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.

U-M Economists See US Growth Slowing Until COVID Vaccine Broadly Available

ANN ARBOR - University of Michigan economists expect a rebound in economic activity, falling unemployment and life returning to “close-to-normal” by the end of next year in the United States as the nation and world recover from the pandemic. Gabriel Ehrlich Still, the researchers say, the ride out of the COVID-19-induced recession affords them far

By |2020-11-30T12:42:15-05:00November 30th, 2020|Coronavirus, Featured, Science|

Gary Baker Living The Dream on Shared Adventure Yacht In Florida

ANN ARBOR - Long-time Michigan technologist Gary Baker does several "part-time" technology jobs remotely from his pleasure yacht in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, called Shared Adventure. He wants to be "your friend with a boat" for sailing vacations to Miami, The Florida Keyes, and even the Bahamas. Find out more at www.sharedadventure.com. https://youtu.be/8lLoxw1s7cI Captain Gary is

By |2020-11-29T22:10:13-05:00November 29th, 2020|IoT, mitechtv|

MITech TV: COVID Facial Monitor, FinTech Predictions, Holiday COVID Warnings

ANN ARBOR - On MITech TV Nov. 30, Rudy Patros, CEO of Securatech, talks about his COVID-19 facial monitor that blocks people without masks or high temperatures from entering a business. Rudy has sold about 90 units to cannabis and general business companies. Jason Raznick, CEO of Benzinga, provides a glimpse of FinTech in 2021

By |2020-11-29T17:43:46-05:00November 29th, 2020|Podcasts|

Amazon Announces Upgraded Echo Frames Smart Glasses For Everyone

SEATTLE - Amazon has announced an upgraded model of its Echo Frames smart glasses, adding better sound quality, longer battery life, and new colors. Amazon also is offering Echo Frames to buy, as the company transitions the Alexa-equipped glasses from a “Day One Edition” invitation-only device to a full-fledged product. The second-generation Echo Frames will cost $249.99

By |2020-11-28T08:22:08-05:00November 28th, 2020|Featured, IoT, New Products / Contracts|

Toyota, Cisco Expand Wi-Fi Access In Detroit, Inkster, Flint and Washtenaw County

ANN ARBOR - Residents of Detroit, Inkster, Flint and Washtenaw County will soon benefit from expanded free Wi-Fi access at more than 50 community locations across S.E. Michigan. The effort, part of Merit Network’s Michigan Moonshot initiative, was supported by contributions from the Toyota USA Foundation and Cisco. Washtenaw Intermediate School District and Merit Network

By |2020-11-28T08:18:30-05:00November 23rd, 2020|New Products / Contracts|

Securatech Offers COVID-19 Monitor That Bars Entry If Visitor Not Wearing Mask Or Has High Temperature

FARMINGTON HILLS - Securatech is offering a high-tech solution for not only cannabis companies, but also any business to comply with COVID-19 healthcare restrictions and prevent those who ignore mask mandates from entering. Securatech President Rudy Patros calls it the Temperature and Mask Monitoring Center. “You don’t want to see your operation go down because

By |2020-11-22T15:42:00-05:00November 22nd, 2020|Coronavirus, Featured, Science|

MITech TV: Epidemiologist Fred Brown Takes Deep Dive Into COVID-19 Vaccines

ANN ARBOR - Epidemiologist Fred Brown will be given the entire hour Monday at 2 pm on Facebook live to discuss the safety issues with the two primary COVID-19 vaccines that seek emergency approval by the FDA. He will also make a case for large groups of people not to gather indoors for Thanksgiving this

By |2020-11-28T12:19:08-05:00November 22nd, 2020|Podcasts|

Detroit’s Own Rachel Konrad Now PR Boss At Impossible Foods

ANN ARBOR - Former Free Press Auto Writer Rachel Konrad reflects on a 25-year communications career that has led her to run worldwide communications for Impossible Foods, the vegetable meat sustitute that Burger King sells as the Impossible Whopper nationwide. The Impossible Foods Mission Statement: We’ve been eating meat since we lived in caves. And

By |2020-11-19T19:23:31-05:00November 19th, 2020|Business, mitechtv|

Century Technology Group Buys Mutually Human Software, App Developer

ADA — Century Technology Group Inc. — an Ada-based family office that provides tech companies with growth capital, administrative resources and managerial consulting — has acquired local custom software and app developer Mutually Human. “Mutually Human fits perfectly with our vision of growing a leading software development and application modernization services business and adds to our charter of

By |2020-11-19T18:33:52-05:00November 19th, 2020|Apps, Software, STEM|

Bamboo Detroit To Open Royal Oak Co-Working Center

ANN ARBOR - Amanda Lewan, co-founder of Bamboo Detroit co-working space, joins Matt and Mike to announce that her newest location, Royal Oak, will open in January. Coworking & Virtual Offices Open Coworking includes 24/7 access to open workspaces, mail services, Wi-Fi, printing, conference rooms, coffee bar, common areas, and more. Coworking offers a more creative and

By |2020-11-19T08:10:00-05:00November 19th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|