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China’s InnoSTARS Competition Coming To Detroit April 29

DETROIT – As China continues to rise in its global importance, its huge domestic market promises many expansion opportunities for US companies.  Despite of all the anxiety and media buzz around the current tension between US and China, there is one platform that is approaching things more transparently and strategically – InnoSTARS.  In its 3rd

By |2019-01-03T12:18:06-04:00January 3rd, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur Corner, Featured, IoT|

Mirari And BITONE To Exhibit AR/MR/VR At AutoMobili-D

Mirari and BITONE will be exhibiting at the NAIAS AutoMobili-D event during Press and Industry week, January 14-17, 2019. (Booth #MS06). DETROIT - Now in its 3rd year, AutoMobili-D has a business-to-business component that aims to connect exhibitors with industry people.  The startups comprise firms that focus on a range of topics, such

By |2019-08-04T16:05:52-04:00January 2nd, 2019|Auto Tech, Featured, Guest Columns|

Cybersecurity Update From Richard Stiennon, eCommerce Safeguards, Offensive Cyber Weapons

ROYAL OAK - Cybersecurity expert Richard Stiennon scares the hell out of the M2 Techcast audience with updates on the latest cybersecurity threats, including eCommerce. Stiennon, the founder two decades ago of Rust Net, provides tips on how to keep your financial information safe from hackers. He also discusses how nation states are creating an

By |2018-12-27T15:35:53-04:00December 27th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Technology As A Service Has A New Name – XaaS1.Com

ROYAL OAK - Rick Beckers, CEO of CloudTech1, a managed service provider, has launched another company, one that will provide Technology As A Service. You can find it at www.Xaas1.com. Listen to this podcast in which Rick explains what technology solutions his latest venture will provide businesses. To listen, click on https://soundcloud.com/mike-brennan-841872555/technology-as-a-service-has-a-new-name-xaas1com

By |2018-12-27T16:45:31-04:00December 27th, 2018|Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

mirari Offers Augmented Reality To Improve Manufacturing

ROYAL OAK - David Pollock and his team from mirari joins Matt Roush and Mike Brennan on M2 Techcast to talk about how his company will showcase his Augmented Reality solutions for manufacturers at the Automobile-D exhibit during the North American International Auto Show (Detroit Auto Show) and during a February workshop at Lawrence Technological

By |2018-12-27T16:49:56-04:00December 27th, 2018|Featured, IoT, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

The Top 19 Security Predictions For 2019

OKEMOS - What will happen in the future?  Technology is opening many new doors as we head into 2019. Using artificial intelligence, robots and big data, we are curing diseases, finding new galaxies and feeding more people. The world is radically transforming before our eyes. In cyberspace, new 5G networks, unprecedented data collection and cloud computing resources

By |2018-12-26T16:40:43-04:00December 26th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Featured, Guest Columns|

Timely Year-End Tax Actions

LANSING - The alteration in the standard deduction and how taxpayers have been accustomed to using it may be the single most important factor for tax planning into 2019. The increase in the standard deduction is designed to simplify taxes for millions of tax payers. So rather than itemizing deductions, some taxpayers will instead just

By |2018-12-20T17:36:48-04:00December 20th, 2018|Featured, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Long-time WJR Personality Foster Braun Bids His Radio Audience Goodbye

DETROIT - One of the co-founders of the Internet Advisor, Foster Braun, reflects upon his 21 years of being part of the show and says his heartfelt goodbye to the audience with this being his last show. Also on the Internet Advisor on WJR 760 AM Detroit was Brian Kurtz certified Drone Pilot and Videographer. He talked about

By |2018-12-20T13:14:55-04:00December 20th, 2018|Featured, Internet Advisor, Podcasts|

West Michigan Business Executive Named SBDC State Director

GRAND RAPIDS - West Michigan business executive and Amway alumni J.D. Collins has been named state director of the Small Business Development Center, an SBA-backed one-stop-shop for business advice and training aimed at entrepreneurs and small business. Collins began his new role December 17 leading the SBDC, a 90-person organization that serves more than 5,500 companies statewide. He

By |2018-12-20T17:35:40-04:00December 19th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured, News|

65 Mobility Startups To Showcase Products, Services At NAIAS – Detroit Auto Show

DETROIT – Sixty five mobility startups from 10 countries will be exhibiting during the press preview and industry days at the North American International Auto Show – aka Detroit Auto Show – at the 3rd annual AutoMobili-D exposition, Jan. 14 – 17, 2019. AutoMobili-D is a 150,000 square-foot exhibition featuring a wide range of automakers, suppliers, investors and

By |2018-12-19T15:45:59-04:00December 19th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Featured|