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.

Peters Touts Small Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funding Bump

LANSING - U.S. Sen. Gary Peters announced last week additional funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for the 2020 fiscal year that has passed the U.S. Senate as part of a government spending bill. Funding for the initiative would increase to $310 million from $301 million if the provision Peters (D-Bloomfield Township) helped shepherd through

By |2019-11-04T20:44:49-05:00November 4th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

MITechNews Readers Get Free Tickets To Mobility Mondays Launch Nov. 11

DETROIT – Mobility Mondays, a new quarterly breakfast series aimed at highlighting the state’s rapidly expanding mobility sector, will kick off Nov. 11 at Wayne State University. MITechNews.Com readers, viewers and listeners can get free tickets to attend. Mobility Mondays, promoted by Global Auto Mobility and Crain’s Detroit Business, will be held at WSU’s Student

By |2019-11-03T15:54:18-05:00November 3rd, 2019|Featured, Mobile MI, Mobility|

Cannabis Expert Rick Thompson To Co-Host M2 Techcast In November

ROYAL OAK – M2 Techcast, a live Internet TV show focused on business, technology and now the Cannabis business, will have a guest host in November – Rick Thompson, owner of the Cannabis Business Development Group, and radio show host of Jazz Cabbage Café. Rick Thompson Our regular co-host, Matt Roush, formerly editor of the

By |2019-10-31T11:23:10-04:00October 31st, 2019|M2 TechCast, Marijuana Business, News, Podcasts|

$300 Million U-M Innovation Center To Be Built At Former Jail Site In Detroit

DETROIT – Plans were announced Wednesday for a $300 million research and development center in downtown Detroit for University of Michigan students pursuing advanced technology degrees, the first phase of a planned multi-building innovation center. The initial phase of the Detroit Center for Innovation build-out also will include incubator and start up services for entrepreneurs,

By |2019-11-04T09:44:11-05:00October 30th, 2019|Entrepreneurs, Featured, News|

USDA Posts Hemp Rules – Calls For Total THC Testing

WASHINGTON DC - Farmers growing hemp would get a small cushion in THC limits under nationwide rules proposed Tuesday by federal agriculture regulators. Under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s draft rules, crops testing higher than 0.3% THC due to uncertain genetics and variation in sampling and testing procedures will have a range of “measurement of uncertainty”

By |2019-10-29T20:13:55-04:00October 29th, 2019|Marijuana Business, News|

Michigan Wins Top Award In Nation From SBA For Trade Expansion Program

LANSING – Michigan has once again received the top award in the nation from the U.S. Small Business Administration State Trade Expansion Program for fiscal year 2020. In its ninth year of receiving STEP funds, Michigan received the maximum amount of $900,000, representing a $100,000 increase from the previous year. The Michigan Strategic Fund is

By |2019-10-27T18:32:16-04:00October 27th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Return North Is Back For Thanksgiving

HOUGHTON – MTEC SmartZone will once again be hosting its Return North on November 29 aimed at connecting jobseekers with local, hiring companies and supporting the attraction and retention of quality professionals in the area. In collaboration with the Innovate Marquette SmartZone, MTEC is inviting local professionals and those coming home for the holidays to

By |2019-10-27T17:08:46-04:00October 27th, 2019|Entrepreneurs|

Michigan Marijuana Report Rolls Out Special Sponsorship Programs: Ads, Industry Calendar, B2B Market Listings, Cannabis Roadshow

ANN ARBOR - The Michigan Marijuana Report, the region’s authority on the business of cannabis, announces several new sponsorships programs that will raise the visibility of Michigan cannabis companies throughout the state and beyond.  Some are available in the fourth quarter of 2019, and others will be launched in 2020. Those opportunities include: Publication and

By |2019-10-22T12:45:40-04:00October 22nd, 2019|Marijuana Business, News|

Cybersecurity Threats, TEDX, LTU Updates, Lt. Gov. Gilchrist On Future Of Mobility

ROYAL OAK - On M2 Techcast Monday Oct. 21, Dan Lohrmann asks, "Are you ok with the topic: Shadow IT: A Business Risk or Competitive Advantage?" Terry Bean provides details on the TEDX November conference he is co-hosting.  Matt Roush updates the latest happenings at his day job, Lawrence Technological University. Finally, Lt. Gov. Garlin

By |2019-10-21T09:02:54-04:00October 21st, 2019|M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Alphabet Launches Drone Delivery Service

CHRISTIANSBURG, Virginia - After years of development, Alphabet's drone delivery service Wing is officially open for business. The company announced the beginning of service for residents of Christiansburg, Virginia, who will be able to order over-the-counter medication, snacks, and other small items and have them airlifted straight to their homes by a drone. Initially, Wing

By |2019-10-19T14:59:17-04:00October 19th, 2019|Drones|