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Michigan PSC Determines Adequate Electric Resources
LANSING - While Michigan must continue working to ensure adequate electric resources beyond 2016, the Public Service Commission officially declared Thursday that the projected shortfall in 2016 is likely not as big as previously implied by a regional survey.
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ITInTheD Co-Founders Launch Podcast Detroit Radio Network
DETROIT - The two self-proclaimed computer geeks who brought ITInTheD.Com to Detroit two years ago announced Thursday they have now launched a podcast network and are inviting other commentators to join them.
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Cyber Security: Fears For An Aging Population
SOUTHFIELD - With one simple click, you can expose yourself to cyber criminals. While cybercrime is a threat to everyone, I'm especially concerned for those senior citizens who've been slower to adapt to technology. This group is more likely to fall prey to cyberbullying and be emotionally abused, harassed or threatened online. Embarrassed by their lack of knowledge, they're often reluctant to discuss cyber incidents with family members - allowing situations to escalate.
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Ann Arbor Amtrak Stations Debuts Prototype Shuttle Platform
ANN ARBOR - The Ann Arbor Amtrak station unveiled Thursday a prototype retractable setback-shuttle platform that will provide safer and faster boarding on its trains for all passengers including those who use a wheel chairs, seniors, and those who need assistance with luggage and strollers.
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Marketing Technology Startup Coupon Wallet To Host Hackathon To Support The Mobile Technology Industry Of Metro Detroit
STERLING HEIGHTS - Coupon Wallet is hosting its first Coupon Wallet Hackathon August 14 at the Macomb-Oakland University to inspire growth and awareness for the tech industry in Metro Detroit.
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Ballot Proposal Would Raise Michigan Corporate Income Tax To 11 Percent, Put New Revenue To Roads
LANSING - A blockbuster ballot proposal unveiled Thursday by a liberal group would raise the Corporate Income Tax from 6 to 11 percent and put the resulting $900 million in new revenue toward roads.
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MichBio U Hosts Webinar To Help Medical Device Makers Enter Emerging Markets
ANN ARBOR - MichBio U on July 28 will host a webinar to help its medical device makers enter key emerging markets quickly.
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MCWT Camp Infinity Continues to Inspire Young Girls For 12th Year
DETROIT -The 12th annual Michigan Council for Women in Technology (MCWT) summer technology camps are in full swing. The Wayne County Community College in Harper Woods hosted dozens of 5th to 8th grade girls this week who designed apps, created video games and websites, and programmed robots.
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ACG Detroit Showcases New Research on Impact of Middle-Market Private Equity
DETROIT - A new study released Thursday says from 1995 to 2013, private capital-backed middle-market companies in Detroit outperformed other companies on sales, driving employment growth.
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Internet Advisor: The Future Of Movie Making In The Age Of Streaming Video
DETROIT - A frank discussion with Sharma Krauskopf about the future of movie making and viewing. Streaming video on the Internet is taking a deep bite out of the already tottering movie theatre empire. Hollywood is being seriously threatened by companies like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Vimeo and YouTube. Where will we see the story of the Keepers told: movie theatres or on our computers and smartphones?
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Internet Advisor: Comcast Ups Speed For Blast! Tier, Offers 2 Gbps Residential Service
DETROIT - Michelle Gilbert, VP of Public Relations for Comcast Heartland Region joins us to announce that they are increasing Internet speeds in Michigan at no additional charge to customers. The company will increase the speed of its popular Blast! tier by 50 percent to 75 Mbps and introduce a new Extreme 150 Mbps speed tier. In addition we discuss Comcast's introduction of Gigabit Pro service, a professional-grade residential fiber-to-the-home solution that leverages its fiber network to deliv
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MITechNews.Com: Venture Capital Investing Sets Record, Henry Ford Maker Faire
ANN ARBOR - MITechNews.Com Editor Mike Brennan talks headlines with Foster Braun at Internet Advisor. Those include Venture Capital investing in the second quarter tops $17 billion, first time since 2000. Brennan also talks about his eight content partners that help MITechNews.Com provide all the news about technology in Michigan. Also highlighted are the Maker Faire at Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn July 25-26.
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MTAM Offers 2 Opportunities For Mobile App Developers
DETROIT - Do you have a great mobile app that you want to demonstrate to a live audience? Now is your chance! The Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM) has two great opportunities for Michigan mobile app developers to showcase the great work they're doing to a live audience.
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Mobile/Wireless Tech Events Calendar
DETROIT - Don't forget to check out this list of upcoming mobile/wireless tech-related events (across many industries). Lots of great events coming up that you don't want to miss.
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Microsoft Takes Action Against Revenge Porn
SEATTLE - Microsoft is taking a stand against one of the more vile behaviors on the Internet: revenge porn. The software maker opened a dedicated reporting website Wednesday for those who have fallen victim to the malicious posting online of sexually explicit photos or videos, often alongside sensitive private information like a phone number or address.
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Majority Of Drivers Prefer Driverless Technology
ANN ARBOR - While only a small percentage of drivers say they would be completely comfortable in a driverless car, a sizable amount would have no problem as long as they retain some control, according to a University of Michigan report.
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Mcity Opens Amid Predictions It Will Usher In New Era Of Driverless Cars
ANN ARBOR - The University of Michigan's Mcity, billed as the world's first controlled environment designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicles technologies, officially opened July 20 - coincidentally the 46th anniversary of the first moon landing.
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AWC Detroit Chapter Elects Ortiz-Lalain New President
TROY - Deniella Ortiz-Lalain has been elected president of the Association for Women in Communications Detroit Chapter.
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National Venture Capital Investment In 2Q Bests $17 Billion, First Time Since 2000
WASHINGTON DC - Venture capitalists invested $17.5 billion in 1,189 deals in the second quarter of 2015, the first time since the fourth quarter of 2000 that VC investing has exceeded $17 Billion. Software companies captured $7.3 Billion of this total, the highest ever recorded.
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Comcast Offers 2 Gbps Residential Internet Service In Michigan
PLYMOUTH - Imagine being able to download a 1 gigabyte movie in just 4 seconds. With the new Comcast Gigabit Pro, a residential 2 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) service, Comcast customers in Metropolitan Detroit, Washtenaw County and West Michigan can do just that.
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