Matt Roush

About Matt Roush

Matt Roush, a former business and technology journalist for such publications as the Traverse City Record Eagle, Crain's Detroit Business and WWJ News Radio's GLTR, is now Director of Media Relations and Managing Editor, University News Bureau. He also is editor of the Engineering Society of Detroit's Technology Century website, plus a co-host of M2 TechCast on the PodcastDetroit Network.

GHSP Adds First Marketing Director

GRAND HAVEN–GHSP, a supplier in the automotive and appliance industries, announced the hiring of sales and marketing veteran John Major as the company’s first marketing director. GHSP has restructured its executive management team, adding a chief technology officer, presidents of operations in North American and China, a general counsel, and now, a marketing director, as a catalyst

By |2019-07-30T16:41:54-04:00July 26th, 2019|ESD|

Kent County Gets Cybercrime Hotline

GRAND RAPIDS—Officials from the Heart of West Michigan United Way and the Ann Arbor-based Cybercrime Support Network were joined by local and state law enforcement and government officials Tuesday to announce the launch of Michigan’s first cybercrime support and recovery hotline. The new system allows Kent County residents to dial 2-1-1 to report and find resources to recover from

By |2019-07-25T13:00:07-04:00July 25th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

US Signal Survey: 83 Percent Of Organizations Faced Web Attack In Last 2 years

GRAND RAPIDS—The Grand Rapids data center services provider US Signal Co. LLC has released its 2019 State of Web and DDoS Attacks survey. The study—which included data derived from more than 100 IT decision makers in U.S.-based companies with up to 750 employees—revealed that 83 percent of organizations have experienced a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack within

By |2019-07-26T09:42:31-04:00July 25th, 2019|Cyber Defense, Featured|

Liquid Web Establishes European Data Center

LANSING—Officials of Liquid Web LLC announced the company’s EU Data Center is now available for Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce hosting, helping its European customers meet data residency requirements as well as helping improve performance and reduce latency. “Even though it’s a tiny factor, the latency between a user making a request from England all

By |2019-07-23T15:35:57-04:00July 23rd, 2019|ESD|

Ann Arbor Savings App’s Deposits Hit $400,000

ANN ARBOR—Plinqit, a brandable savings app that pays users for engaging with content, has exceeded $400,000 (and growing) in total deposits by users since launching last year. Supporting this rapid increase in deposits, Plinqit is creating substantially higher user engagement (55 percent on average) compared to other savings apps, which average an engagement rate of

By |2019-07-23T15:35:57-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Apps, As-A-Service|

Ophthalmic Startup Gets $5 Million Investment To Complete Phase 2 Clinical Trials

FARMINGTON HILLS—Ocuphire Pharma Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapies to treat patients with a variety of ophthalmic disorders, announced that it has closed on over $5 million of financing. Investors include Jackson-based RBI Opportunities Fund, Douglas, Mich.-based Belle Capital Fund, Grand Rapids-based Grand Angels Fund, Farmington Hills-based First Capital Fund, Ann Arbor-based Michigan Angel

By |2019-07-23T15:35:57-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Life Sciences|

High-Tech Battery Startup Closes Venture Funding Round

WEST BLOOMFIELD TWP.—Intecells Inc., a developer of advanced manufacturing technology for lithium-ion batteries, announced the closing of a Series A funding round, led by  San Francisco-based Walden International and its partner, Steinhagen, Germany-based Plasmatreat GmbH, a developer of plasma-based metal treatment technology. West Bloomfield Township-based Intecells is developing and commercializing battery-manufacturing technology that improves battery

By |2019-07-20T14:47:15-04:00July 20th, 2019|Auto Tech|

Biotech firm names chief medical officer

ROYAL OAK — OncoCell MDx has hired Kirk Wojno, M.D., as its chief medical officer. OncoCell MDx is developing new, noninvasive molecular diagnostic assays. Wojno, a renowned urologic pathologist and expert in prostate biopsy interpretation, joins an expanding, experienced executive team. OncoCell MDx also recently announced the appointments of Mark McDonough as president and CEO

By |2019-07-20T14:47:15-04:00July 20th, 2019|Life Sciences|

TC Satellite Operations Company Will Support AWS Ground Station

TRAVERSE CITY–Atlas Space Operations, a provider of ground communications in the space industry and a member of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN), announced support for AWS Ground Station within the Atlas Space Operations Freedom Network. The collaboration provides customers an expanded network of satellite ground stations, simplified satellite management, and easy access

By |2019-07-20T14:47:15-04:00July 20th, 2019|ESD|

Auto Security Software Developer Gets Deal With Alpine Electronics

BLOOMFIELD HILLS–Karamba Security, a developer of automotive and enterprise edge cybersecurity, announced the signing of a production agreement of its leading Carwall runtime integrity software in Alpine infotainment systems. The platform provides an ECU self-protection against remote code execution (RCE), helping to protect vehicles from cyberattacks. Protection against cyberattacks is critical in order to safeguard

By |2019-07-20T14:47:15-04:00July 20th, 2019|Auto Tech|