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.

Backstage Capital Managing Director Wheat To Judge InnoSTARS IoT Pitch Competition

DETROIT - Monica Wheat, Managing Director of Backstage Capital, has joined the judging panel for the Chinese-government backed InnoSTARS competition that concludes the day-long IoT Tech Connect Conference April 29 at the Michigan Science Center. The Detroit InnoSTARS quarter finals are open for applicants until April 15. Ten companies will be selected to pitch to

By |2019-03-24T19:06:01+00:00March 24th, 2019|Entrepreneurs, IoT|

MaxFit Gym, Rehmann Cybersecurity Event, Red Level Recycling Day, UM’s Hashbash Update

ROYAL OAK – Nezar Akeel, creator and Founder of MaxFit, explains his All-In-One gym product. He’s working with the Lawrence Technological University’s Centrepolis Accelerator. Jim Carpp, CTO and Vice Chairman of Rehmann, announces a May 9 free cybersecurity conference in Troy. Dave King, CEO of Red Level Group, announces a digital equipment recycling day in

By |2019-03-24T15:35:48+00:00March 24th, 2019|Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

New Data Breach Bill Moves Amid Latest Ransomware Attack

LANSING - Consumers would have to be notified within 45 days if their "sensitive personally identifying information" was stolen in a data breach, under two bills that moved out of the House Financial Services Committee Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, letters continue to go out from one recent example of a data breach, a ransomware incident that

By |2019-03-24T14:18:27+00:00March 24th, 2019|Small Business Association of Michigan|

CAV/Smart Cities Track At IoT Techconnect All-Star Cast Of Technology Experts

DETROIT - If you or your company want to better understand the latest technologies in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and Smart Cities, IoT Techconnect April 29 at the Michigan Science Center has got you covered. Early bird tickets purchased by March 31 cost just $99 and include breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks, and beverages all day.

By |2019-03-23T14:27:41+00:00March 23rd, 2019|Auto Tech, Featured, IoT|

Rehmann To Host Free Cyber Security Threats And Best Practices Forum May 9

TROY – Rehmann announced Friday that they will host a Cyber Security Threats & Best Practices Forum at the Detroit Marriott Troy Hotel in Troy on May 9. The conference is presented in partnership with The Michigan Chamber of Commerce and WatchGuard Technologies. The forum will feature a live hacking demo and keynote presentation by

By |2019-03-22T16:54:32+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|

UM’s Bloom Named Judge Of China-Government Back InnoSTARS IoT Pitch Competition

DETROIT – David Bloom, University of Michigan Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, has joined the judging panel for the Chinese-government backed InnoSTARS competition that concludes the day-long IoT Techconnect Conference April 29 at the Michigan Science Center. Bloom works at the UM’s School of Information that develops digital and computer skills for more than 500 students.

By |2019-03-22T16:21:15+00:00March 21st, 2019|Entrepreneurs, Featured, IoT|

Lake Superior State University Offers BS Degree In Cannabis Business

SAULT STE. MARIE – Lake Superior State University is offering what its President Rodney Hanley says is the first university in the nation to launch a Baccalaureate of Science degree in Cannabis Business. Hanley, in an interview with MITechNews.Com Editor Mike Brennan, said the new degree program that will start this fall will “appeal to

By |2019-03-20T20:42:38+00:00March 20th, 2019|News|

Virtual Reality Is A Game Changer For The Automotive Market

NEW YORK - With the release of virtual and augmented reality and the advance of hardware devices, VR is poised to hit the mainstream in the coming years. Healthcare, art, entertainment, sport — the list of applications for VR is endless. Since 2016, virtual reality started to penetrate into the automotive market, as more and

By |2019-03-20T10:40:27+00:00March 20th, 2019|Auto Tech|

Round 4 — Hacker Puts 26 Million New Accounts Up For Sale On Dark Web

DETROIT - A hacker who was selling details of nearly 890 million online accounts stolen from 32 popular websites in three separate rounds has now put up a fourth batch of millions of records originating from 6 other sites for sale on the dark web. The Hacker News today received a new email from the Pakistani hacker,

By |2019-03-20T10:33:19+00:00March 20th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

UM Student Startups Win More Than $100,000 In Funding

ANN ARBOR – Student startups at the University of Michigan took home more than $100,000 in prizes in the final round of the 2019 Michigan Business Challenge, a campus-wide, multi-round business plan competition hosted by UM Ross School of Business’ Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. This year, for the first time, the MBC also featured the

By |2019-03-19T19:25:40+00:00March 19th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|