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.

Four20Post: C3 Industries Update, Northern Specialty Health Joins Hero Project, Roberts Webinar Update

ANN ARBOR - On Four20Post May 12 at 1 pm, C3 Industries CEO Ankur Rungta updates the expansion plans for his vertically integrated Michigan cannabis company that includes grow operations and multiple provisioning centers. Penny Milkey CEO of Northern Specialty Health becomes first Michigan provisioning center to carry Hero Project cannabis products, the sale of which will fund Veteran charities. Also

By |2021-05-11T08:46:15-04:00May 11th, 2021|Marijuana Business, News|

J.D. Power: When It Comes To EV Apps, Kia Smokes Tesla

TROY—Electric vehicle owners are more than twice as likely to use the manufacturer’s mobile app than owners of a vehicle with an internal combustion engine, according to J.D. Power, which is good news for automakers looking to increase—and ultimately monetize—their digital service offerings. According to the inaugural J.D. Power U.S. OEM EV App Benchmark Study,

By |2021-05-11T08:43:43-04:00May 9th, 2021|Auto Tech|

Nation’s Power Grid Ripe for Ransomware, Other Cyberattacks

WASHINGTON DC - Last week, the Biden administration launched a 100-day plan to strengthen the cybersecurity of the nation’s power grid. The administration wants to increase the cybersecurity of electric utilities’ industrial control systems and secure the sector’s supply chain. At the same time, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a request for information to

By |2021-05-09T18:17:19-04:00May 9th, 2021|Cyber Defense|

COVID Update: Michigan Battling Virus Surge – New Normal Not Until Fall

ANN ARBOR - Epidemiologist Fred Brown updates his latest COVID-19 models that take into account the surge in COVID-19 cases in Michigan and warns that the new normal may not begin until fall, rather than by the Fourth of July. Trained as a medicinal biochemist, Brown has been on the discovery, development and/or launch teams

By |2021-05-09T17:53:43-04:00May 9th, 2021|Coronavirus, mitechtv, Science|

MITech TV: Ransomware, Digital Platforms, COVID Vaccines And More

ANN ARBOR – On MiTech TV May 10, Cybersecurity expert Dan Lohrmann broke down the Colonial Pipleline ransomware attack. IndensifyDigital CEO Joe Tori updated his new platform that lets companies deploy Social Media campaigns. Epidemiologist Fred Brown updated the massive COVID massive outbreak in India and what that means to the world. You can watch

By |2021-05-11T09:10:21-04:00May 8th, 2021|Podcasts|

Canna Social Equity Fund Launched

MUSKEGON - Connie Maxim-Sparrow joins MITech TV Host Mike Brennan on May 3 to introduce the CannaSocialEquityFund.Org to help contributors formulate goals related to social equity programs that promote change at the community level in the State of Michigan with particular emphasis on the exploding adult-use Cannabis market, expected to top $1.5 billion in sales

By |2021-05-07T12:24:31-04:00May 7th, 2021|Marijuana Business, mitechtv, News|

Michigan’s Biggest Cannabis Companies Want Hemp-Based Delta-8 Regulated

LANSING – A group of the state’s largest cannabis companies is lobbying the Michigan state legislature to regulate Delta-8 THC, primarily manufactured from legal hemp-derived CBD, in the same way Delta-9 THC is grown by association members. On Tuesday, Michigan Cannabis Manufacturers Association Executive Director Stephen Linder testified before the Michigan House asking these elected

By |2021-05-09T18:27:55-04:00May 6th, 2021|Featured, Marijuana Business, News|

Ford’s Ever-Smarter Robots Are Speeding Up The Assembly Line

DEARBORN -  Ford uses technology from a startup called Symbio Robotics that looks at the past few hundred attempts to determine which approaches and motions appeared to work best. A computer sitting just outside the cage shows Symbio’s technology sensing and controlling the arms. Toyota and Nissan are using the same tech to improve the efficiency of their production lines. The technology

By |2021-05-05T12:31:07-04:00May 4th, 2021|Digital, Featured|

Stryker Becomes Smart Robotics Joint Replacement Parter Of Minor League Baseball

KALAMAZOO - Stryker and Minor League Baseball have entered into a first-of-its-kind multiyear national partnership, designating the medical device company as The Official SmartRobotics Joint Replacement Partner of Minor League Baseball. Stryker is also the presenting partner of Own the Walk – the first national platform that encourages fans of all ages to stay active

By |2021-05-05T12:31:48-04:00May 4th, 2021|Featured, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Michigan Council Of Women In Technology Update With Kathleen Norton-Schock

ANN ARBOR - Kathleen Norton-Schock returns to update all things happening with the Michigan Council of Women in Technology and on her own audio podcast called Diva Tech Talk. Welcome to MCWT Every day we work toward our mission to inspire and grow women in technology. A diverse IT workforce is a vital part of

By |2021-05-09T18:00:52-04:00May 4th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|