10:52am

Mon July 9, 2012
Morning Trail Mix

Why Greek yogurt is good news for NY farmers

Happy Monday morning! Here's today's trail mix:

Rochester's tourism economy is having another good year

Greek yogurt is good news for N.Y. dairy farmers

Plus, why it's a good week to be working for Governor Cuomo

Technology

"His vision rivals Robert Moses"- quote from a Times Union profile of Alain Kaloyeros, president of UAlbany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

If you're reading this, that means you probably weren't a victim of the malware being blamed for blocking internet access and potentially impacting more than a half-million computers across the globe (Associated Press).

Ever feel inundated with email? You're not alone. A new report shows that the average corporate employee sends and receives 105 a day (Nick Bilton, New York Times).

AT&T is launching a 4G LTE high-speed wireless data network today for the Buffalo/Niagara region (Buffalo News). 

Five billion online photos are migrating from Kodak's closed site to their new home at Shutterfly (Michelle Maltais, LA Times).

Business

Wegmans Food Markets Inc. came in 65th in a ranking of the nation's largest retailers (Democrat and Chronicle)

The growth of the Greek yogurt industry is very good news for dairy farmers in Batavia, N.Y. (Marwa Eltagouri, Buffalo News).

Summertime

The epic Summer 2012 heat wave seems to have waned, for now. Scientists say the culprit is what's called the North Atlantic Oscillation (Patrik Jonsson, CS Monitor).

Tourists spent $1.2 billion visiting the Rochester area last year, and they're on track to spend even more this year (Matthew Danneman, Democrat and Chronicle).

It's a good week to be a member of Governor Cuomo's cabinet. He's sent them off to cycle the Erie Canal (Matt Ryan, New York NOW).

 

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