About Mike Brennan

Founder of Michigan News Network, and serves as CEO, as well as Editor & Publisher of MITECHNEWS.COM. Brennan has worked since 1980 as a technology writer at newspapers in New York, NY, San Jose, CA., Seattle, WA., Memphis, TN., Detroit, MI., and London, England. He co-founded and served as managing editor of Pacific Rim News Service (SEATTLE), which developed a network of more than 100 freelance journalists in 17 Asia-Pacific countries.

Younger US Consumers Leading Way On Environmental Concern, Activism

NEW YORK - After a year of lockdowns and deprivation, a new GfK survey reveals that the environment is still a powerful concern for Americans – and that younger consumers are leading in the charge on green awareness and activism. The study – conducted last month among US consumers ages 18 to 65 – shows

By |2021-06-22T17:09:15-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Clean Update, Featured|

Lume Cannabis Co. and 313 Presents Announce Exclusive Cannabis Partnership

DETROIT  - Lume Cannabis Co. announced a five-year agreement with 313 Presents in which Lume will become the exclusive cannabis brand of 313 Presents’ DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston (formerly Pine Knob). The announcement represents the very first integrated, activated cannabis partnership in 313 Presents’ portfolio, which will include marketing opportunities spanning culture, music

By |2021-06-22T15:50:49-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Marijuana Business, News|

Meet The Six Finalists Of The 2021 City Of Design Challenge

DETROIT - Design Core, the College for Creative Studies, and Connect313 are proud to announce the six teams of the 2021 City of Design Challenge. In its first year, the City of Design Challenge is a program that invites designers, residents, policymakers, and other community stakeholders to collaborate on projects that improve the quality of

By |2021-06-22T09:27:27-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Melvindale Educator One Of 10 Amazon Computer Science Teachers Of The Year

SEATTLE—Terry Laesser, a teacher at Melvindale High School, is one of just 10 national members of the Amazon Future Engineer Teachers of the Year. Each year, Amazon recognizes 10 teachers for their work to inspire students from historically underrepresented communities to pursue careers in computer science and robotics. “It has been an especially difficult year

By |2021-06-22T08:14:00-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD|

John E Smith, CEO of Great Lakes Segway, Updates E-Bike Story

ANN ARBOR - Great Lakes Segway CEO John E. Smith joins MITech TV to talk about his new electric bicycles that retail in from about $2,500 to $4,500. The interview is conducted by Kathleen Norton-Schock of Diva Tech Talk. Here is his story: Since 2010, we have been perfecting the art of providing fun, safe,

By |2021-06-21T16:50:24-04:00June 21st, 2021|mitechtv, New Products|

MITech TV: Segway CEO, Hemp For Michigan Farmers, Automation Alley Update

ANN ARBOR - On MITech TV June 21 at 2 pm, Kathleen Norton-Schock interviews Segway CEO John E. Smith. Then two executives from the Industrial Hemp Association of Michigan (iHemp) talks about the 20,000 uses of Hemp and how Michigan farmers can benefit. Then Tom Kelly, CEO of Automation Alley, updates what’s happening with the

By |2021-06-21T10:14:23-04:00June 21st, 2021|Podcasts|

Detroit Quality Staffing Launching Pop’s Program To Help Detroit’s Homeless Join Workforce

DEARBORN -- Detroit Quality Staffing has announced a new outreach program launching in August called Pop's Program, designed to provide a support system and tools to help Detroit's homeless population to find meaningful employment. Pop's Program will provide transportation, clothing, hygiene packages, and other help such as resume building, public housing assistance, and setting up

By |2021-06-20T19:22:17-04:00June 20th, 2021|Featured|

Detroit’s TechTown Hosts Retail Boot Camp Showcase June 22

DETROIT - Join TechTown Detroit to celebrate the hustle and hard work of 14 Retail Boot Camp (RBC) graduates and the program’s 11th cohort showcase. Tune in virtually to watch quick pitches and see how these businesses will make their visions a reality with what they learned at RBC. Five standouts will each win a

By |2021-06-20T19:10:56-04:00June 20th, 2021|Entrepreneurs|

Michigan Awarded Top State For New Manufacturing Jobs And Investment

LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced Michigan has been awarded an Area Development 2021 Manufacturing Gold Shovel award, affirming the momentum and strength of job creation around new and expanded manufacturing facilities in the state. “This Manufacturing Golden Shovel Award is a recognition of our ongoing economic jumpstart,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “As we

By |2021-06-17T19:00:07-04:00June 17th, 2021|Government/Politics, IoT|

Electrifly Detroit Augmented Reality Show Courtesy BrandXR

ANN ARBOR - Electrifly Detroit is an Augmented Reality series that makes a half dozen murals painted around the Motor City jump out in a 3D experience using a smart phone app created by BrandXR. Co-found Moody Mattan joins MITech TV co-hosts Matt Roush and Mike Brennan providing the back story. MORE at www.brandxr.io https://youtu.be/vH5jDmFxxw4

By |2021-06-17T17:02:23-04:00June 17th, 2021|mitechtv, New Products, New Products / Contracts|