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.

COVID-19 Impact On Virtual Seminars, AirBnB, K-12 School Reopenings

ANN ARBOR - On MITech TV July 13, Attorney Enrico Schaefer will discuss COVID-19’s impact on temporary hotel room providers such as AirBnB and the millions of dollars in claims filed by them against the organizations. Then Andrea Bogart who manages the Detroit Center for Design + Technology will discuss how the pandemic has forced

By |2020-07-13T09:59:14-04:00July 13th, 2020|M2 TechCast, mitechtv|

An Israeli Blockchain Startup Claims It’s Invented an ‘Undo’ Button for BTC Transactions

TEL AVIV, Israel - Kirobo, a two-year-old Israeli blockchain startup, announced on Tuesday that it has found a way to tackle problems related to human error in cryptocurrency transactions. In a recent survey by the Fio Foundation, 55 percent of respondents reported experiencing stressful human errors when sending cryptocurrency, and 18 percent reported loss of

By |2020-07-12T16:51:40-04:00July 12th, 2020|Blockchain, IoT|

Pure Michigan Business Connect Matches PPE Needs With Suppliers

ANN ARBOR - Bobby Chasnis, director of the Pure Michigan Business Connect program, and Colin Dillon talks about the Pure Michigan Connect PPE matchmaking efforts, plus announced a new ad campaign called Michigan’s Arsenal of Innovation. PMBC matches those in need of Personal Protective Equipment with those that supply PPEs. PMBC is offering a procurement

By |2020-07-12T14:01:39-04:00July 12th, 2020|Coronavirus, mitechtv, Politics, Politics/Government, Science|

MSPC Approves DTE Electric’s Amended Renewable Energy Plan

 LANSING - The Michigan Public Service Commission approved DTE Electric Co.’s amended renewable energy plan (Case No. U-18232), expanding the company’s portfolio of wind and solar power generation facilities and addressing concerns raised by the Commission in previous orders, including the ability for third-party purchased power agreements to be used to meet the renewable portfolio standard.    The Commission approved DTE

Michigan CSO Named As Presidential Candidate Biden’s Senior Security Advisor

WASHINGTON DC - Michigan’s chief security officer, Chris DeRusha, has a new job - he’s the senior cybersecurity advisor for Democrat-presidential candidate Joe Biden. DeRusha was White House senior cybersecurity adviser and held a series of top cybersecurity jobs in the Department of Homeland Security during the Obama administration. Chris DeRusha He also

By |2020-07-10T16:24:35-04:00July 10th, 2020|Cyber Defense, Featured|

Pandemic Compels Entrepreneurs to Focus on Consumer Demand

WARRENTON, VA – Executives at Appy Pie noted a sharp increase in application development in Online eCommerce Stores, Radio/Podcasts, Education (128%), Delivery Services (98%) and News/Magazine apps. It was also observed that business apps in general have been stable, while applications that focus on Dating and Events have taken a dramatic nosedive. “The pandemic has

By |2020-07-10T16:37:26-04:00July 10th, 2020|Featured, IoT, Software|

Survey Asks For Input On How Michigan K-12 Schools Handled COVID-19

DETROIT  – People interested in sharing their views on how Michigan’s K–12 schools responded during the COVID-19 pandemic—and how they should plan for the fall—are invited to participate in a major statewide survey being conducted under the auspices of Launch Michigan. The surveys are open to 9th–12th grade school leaders and teachers, kindergarten–12th grade parents, and

By |2020-07-10T16:36:34-04:00July 10th, 2020|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Researchers Develop Cloth For Face Mask That Could Inactivate COVID-19

DETROIT - Researchers are working to develop cloth that could inactivate or repel coronaviruses—ideally including the one that causes COVID-19—and other pathogens. People can transfer infectious particles to their hands if they touch the front of a mask during use or when they remove gowns or other PPE, according to Chandan Sen, director of the

By |2020-07-10T15:25:20-04:00July 10th, 2020|Coronavirus, Science|

Watch Rivian Launch and Drift the R1T in These New Testing Videos

NOVI - Rivian is well underway to releasing its first products: the R1T pickup and the R1S SUV. As the two vehicles inch closer to production, the automaker's dynamics team has been hard at work making sure they can live up to the expectations of a world-class off-roader. Rivian has released a trio of short videos showing

By |2020-07-10T15:19:03-04:00July 10th, 2020|Auto Tech|

Four20Post: Michigan Cannabis Internet TV Show Focus On Security

ANN ARBOR - Welcome to the first Four20Post streaming video - aka Internet TV - show. Today we feature news from Rick Thompson and Jamie Cooper, plus interviews with Rudy Patros from Securatech and Kevin MacRitchie from Helios Security. So the theme is keeping our Michigan cannabis businesses secure. You're going to want to watch

By |2020-07-08T21:33:36-04:00July 8th, 2020|Marijuana Business, mitechtv, News|