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  Breaking News

New Poll Shows Schauer, Snyder Too Close To Call
DETROIT - A new poll conducted for several media outlets shows the race for governor is a dead heat, with Republican Governor Rick Snyder leading Democrat Mark Schauer by just 2 percentage points.


Michigan, Israel Announce Joint R&D Projects Between Michigan, Israeli Companies
LANSING - The Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Israeli Ministry of Economy Tuesday announced the Michigan-Israeli Technology Connect Program for joint research and development projects between Israeli and Michigan for-profit companies.


Eaton Names Gerard DeVito, Vice President, Technology, Vehicle Group
GALESBURG - Power management company Eaton has named Gerard Devito, vice president, Technology, Vehicle Group, effective November 1.


Internet2 Starts Search For Chief Innovation Officer
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Internet2 announced Monday that it is actively seeking a Chief Innovation Officer to join the Internet2 executive leadership team. A distinguished panel of higher education and corporate leaders has been assembled from the Internet2 community to spearhead the search.


BuzzFeed CEO To Address Detroit Adcraft Club In November
BIRMINGHAM – BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti, the featured speaker next month at The Adcraft Club of Detroit, will tell his story on how he launched the company that tracks viral content and make things people want to share.


Michigan Crowdfunding Gets Secondary Securities Market
ADRIAN – When Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill Tuesday that authorized local stock exchanges for Michigan securities that will be used in Crowdfunding deals, Michigan took another step towards a totally new way of funding start-ups.


Internet Advisor Podcast: Apple Technology, Google Goods, AT&T Passport Plan, MITechNews.Com Headlines
DETROIT - Rick Broida leads lively discussion of Apple technology and Google Goods; AT&T Offers New Passport Plan for International Travel; MITechNews.Com headlines.


Internet Advisor Podcast: AllDaySavings Hijacker, Digital Fight Against Cancer, Digital Renaissance Man
DETROIT - Ed Rudel shares the story of a listener who was plagued by Ads by AllDaySavings toolbar hijacker; The Digital Fight Against Cancer; Howard Berenbon: Digital Renaissance Man; MITechNews.Com Headlines with Mike Brennan.

  Entrepreneur's Corner

Open Government, Data Technology Focus Of aimWest Meeting Nov. 19
GRAND RAPIDS - The "Open Government" movement has encouraged governments around the world to open up their data to the public to view, analyze, and utilize in ways that will benefit us all. It also will be the focus of an aimWest panel discussion Nov. 19 in Grand Rapids.


Michigan Golf Course Owners Association Is Newest SBAM Strategic Partner
LANSING - The Michigan Golf Course Owners Association has joined the Small Business Association of Michigan as a new Strategic Partner.

  New Products/Contracts

Automation Alley Changes Name Of Product Lifecycle Management Center To Technology Center
TROY - Automation Alley recently announced that the Product Lifecycle Management Center at Oakland University has been renamed the Automation Alley Technology Center to allow for the inclusion of additional technology resources.


AT&T Rolls Out Digital Life In Lansing, Grand Rapids
DETROIT - AT&T announced this week a Digital Life expansion to cover the Lansing and Grand Rapids area. Digital Life offers security, convenience and peace of mind, in a customizable and easy-to-use experience from smartphones, tablets or computer.

  Cyber Defense

Michigan Students To Participate in Collegiate Cyber Defense Invitational
ANN ARBOR - Teams from several Michigan colleges will compete in the Michigan Collegiate Cyber Defense Network Invitational on November 1 using the virtual infrastructure of the Michigan Cyber Range.


Apple Supporting Encryption Standard Secure Sockets Layer 3.0
CUPERTINO, Ca. - Apple said Wednesday it will stop supporting the encryption standard Secure Sockets Layer 3.0 for its push notifications service in response to a vulnerability identified earlier this month in the aging protocol.


MI Earth Day Fest Set For April 2015 In Rochester
ROCHESTER - The Rochester City Council has approved the application for the 10th annual MI Earth Day Fest to be held April 24-26, 2015, at a great new location in the City Center on the banks of the Paint Creek.


Snyder Proclaims Oct. 13-19 As Careers In Energy Week
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder has proclaimed Oct. 13-17 Careers in Energy Week in Michigan as a way to raise public awareness of careers in the energy field and recruit talent for the energy workforce of the future.


MSU College Of Engineering Adds Biomedical Engineering Department
EAST LANSING - The Michigan State University College of Engineering is getting a new academic department. The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) was approved by the MSU Board of Trustees Oct. 24, opening the door for collaborative healthcare related research between the college and rest of campus.


MichBio U: Securely Sharing Documents In Biosciences: Applications, Options
ANN ARBOR - How secure are your most confidential documents? Find out during a webcast Oct. 30 to find out how bioscience organizations are using secure document sharing solutions to work with outside parties, such as partners and potential acquirers.


Michigan Has 13th Best Tax Climate In U.S. - Again
WASHINGTON DC - Michigan has the 13th best tax climate in the U.S. according to the latest edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index, released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, the same ranking as last year.


Michigan Senate Greenlights Film Incentives Changes
LANSING - The Michigan Senate on Wednesday swiftly passed a bill that would eliminate a 2017 sunset on funding for the film incentive program as well as revise caps starting in 2015.

  Guest Columns

Investment in Infrastructure Powers Economic Growth
NOVI - This is a critical time for Michigan’s economic recovery, a time when we all need to work together to keep the state’s growth momentum going. Since the end of the recession, unemployment has dropped in Michigan. Our state is one of the leading states in the Great Lakes region where housing prices are rising and manufacturing output is increasing.


SBAM Says Schauer Business Tax Proposal Will Hurt Entrepreneurs
LANSING - The Small Business Association of Michigan says that gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer’s proposal to broaden the base of Michigan's Corporate Income Tax takes Michigan in the wrong direction and would hurt the economic recovery of the state’s entrepreneurs.

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