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  Breaking News
 

MI Lead Coalition To Give Women's Issues Voice In New Michigan Legislature
LANSING - Some 30 organizations joined Tuesday to announce the new MI Lead Coalition to give voice to women's issues and concerns as the new Legislature begins its work. The coalition is also working to develop new women leaders in the state.

 

Connected And Automated Vehicles And The Cybersecurity Threat: How Industry Is Responding
LIVONIA - Cybersecurity for vehicles represents a critical topic and important growth area for the automotive industry. On Feb. 17, The Center For Automotive Research brings together a panel to discuss the threats and present on strategies and methods for effectively managing cybersecurity for the “networked computers on wheels” that automobiles are increasingly becoming.

 

Applications Open For Global Automotive Innovation Challenge
DETROIT - SAE International, in partnership with MIT Alliance of Michigan and NextEnergy, Tuesday announced the 7th Annual Global Automotive Innovation Challenge.

 

Study: Michigan's Top 1 Percent Earned 25 Times More Than Bottom 99 Percent
LANSING - The top 1 percent of wage earners in the state captured 82 percent of the income growth from 2009 until 2012, a study released Monday said.

 

Great Lakes Angels Hosts Pitch Night, Investing Overview Feb. 16
BIRMINGHAM – The Great Lakes Angels Feb. 16 meeting will feature six exciting companies prior to a workshop called Overview of Angel Investing.

 

Older Version Android Smartphones, Tablets Have Google Security Flaw
SAN FRANCISCO - People with Android smartphones and tablets running older versions of the mobile operating system - around 60 percent of all Android users - are going to have to live with a security flaw Google has decided not to fix.

  Webcasts
 

Episode 75: The Good, Bad And Ugly Of The Internet, Entrepreneurs In Detroit
DETROIT – ITInTheD.Com’s 75th episode. Thanks to our guests local entrepreneur Bradley Hoos, as well as Jimi Plouffe and Nick Daniels from Momentum for hanging out. Other guests included Russ Dotson (he was on our first episode) as well as Brad Hoos, also a repeat guest, to talk about the various things he has going on these days. We discussed Hacker Fellows, a program recruiting recent Michigan and national college graduates to participate in a one-year program.

 

Internet Advisor Podcast: The New Face of Microsoft…Infinity & Beyond
DETROIT - Jerry Carlson, Tech Ninja for Microsoft’s Heartland office in Metro Detroit, joins Internet Advisor to unveil a remarkable array of changes and additions to the Microsoft world, including the introduction of Windows 10 – and the big surprise: HoloLens. Mike Brennan presents this week’s headlines from MITechNews.Com.

  Entrepreneur's Corner
 

Applications Open For Global Automotive Innovation Challenge
DETROIT - SAE International, in partnership with MIT Alliance of Michigan and NextEnergy, Tuesday announced the 7th Annual Global Automotive Innovation Challenge.

 

Feb. 5: ConnectNet eLearning 12 Elements Of Great Management
SOUTHFIELD - Are you looking to hone your management skills in 2015? Join us for an interactive webinar led by Sree Kaluva, CEO of Unique Solutions of Advanced Technologies. He will discuss 12 elements of great management.

Kaluva also is experience in the design, development and implementation of information systems.

  New Products/Contracts
 

U-M Opens First Online Course Attracting 800 Students
ANN ARBOR - The University of Michigan recently took another step forward in its push for innovating teaching as the school launched its first U-M-only massive open online course - a health-related class open to all levels of students across all three U-M campuses.

 

U-M Opens First Online Course Attracting 800 Students
ANN ARBOR - The University of Michigan recently took another step forward in its push for innovating teaching as the school launched its first U-M-only massive open online course - a health-related class open to all levels of students across all three U-M campuses.

  Cyber Defense
 

Merit Offers QuadMetrics Cybersecurity Tools to Members
ANN ARBOR - Merit Network signed an agreement Wednesday with QuadMetrics to provide the company's suite of security and risk assessment tools to Merit Members, as well as research and educational institutions throughout the country. The new services help organizations take a proactive approach to managing cybersecurity risks on the basis of large scale data measurements and analysis.

 

Connected And Automated Vehicles And The Cybersecurity Threat: How Industry Is Responding
LIVONIA - Cybersecurity for vehicles represents a critical topic and important growth area for the automotive industry. On Feb. 17, The Center For Automotive Research brings together a panel to discuss the threats and present on strategies and methods for effectively managing cybersecurity for the “networked computers on wheels” that automobiles are increasingly becoming.

  CleanUpdate
 

Michigan Faces Barriers To Implementing Advanced Energy Systems
LANSING - Michigan faces a range of barriers to successfully implementing advanced energy systems and competing with other states for the economic benefits that come with such an industry, a report released Monday by the Institute for Energy Innovation concluded.

 

VW, BMW, Chargepoint To Collaborate On Electric Vehicle Charging Network
WASHINGTON DC - At the 2015 Washington Auto Show, Volkswagen BMW, together with ChargePoint, the largest electric vehicle charging network, announced an initiative to create express charging corridors along heavily-traveled routes on the East and West Coasts.

  Biotechnology
 

Join aimWest For A Look Into The Medical Device/Tech Market
GRAND RAPIDS - Do you have an idea for a medical device or technology? Or are you interested in getting into the field professionally? At the February Med Tech event hosted by aimWest you’ll learn about what it takes to bring a great idea to market and the skills needed to do it.

 

MichBio Adds 6 Jobs To Database, Including 2 In Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR – MichBio, the state’s Life Sciences trade association, has posted six jobs on its web site, that include two in Ann Arbor.

  Politics
 

Study: Vehicle Registration Change To End Deductibility
LANSING - A change in Michigan's vehicle registration tax will mean Michigan motorists no longer can deduct the cost of their annual registration from their federal income tax, according to an analysis released Wednesday.

 

Michigan House Panel Trying Again On Cell Phone Tracking Bill
LANSING - After a bill from last session that would allow law enforcement to obtain location information from wireless carriers without a court order in certain emergency situations failed to reach the full chamber, the House Criminal Justice Committee is again taking up the legislation.

  Guest Columns
 

StudentsFirst Michigan Applauds Gov. Snyder For Aggressive Agenda To Improve K-12 Education
LANSING - StudentsFirst Vice President of State Affairs and former State Representative Tim Melton made the following statement regarding Governor Rick Snyder's State of the State speech. During the speech, Gov. Snyder called for the implementation of teacher and administrator evaluation as well as continued efforts to improve pre-school through 3rd grade reading:

 

Comic Book Post By Phillips Generates Worldwide Tweets
DETROIT - Forget Kim Kardashian...I think we accidentally broke the internet last week. Or at least our site came close to breaking. One of our posts trended worldwide, and whacky mayhem ensued...but more on that in a moment.


 
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