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.

Cresco Labs Grand Opening Brings New MSO, Awarding Winning Cannabis To Michigan

MARSHALL - Cresco Labs on Monday officially opened its new cultivation and processing facility in Marshall with a bevy of politicians and company officials cutting the ribbon. The grand opening also marked Cresco Labs offering its cannabis products to Michigan patients and customers. Those products include Mindy’s, as well as its Good News and High

By |2021-10-06T18:53:43-04:00October 6th, 2021|Marijuana Business, News|

ABKO Labs MRA Certified To Test Adult-Use Cannabis Products

WARREN - ABKO Labs this week was certified by the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency to test adult-use cannabis products, a nearly 18-month process that now gives the Warren-based lab the ability to test Medical Marijuana, Adult-Use Marijuana and Hemp products for potency as well as contaminants. Co-founders Amy Brown and Kirk Olbrich join the Four20

By |2021-10-06T16:07:48-04:00October 6th, 2021|Marijuana Business, News|

Erie Hack – Cleveland Water Alliance Kicks Off Innovation Competition To Solve Lake Erie’s Challenges  

CLEVELAND, OH – Cleveland Water Alliance has launched Erie Hack 2021, a bi-annual competition to accelerate innovative solutions to Lake Erie’s most pressing challenges. This year’s competition will take place in the form of several engaging events - a hybrid of virtual and in-person gatherings. Lake Erie is the most biodiverse and bio-productive of the

By |2021-10-05T19:36:51-04:00October 5th, 2021|Clean Update, Featured|

Why Facebook, Instagram, What’s App and Oculus Crashed On Monday

SAN FRANCISCO - Why the Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus outage knocked every corner of Mark Zuckerberg’s empire offline on Monday. It’s a social media blackout that can most charitably be described as “thorough” and seems likely to prove particularly tough to fix. Facebook itself has not confirmed the root cause of its woes, but

By |2021-10-05T08:38:15-04:00October 5th, 2021|Cyber Defense|

New Research Predicts AR Spending to Surpass $48.6 Billion By 2025 

WINNIPEG, Canada  – According to a new study, Augmented Reality is expected to grow 18-fold over the next four years from $2.7 billion in 2021 to $48.6 billion in 2025. The survey was commissioned by Librestream and done by IDC. “AR is a key way that C-suites are achieving transformation at scale,” said Andrea Minonne,

By |2021-10-04T20:37:41-04:00October 4th, 2021|IoT|

WMSBF October Forum – Living Building Challenge

GRAND RAPIDS - West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will host an in-person luncheon discussing next-generation building practices and regenerative design on October 18 at the John Ball Zoo Treehouse. Featured speakers include Andrew Queenan of Pure Architects and Allmon Forrester, Director of Facilities, Planning, & Sustainability for John Ball Zoo. The program will highlight how

By |2021-10-04T20:20:27-04:00October 4th, 2021|Clean Update|

Michigan Works! Southeast To Host Expungement Events Throughout Region

KALAMAZOO - Throughout October and early November southeast Michigan residents will gain a chance for a clean slate at one of their upcoming Expungement Fairs. An Expungement Fair is an event where participants can begin the legal process of sealing eligible criminal offenses from the public – giving them a second chance at employment, housing,

By |2021-10-04T20:13:26-04:00October 4th, 2021|Government/Politics, Politics, Politics/Government|

DTE Energy Moves Forward With Community Solar Project In Washtenaw County

DETROIT - DTE Energy is moving forward with a plan to build its first MIGreenPower community solar project in Washtenaw County. The 20-megawatt facility will be the largest in the region and is designed to support the City of Ann Arbor and Pittsfield Township with achieving their clean energy goals. Additionally, all DTE Electric customers will

By |2021-10-04T20:00:24-04:00October 4th, 2021|Clean Update|

DoD Consortium Awards $100,000 to Companies Addressing Critical Operational Issues for Deployed Soldiers

DETROIT – Top prize for the National Advanced Mobility Consortium Army Smart Motor Pool Pitch Competition was Raytheon Missiles & Defense, producers of missile defense systems, precision weapons, and related technologies. Its winning entry provided the framework for an Intelligent Interactive Motor Pool Management open platform that offers a holistic solution for integration of Army

By |2021-10-04T19:40:58-04:00October 4th, 2021|Politics, Politics/Government|

MPSC Announces Dates, Topics For Technical Conference On Electric Reliability, Storm Response

LANSING - The Michigan Public Service Commission on Monday announced additional details about the technical conference the agency will hold as part of its efforts to address concerns raised after repeated major power outages across the state during extreme storms this summer. The MPSC’s Technical Conference on Emergency Preparedness, Distribution Reliability, and Storm Response will

By |2021-10-04T19:26:22-04:00October 4th, 2021|Politics, Politics/Government|