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.

Bookstore, Wine Shop, Skincare Line and Popular Food Pop-Ups Vying For $100,000 in Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest

DETROIT  – Detroiters have made their decision – and 27th Letter Books, Brix Wine and Charcuterie, ILERA Apothecary, Street Beet and The French Cow have all advanced to the final round of the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest. This is the first time in the contest’s nine year history that five businesses have been named as

By |2019-10-04T15:48:45-05:00October 4th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, News|

FinTech Consortium, Detroit FinTech Bay Launch Partnership With UM Finance Center

 DETROIT – Fintech Consortium and Detroit FinTech Bay have launched a partnership with the Center for Smart Infrastructure Finance at the University of Michigan to offer a global online certificate program in InfraTech that will be promoted through the Fintech Consortium’s hub locations in Detroit, Silicon Valley, Singapore and Bahrain. The Center is a cofounder

By |2019-10-04T15:41:55-05:00October 4th, 2019|Blockchain, New Products / Contracts|

123Net Connects With Switch Data Center In Grand Rapids

SOUTHFIELD  – 123.Net, Inc., Detroit’s premier network & voice services provider and host of the Detroit Internet Exchange,  announced that it is working with Switch to connect and offer new diverse connectivity with dual-fiber entrances into Switch’s Pyramid Campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Switch customers now have the option to use 123Net’s connectivity resources at its Pyramid Campus in Grand

By |2019-10-03T15:04:12-05:00October 3rd, 2019|Featured, New Products / Contracts|

Three Startups Win Hatching Business Pitch Competition In Lansing

LANSING—Empowerment, community and sustainability are embedded within the Lansing region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem—values which were clearly visible during the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s Sept. 26 Hatching business pitch competition, where three entrepreneurs emerged victorious. Coming out on top was Power in Passion by Katy Kelly, a software platform designed to help citizens returning from incarceration find

By |2019-10-02T17:38:48-05:00October 2nd, 2019|Entrepreneur Corner, Entrepreneurs|

Rocket Fiber Wins VMware Status

DETROIT—Rocket Fiber, a multi-gigabit internet service provider, today announced it has achieved VMware Cloud Verified status. The Cloud Verified badge signals to customers that Rocket Fiber offers a service running on top of the complete VMware Cloud infrastructure. Through Cloud Verified partner services, customers attain access to the full set of VMware Cloud Infrastructure capabilities

By |2019-10-02T17:34:18-05:00October 2nd, 2019|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Gov. Whitmer Eliminates Funding For Pure Michigan Ad Campaign

LANSING - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used a line-item veto to strike out all of the money for the Pure Michigan advertising campaign, Gongwer News Service reported Monday night. The legislature delivered a $59.9 billion budget to the governor late last week. The governor on Monday announced she had signed the budgets but issued 147 line-item

By |2019-10-01T16:00:03-05:00October 1st, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

TrialAssure Releases Anonymize DS To Automate Clinical Trail Data

CANTON - TrialAssure – a software company focused on developing clinical trial transparency tools – has released Anonymize DS, the all-new software-as-a-service application that uses automation to anonymize sponsor’s clinical trial data. “As one of the first groups to automate the anonymization of datasets, our developers heard first-hand feedback from industry users during the limited

By |2019-09-29T20:08:58-05:00September 29th, 2019|As-A-Service, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Michigan To Begin Automatic Voter Registration, Online Voter Registration

LANSING - Michigan will begin automatic voter registration, with online voter registration commencing following the November 2019 elections. Michigan will become the 18th state in the country to do so. The District of Columbia also has automatic voter registration. "Making voter registration automatic for eligible citizens means more Michigan residents will have access to participating

By |2019-09-29T19:52:14-05:00September 29th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Altair Names Andrea Siudara New Chief Information Officer

TROY - Altair announced that Andrea Siudara has joined as Chief Information Officer. Siudara will lead Altair’s global information technology team, overseeing Altair's IT systems, enterprise business systems and IT business strategy globally. Additionally, she will support strategic company initiatives as a member of the Altair executive leadership team. Siudara brings nearly 20 years of

By |2019-09-29T19:41:14-05:00September 29th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

Shank Named TechTown 2019 Entrepreneur Of The Year

DETROIT - TechTown Detroit will honor Suzanne Shank as the TechTown 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year at its fourth annual Salute Awards, to be presented as part of the Toast of the Town celebration of entrepreneurship Oct. 10. The event, celebrating TechTown’s 15 years, will take place at TechTown Detroit with the award ceremony starting at

By |2019-09-29T18:55:52-05:00September 29th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|