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.

Michigan House Bill Wants To Ban EV Automakers From Doing Business In State

LANSING - Michigan politicians are trying to block new electric vehicle manufacturers from doing business in the state. Although carefully worded to include any type of auto manufacturing company, the Michigan “Motor Vehicle Franchise Act” was created specifically to block Tesla from doing business there, an obvious favor to the dealerships. The law already includes

By |2020-09-26T08:14:33-04:00September 26th, 2020|Clean Update, Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Former Detroit Lions Player Herman Moore Invests in Shoppable Video Platform Clicktivated

DETROIT - Herman Moore has joined Clicktivated as an investor in the business that is transforming video by connecting viewers, through direct engagement, to individual products and information in the video.  Patented technology enables item-level identification and the ability for the viewer to click. Clicktivated will be using the investment to continue to grow its

By |2020-09-26T08:07:25-04:00September 26th, 2020|Featured, New Products / Contracts|

COVID-19 Infection Rate Could Go 3X By Xmas

ANN ARBOR - Epidemiologist Fred Brown's modeling shows that the COVID-19 virus could increase three-fold from Halloween to New Year's Day 2021 as people in northern states hunker down for winter in what is also flu season. Brown lays out his claim in a series of slides he crafted for his clients, which include more

By |2020-09-25T15:31:20-04:00September 25th, 2020|Coronavirus, mitechtv, Science|

Monica Wheat Joins Visionary Voices Speakers Bureau To Amplify Female, Non-Binary Voices

ANN ARBOR - Entrepreneur Monica Wheat, entrepreneur and investor, discusses her selection to the inaugural Visionary Voices speakers bureau, to amplify female and non-binary voices nationwide. Women and non-binary individuals are significantly underrepresented in conversations about tech and venture capital — both at conferences and in media coverage. This perpetuates a cycle where they don’t

By |2020-09-24T20:18:00-04:00September 24th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

Detroit Demo Day Seeks Voters For Peoples’ Choice Awards

ANN ARBOR - Laura Granneman, vice president Quicken Loans Community Fund, asks the Detroit entrepreneur community to check out videos of the Detroit Demo Day Finalists now online at https://detroitdemoday.com/ They are vying for a $1 million cash purse. Rocket Mortgage Detroit Demo Day has been reinvented as an all-virtual event to meet the needs

By |2020-09-24T20:06:08-04:00September 24th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

Rocket Mortgage Detroit Demo Day Names 17 Finalists For $1 Million In Funding

DETROIT - Rocket Mortgage Detroit Demo Day announced last week the 17 finalists competing for a share of more than $1 million in funding in their fourth annual entrepreneurship competition – one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. The finalists will be judged by nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs from across the country. This

By |2020-09-20T17:52:48-04:00September 20th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

MITech TV: Detroit Demo Days, VisionaryVoices Bureau, COVID-19 Health Update

ANN ARBOR - On MITech TV Sept. 21, Laura Grannemann, Vice President of the Quicken Loans Community Fund, will explain Rocket Mortgage Detroit Demo Day. Monica Wheat, entrepreneur and investor, will discuss her selection to the inaugural #VisionaryVoices speakers bureau, to amplify female and non-binary voices. Fred Brown, infectious disease expert, will explain the tremendous

By |2020-09-22T19:54:35-04:00September 20th, 2020|Podcasts|

Michigan State Government Offers Future For Frontliners Tuition-Free Education Program

ANN ARBOR - Kerry Ebersole, from the state's Labor Department, provides an in-depth look at the Future For Frontliners program that offers tuition-free training and educational opportunities for frontliners COVID-19 pandemic workers who were forced to work during the March to June lockdown. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Sept. 10 what she described as the nation’s

By |2020-09-19T18:24:20-04:00September 19th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

Airfoil Group Co-Founder Lisa Vallee-Smith Marks Agency’s 20th Anniversary In October

ANN ARBOR - In this video interview, Lisa Vallee-Smith, who co-founded Airfoil Group in 2000, talks about all the changes at her agency since it was founded and how her agency is celebrating its 20th anniversary in October. Also on this segment is Keith Donovan, a 13-year Airfoil veteran, who was appointed President of Airfoil

By |2020-09-19T14:54:18-04:00September 19th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

Fred Brown: COVID-19 Potential Deaths In US In 2020 Could Rise To 600,000

ANN ARBOR - In November and December, when everyone moves inside in the United States, the COVID-19 death rate could climb to 5000 deaths a day and perhaps a total of 600,000 deaths by the end of 2020, predicts infectious disease expert Fred Brown. Brown has been working with a number of states and countries

By |2020-09-26T16:15:43-04:00September 18th, 2020|Coronavirus, mitechtv, Science|