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  Breaking News
 

Clemens Food Group Pork Plant In Coldwater Leads $463 Million In New Capital Investments Statewide
LANSING – The Michigan Strategic Fund has approved $12.5 million in Community Development Block Grant funds for the City of Coldwater that will support the construction of a $255.7 million Clemens Food Group pork processing facility, the biggest of the eight projects funded Tuesday that will generate more than $463 million in new capital investment and create 1,804 jobs in Michigan.

 

LTU Ranked 18th Nationwide For Online Master’s Degree In Engineering
SOUTHFIELD - The online graduate school guide Best Master’s Programs has ranked Lawrence Technological University 18th in the top 50 nationwide for online master’s degrees in engineering.

 

Richardville, Snyder: All Compromising On Finally Fixing Michigan’s Roads
LANSING - Governor Rick Snyder and Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville on Monday offered a different assessment from Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger's continued claims that others in the room discussing a solution to the state's $1.2 billion road funding problem have shown little interest in finding a compromise.

 

Chrysler Foundation Donates $190,000 To FIRST Robotics Competition
AUBURN HILLS - The Chrysler Foundation Monday announced more than a $190,000 in grants to support students participating in FIRST Robotics Competition (grades 9-12) and FIRST Tech Challenge (grades 7-12) programs in Michigan.

 

New Report Shows Strong Increase In West Michigan IT Hiring, Wages
HOLLAND - Computer consulting and health care companies will be leaders in increased hiring of information technology staff in the next six months in West Michigan, says a survey released Monday.

 

Smartphone Sales Up 20.3 Percent In Third Quarter, Cell Phone Sales Flat
EGHAM, United Kingdom – As if further evidence was needed to demonstrate the market acceptance of smartphones, worldwide sales to consumers in the third quarter of 2014 grew by 20.3 percent to 301 million units, while sales of more conventional mobile phones were flat, a news survey from Gartner reports.

  Webcasts
 

Internet Advisor Podcast: Tech Gadgets For Xmas; GP North Innovation Lab
DETROIT – On the Internet Advisor Podcast: Sheri Kam, PR Specialist, Social Media Expert and mother of two teenage daughters, talks about technology gadgets for Christmas; Sean McCarroll talks about the GP North Innovation Lab. MITechNews.Com headlines from Editor Mike Brennan.

 

Episode 69: Falling Down Beer Co, Daily Detroit, Social Media Coop, Kelley Jean
WARREN – A remote broadcast from show sponsor Falling Down Beer Company where a charity fund raiser was held to bring toys to underprivileged kids in greater Detroit. Also featured was Daily Detroit, Social Media Coop Detroit, and Kelley Jean.

  Entrepreneur's Corner
 

Connect India NOW Hopes To Connect India, US Businesses
DETROIT - Tel Ganesan, CEO and Founder of Kyyba and President of TiE Detroit has become the chairperson for Connect India Now, an initiative to provide Indian cities, NGO's, villages and small businesses with a way to give India's people and organizations cutting edge technology that will not only connect them to each other, but to their counterparts in the United States.

 

Maker Movement Innovates Manufacturing Sector
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mainstream tech startups have been vital to jumpstarting new firm innovation in America. Policymakers are increasingly interested in whether this will drive similar innovation in the hard-hit manufacturing sector. Among the most visible new movements of late is the maker movement, a bottom-up force representing the latest inspiration for students to pursue learning and applying science, technology, engineering, and math.

  New Products/Contracts
 

U-M Professors Elected To National Academy Of Inventors
ANN ARBOR - Three University of Michigan researchers have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.

 

ardentCause Selected To Support Detroit Head Start Early Childhood Innovation Fund
DETROIT - ardentCause L3C, a Southeast Michigan woman-founded and woman-led technology company, was recently selected to provide data and analysis in support of ongoing, crucial evaluation services for the new Detroit Head Start Early Childhood Innovation Fund.

  Cyber Defense
 

Cyberattack Against Sony Unprecedented In Scope
WASHINGTON DC - Few companies could have prevented the cyberattack that devastated Sony Pictures, the FBI said during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on cybersecurity and the finance industry.

 

Dashlane Takes Hassle Out Of Changing Website Passwords
SAN FRANCISCO - A new product from Dashlane could take much of the hassle out of changing your major website passwords, which could be particularly handy in the event of a security breach.

  CleanUpdate
 

U.S. House Approves Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
LANSING - The more conservative of the two chambers of Congress has approved legislation authorizing the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which provides funds for various conservation and cleanup projects around the Great Lakes.

 

Suniva Looking To Hire 75 Factory Workers In Saginaw By Mid January
SAGINAW TOWNSHIP – Suniva has announced it will recruit another 75 people by mid-January to work at its factory near Saginaw, formerly a Sears Warehouse, joining about 30 people who already are building high efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells and modules.

  Biotechnology
 

MichBio U: Electronic Submissions To FDA for Small Biopharma
ANN ARBOR – MichBio, the state’s Life Sciences trade group, is hosting a webinar Dec. 16 to define how to do electronic submissions to the FDA for Small Biopharma – What, How, and Who?

 

Docs Introduce Insurance-Eligible Breakthrough For Treatment Of Addiction To Heroin, Painkillers
WEST BLOOMFIELD – Medical Doctors at the Eagle Advancement Institute have introduced a new treatment for addicts of opioid-based substances like heroin and prescription pain killers. The treatment process, now being marketed as Clarity Intensive Outpatient Opioid Treatment, combines innovation in medical and psychological techniques to keep patients drug free.

  Politics
 

Snyder Early 2015 Focus: Energy, Detroit Schools
LANSING - The early major components of Governor Rick Snyder's legislative agenda for 2015 are passing a new energy policy for the state and addressing the persistent troubles of K-12 education in Detroit.

 

Michigan Legislative Conference Committee Planned For Road Funding
LANSING – Michigan House and Senate leaders have decided to put legislation that would increase funding for roads into a House-Senate conference committee in hopes a compromise can be found using that legislative mechanism.

  Guest Columns
 

Compuware Splits Into 2 Companies; Mainframe Support, Application Performance Management
DETROIT - Returning to its roots as a mainframe software provider, Compuware has spun off is application performance management software unit.

 

With the Cloud, SMBs Can Compete Differently
DETROIT - Small and medium-sized businesses are quickly moving to the cloud. And they’re finding that cloud-based services - software as a service, infrastructure as a service, and platform as a service provided by vendors from remote locations “in the cloud” - offer advantages over terrestrial products. For example, with these applications, SMBs can more cost-effectively expand in new markets and more easily connect all their facilities.


 
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