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.

IoT Tech Connect Track: Unity Presents How 3D Technologies Are Shaping Our Future

ROYAL OAK - Greg Melling, Sr. Business Development Manager, Mobility and Defense, Unity Technologies, will offer a real-time 3D Development Platform and Professional Services track at IoT Tech Connect April 29 at the Michigan Science Center. Unity is the creator of the world’s most widely-used 3D development platform. Its technology fuels collaboration, simulation, and visualization

By |2019-04-07T17:03:48-04:00April 7th, 2019|IoT, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

IoT Tech Connect Panel: How To Pitch An Angel Investor

ROYAL OAK - If you are an entrepreneur, how do you pitch an Angel Investor? That will be the topic of a panel discussion April 29 during IoT Tech Connect. On that panel will be Lauren Hoffman from Woodward Angels and Rock Ventures. She is joined on this podcast by Grand Angels President Tim Parker.

By |2019-04-07T16:43:41-04:00April 7th, 2019|Entrepreneurs, IoT, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Benzinga, Skyhook In New Deal For Location Data

DETROIT—The Detroit-based financial information services provider Benzinga announced a collaboration with Skyhook, a consumer location data analytics provider, to deliver its geolocational datasets. The product will be based on venue locations and the number of consumer visits that are seen at those respective venues. Boston-based Skyhook uses a combination of GPS and cell phone data to track the location and behaviors of consumers through

By |2019-04-04T19:20:22-04:00April 4th, 2019|Entrepreneurs, ESD|

SBAM President Calley: Thanks Michigan Supreme Court For Scheduling Oral Arguments On Minimum Wage, Sick Leave

LANSING - Small Business Association of Michigan President Brian Calley praised the decision by the Michigan Supreme Court to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the state’s minimum wage and paid sick time laws. Brian Calley “We are thankful that the court has agreed to take up the question as to the constitutionality of PA 368

By |2019-04-04T18:52:29-04:00April 4th, 2019|Guest Columns|

MuteSolo Music App Let’s Artists, Users Isolate Voice, Instrument Tracks

KALAMAZOO - Musician and software developer Arturio Hinton was on the road listening to an acapella song on the radio when he said to himself, ‘I wish there was a way to isolate the voice track, or the instrument track.’ As a software developer, Hinton knew he could craft an application that could do that.

By |2019-04-04T18:36:33-04:00April 4th, 2019|New Products / Contracts, Software|

IoT Tech Connect Tracks Explained: IoT 101, Angel Investors, Social Media, Futuristic 3D Technology

ROYAL OAK – On M2 Techcast April 1 the focus is on the IoT Tech Connect Conference April 29 at the Michigan Science Center. Mike Brennan, co-host of M2 Techcast, is co-producer of the day-long event that will highlight IoT in Southeast Michigan. Rick Beckers, the other event co-producer, will discuss two of the tracks

By |2019-04-03T16:53:48-04:00April 1st, 2019|Entrepreneurs, IoT|

StartupNation CEO Sloan To Help Judge China-Government Backed InnoSTARS Competition

DETROIT - Jeff Sloan, Co-Founder and CEO of StartupNation, has agreed to help judge the China-government backed InnoSTARS competition April 29 at the Michigan Science Center. Deadline to apply is April 15. StartupNation attracts, inspires and empowers aspiring entrepreneurs by providing the knowledge and resources necessary to start a business. From dreaming to doing, we

By |2019-04-02T20:10:34-04:00March 31st, 2019|Entrepreneurs, IoT|

U-M Surveys Of Consumers: Record Income Gains Reported In March

ANN ARBOR—The March gain in the Consumer Sentiment Index was entirely due to households with incomes in the bottom two-thirds of the income distribution, whereas the February gain was concentrated among upper income households, according to the latest University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. Richard Curtin Reports of income gains were at record levels, the

By |2019-03-31T18:14:22-04:00March 31st, 2019|News|

InnoSTARS Opens Competition To Any IoT Company Interested In China Market

DETROIT – A few changes have been made to the Chinese-government backed InnoSTARS competition that is coming to Detroit April 29, part of the IoT TechConnect conference at the Michigan Science Center. Modifications in the rules now have opened the quarter final competition to any Michigan or Ontario, Canada, company interested in the China market, not just

By |2019-03-30T11:17:42-04:00March 30th, 2019|Featured, IoT|

Monroe Street Fair Update, Part Of Now Legal UM Hash Bash April 6

ROYAL OAK - Charlie Streckbein, Founder of the Monroe Street Fair, talks about the April 6 Hasbash at the University of Michigan, the first year that recreational marijuana is legal in Michigan. The Fair features dozens of merchants and a half dozen bands. To learn more, click on https://monroestreetfair.com/ Charlie Streckbein To listen, click on https://soundcloud.com/mike-brennan-841872555/e164-charlie-streckbein  

By |2019-03-29T15:37:27-04:00March 29th, 2019|M2 TechCast, Podcasts|