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.

These Are the Skills That Will Get You a Job In the Cannabis Industry

People at every level eager to build exciting careers – including top executives feeling trapped in low or no-growth industries – should take a serious look at the cannabis industry. Let’s start with the numbers. The U.S. legal cannabis market was valued at $11.9 billion in 2018; globally the market is expected to be worth $66.3 billion by the

By |2019-07-16T19:10:26-04:00July 16th, 2019|News|

Applications Open For $1 Million Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

DETROIT – Applications are will now be accepted to compete in the $1 million Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, a program of Invest Detroit’s ID Ventures. The 10th annual pitch competition on November 13 will be held at Detroit’s recently renovated State Savings Bank. Semi-finalists will pitch their ideas to seasoned judges. “We are thrilled to reach such

By |2019-07-15T09:20:58-04:00July 15th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

M2 Techcast TV – Experts Explore Setting Up Cannabis Businesses

ROYAL OAK - On M2 Techcast TV July 15, Anthony Sabatella, president of THC123, will discuss HR for Marijuana Microbusinesses. Roberta King, Owner of Canna Communications, will explain the PR essentials for Cannabis Microbusinesses. Scott Roberts Principal at Scott F. Roberts Law Group, will talk about basic requirements and restrictions applicable to the microbusiness license.

By |2019-07-14T18:15:49-04:00July 14th, 2019|Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Michigan House Bill To Create 5-Year Moratorium On Law Enforcement Facial Recognition Tech

LANSING - A bill from Rep. Isaac Robinson introduced Wednesday would create a five-year moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement. HB 4810, which was sent to the House Judiciary Committee, would prevent the use of facial recognition software to obtain warrants or otherwise enforce the law. "Research has already shown that

By |2019-07-10T19:29:02-04:00July 10th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan Health And Human Services Department Pegs IT Deficit At $45 Million

LANSING- A structural shortfall in what the Department of Health and Human Services spends on information technology compared to what it has available will result in $45 million in overspending by the close of the current fiscal year, the department has advised top lawmakers. During the spring, DHHS had acknowledged the shortfall and began taking

By |2019-07-10T19:18:34-04:00July 10th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

M2 Techcast Goes Video With KLA Ann Arbor, Altimetrik, Metro Wireless, Airfoil Group

ROYAL OAK - M2 Techcast, our Internet radio show, becomes an Internet TV show July 8. Our first video interviews will be with John McLaughlin, KLA Ann Arbor Lead, Jacob Even Smith, Partnership Manager, Altimetrik, Dominic Serra, President Metro Wireless, and Lisa Vallee-Smith, CEO Airfoil Group. M2 Techcast is heard live Monday’s from 2 to

By |2019-07-09T14:34:33-04:00July 8th, 2019|Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Ambs Call Center Earns 2019 ATSI Award Of Excellence

GRAND RAPIDS - Ambs Call Center has received the ATSI 2019 Award of Excellence for best answering service. This annual award is presented by the Association of TeleServices International (ATSI) an industry trade association for telephone answering service providers. Now a 16-time winner, Ambs Call Center earned the Sapphire Award at ATSI’s 2019 Annual Convention

By |2019-07-07T18:45:35-04:00July 7th, 2019|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

May Jobless Rates Increase in Majority of Michigan Regional Labor Markets

LANSING - Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates in May edged up in 12 of Michigan’s 17 regional labor markets, according to data from the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. Both total employment and total workforce levels rose in most labor market areas over the month. “Most metro areas in Michigan recorded modest jobless rate

By |2019-07-07T18:46:13-04:00July 7th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Read These Emergency Rules If You Plan To Sell, Grow Marijuana In Michigan

LANSING - The agency that regulates the selling and growing of marijuana in Michigan released emergency rules Wednesday to clarify the requirements for businesses that plan to sell pot to adults 21 and older. Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency plans to start taking business applications Nov. 1. The rules will remain in effect for six months and

By |2019-07-05T15:18:15-04:00July 5th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency Chief Headlines Cannabis Industry Conference

LANSING - Andrew Brisbo, Michigan Executive Director at Marijuana Regulatory Agency, will keynote the Michigan Cannabis Industry Association’s first Summer Conference on July 9 that offers a unique opportunity to network, socialize and learn how to grow your cannabis business. It will be held at Shanty Creek Resort in Northern Michigan. Hotel rooms are not

By |2019-06-28T10:02:47-04:00June 28th, 2019|Featured, New Products / Contracts|