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 Security Company Identifies ‘Emotet’ As Top Threat

COMMERCE TWP.—The latest Quarterly Threat Landscape report from the managed security services provider Nuspire identified Emotet as the most prevalent activity in the botnet, malware and exploit world in the third quarter, with a 730 percent increase in activity in September after being in a near dormant state. Emotet, a modular banking Trojan, has added

By |2019-11-13T20:07:07-05:00November 13th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

Internet Sales Tax Bills Headed To Senate Floor

LANSING - Legislation codifying into state law a U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding internet sales tax provisions for online retail entities was reported by a Michigan Senate panel Wednesday, a move that could bring millions in additional revenue to the state. The proposed changes come following the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v.

By |2019-11-13T19:53:08-05:00November 13th, 2019|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan To Allow Some Marijuana Transfers, Sales Expected December 1

LANSING - Certain businesses will be permitted to transfer marijuana products on the medical side to the recreational side, the state said Wednesday, meaning limited recreational sales are likely to happen in a little over two weeks. Without allowing the transfer of some product, recreational sales would not have occurred until March or April of

By |2019-11-13T19:42:55-05:00November 13th, 2019|Marijuana Business, News|

Economist Anderson Wins National Award For Paper On Cannabis Sales In Partially Criminalized Market

EAST LANSING —Patrick L. Anderson, principal and CEO of Anderson Economic Group, presented Oct. 7 his national award-winning paper, “Blue Smoke and Seers: Measuring Latent Demand for Cannabis Products in a Partially Criminalized Market,” at the annual meeting of the National Association for Business Economics in Denver, Colorado. “Blue Smoke” describes the methodology and challenges

By |2019-11-13T09:52:56-05:00November 13th, 2019|Featured, Marijuana Business, News|

Growth In U.S. Demand For Legal Cannabis Products Hits Pause In August

EAST LANSING – AEG’s monthly AndCan®Index indicated a flat level of demand for legal cannabis products in the United States in August. Anderson Economic Group produces the monthly measurement to observe market trends for these products across all 50 states. After continuing a steady upward climb through July, legal cannabis products remained flat in August

By |2019-11-13T09:48:54-05:00November 13th, 2019|Marijuana Business, News|

M2 Techcast: Cannabis Legal Group, Industry Association, Stock Predictions, Leaders Night

ROYAL OAK - Barton Morris, founder of the Cannabis Legal Group, roadside oral fluid testing pilot program. Ryan Basore has launched a line of cannabis products called Redemption, and helped launch the Michigan Cannabis Industry Association. Ken Harrell, Michigan's most notable cannabis stock market expert, will discuss the 2020 Cannabis stock outlook. Finally Rick Thompson,

By |2019-11-11T09:07:03-05:00November 11th, 2019|M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

GVSU Economist: Marginal Growth Continues In West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS — The West Michigan industrial economy continues to see marginal growth despite effects from the GM strike, a Grand Valley State University economist said. Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in GVSU's Seidman College of Business, surveyed local business leaders and his findings below are based on data collected during the

By |2019-11-10T15:30:17-05:00November 10th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Mendon Township Voters Approve Solar Systems Within Its Boundaries

MENDON TOWNSHIP - In this small community east of Three Rivers, voters by an incredibly close vote during Tuesday’s election gave the green light to allowing small and large solar systems to be built within its boundaries. The ordinance, which passed 331-319, would amend the Mendon Township Zoning Ordinance to allow construction of both small

By |2019-11-10T14:25:00-05:00November 10th, 2019|Clean Update|

Top Programming Frameworks and Languages to Master for 2020

LONDON, United Kingdom - Coding is quickly becoming an essential skill in today’s modern world. You don’t have to work as a programmer to find coding useful as a skill. The different aspects of coding – including the logical thinking, problem-solving, and structured analysis – are skills that will help you perform well in other

By |2019-11-06T14:29:07-05:00November 6th, 2019|Guest Columns|

Growth In U.S. Demand For Legal Cannabis Products Hits Pause In August

EAST LANSING - AEG’s monthly AndCan®Index indicated a flat level of demand for legal cannabis products in the United States in August. Anderson Economic Group produces the monthly measurement to observe market trends for these products across all 50 states. After continuing a steady upward climb through July, legal cannabis products remained flat in August

By |2019-11-05T14:48:44-05:00November 5th, 2019|Marijuana Business, News|