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Michigan Online Gaming Revenue Gains Momentum

DETROIT - Sports betting in the state of Michigan is now live! The very first sportsbooks started to take in-person bets in March 2020 and online sports betting options launched in January 2021. Since then, the numbers have impressed even those who were initially sceptical, or even unsupportive, of the push to legalize sports betting

By |2021-04-08T15:56:39-04:00April 8th, 2021|Digital, Internet, IoT|

US Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Make High-Speed Internet Available To All

WASHINGTON DC - A new bill aims to make high-speed internet more accessible everywhere in the US, including far-flung locations and underserved communities. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn has introduced the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act (PDF), which will spend $94 billion to ensure that unserved and persistent poverty communities have access to affordable high-speed internet.

By |2021-03-18T19:48:36-04:00March 18th, 2021|Internet, IoT, Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan Work Went Remote. Businesses Now Weigh Whether They Need Offices

ANN ARBOR - After a year of employees working from home, what the office market will look like longer-term — if remote working becomes permanent — is still taking shape. So far, office lease rates are not falling and vacancies are not rising as quickly as feared, while employers weigh the value of spending time

By |2021-03-05T10:27:22-05:00March 5th, 2021|Internet, IoT, Mobile MI, Mobility|

Report: 29 Percent Of US Broadband Households Very Likely To Purchase a Connected Health Product in the Next 12 Months

DALLAS – Twenty-nine percent of US broadband households plan to buy a connected health product over the next 23 months a new report indicates. The study, by Parks Associates, also shows US broadband households increased from 15 percent in 2019 to 41 percent in 2020. "The COVID-19 pandemic caused a massive increase in telehealth and

By |2021-01-24T18:27:39-05:00January 23rd, 2021|Featured, Internet, Life Sciences|

Lapeer County Launches New Effort To Expand Broadband Access

LAPEER—The Lapeer County Broadband Committee has launched a new initiative to expand and improve high-speed internet access for all county residents, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations. “We must take immediate action to provide more families and businesses with access to the critical resources and information they need,” said Quentin Bishop, executive director of

By |2020-10-15T16:00:01-04:00October 15th, 2020|Internet, IoT|

How China Uses Facial Recognition To Control Human Behavior

SAN FRANCISCO - Facial recognition supporters in the US often argue that the surveillance technology is reserved for the greatest risks -- to help deal with violent crimes, terrorist threats and human trafficking. And while it's still often used for petty crimes like shoplifting, stealing $12 worth of goods or selling $50 worth of drugs, its use in the US still looks tame

By |2020-08-11T17:06:01-04:00August 11th, 2020|Internet, IoT|

J.D. Power Survey: Wireless Customer Care Satisfaction Remains High

TROY—With a steady flow of calls to wireless customer care representatives, who were moved from call centers to a shelter-in-place situation, great performance and great resolution remain intact during this critical time for wireless carriers, according to the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Wireless Customer Care Performance Study—Volume 2. “Just as we saw in our recent

By |2020-08-08T19:35:35-04:00August 5th, 2020|Internet, IoT, Mobile MI, Mobility|

GVSU Studies 3 Possible Learning Options For Fall Courses, Including Fully Online

ALLENDALE - Grand Valley State University is studying three learning options for fall courses:  fully online, a hybrid model, and face-to-face instruction. The news came from GVSU President Philmena Mantella during a Laker town hall meeting on May 1, where she welcomed 1,200 new students and their parents. Philmena Mantella "We are planning

Cable TV Providers In Michigan Lost Another 313,000 Customers In 2019, Fourth Yearly Decline In A Row

LANSING - Cable TV cutting is gaining momentum in Michigan, according to a new report from the Michigan Public Service Commission. The MPSC found that the number of customers in 2019 decreased by 313,066 to a total of 1,686,006, the fourth year of decline reflecting a national trend of consumers shifting to streaming video over

By |2020-02-05T19:11:55-05:00February 5th, 2020|Internet, Politics, Politics/Government|

Website Future Planning For Business Webinar Downloadable Materials

On November 12, 2019, SmartFinds Marketing announced its website future planning webinar "Website Future Planning Webinar Discusses Strategy, Security and Budget For Business". The webinar was conducted on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 9:00 AM EST and recorded for everyone to listen to on-demand. The webinar was educational and intended for businesses to consider website

By |2019-11-26T07:49:31-05:00November 26th, 2019|Digital Marketing, Internet, Social Media|