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  Breaking News

Detroit Labs Wins Technology Company Of Year At Automation Alley Gala
TROY - Detroit Labs was named Technology Company of the Year at the 14th annual Automation Alley Gala last Friday at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit.


Apple Sets One-Day Pre-Sale Record With New iPhones
CUPERTINO - Apple Inc. said it received more than four million orders of its two new iPhone 6 models in the first 24 hours on Sept. 12, surpassing the previous record first-day pre-orders set in 2012 when Apple released the iPhone 5.


ATT Says iPhone 6, Plus Pre-Sale Starts Sept. 19
DALLAS - AT&T Friday announced it will offer iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, beginning September 19 in AT&T retail stores.


Compuware To Split Company - Mainframe Support, APM
DETROIT - Compuware Corp., Michigan’s largest pure play IT company, announced Wednesday that it plans to move its mainframe support business to a separate company that will operate under the Compuware name.


Mobile Monday Detroit Focuses On Mobile In Transportation Sept. 15
DETROIT - With 39 percet of drivers in a recent survey indicating that in-car technology is important when deciding which car to purchase, and the ‘connected car’ services sector expected to see growth nearly 21 times that of traditional mobile voice and data services thru 2018, the use of mobile/wireless technologies in all sectors of the transportation industry are gaining widespread attention by companies, government and consumers. Mobile Monday Detroit will present ‘Mobile in Transportation’ at its next event on September 15th at 5:30 p.m. at Compuware.


Canton Team Wins State Title In World Robot Olympiad
CANTON - Three students from Canton will compete to represent the United States in the World Robot Olympiad after winning the open category at the statewide competition held at Cranbrook Schools on Sept. 4.


Internet Advisor Podcast: Step IT Up America Graduates & GIV Mobile Charity
DETROIT - A group of IT professonal women joined us in studio to talk about Step IT Up America. Ashley Montvidas Marketing & Social Media Coordinator at GIV Mobile shares details about an incredible cell phone plan and opportunity to help your favorite charity. Mike Brennan shares MITechNews.Com headlines.


Internet Advisor Podcast: Amanda Lewan Michipreneur; David Kirskpatrick Techonomy; MITechNews Headlines
DETROIT – Internet Advisor Podcast: Amanda Lewan, co-founder of Bamboo Detroit, and Michipreneur and David Kirskpatrick, founder of Techonomy, share their stories; Mike Brennan highlights MITechNews.Com headlines.

  Cyber Defense

Data-Leakage Problems Found In Instagram, Vine, Nimbuzz, OoVoo, Voxer
SAN FRANCISCO - By sniffing out the details of network communications, University of New Haven researchers have uncovered a host of data-leakage problems in Instagram, Vine, Nimbuzz, OoVoo, Voxer and several other Android apps.


Same Malware Used To Hack Target Compromised Home Depot
SAN FRANCISCO - The same malware that hacked the accounts of Target customers late last year may have compromised credit card information at Home Depot.


Chesapeake Energy Ordered To Trial On Racketeering Charge
DETROIT - Chesapeake Energy Corporation has been ordered to stand trial on racketeering and false pretenses charges, Attorney General Bill Schuette said on Tuesday.


League Of Conversation Voters Pick Dingell, Levin, Ford For Awards
ANN ARBOR -- Michigan League of Conservation Voters announced Tuesday this year’s honorees for the Second Annual Innovation in Conservation Awards Dinner. Conservation champions and retiring members of Congress, Senator Carl Levin and Congressman John Dingell, will receive Michigan LCV’s Lifetime Achievement Awards, Ford Motor Company will be honored as Business of the Year, and Anglers of the Au Sable as Advocates of the Year.

  Entrepreneur's Corner

Kickstarter Co-Founder To Speak At Technonomy Detroit
DETROIT - On September 15th, Charles Adler Co-Founder of the popular crowdfunding company Kickstarter will be in Detroit to speak to local entrepreneurs and community members.


Detroit-Based LevelEleven Taking Marketing World By Storm
DETROIT - The Detroit-based sales motivation company currently taking the marketing world by storm is continuing its success streak with two exciting new announcements.


FIH To NDA In 5 Years, The Calistoga Pharmaceuticals Story
ANN ARBOR - Kicking off BioArbor’s Fall 2014 season, Carol Gallagher, past CEO of Calistoga Pharmaceuticals will present the story of the development of Zydelig and the formation and successful exit of Calistoga Pharmaceuticals on Sept. 18 at the University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex.


Early Bird Pricing For MichBio Expo Expires After Sept. 5
DETROIT – The early bird special price of only $199 to attend the MichBio Expo at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit ends Sept. 5. Then the price goes up to $249.


Northern Michigan, UP Counties Eligible For Funds To Repair Winter-Damaged Infrastructure
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder Thursday the state is moving swiftly to inform 32 communities in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula of their eligibility for assistance in repairing critical infrastructure damaged during last winter’s deep freeze. The communities, which applied last month for federal Community Development Block Grant program support, are being advised of potential funding for their projects.


Retroactive IBM Tax Fix Passes House
LANSING - Although it would still cost the state $6 million, a fix prompted by the Supreme Court's decision on IBM v. Treasury passed the House on Tuesday that could save the state another $1 billion.

  New Products/Contracts

NEA Honors Petoskey Artist With Nation’s Highest Folk Arts Award
LANSING - On Wednesday, Yvonne Walker Keshick, an Odawa quill worker from Petoskey, will receive the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts when she is honored as a 2014 National Heritage Fellow from the National Endowment for the Arts. The award will be presented to Keshick at the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building, Room 119.


Billhighway Client Accounting Team Gets Boost With New Hire
TROY - Billhighway, provider of cloud-based automation software for nonprofits, welcomes Cole Kelter to the team as Client Accounting Specialist. The company is ramping up its accounting staff to accommodate new client acquisition and rapid growth.

  Guest Columns

Companies Tighten Reins On Non-Compete Agreements
ANN ARBOR - The use of non-compete agreements in employment contracts from the chief executive to the middle manager is on the rise, but is that good or bad for competition and innovation?


Insecurity Never Sleeps
BIRMINGHAM - As summer is drawing to an end many IT security professionals are returning to their desks after vacations and trips to drop freshmen off at their new schools. A quick check of emails, Twitter, Facebook, and news sites will reveal that insecurity never sleeps nor vacations.

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