220 and will ... Read More
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GamesBeat Summit’s lightning round will focus on disruption

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It’s time to introduce our lightning round session at our upcoming GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic. This session will feature five speakers talking in lightning-fast five-minute sessions. GamesBeat Summit 2017 will take place on May 1-2 at the historic Claremont resort hotel in Berkeley, Calif., just a short distance from San Francisco. You can secure your seat here. Register today and rec... Read More
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Commercial Service Officers travel through Northern California spreading the word about export opportunities in Asia

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Susan Crawford is a Communications Specialist for the Pacific North Region at the International Trade Administration  Do you know which Asia-Pacific nation has experienced 25 consecutive years of growth? Or which one has the world’s highest R&D investment per capita? Can you name the Asian powerhouse that recently liberalized its energy sector? If you are an exporter from Northern California, and met a few of our senior commercial officers at one of several events last month, chances are you know the answers to these questions. Australia. Korea. Japan. Asia is a such an important export market that the U.S. Commercial Service (CS) offices in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay area jumped on the chan... Read More
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No. 211: Real facts, a robotic dog and cloning the Star Trek tricorder

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It’s Friday out there: Looking back, April was not the cruelest month. Pretty wet, though. The 2 millionth American patent was issued this week in 1935. It went to automotive engineer Joseph Ledwinka for a wheel design. Classic car enthusiasts remember Ledwinka as the designer of the 1929 Ruxton, the first front-wheel-drive American car. (Four still known to exist.) Happy birthday Alice Waters. But first, this: Collect enough data, the saying goes, and you can prove anything. That’s not quite the charter of ... Read More
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Bitkraft Esports Ventures will invest in esports startups

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Bitkraft Esports Ventures, an early stage investor and incubator exclusively focused on the esports sector, has launched what it calls the world’s first esports-specific fund. Esports will generate as much as $696 million in revenues this year, according to a market report from intelligence firm Newzoo. Based in Berlin and Los Angeles, Bitkraft Esports Ventures has raised €18 million, or $19.6 million to invest in and incubate esports startups. The company hopes to hit a final close of €30 million, or $33 million, and it will invest €100,000 to ... Read More
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Two Pore Guys Raises $24.5 Million in Series A Financing

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Investment Led by Khosla Ventures with Eye on Developing an Industry for Diagnostics Based on the 2PG Platform SANTA CRUZ, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 25, 2017– Two Pore Guys, Inc. (2PG), today announced the close of a Series A venture financing round in the amount of $24.5 million, led by Khosla Ventures. The new funding will be used to scale up manufacturing of 2PG’s hand-held, point-of-use testing system, which works like a glucose monitor, though its disposable test strips can detect virtually any kind of molecule with very high sensitivity. The financing will also enable the company to expand its executive team and further advance its two-pore technology for whole gen... Read More
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This App Lets Iranians Swipe Past Political Propaganda

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Maziar Bahari’s mother rustled him awake a little before 8 am. It was on June 21st, 2009, and four men had just arrived at Bahari’s home in the Iranian capital of Tehran. They searched Bahari’s belongings before leading him out the door, where five unmarked cars waited outside. They drove him without explanation to the notorious Evin Prison in northwestern Tehran, where he would spend the next four months locked in a 20-square-foot cell. He was interrogated, brutally beaten, and charged with espionage. The foreign intelligence group he was accused of spying for? Newsweek.Bahari, who recounted the story of his 118 days in jail in his 2011 memoir and in a Newsweek ... Read More
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No. 2010: Best frites, a carbon milestone and Aaron Foss has a million hangups

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TG it’s T: A happy Tuesday, everybody and welcome new readers Rich, Kellie, Brian, Ian, T and asgardempire89. Happy to have you aboard. Today is April 25, on which in 1850 German entrepreneur Paul Julius von Reuter launched his financial news empire using carrier pigeons, which were significantly faster than the local trains. Among other firsts, the service broke the Lincoln assassination story on the Continent. It’s now part of information behemoth Thomson Reuters. Happy birthday: Paul Fleishman and Hillary Topper. You can’t afford to miss: Pivotal, the coming EisnerAmper techapalooza.... Read More
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Composite deposit unites ThermoLift, CPC

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A pair of modest research grants will help one of the shining examples of Stony Brook University’s innovation ecosystem incorporate cutting-edge materials into its mechanical design, with the assistance of the Composite Prototyping Center. The nonprofit, Plainview-based CPC – a manufacturing mecca specializing in carbon fibers, aramid, fiberglass, ceramics and other non-traditional building blocks – is lending its expertise to ThermoLift Inc., the Stony Brook-based startup developing a revolutionary natural gas-powered air-conditioner and heat-pum... Read More
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Tumblr launches Cabana so you can video chat with up to 5 friends while watching YouTube

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Remember Tumblr? The popular blogging platform acquired by Yahoo for $1.1 billion way back in 2013? Well, amidst all the hullabaloo at Yahoo regarding its own acquisition by Verizon, you could be forgiven for letting Tumblr slip from your consciousness. But Tumblr has some notable news today — it’s launching its first ever standalone app. Arriving first for iPhone, with Android following within a few weeks, Cabana is touted as an app for “hanging out with friends and watching videos,” according to a statement issued by... Read More
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No. 207: Molecular Orbitals, Scooby Doo and why small business doesn’t like full employment

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TG it’s F: A great Friday, everybody. If you’re an observant Christian, enjoy your collations. Howard Taft became the first president to throw out an Opening Day baseball on this date in 1910. Chief execs tossed the ball from their seats until 1984, when Ronald Reagan took to the mound. Bill Clinton was the first president who managed to get a throw all the way to the catcher on the fly. Yikes: Brat Packer Anthony Michael Hall is 49 today. And HB2U, Ronald Stair. But first, this: The Federal Reserve was out with its annual survey of small businesses this week, and the numbers look good. More than 60 percent said they expect higher revenues this year and four of 10 small ... Read More
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Futurists want to transform Black Mirror’s dystopia into something better

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Netflilx’s Black Mirror has the tech world worried about the dystopian future that the science fiction show depicts. To counter that, a group of futurists, creators, and hackers are gathering in Los Angeles to envision a “White Mirror,” or a society where technology can inspire us instead. About 100 people will gather in Los Angeles for the project, dubbed #OnceUponAFuture, and the first edition is called #WhiteMirror, as an homage to the TV series, which features shocking stories about technology addiction, surveillance, mind control, and hacking. Their mission is to reboot Black Mirror... Read More
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Companies from 15 Countries Expanded in Oakland County, Michigan in the Metro Detroit Region in 2016

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More than 40 percent of total job-supporting investment came from foreign-owned firms. This post is part of SelectUSA’s EDO Spotlight series, highlighting the work of EDOs around the country recruiting foreign direct investment, how that work supports jobs and economic growth across the United States, and how SelectUSA partners with EDOs to support economic development. Located in the heart of the Metro Detroit region, Oakland County, Michigan, has long been a community open and inviting to foreign direct invest (FDI) from around the world. This investment supports nearly 6.4 million U.S. jobs, and over 200,000 jobs in Michigan, making it a great driver of growth in our state.... Read More
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Meanwhile, Albany tells science: We’ve got your back

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Even as the Trump Administration levels its big guns at national funding for scientific research, New York State is doubling down on its commitment to life sciences. Leaders of business and medical-research organizations across the state are hailing Albany’s 10-year, $620 million plan to turn New York into one big life-sciences cluster. The economic-development strategy was championed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and adopted by the state Legislature this week as part of the 2017-18 state budget. Also part of the state budget package: $5 million in funding for state-run incubators and startup-f... Read More
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Donald Trump, Long Island and the war on science

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By GREGORY ZELLER // There’s worry, if not panic, among the scientists at the heart of the Long Island innovation economy. Certainly, none are surprised that President Donald Trump, in his first proposed budget, took square aim at the federal funding that is the lifeblood of the nation’s scientific research programs. This is, after all, a president who calls climate change a hoax, champions coal and selected a former ExxonMobil CEO as his secretary of state; who wrote that renewable-energy research is “an expensive way of making the tree-huggers feel good about themselves;” who has repeatedly, ignorantly suggested that measles and mumps vaccinations cause autism; who chose an Environmental Protection Agency... Read More
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High tech in the heartland

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High Tech in the Heartland is an occasional series exploring the relationship between Silicon Valley and the rest of America. The 2016 presidential election laid bare a chasm between technology companies and the rest of the country, namely the so-called flyover states and the region often derided as the Rust Belt. Last summer, more than 140 tech executives penned an open letter stating that Do... Read More
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The Mastermind Behind Coachella

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Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, and Thom Yorke’s Radiohead headline Coachella ’17.CreditIllustration by Cynthia Kittler ... Read More
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Innovations, advice abound in SBU’s 2017 Boot Camp

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By GREGORY ZELLER // These boots are made for talking – and now, several enterprising innovators have a firmer grasp on what to say, and how to say it, when it’s time to commercialize the Next Big Thing. Eight “idea champions” with entrepreneurial aspirations have completed Stony Brook University’s 2017 Innovation Boot Camp, a commercialization crash course that might not carry ideas directly to the promised land, but does give those inventors – mostly science types with little to no business acumen – a clearer picture of what it takes to go from the drawing board to the board room. The 10th-annual camp, a three-day exercise that culminated March 30 with the idea champions pitching their products and ... Read More
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ODG unveils hardened AR smartglasses for hazardous jobs

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Osterhout Design Group has launched new augmented reality smartglasses that are certified for hazardous locations. San Francisco-based ODG has been shipping its R-7 AR glasses for professional users for $2,750. Now it is adding a $3,500 version, the R-7HL, as a rugged version of the glasses that will meet requirements for workplaces such as construction sites. “We’ve taken the R-7 and its features and made a another version of it for hazardous locations,” said Pete Jameson, chief operating officer at ODG, in an interview with GamesBeat. “It’s a ruggedization of our technology.” Customers can order the glasses today via its web site or through its... Read More
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No. 204: $40K Hofstra challenge, Mojo Workin’ and a border wall deadline

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Happy Tuesday, everybody: And welcome new readers, including Vinny, Barry, Andrew, Brian, Gavin and Jim. Happy Birthday Debra Halpert and Steve Davies. Also born on this day: Muddy Waters, who took southern bottleneck blues guitar to Chicago, electrified it and went on to inspire everyone from Keith Richards to Eric Clapton and Johnny Winter. Rolling Stone magazine, which, like Richards’ band, took its name from a Waters tune, has billed him as the seventeenth greatest performer of all time. He died in 1983. Here, a 1966 look at Got My Mojo Workin.’ And now, this: The FDA has been making chan... Read More
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‘The Rain Gods’ – The Start Up Revolution Building Better Government

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“Is government good enough? We don’t think so. Today we are calling on entrepreneurs to join the revolution for better government.” LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 3, 2017– Timothy Barnes, founder of The Rain Gods Ltd, has issued a rallying cry to entrepreneurs who want to use their skills to build better government in the UK and around the world. The company operates the Rain Cloud Victoria start-up incubator in Westminster, located just a few minutes walk from all of the main UK government departments as well as major local government institutions. The Rain Cloud programme has been in what Barnes describes as a “beta stage” since quietly accepting its first members in S... Read More
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Estonia’s Funderbeam to expand its blockchain-powered startup financing platform to Asia

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Estonian startup Funderbeam has announced that it’s taking its crowdfunding service for startups outside of Europe for the first time. Speaking at the Slush conference in Japan this week, Funderbeam CEO Kaidi Ruusalepp said the company had raised $2.15 million from Japanese investor and incubator Mistletoe to fund the expansion. “Our vision has always been to become the global stock exchange for startups,” said Ruusalepp on the stage. “We’ve built the world’s first blockchain-powered always-open exchange, and now it’s time to scale outside of Europe.” Funderbeam operates essentially like a private stock exchange for startups. A company that joins Funderbeam can give shares to investors, who can the... Read More
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Bonded Energy’s new solution: Compatability

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Bonded Energy Solutions is throwing a BYOT party – as in, bring your own thermostat. The Stony Brook-based energy-efficiency startup’s high-tech devices, which work with apartment building-based steam-heat systems dating back centuries, in some cases, have “evolved” to work with third-party temperature gauges – an advance that could dramatically widen the market for the 21st century temperature-control systems, according to CEO Jerritt Gluck. ... Read More
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High-Tech Hope for the Hard of Hearing

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The ear’s mechanism is exquisitely sensitive and much damage is irreversible.CreditIllustration by Sarah Illenberger ... Read More
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Ars Nova’s Brilliant Career

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For this niche chef, the bright ideas keep coming

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By GREGORY ZELLER // The lightbulb moment was clear. But the lightbulb? That was more happenstance. Entrepreneurial chef Alaila-Lee Lawrence can trace the branches of her Clovesz beverage line straight through her family tree: her grandfather, the Orlando restaurateur; her cousin, the Canadian caterer; her grandmother, the matriarch who migrated from Jamaica to England to the United States to find a better life for her family. ... Read More
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At AERTC, expansion (maybe) and the winds of war

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By GREGORY ZELLER // There’s an overload at the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center. With demand edging supply and its incubators overflowing, Stony Brook University’s hub of academia, research and commercial energy production is looking to expand. The AERTC’s incubator programs now host eight tenants with next-level energy-efficiency aspirations – and they’d like to welcome more, according to AERTC Chairman Robert Catell, who this week teased the possibility of future constructon. ... Read More
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Mapstr now reminds you when you’re near your favorite places

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French mapping startup Mapstr is continuing its mission to help people organize all their favorite places with an update that alerts users whenever they pass one of their previously bookmarked locations. Founded in 2014 by Sébastien Caron, Mapstr has raised around $1.4 million in investment since its inception, and today’s update comes two months after the company was selected to join Facebook’s inaugural cohort of startups at its ... Read More
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Here’s to the winners

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Hundreds of Long Island’s top business and science minds gathered Tuesday for the 2017 Innovator of the Year Awards. Man of the hour Robert Catell (above); Mazars USA Partner — and Food & Beverage award presenter — Lou Biscotti (below). Including Master of Innovation Robert Catell, the former KeySpan and National Grid USA chairman, some 36 top innov... Read More
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Wal-Mart launches incubator lab to house startups

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(AP) -- Wal-Mart is launching an incubator lab focused on projects in robotics, virtual and augmented reality, and artificial intelligence as it aims to compete more aggressively with Amazon. The so-called Store No. 8 will be located in Silicon Valley and marks the latest attempt by the company's new head of e-commerce operations, Marc Lore, to speed up innovation at the company. Wal-Mart... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Walmart is bringing a tech incubator to Silicon Valley

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Walmart wants to drastically speed up its development of retail tech. To do that, the discount retailer announced on Monday it was launching Store No 8, an innovation cluster whose entrepreneurs will be free from the diktats of its Bentonville, Arkansas headquarters and Wall Street’s short attention span, to develop the retail tech Walmart needs in order to modernize over the next five to ten years. And, more crucially, the ... Read More
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Bacteria Are Brewing Up the Next Generation of Antivenoms

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Daniel Dempsey was a grad student stationed in the jungles of Monteverde, Costa Rica when he first encountered the danger of a snakebite. The biologist was walking through the forest one day, catching bats to study them for malaria, when he almost stepped on the black, arrow-shaped head of an enormous pit viper—a fer-de-lance. That night as he described his encounter to the local family he was staying with, they began to tear up. They told him that earlier that year a “terciopelo,” what Costa Ricans call their country’s deadliest snake, had bitten the family’s five year-old niece. The hospital, a few hours drive away, didn’t have any antivenom in their stocks. She didn’t make it.It was Dempsey’s memory of that lit... Read More
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Why the startup accelerator is failing robotics

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Just like humans, companies have life cycles and undergo distinct developmental phases. While every company is unique, almost all go through certain stages with specific challenges and needs. As a result, organizations such as incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces have been established to help entrepreneurs nurture and scale their companies. For less capital-intensive organizations, such as software and app startups like AirBnB, Dropbox, and Uber, this incubator-to-accelerator-to co-working space model has proven to be extremely effective. But for “tough tech” startups like robotics ... Read More
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Why U.S. hardware startups will start moving to China

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Hardware startups seem to be “in” one minute and “out” the next in Silicon Valley. For years, venture capitalists wouldn’t go near hardware startups. They were, as Wired put it, “the ugly stepchild of venture capital.” This started to shift a couple years ago thanks to cheaper parts, rapid prototyping, and crowdfunding. However, the tide is turning once again. VC investments in hardware now seem to be slowing. We’re seeing a drop in funding to IoT, for example, and ... Read More
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At SXSW, Tech Reckons With the Problems It Helped Create

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Hangovers are a fixture of South by Southwest. Free branded booze abounds, turning late nights into too-early mornings filled with product demos and repetitive panels. But determined marketers and wide-eyed founders pitch on through the pain, in the unbridled belief they might just be SXSW’s next breakout star. Or at the very least, its next Meerkat.But this year, the conference itself feels a lot like a hangover. It’s as if the coastal elites who attend each year finally woke up with a serious case of the Sunday scaries, realizing that the many apps, platforms, and doodads SXSW has launched and glorified over the years haven’t really made the world a better place. In fact, they’ve often come with wildly destructive and da... Read More
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The Cool Kids Behind Opening Ceremony

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To show its spring, 2017, line, Opening Ceremony collaborated with the choreographer Justin Peck on a ballet called “The Times Are Racing,” which was performed at Lincoln Center.... Read More
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SoftBank Ventures Korea Invests in Artificial Intelligence Company ObEN

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SoftBank Ventures Korea furthers its AI vision by investing in ObEN: a company that builds virtual identities to represent consumers in the digital world SEOUL, South Korea & PASADENA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 14, 2017– Today, SoftBank Ventures Korea announced that its SB Next Media Innovation Fund has invested in ObEN, Inc. (ObEN), an artificial intelligence (AI) company. This funding continues ObEN’s recent momentum and follows the company’s $7.7 million ... Read More
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Top 10 U.S. mobile agencies in 2017

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article Presented by Sailthru Finding an agency to build an app for your business can seem like an overwhelming challenge. You want stunning UX design and rock-solid development, of course. But wouldn’t it also be nice to find a shop that understood strategy — one that could help you envision the best possible app before spending loads of money on the launch and ongoing audience development? One industry source ranks 1,734 mobile... Read More
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Dhruva’s Rajesh Rao is still bullish on India’s game market — after two decades

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article Rajesh Rao is one of the founding fathers of India’s game industry. He started Dhruva Interactive in Bangalore almost 20 years ago. Dhruva was a pioneering company that went through various cycles. It started with work-for-hire, making games for Infogrames. Then it began making cars for Microsoft’s Forza Motorsport games. Dhruva also made original games for the Indian market and started an incubator for Indian ... Read More
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WhatsApp reportedly testing business chat tools

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article (Reuters) — WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging service used by more than 1 billion people worldwide, is testing a system that would let businesses talk directly to WhatsApp users for the first time, according to communications about the project seen by Reuters. The tests, which are being conducted with a handful of companies that are part of the Y Combinator startup incubator, are an important signal of how WhatsApp plans to m... Read More
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Airbnb announces travel partnership with France’s Station F startup campus

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article Station F today unveiled a new partnership with Airbnb, the latest Silicon Valley name to get involved with the $265 million startup campus set to open later this spring in the heart of Paris. During a tour that was followed by a press conference, Airbnb cofounder Nathan Blecharczyk announced that the company will provide travel vouchers for 3,000 entrepreneurs located at Station F. The value starts at $50, but there... Read More
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No. 196: Katy Cole, Herman Berliner, Ray Farrell and a halt on H-1Bs

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article TGIT: A great Tuesday everybody and welcome new readers John, Christina, Mark, Tom, Jody and 47 spambots from the first serious attack on our mail system. If you don’t receive this, they’re why. There are 11 seats left for the March 21 Innovator of the Year awards. (Unless we add tables, which we’re perfectly willing to do. Get yours here.) Is your startup struggling? It’s National Free Pancakes at IHOP Day, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Your two-minute economic lowdown: The futures market p... Read More
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Energy, life sciences pace 2017 Innovation Boot Camp

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article By GREGORY ZELLER // Several innovators sitting on potentially game-changing technologies have been selected for one of Long Island’s most effective commercialization crash courses. Stony Brook University has announced the eight teams participating in the 10th annual Innovation Boot Camp, a three-day exercise that surrounds researchers, engineers and other rookie entrepreneurs with customized teams of commercialization experts to help them explore the rigors of business development. This year’s boot campers represent a d... Read More
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The VR industry needs better content, turns to accelerators

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article The VR industry finds itself positioned this year somewhere in what Gartner’s Hype Cycle refers to as the trough of disillusionment. This is a time where, as it gains momentum, the industry needs to rally together and push its ecosystem to the next stage of market adoption. The established hardware players like HTC, Oculus, Google, and Samsung have the most at stake and the most to lose, but it’s th... Read More
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The Government’s Green Energy Incubator Fights for Survival in the Age of Trump

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article Like many federal employees, Eric Rohlfing will be watching President Trump on Tuesday night as he addresses a joint session of Congress. Specifically, the chemist will be listening carefully for clues to his future employment status. Rohlfing is the leader of a unique science and technology start-up agency tucked inside the Department of Energy, and he and his staff have been trying to convince the new administration to keep it alive.The Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy, or ARPA-E, provides seed money for hundreds of... Read More
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Shedding Soviet history, Estonia aims to be world’s most pro-tech nation

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article Karoli Hindriks is old enough to remember when the last Soviet tanks and soldiers filed out of Estonia in 1991, not long after the country declared its independence from the USSR. The joyful celebration that followed decades of occupation was quickly replaced by reality. Tucked into the northeastern corner of Europe, with a population of 1.3 million, no natural resources, and no major economic engine, residents looked around and wondered: Now what? Hindriks, 3... Read More
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Merry CSA Day, from the Amagansett Food Institute

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article By GREGORY ZELLER // At least, after today, they’ll stop playing all that Community Supported Agriculture music on the radio. In case it somehow escaped your attention, today is CSA Day, a quasi-holiday/day of observance started in 2014 by Small Farm Central, a Pittsburgh-based tech firm that creates software and other digital tools for agricultural entrepreneurs. Commun... Read More
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Google harnesses machine learning to help publishers thwart abusive comments online

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article Google and its early-stage incubator Jigsaw have launched a new tool that uses machine learning to help publishers combat online abuse. With Perspective, Google is offering online publishers an API that they can integrate into any of their platforms that facilitate user comments. Perspective taps a human-generated database of comments that have already been tagged as abusive or toxic. Through the AP... Read More
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Germany’s Flaregames to invest $21 million in game incubator

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article Flaregames said today it will invest €20 million ($21 million) over next 18 months in a new game incubator. Titled the Flare Accelerator, the Karlsruhe, Germany-based company will devote its full range of publishing expertise to emerging free-to-play mobile game developers with a new engagement model tailored to mid and late stage productions. From launch, the €20m investment will support the development of games signe... Read More
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Italian incubator H-Farm announces $105 million deal to build startup campus

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article Italy may soon have a much bigger field of startup dreams thanks to a new deal struck by one of the country’s most ambitious incubator programs. H-Farm, an incubator based on a farm outside of Venice, said it has raised $105 million to expand its concept by creating the “H-Campus.” When completed in 2018, H-Campus will have 3,000 students, teachers and entrepreneurs, according to a press release. The... Read More
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Samsung’s incubator lab is getting seriously into virtual and augmented reality

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Xiaomi courts U.S. interest while flirting with expansion

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article In a nearly 5,000 square-foot ballroom at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on a Thursday morning in early January, Xiang Wang walked onto the stage. He was there to represent a young company that had been in the limelight for the past six years: Xiaomi. As vice president for global business and intellectual property strategy, Wang is one of the people responsible for introducing the company to new markets. And on this day, at ... Read More
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10 ways companies are driving innovation

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article During this year’s Super Bowl, Ford aired a commercial showing how it’s working on new ways to solve transportation problems. Many companies are engaged in similar efforts as they strive to remain one step ahead of market-changing startups like Uber, WhatsApp, Slack, and Snap. And when internal research and development efforts aren’t enough, companies turn to innovation programs, which can take many forms, depending on the area of ... Read More
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Valentine’s Day Weekend Events For Long Island Singles

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, and once again, the days leading up to this extraordinary celebration of true love and relationship bliss is defined by inviting glances from your significant other, intrigue about how they’ll wow and amaze you this year, frantic strategizing for the perfect romantic evening, and of course, the annual mad, insane, last-minute dash for flowers and candies and gifts to show just how much you truly care about your girlfriend/boyfriend/spouse. Yes, love and the shelling out of s... Read More
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How the ACLU became Silicon Valley’s favorite startup

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article How the ACLU became Silicon Valley’s favorite startup - The Verge... Read More
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ACLU partners with Y Combinator

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwQ0KxvsSl8 The startup incubator is helping the American Civil Liberties Union scale up after it received an estimated $24 million in donations over one weekend.Follow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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Her sofrito is better, and it’s nothing personal

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article By GREGORY ZELLER // From the Different Definitions of Success file comes Vivian Jarrett, who boasts a dynamite product and a lock-down strategy to keep it quiet. She also has a compelling backstory and a noble mission involving centuries of tradition, all of which ties neatly into Jarrett’s master plan to keep her sofrito from the masses. For now. As an entrepreneur, Jarrett is a cultural phenomenon of sorts, heavy on the culture, more interested in genealogy than bottom-line growth. On a whim, she created an eth... Read More
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China’s Plan to Rule the World: Make All the Gadgets

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article Xiaomi became the world’s most valuable startup following a straightforward plan. “We noticed a trend of switching from feature phones to smartphones in China,” says Liu De, who co-founded the company in 2010. “We thought, ‘Hey, there could be a big opportunity there.'” So Xiaomi made good phones, stirred up excitement for them online, and sold them at a good price. By 2014, it was the fifth-largest seller of smartphones on the planet and worth $46 billion. It didn’t last. Fellow Chinese upstarts Oppo and Vivo now outsell Xiaomi, wh... Read More
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Stuff we’re thinking about going to

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article The science of funding: Jan. 18 and 19 at LIHTI. Life science funding fundamentals: Stony Brook University’s Center for Biotechnology, with support from NYSTAR, will host a two-day workshop for qualified small businesses in the health-tech and life-sciences fields int... Read More
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ICYMI: Governor Cuomo's Signature Proposals for the 2017 State of the State

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article The Governor's 2017 agenda is a bold, comprehensive set of proposals that aim to drive economic growth, strengthen the middle class, bolster the state’s vital infrastructure and create a more sustainable environment. Albany, NY - January 12, 2017 - The Governor's 2017 agenda is a bold, comprehensive set of proposals that aim to drive economic growth, strengthen the middle class, bolster the state’s vital infrastru... Read More
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Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival offers look at future of American theater

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article NEW YORK (WABC) -- Over the past 13 years, the New York Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival has highlighted cutting-edge performances featuring diverse voices.And one of those performances resonates with the honoring of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose legacy resonates throughout "The Bitter Game." The late Dr. King's words took on new meaning for writer/actor Keith A. Wallace after violence erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, following the death of Michael Brown in police custody."Wh... Read More
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A Mysterious Killer Algae Just Got a Little Less Puzzling

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article As far as algae goes, Pseudo-nitzschia is an outright menace. It produces a neurotoxin, domoic acid, that works its way up the food chain, building up in shellfish like crabs and clams. And when humans eat those shellfish, the neurotoxin leads to a disorder known as amnesic shellfish poisoning—featuring symptoms like seizures, memory loss, and even death.This is a particular problem for the west coast, which in 2015 took a $100 million hit when a domoic acid outbreak forced officials to shutter crab fisheries. A nasty surpr... Read More
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The Heat: Looking back and ahead in technology PT1

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaQDU8-R-h0 Innovation. It’s a major buzz word in China. As the country faces a changing economy, it looks to innovate its way to the next phase of growth. From start-ups to new patents, entrepreneurs are using the influx of government support to launch new businesses. So, will China be the new Silicon Valley? Joining us to explore China’s tech innovation: Xiaochen Zhang, founding partner of New Development Ventures, which promotes innovation in China. William Bao Bean, managing director of Chinaccelerator, ... Read More
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No. 181: Hot wearables, top stories and real news about fake news

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article TG it’s OVER: A happy end to the year, everybody, and welcome new readers including Jason, Gil and Stefanie. It’s Dec. 30, on which the USSR was formed, Hubble spotted another galaxy and England stopped using canaries in coal mines. (The canaries ended in 1986. Interestingly, most came back around when exposed to fresh air.) It’s National Bacon Day. Those who do not partake of the pork product may celebrate by watching “Footloose.” The Innovate staff is taking a long weekend, so no Monday newslette... Read More
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Experts Hope Trump Makes Cybersecurity An Early Priority

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article Enlarge this image Cybersecurity presents an early challenge for the incoming president, Donald Trump. ... Read More
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No. 180: Fake snow, real Nutella and setting the tone for 2017

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article Happy Festivus: Today’s also Hanukkah eve and the day before the day before Christmas. However you’re celebrating, here’s wishing the magic and joy of the holiday season reaches far into your new year. The Innovate staff is taking time off to be with family and friends, so no newsletter on Monday. (Which, if you need more celebrating, is the start of the 50thKwanzaa.) Wrapping up the year: Feinstein Institute researchers have put a bow on an impressive 2016 with a... Read More
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Bahl Center Will Transform Approach to Precision Cancer Medicine

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article Bahl Center Will Transform Approach to Precision Cancer MedicineTwo gifts totaling $13.75 million establish a one-of-a-kind metabolomics and imaging research program at Stony Brook; dedication held in first laboratory area slated for the new program Stony Brook leadership and the ... Read More
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Grant Tinker, TV Producer And Network Boss, Dies At 90

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article Enlarge this image ... Read More
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Snap’s Spectacles Are the Beginning of a Camera-First Future

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article The story of Spectacles, the new camera-filled sunglasses from Snap, goes back further than you think. It begins probably well before you were using Snapchat, even before Google launched Glass and ignited the face-camera firestorm Snap would learn so much from. It starts with a company called Vergence Labs, and a product called Epiphany Eyewear.Vergence was founded in 2011 by two Stanford students, John Rodriguez and Erick Miller. They called Epiphany Eyewear “social video glasses.” They were a set of simple Wayfarer-style glasses with a... Read More
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Here’s How Facebook Actually Won Trump the Presidency

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article Mark Zuckerberg is trying hard to convince voters that Facebook had no nefarious role in this election. But according to President-elect Donald Trump’s digital director Brad Parscale, the social media giant was massively influential—not because it was tipping the scales with fake news, but because it helped generate the bulk of the campaign’s $250 million in online fundraising.“Our biggest incubator that allowed us to generate that money was Facebook,” says Parscale, who was been working for the campaign since before Trump official... Read More
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OpenAI Joins Microsoft on the Cloud’s Next Big Front: Chips

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article To build OpenAI—a new artificial intelligence lab that seeks to openly share its research with the world at large—Elon Musk and Sam Altman recruited several top researchers from inside Google and Facebook. But if this unusual project is going to push AI research to new heights, it will need more than talent. It will needs enormous amounts of computing power.Google and Facebook have the resources needed to build the massive computing clusters that drive modern AI research, including vast networks of machines packed with GPU processors and other specialized... Read More
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Vitatex Awarded NCI Contract

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article Back to News & EventsOctober 7, 2016Vitatex, a Stony Brook-based biotechnology company located in the Long Island High Technology Incubator, has announced that it was awarded an SBIR Phase I/II Fast Track contract in September 2015 from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for its Vita-Cap™ CTC Capture and Preservation tubes. A modification to exercise the option for a two-year SBIR Phase II of the contract was executed on June 8, 2016. Vitatex Inc. provides proprietary invasive circulating tumor cell (iCTC) enr... Read More
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Workforce Development with UNICOR

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article This month, SelectUSA is pleased to feature a new multi-part guest blog focusing on workforce opportunities. These posts are authored by members of the Federal Interagency Investment Working Group (IIWG), which is responsible for coordinating activities across federal agencies that promote investment.  By UNICOR Companies looking to establish, reshore, or expand manufacturing operations in the United States can benefit from a unique federal partner that exemplifies the business principle of doing well by doing good.  This p... Read More
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Accelerate Long Island and the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund Invest $100,000 in Symbiotic Health

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article Co-founded by North Shore-LIJ infectious disease expert, Symbiotic Health focuses on therapeutics for potentially deadly bacteria Clostridium difficile  Roslyn, NY, July 16, 2015 – Accelerate Long Island and the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund (LIETF) have announced an investment of $100,000 in Symbiotic Health Inc. The biotechnology startup is dedicated to developing and commercializing bacterial therapeuti... Read More
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Codagenix snags $322,000 to fund vaccine research

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article NewsdayDecember 15, 2014 Joe Ryan Codagenix, a Stony Brook biotech company, has closed on $322,000 in public and private funding, including the latest round from a coalition promoting Long Island startups. The company, which digitally simulates viruses to produce vaccines, received $100,000 through a joint investment from Accelerate Long Island and the Lon... Read More
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Accelerate Long Island and the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund Announce $100,000 Investment in Codagenix Inc., a Stony Brook University Biotech Startup

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article Roslyn, NY (December 16, 2014) – Accelerate Long Island and the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund (LIETF) made an investment of $100,000 in Codagenix Inc., a biotechnology startup company that is based on Stony Brook University research. Codagenix is located at the Long Island High Technology Incubator on Stony Brook University’s campus.  Accelerate Long Island provided a $50,000 grant to Codagenix from its $500,000 Seed Fund, which w... Read More
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Want Your Marijuana Startup to Succeed? Study Patent Law

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article Next week, voters in five states, including California, Arizona, and Massachusetts, will consider whether to legalize recreational marijuana. Four other states will decide whether to allow medical use. But regardless of the outcome on November 8, marijuana will remain prohibited under US law. Despite being illegal at the federal level, the US marijuana industry is worth over $5 billion, and it’s becoming increasingly dependent on technology. Wherever there is technological innovation, inventors use patent law to protect what they create. Yet few peo... Read More
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Spotlight shines on ThermoLift’s Gen-2 Prototype

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article By GREGORY ZELLER // ThermoLift’s second-generation TC-Cycle has made a whirlwind multistate debut. Representatives of two U.S. Department of Energy laboratories traveled to Michigan in October to check out the latest ThermoLift prototype, which then took a bow at the inaugural Innovation Showcase hosted by the Colorado-based National Renewable Energy Laboratory. ThermoLift, headquartered at Stony Brook University’s Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center and member of the university’s Clean Energy Business Incubator P... Read More
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Inside the Classroom Where San Quentin Inmates Learn to Code

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article At San Quentin State Prison in California, inmates are barred from using the internet, and many have been serving time since before smartphones existed. But a new project offers a chance to take part in the tech transformations they might otherwise have missed. The Last Mile Works is a full-fledged web development shop where inmates help build apps and other software for everyone from tiny startups to established companies like Airbnb. The men in the program make $16.77 an hour—not much by Silicon Valley standards. But the real goal is to help them land jobs ... Read More
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Two firms expanding on LI through Start-Up NY

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[responsivevoice_button voice="US English Female" buttontext="Play"] / Go to Source Article A bio-tech company and an e-commerce firm will take space at two Long Island schools in expansions aided by the Start-Up NY program. Manhattan-based eParel is in the testing phase of a web-based technology platform designed to help the hotel and hospitality industries be more efficient in their management of uniforms worn by employees. The company will take tax-free space in Bush Brown Hall at Long Island University in Brookville, where it pledged to create 24 jobs, according to a statement from Empire State Development Corp. EParel will ... Read More