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BrennanJacketpicMike Brennan is founder of Michigan News Network, and serves as Editor & Publisher of Brennan has worked since 1980 as a technology writer at newspapers in New York City, San Jose, CA., Seattle, WA., Memphis, TN., and Detroit. He co founded and served as managing editor of Pacific Rim News Service, which developed a network of more than 100 freelance journalists in 17 Asia-Pacific countries.

Brennan earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and was the 1992-93 Knight Fellow in Economic Journalism at the University of Michigan.

Brennan launched in April 2000, and we are pleased to be partnering with him here at IT in the D to help bring you the latest news that matters.

  • MCity Director Peng Explains The University Of Michigan Autonomous Vehicles Test Track

    ROYAL OAK – MCity Director Huei Peng comes on M2 TechCast to talk about the recent good news that 42 companies will invest $150,000 each over the next three years to keep the Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Laboratory operational. MCity provides a living laboratory for all member companies to come in and perfect. Also 11 […]
  • Internet Advisor On WJR Turns 20 – Host Foster Braun Provides The Back Story

    ROYAL OAK – The Internet Advisor started on WJR 760 AM in 1998 when the Internet was just moving to the fore in people’s minds and not yet becoming a force in business. During February, the IA crew has been celebrating what now has become an incredible resource for not only news and interviews, but […]
  • One-Million-Cups Program Helps Oakland County Entrepreneurs Get Started

    ROYAL OAK – Tech248 co-director Greg Doyle talks about the one-million cups program started by the Kauffman Foundation. The theory is it takes a million cups of coffee to start a business. Some 150 are now working around the United States, but only this one in Michigan’s Oakland County. It’s a chance for entrepreneurs to […]
  • MISBDC, DroneLaw Update, Conquest Auto Sales, Regulatory Environment For Autonomous Vehicles

    ROYAL OAK – On M2 TechCast Feb. 26, the Michigan Small Business Development Center will feature one of its clients. Enrico Schaefer will update drone law and trends. Melih Oztalay will introduce a conquest auto sales program that combines technology with social media marketing. And Warner Norcross + Judd LLP Attorney John Muhs will talk […]
  • PSC Sets Process For Utilities To Calculate Tax Law Savings – Rate Reductions

    LANSING – The state’s 13 investor-owned utilities will provide the Public Service Commission with calculations for rate reductions to pass along to ratepayers as a result of the new federal tax law and as part of a three-part process the commission rolled out Thursday. By March 30, nine of the 13 utilities will be required […]
  • State Of Manufacturing Tour Highlights Growth Of Jobs, Skills Needed

    LANSING – When Jay Timmons took over as president and CEO of The National Association of Manufacturers’ in 2011, many said manufacturing in the United States was dead, that factories and jobs were moving overseas and this country would have to shift to a service economy. Today he calls that notion “farcical.” With growth in fields like […]
  • AT&T Boosts Mobile Internet Capacity At DTW

    DETROIT – AT&T announced it has boosted its mobile internet capacity around Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport by upgrading an antenna system that will give customers faster, more reliable wireless service. The network upgrade is on the Distributed Antenna System, which consists of strategically placed antennas to distribute AT&T’s wireless network coverage to the North […]
  • Russian Twitter Bots Keep Up Attack After Florida Shooting

    SAN FRANCISCO – After Wednesday’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, thousands of tweets poured in using the hashtag #guncontrolnow and jumped on the trending topic #Parklandshooting. These weren’t coming from Americans with thoughts on the country’s gun-rights debate. They were from Russian-controlled bots jumping on this divisive issue. Among the most tweeted two […]
  • Clot Buster Wins Top Award At Michigan Business Challenge

    ANN ARBOR – After months of preparation and training leading up to the finals Feb. 16, Clot Buster – a startup developing a medical device to safely and rapidly remove clots for stroke treatment – has been named the overall winner of the 2018 Michigan Business Challenge. As the recipient of the Pryor-Hale Award for […]
  • Cybercrime Hurting Businesses To Tune Of $600 Billion

    SAN FRANCISCO – A report Wednesday says cybercrime may now be costing businesses worldwide as much as $600 billion. Why? Because criminals know it’s unlikely they’ll get caught. There’s even a new trend called Ransomware-As-A-Service. “The digital world has transformed almost every aspect of our lives, including risk and crime, so that crime is more […]

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