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.

West Michigan Software Development Shop Hires 8 In 2018

ALLENDALE - BizStream, a web and software development shop, announced the addition of eight new team members in 2018 to support project and product growth. The new team members include:  Nathan Graham, Web Developer Ben Buurstra, Web Developer Julie Stanard, Quality Assurance Specialists  Tyler Pfhol, Quality Assurance Specialists Mike Webb, Web Developer Preston Stewart, Web Developer

By |2019-01-17T20:24:04+00:00January 17th, 2019|New Products / Contracts|

Report: Economic Performance Top Corporate Sustainability Priority

ANN ARBOR - A global survey of supply chain decision makers reveals that economic performance is the top ranking corporate sustainability priority for the majority of organizations. However, when directly asked whether profitability or sustainability was more important, 60 percent gave equal priority to these objectives, with another 25 percent leaning towards sustainability. Conducted by

By |2019-01-17T17:49:02+00:00January 17th, 2019|New Products / Contracts|

Applications Open For DTX Launch Detroit College Tech Accelerator 

DETROIT - DTX Launch Detroit is offering Michigan college students and recent graduates the opportunity to get paid to work on their tech startup--and potentially win a grand prize of $15,000 for their business. The 10-week accelerator is accepting applications for summer 2019. Applications are open through April 5. Three information sessions will be held,

By |2019-01-16T20:03:39+00:00January 16th, 2019|Entrepreneurs|

IoT TechConnect Focus On Michigan Technology, Supporting Michigan Science Center

DETROIT - How would your company like to participate in an Internet of Things event this spring that will focus on Michigan technologies and also benefit the Michigan Science Center? Well you can. It’s called IoT Tech Connect and it will be held at the Michigan Science Center on Monday April 29. Fifteen percent of

By |2019-01-13T22:11:43+00:00January 13th, 2019|IoT, News|

Autotrader’s Krebs Talks 2019 Auto Sales, What’s Hot And What’s Not

ROYAL OAK - Michelle Krebs a senior analyst with Autotrader joins M2 TechCast to talk about the outlook for 2019 North American auto and light truck sales - down somewhat from 2018. She also outlines some of the major issues that could impact sales, including tariffs, labor talks and more. Plus what vehicles will be

By |2019-01-13T15:26:06+00:00January 13th, 2019|Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Survey: Investment, Employment Stay Same Or Increase At Most Michigan Large Companies

DETROIT— More than 80 percent of Michigan’s largest companies forecast their employment and investment in Michigan will stay the same or increase in the next 6 to 12 months.   Their positive outlook notwithstanding, 90 percent of these same leaders believe the state and U.S. economies will stay the same or worsen during that time.

By |2019-01-12T17:00:05+00:00January 12th, 2019|News|

AutoMobili-D Comes To NAIAS (Detroit Auto Show) During Press, Industry Days

DETROIT - AutoMobili-D will be the backdrop for four days of mobility conversation and mobility-themed content coming from the Cobo Center Atrium and PlanetM Stages, Jan. 14-17. Media and industry attendees will hear top thought leaders share insights on mobility manufacturing, connectivity, cybersecurity, keeping up with the demand for mobility talent, urbanization through autonomy and

By |2019-01-11T19:07:06+00:00January 11th, 2019|Auto Tech, Featured|

Comcast Xfinity xFi Uses AI To Block Cyber Threats Connected To Home Network

PHILADELPHIA – Comcast has launched nationally Xfinity xFi Advanced Security, an artificial-intelligence-powered service that monitors, blocks and informs customers of online threats to connected devices, and is said to provide seamless digital protection for those devices when connected to their home network. By 2022, Cisco estimates that there will be more than 13 connected devices

By |2019-01-11T18:49:30+00:00January 11th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

Detroit Regional Partnership Up And Running

DETROIT - The newly-named Detroit Regional Partnership charged with creating a world-class marketing and attraction economic development arm for the 11-county region is now operational and led by CEO Barry Matherly. The group kicked off a 30-day listening tour with stakeholders across the 11-county region to learn more about each community's economic development programs and priorities.

By |2019-01-10T17:25:05+00:00January 10th, 2019|News|

Electrified Vehicle Outlook Focus Of NAIAS AutoMobili-D Panel

DETROIT – What’s the outlook for electrified vehicles, what is delaying their widespread adoption and what are automotive suppliers doing to overcome these obstacles? These questions will be answered at a special industry panel to be held during Industry Days at the 2019 NAIAS AutoMobili-D exhibition. The panel, titled eMobility: What are We Waiting For?

By |2019-01-12T17:42:15+00:00January 10th, 2019|Auto Tech, Featured|