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  Breaking News

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.


Michigan Crowdfunding Gets Secondary Securities Market
ADRIAN – When Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill Tuesday that authorized local stock exchanges for Michigan securities that will be used in Crowdfunding deals, Michigan took another step towards a totally new way of funding start-ups.


New Poll Shows Snyder Expanding Lead Over Schauer
LANSING - Governor Rick Snyder has opened a wider lead on his Democratic opponent Mark Schauer with two weeks remaining in the election, a new poll shows.


Snyder, Signing Bill Tesla Blasted, Opens Door To Direct Sales
LANSING - Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill Tuesday that electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors said will prevent it from setting up centers where it can market its vehicles to potential Michigan customers.


40 Percent Of U.S. Large Enterprise Employees Use Own Devices At Work
STAMFORD, Conn. - Approximately 40 percent of U.S. employees who work for large companies said they use their own smartphones, desktops or laptops daily for some form of work purposes, raising the stakes in the Bring Your Own Device threat, says Gartner in a recent study.


Michigan Chamber Proposal On Road Funding Met With Criticism
LANSING - The Board of Directors at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce is concerned about the Legislature's inability to provide more than $1 billion in infrastructure funding, so it is considering an initiative petition in January if lawmakers can't find a permanent solution by the end of the year.


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.


Internet Advisor Podcast: AllDaySavings Hijacker, Digital Fight Against Cancer, Digital Renaissance Man
DETROIT - Ed Rudel shares the story of a listener who was plagued by Ads by AllDaySavings toolbar hijacker; The Digital Fight Against Cancer; Howard Berenbon: Digital Renaissance Man; MITechNews.Com Headlines with Mike Brennan.

  Entrepreneur's Corner

Hacker Fellows Offers Developers Bucks To Work At Michigan Start-Ups
DETROIT - Graduating college seniors with degrees in computer science and related majors from an accredited four-year college or university need to look no further than Hacker Fellows, a cutting-edge program that allows them to work as a developer at a Michigan start-up.


Video Presentations For Ingite UX Michigan Now Available
ANN ARBOR – If you weren’t able to attend the standing-room-only Ignite UX Michigan presentation night in Ann Arbor this week, we’ve got you covered with videos from most of the user experience presentations.

  New Products/Contracts

Pollack Named Senior Account Manager At AutoCom Associates
BLOOMFIELD HILLS - Susan Pollack has been named a senior account manager at AutoCom Associates, a public relations agency providing communications support for automotive and high-technology businesses.


Rising Prices Hurting Customer Satisfaction Study Says
ANN ARBOR - Rising prices are hurting customer satisfaction with everyday household items, including food, soft drinks and beer, cleaning products, athletic shoes and apparel, a new survey contends.

  Cyber Defense

GRRCon Blends Mix Of IT Professionals, Hackers At Cyber Security Conference
GRAND RAPIDS - Information Security and cyber hacking were the focus of this year’s GRRCon, an annual hacking conference held October 16-17 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids. The attendees were a mix of IT professionals interested in improving cyber defense and those who make a living beating it.


ISACA Detroit Chapter Fall Seminar: Cybersecurity Fundamentals Workshop
DEARBORN - The Detroit Chapter of ISACA is hosting a Cybersecurity Fundamentals Workshop in November to provide insight into the importance of cybersecurity, and the integral role of cybersecurity.


MI Earth Day Fest Set For April 2015 In Rochester
ROCHESTER - The Rochester City Council has approved the application for the 10th annual MI Earth Day Fest to be held April 24-26, 2015, at a great new location in the City Center on the banks of the Paint Creek.


Snyder Proclaims Oct. 13-19 As Careers In Energy Week
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder has proclaimed Oct. 13-17 Careers in Energy Week in Michigan as a way to raise public awareness of careers in the energy field and recruit talent for the energy workforce of the future.


ProNAi Therapeutics Adds 5 To Senior Management Team
PLYMOUTH - ProNAi Therapeutics announced that it has added five seasoned executives to its senior management team.


Maximizing Start-Up Opportunities With Patient Advocacy Foundations
ANN ARBOR - In the heat of looking for funding from traditional sources such as Venture Capitalists, start-ups often overlook opportunities for additional funds from Patient Advocacy Groups. On Nov. 5, Ann Arbor Spark will explore maximizing start-up opportunities with these foundations.


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.


Richardville Film Incentive Bill On Senate Agenda
LANSING - A bill that Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville says would restructure the way the film industry could hire or be paid for certain workers is on the Senate agenda for Wednesday, though it first must clear the Senate Economic Development Committee in the morning.

  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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