mikebrennan

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.

M2 TechCast Lineup: Diva Tech Talk, Duo Security, SmartOne, Detroit Internet Exchange

ROYAL OAK - On M2 TechCast Monday Aug. 20, Kathleen Norton Schock returns to update all the happenings with Diva Tech Talk and the Michigan Council of Women in Technology. Dan Lohrmann will discuss his recent column that takes a look at Duo Security and the cyber talent pay gap. Melih Oztalay updates what’s happening

By |2018-08-17T12:32:00+00:00August 17th, 2018|Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Report Suggests Tax Credit To Boost Broadband Access

LANSING - A tax credit to ease the cost of broadband internet service is among the recommendations of a state task force examining the status of broadband use in the state and ways to increase access. The report, the product of the Michigan Consortium of Advanced Networks, created through an executive order from Governor Rick Snyder,

By |2018-08-17T12:09:15+00:00August 17th, 2018|Politics|

Fewer Americans Embrace Self-Driving Car Technology After Accidents

DETROIT - Fewer Americans are embracing self-driving car technology following high-profile incidents involving Uber and Tesla vehicles, reports Cox Automotive. Consumers’ interest in automatic braking and other autonomous features is high, but drivers view self-driving cars as less safe compared to a similar survey conducted two years ago. Forty-nine percent of respondents said they would

By |2018-08-17T10:35:25+00:00August 17th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Featured|

Brennan Updates CAR’s MBS Conference, Progress On MITechNews TV

TRAVERSE CITY - The Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminars has morphed into a technology show, and this year the focus was on Autonomous Vehicles - how to build them, protect them from hackers, whether you need a driver’s license to ride in one, liability when accidents occur and more. M2 TechCast co-host Mike

By |2018-08-16T10:29:51+00:00August 16th, 2018|Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

New York VC-Backed Blockchain Company Building 37,000 Acre Wind Farm In Sahara

DAKHLA, Morocco - Soluna, a blockchain company, is building a 37,000 acre wind farm in the Western Sahara, one of the windiest regions in the world, to provide 900-megawatts of power for a data center to support blockchain networks around the world. Construction will start in 2019 and is scheduled to be completed in five

By |2018-08-15T19:22:10+00:00August 15th, 2018|Blockchain|

LIFT Creates Process To Help Shipbuilders Save Production Costs, Improve Build Time

DETROIT - Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow has created new process that introduce the opportunity for shipbuilders to save production costs and improve build time, while reducing distortion of lightweight materials. The Joining-3 Project, led by Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division, with partners in government, NSWC-Carderock Division, NAVSEA and industry, including American Bureau of Shipping,

By |2018-08-14T19:56:03+00:00August 14th, 2018|New Products / Contracts|

LTU’s New Dorm, Karamba Auto Anti-Hacking, Ashleigh Laabs, BullsEye VirtualTech

ROYAL OAK - On M2 TechCast Aug. 13, Joe Veryser, LTU campus architect, talks about all the high tech touches in our new dorm, and all the other real estate projects under way on campus this summer. Ami Dotan, President and CEO of Karamba Security, warns you if a Chinese company called Keen Lab calls,

By |2018-08-13T07:35:28+00:00August 13th, 2018|Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Hatch Detroit Contest Announces 10 Semi-Finalists For $250,000 Contest

DETROIT – Ten retail concepts have made the semi finals of the Hatch Detroit Contest where one will win $50,000 in cash and $200,000 in pro bono support to found a brick and mortar business in Detroit, Highland Park or Hamtramck. Now the contest will turn to the public to cast their vote and help

By |2018-08-10T08:10:31+00:00August 10th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

ACM Study: Truck Driver Jobs Safe With Self-Driving Vehicles; Cab Drivers, Not So Much

YPSILANTI TWP. – A new study commissioned by the American Center for Mobility finds that only a “modest” number of truck driving jobs will be affected by the rise of automated vehicles. The study, led by Michigan State University and supported by the Texas A&M Transportation Instute, predicted that significant numbers of automated vehicles won’t

By |2018-08-09T20:35:22+00:00August 9th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

Deadline To Register For $1 Million Accelerate Michigan Competition Aug. 15

ROYAL OAK - Are you a Michigan entrepreneur who has grown a great company that now needs cash to take it to the next level? Then you want to apply to compete in the $1 million Accelerate Michigan business-plan competition. Martin Dober, Managing Partner of Invest Detroit Ventures, talks about this annual competition. Deadline to

By |2018-08-08T08:00:59+00:00August 8th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|