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.

Renaissance Venture Capital Names Christina Drake and Kimberly Reno as Partners

ANN ARBOR - Renaissance Venture Capital, a fund of funds supporting the growth of venture capital investment in Michigan, has named Christina Drake and Kimberly Reno as partners. “Both Kimberly and Christina add so much expertise to the Renaissance team and we are proud to recognize their contributions by elevating them to partners,” Chris Rizik,

By |2024-06-20T14:59:28-04:00June 20th, 2024|Entrepreneurs|

Moon’s Surface Contains Key Ingredient For Producing Clean Limitless Energy

BEIJING - China has discovered a crystal from the Moon made of a previously unknown mineral, while also confirming that the lunar surface contains a key ingredient for nuclear fusion, a potential form of effectively limitless power that harnesses the same forces that fuel the Sun and other stars. The crystal is part of a

By |2024-06-19T17:15:45-04:00June 19th, 2024|Industry 4.0|

More Than $2.5M In New Funding To Support Michigan Animal Agriculture Research

EAST LANSING — With more than $2.5 million, the Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture will invest in 23 new research and outreach projects led by Michigan State University researchers and MSU Extension educators. The funding is available through the Fiscal Year 2023-24 Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) budget. The M-AAA began in

By |2024-06-19T09:02:51-04:00June 19th, 2024|Industry 4.0|

Small Business Uncertainty Spikes In Latest NFIB Poll

LANSING  – At first glance, not much has changed in the latest monthly poll of the nation’s small business owners published by their leading advocacy association, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Inflation remains the top concern, but one component, the Uncertainty Index, rose an alarming nine points to 85, the highest reading since November

By |2024-06-19T08:56:29-04:00June 19th, 2024|Entrepreneurs|

Apple’s Free Message Via Satellite Works Like iMessage

CUPERTINO, Calif. - It’s no secret Emergency SOS via satellite has been a great success for Apple. Ever since it launched back in late 2022, there have been countless reports of people being able to use satellite connectivity to call for help. So it’s no surprise iOS 18 will expand that feature and offer satellite text messaging services

By |2024-06-19T08:41:12-04:00June 19th, 2024|Industry 4.0|

Top Corporate Landlords See Profits Soar Amid Rent Hikes and Fees

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Labor Department Consumer Price Index (CPI) report revealed costs remained largely unchanged in May, with overall inflation cooling faster than economists expected as the Fed considers finally reducing interest rates below a 23-year high. Despite these positive signs, shelter costs remain high, increasing for the fourth month in a row

By |2024-06-18T21:02:32-04:00June 18th, 2024|Politics|

MPSC Seeks Input On Proposals For Penalties, Incentives To Reduce Frequency And Duration Of Power Outages

LANSING - The Michigan Public Service Commission today announced it is seeking further input on proposals that would establish financial penalties for utilities that don’t meet thresholds for getting the power back on and incentives for reduced outages and faster restoration of service (Case No U-21400). The Commission’s meeting took place at the LV Eberhard

By |2024-06-18T20:50:06-04:00June 18th, 2024|Government/Politics, Politics, Politics/Government|

SensCy Appoints Frank Sadeghi President

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — SensCy, a leader in cybersecurity for small and medium sized organizations, announced the appointment of Frank Sadeghi as President, effective July 1st. Prior to joining SensCy, Frank served as Global EVP of RethinkCare - a leading behavioral and mental health platform supporting neurodiversity in the workplace and at home.  Previously, Frank held senior

By |2024-06-18T19:54:44-04:00June 18th, 2024|Cyber Defense|

June Features New Enterprise Forum Panel, I Corps Hub Innovator Advisor Breakfast

ANN ARBOR - In the last two weeks of June, two entrepreneurial events are taking place in Ann Arbor. Diane Durance is moderating a panel discussion at New Enterprise Forum this Thursday, June 20, at Ann Arbor SPARK, 330 E. Liberty and the I-Corps Hub of the Great Lakes Region's Innovator Advisor Community Breakfast at

By |2024-06-18T17:27:19-04:00June 18th, 2024|Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

MICyberPatriot Is Not Only For Kids, But Grandparents Too

ANN ARBOR - MICyberPatriot needs contributions to support its critical mission of increasing the number of Michigan Schools participating in the national CyberPatriot Program. But MICyberPatriot isn't just aimed at grade-school students. It also provides education for parents and grand parents who may not be cyber savvy, but want to communicate with the younger generation

By |2024-06-18T20:20:28-04:00June 18th, 2024|Cyber Defense, mitechtv|