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  Breaking News
 

Suniva To Build New Plant In Saginaw Township; Hire 350 People
SAGINAW TOWNSHIP - Suniva, Inc., a metro-Atlanta based manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells and modules, announced it is opening a second U.S. manufacturing facility in Saginaw Township. Construction will begin in August, with production in the last three months of 2014. Some 350 jobs will be created.

 

Automotive, Solar Companies Score Big With Strategic Fund
LANSING - The Strategic Fund approved five Michigan Business Development Program incentives on Tuesday, with expansions for automotive or solar companies coming to Albion Township, Watertown Township, Troy, Benzonia and China townships, and Saginaw Township.

 

Hackers Access Wireless Controls Of Tesla Model S
BEIJING – Hackers have succeeded in attacking a car, the Tesla Model S, Chinese security giant Qihoo 360 Security Technology announced last week. Can highly wired vehicles made by Detroit automakers be far behind?

 

Arbor Networks: DDoS Attacks Set Six-Month Record
ANN ARBOR - Arbor Networks reported that the number of distributed denial-of-service events topping 20Gbps in the first half of the year doubled in comparison to all of 2013, making the first half of 2014 the highest number and most intense DDoS attacks on record.

 

NSA Looking For A few Good (And Trustworthy) College Recruits
WASHINGTON DC - The National Security Agency is looking to grow its ranks with highly-trained college students. The government agency announced Tuesday that it has chosen five new schools to host its specialized Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Program. None are in Michigan.

 

Michigan State University Miss Media Summer Camp Gives Girls Exposure To Range Of Technology Media
EAST LANSING - Michigan State University welcomed dozens of girls from ages 12 to 18 this summer to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in new ways at the Miss Media Michigan summer camp.

  Webcasts
 

Internet Advisor Podcast: Exploring The Dark Web, Red Dwarf Book, MITechNews Headlines
DETROIT - About.com editor Wendy Boswell joins the show to uncover the massive presence of the sinister Darknet or Deep Web as it is sometimes know where massive volumes of information are illegally traded along with guns and pornography. Author Joe Bastian talks about the launch of the third in the series of books about the legend of the Red Dwarf (Nain Rouge). MITechNews headlines.

 

MITechNews.Com Internet Advisor News Updates Now Available As Podcasts
GRAND RAPIDS – If you missed the MITechNews.Com headline report on the Internet Advisor as heard on WJR 760 AM in Detroit and over the Michigan Talk Network then we have you covered. It is now available as a webcast.

  Cyber Defense
 

SunTel Services Adds Video Surveillance Offering And Support Team
TROY - SunTel Services has expanded its service to include video surveillance platforms to help assist its customers meet the changing demands of company security.

 

Advice For The Incoming CISO Of Target
BIRMINGHAM - There is no task more difficult for a CISO than stepping into that role at a large organization that has never had a CISO and has recently experienced a devastating breach that is at least partly responsible for the departure of senior IT management and the CEO.

  CleanUpdate
 

Suniva To Build New Plant In Saginaw Township; Hire 350 People
SAGINAW TOWNSHIP - Suniva, a metro-Atlanta based manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells and modules, announced it is opening a second U.S. manufacturing facility in Saginaw Township. Construction will begin in August, with production in the last three months of 2014. Some 350 jobs will be created.

 

Consumers Energy Rated Top Midwest Environmental Champion
JACKSON - An independent national survey has ranked Consumers Energy as the top "environmental champion" among providers of electricity and natural gas in the Midwest.

  Entrepreneur's Corner
 

Winter Campfire Latest Flavor To Win Hudsonville Ice Cream, Pure Michigan Contest
LANSING – The people have spoken, and the winner of the Hudsonville Ice Cream Pure Michigan Limited Edition Flavor Contest is Winter Campfire.

 

New Meetup Class: The 25 Word Pitch
GRAND RAPIDS – Startup West Michigan is offering a new class on Aug. 6 about how to formulate the 25 word investor pitch.

  Biotechnology
 

Online Registration Open For INNO-VENTION 2014
PONTIAC - Online registration is open for INNO-VENTION 2014, now in its third year, scheduled for Oct. 21-22 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Along with the Medical Main Street Network, INNO-VENTION 2014 will help companies build valuable relationships and productive collaborations.

 

Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings On Health Care Law
LANSING - Two separate federal circuit courts of appeals issued conflicting rulings on the same issue in the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Tuesday on the question of whether residents in state operating under the federal health care exchange can receive tax subsidies to purchase insurance.

One ruling held that residents in those states are ineligible while the other said they are eligible.

  Politics
 

Video Game and Mobile App Projects Approved For Incentives
LANSING – The Michigan Film Office announced today three projects – Scrap Yard, Health Games for Kids and Santa & His Elves – have been approved for digital media incentives from the state.

 

Poll Shows Dismal Outlook On Affordable Care Act, Urgency On Transportation
LANSING - The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was viewed by 600 likely voters in statistically equal proportions of "mostly negative" or "neutral," and more than three-quarters of respondents said they were either "very concerned" or "somewhat concerned" about the discrepancy between what the state is providing for road funding and what it actually needs, a poll by Public Sector Consultants and Denno Research released Tuesday showed.

  New Products/Contracts
 

Marvel Technologies Names Desikan Managing Partner
NOVI - Marvel Technologies has appointed Chakravarti Desikan (Desi) as its managing partner. He will be responsible for leading Marvel’s Consulting Services division.

 

Trivalent Group Appoints Puplava To Board Of Directors
GRANDVILLE - Trivalent Group has appointed Jennifer Puplava, member and attorney at Mika Meyers Beckett & Jones, to its Board of Directors as one of its two outside board members.

  Guest Columns
 

IDC Comment: Apple And IBM Will Make Formidable Combination For Enterprise Mobility
LONDON - Apple and IBM announced a strategic partnership whereby IBM will sell iPhones and iPads to its business customers, and will develop cloud services optimized for Apple’s iOS. Apple will provide hardware support for devices through a dedicated large-enterprise AppleCare program.

 

Seeing The Entire Elephant: Or, You’re Not Secure If You’re Not Secure
DETROIT - Almost everybody thinks that the systems that power our society are secure. Nonetheless, computer crime has officially surpassed the drug trade for profitability and God only knows what the world’s various nation states are up to when it comes to stealing each other’s secrets.


 
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