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  Breaking News

MSU College Of Engineering Breaks Record For Incoming Freshman, Women
EAST LANSING – Michigan State University’s College of Engineering has recruited not only the largest incoming class of freshmen since 1986, but also the largest number of women to enroll in decades.


Lear To Acquire Eagle Ottawa Auto Leather Maker For $850 Million
SOUTHFIELD - Lear Corporation Wednesday announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Eagle Ottawa, the world's largest supplier of automotive leather for $850 million on a cash and debt free basis.


ACSI: Customer Satisfaction With Automakers Falls to Five-Year Low
ANN ARBOR – Customer satisfaction with automakers is down for a second straight year, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index. In the latest ACSI report, automobiles and light vehicles fall 1.2 percent to 82 on a 100-point scale, as 16 of 21 measured nameplates exhibit declines in customer satisfaction – only Chevrolet and Buick, among American automakers, posted increases.


Kettering University Offers Third Largest VEX Robotics Scholarship In Country
FLINT - The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation and Kettering University announced a partnership to establish 10 new scholarships for students participating in the annual VEX Robotics Competition, which are valued at $225,000.


Toyota To Expand Technical Center, Add 250 Jobs
ANN ARBOR - Toyota will move forward with the planning of its new facility on the York Township campus of the Toyota Technical Center to accommodate approximately 250 direct procurement positions currently based in Kentucky after state and local incentives were announced Tuesday by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and York Township.


Macomb-OU INCubator Awarded $27,000 For Client 401K GPS
STERLING HEIGHTS - The Macomb-OU INCubator was recently awarded $27,000 in Business Accelerator Funds to provide accelerator services to client company 401K GPS.


Internet Advisor Podcast: Best Streaming Digital Devices, Matt Roush At ESD, MITechNews Headlines
DETROIT - Rick Broida, the Gadget Guy, picks the best of the “streamers,” digital devices that connects you to a world of entertainment on your TV over the Internet. Legendary Detroit Tech Commentator, Matt Roush, talks about his new job as head of PR and Communications for the Engineering Society of Detroit; Mike Brennan shares headlines from MITechNews.Com.


MITechNews.Com Internet Advisor News Updates Now Available As Podcasts
GRAND RAPIDS – If you missed the MITechNews.Com headline report on the Internet Advisor as heard on WJR 760 AM in Detroit and over the Michigan Talk Network then we have you covered. It is now available as a webcast.

  Cyber Defense

Anonymity App Secret Victim Of Hacker Attack
SAN FRANCISCO - Anonymity app Secret and an independent security consultant are coming clean about a hack that could have destroyed the entire point of the popular secret-sharing app.


September 17 Joint ISACA & ISSA Chapter Meeting
DEARBORN - ISACA and ISSA Detroit chapters are hosting a joint meeting on Sept. 17 featuring special agent David Martin who will discuss APT-Cyber espionage protection strategies.


Michigan Ranks Third In New Ranking Of Clean Energy Jobs
CHICAGO - One large clean transportation project and a much smaller clean energy project were enough to vault Michigan into the Top 10 in a new ranking of clean jobs, according to a report issued today by the nonprofit, nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs.


West Michigan Sustainable Biz Forum Looks At 20 Years Of Sustainable Business
GRAND RAPIDS - West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will present a retrospective on 20 years of sustainable business in West Michigan on September 8 at the Grand Rapids Public Library Main Branch from to discuss how a diverse cross-section of industry and community initiatives coalesced to make the region a national hub for sustainable business.

  Entrepreneur's Corner

Petroski Named Vice Chairwoman Regional Council Inforum-Great Lakes Bay
SOUTHFIELD - Christin D. Petroski of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has been appointed to serve as the vice chairwoman of the Great Lakes Bay Regional Council of Inforum.


Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy Opens For Second Year
MANISTEE - Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy, a tuition-free online public school for students in Michigan, will begin the 2014-15 school year on September 2, marking the start of its second year as one of the fastest growing schools in Michigan.


Author Joseph Gulfo Named Plenary Speaker At MichBio Expo
DETROIT - Just announced by MichBio, Joseph Gulfo, author of the Innovation Breakdown: How the FDA and Wall Street Cripple Medical Advances, has been named the plenary speaker for the MichBio Expo Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at the Motor City Casino.


Emerging Bioscience Showcase Applications Due August 29
ANN ARBOR - Is your company a bioscience start-up looking for exposure and support? Then apply for the MichBio Emerging Bioscience Showcase, a fast-paced competition of ten emerging, seed, and early-stage companies. Applications are due Aug. 29.


Poll Gives Schauer First Lead In 14 Months
LANSING - With the 2014 election some nine weeks away, a public opinion poll shows Democrat Mark Schauer slightly leading Governor Rick Snyder. The poll released Wednesday by the Lansing firm of EPIC/MRA shows Schauer supported by 45 percent of those asked, while Snyder is supported by 43 percent.


Snyder Orders Panel To Study Radioactive Waste Disposal
LANSING - Governor Rick Snyder on Monday directed that a panel of experts be convened to review the state's current standards for disposals of landfill wastes that are radioactive at low levels, but critics charged Snyder should take steps to ban the waste.

  New Products/Contracts

Warner Norcross Welcomes New TIP Attorney
SOUTHFIELD - Wyatt J. Istvan-Mitchell has joined the Technology and Intellectual Property Practice Group of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.


Survey: iPhone 6 Customers Want Sapphire Screen The Most
NEW YORK - According to the iPhone Most Wanted Survey, close to half of all smartphone users say they are most excited about a rumored Sapphire Screen on the new iPhone 6 that is especially difficult to scratch or crack.

  Guest Columns

On Cyber Czars and Policy Makers
BIRMINGHAM - Michael Daniel, the White House Cyber Policy Coordinator, created a disturbance in the force last week when he was quoted as saying: "Being too down in the weeds at the technical level could actually be a little bit of a distraction."


August 'On the Road' With Stephen Rapundalo
ANN ARBOR - The summer vacation season curtailed people’s calendars and my travels over the last month. Nonetheless, we begin this report much like we ended the previous month—meeting with state legislators. Representatives from Novartis, Amgen, and BIO along with their contract lobbyists and myself met with Rep. Ken Yonker (R-Caledonia), sponsor of HB 5598. The bill would permit the substitution of biosimilar drugs by pharmacists for innovator biologics.

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