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  Breaking News

MITechNews.Com Named To BEST Of Michbusiness Awards
WARREN – MITechNews.Com has been named one of 100 recipients of the BEST of michbusiness Awards to be presented by the Michigan Business and Professional Association at the Athenaeum Suites Hotel November 18.


New Poll Shows Schauer, Snyder Too Close To Call
DETROIT - A new poll conducted for several media outlets shows the race for governor is a dead heat, with Republican Governor Rick Snyder leading Democrat Mark Schauer by just 2 percentage points.


Michigan, Israel Announce Joint R&D Projects Between Michigan, Israeli Companies
LANSING - The Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Israeli Ministry of Economy Tuesday announced the Michigan-Israeli Technology Connect Program for joint research and development projects between Israeli and Michigan for-profit companies.


Eaton Names Gerard DeVito, Vice President, Technology, Vehicle Group
GALESBURG - Power management company Eaton has named Gerard Devito, vice president, Technology, Vehicle Group, effective November 1.


Internet2 Starts Search For Chief Innovation Officer
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Internet2 announced Monday that it is actively seeking a Chief Innovation Officer to join the Internet2 executive leadership team. A distinguished panel of higher education and corporate leaders has been assembled from the Internet2 community to spearhead the search.


BuzzFeed CEO To Address Detroit Adcraft Club In November
BIRMINGHAM – BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti, the featured speaker next month at The Adcraft Club of Detroit, will tell his story on how he launched the company that tracks viral content and make things people want to share.


Internet Advisor Podcast: Emily Hay, Brand Camp, Bamboo Detroit, MITechNews
DETROIT – An update from Emily Hay, CEO and founder of Hay There Social Media; Hajj Flemings, Digital Brand Strategist discusses Brand Camp; Dave Anderson, a cofounder of Bamboo Detroit, talks about the coworking space in the heart of downtown Detroit; Mike Brennan with MITechNews.Com headlines.


Internet Advisor Podcast: Apple Technology, Google Goods, AT&T Passport Plan, MITechNews.Com Headlines
DETROIT - Rick Broida leads lively discussion of Apple technology and Google Goods; AT&T Offers New Passport Plan for International Travel; MITechNews.Com headlines.

  Entrepreneur's Corner

Toymail Wins $25,000 In Cisco's Internet Of Things Innovation Grand Challenge
CHICAGO - Toymail, a Gross Points start-up, won $25,000 and third place in the Innovation Grand Challenge at this year's Cisco Internet of Things Global Conference.


Eight Finalists Named For $23,000 Macomb Pitch Contest
ROCHESTER HILLS - Nearly 50 applications for the Macomb Pitch competition were culled to eight finalists that will competing on December 11 for $23,000 in cash and in-kind prizes.

  New Products/Contracts

ITC Holdings Increases 3Q Net By 25 Percent; Revenues Up 13 Percent
NOVI – ITC Holdings Corp. reported net income increased 25 percent for the third quarter ended Sept. 30 on a 13 percent uptick in revenue.


Grand Rapids Airport To Get $95 Million Facelift
GRAND RAPIDS — More than $95 million will be invested over the next six years in the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, including construction of the Consolidated Checkpoint & Marketplace, reconstruction of the terminal apron, and reconstruction of the north and east parking lots.

  Cyber Defense

Study: Russian Mob, Government Behind Malicious Software Aimed At Stealing Info From Businesses, Foreign Governments
SAN FRANCISCO - Malicious software designed to steal sensitive information from businesses and foreign governments is made in Russia and supported by the Russian government, a security research firm reported Tuesday.


Michigan Students To Participate in Collegiate Cyber Defense Invitational
ANN ARBOR - Teams from several Michigan colleges will compete in the Michigan Collegiate Cyber Defense Network Invitational on November 1 using the virtual infrastructure of the Michigan Cyber Range.


Delta, DTE Energy Demo State's Largest Smart EV Charging Station
DETROIT – With some 24 electric-vehicle charging stations installed at the MGM Grand parking garage, Delta Products Corporation boost the largest single installation of Smart electric vehicle charging technology in the state – thanks to a three-year grant from the U.S. Energy Department.


Designing New Brazing Alloys For Solid Oxide Fuel Cells At MSU Engineering
EAST LANSING – A new $694,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to the Michigan State University College of Engineering will help advance the green technology of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells by designing new SOFC brazing alloys.


Paxton Medical Wins Ann Arbor SPARK's Best of BootCamp
ANN ARBOR - Paxton Medical was awarded Best of Boot Camp at the conclusion of Ann Arbor SPARK's 25th Entrepreneurial Boot Camp. Paxton Medical identifies and develops medically related products to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of medical professionals, specifically in an operating room setting.


MSU College Of Engineering Adds Biomedical Engineering Department
EAST LANSING - The Michigan State University College of Engineering is getting a new academic department. The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) was approved by the MSU Board of Trustees Oct. 24, opening the door for collaborative healthcare related research between the college and rest of campus.


Michigan Has 13th Best Tax Climate In U.S. - Again
WASHINGTON DC - Michigan has the 13th best tax climate in the U.S. according to the latest edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index, released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, the same ranking as last year.


Michigan Senate Greenlights Film Incentives Changes
LANSING - The Michigan Senate on Wednesday swiftly passed a bill that would eliminate a 2017 sunset on funding for the film incentive program as well as revise caps starting in 2015.

  Guest Columns

Investment in Infrastructure Powers Economic Growth
NOVI - This is a critical time for Michigan’s economic recovery, a time when we all need to work together to keep the state’s growth momentum going. Since the end of the recession, unemployment has dropped in Michigan. Our state is one of the leading states in the Great Lakes region where housing prices are rising and manufacturing output is increasing.


SBAM Says Schauer Business Tax Proposal Will Hurt Entrepreneurs
LANSING - The Small Business Association of Michigan says that gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer’s proposal to broaden the base of Michigan's Corporate Income Tax takes Michigan in the wrong direction and would hurt the economic recovery of the state’s entrepreneurs.

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