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Your Amazon Orders May be Coming Via Drone in the Next Year

Bottom Line IT
July 6, 2015 5:00 PM

Amazon made waves last year when it acquired drone technology from several startups. Once the Federal Aviation Administration finalizes regulations for commercial drone usage, Amazon plans to use drones to make deliveries of goods ordered through their site.

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Internet Providers Adding Dramatically Faster Connections in Michigan

Bottom Line IT
July 6, 2015 3:00 PM

Comcast plans to offer higher-speed residential Internet service – to about 1.5 million homes in Michigan markets by next month.

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Samsung Mobile Phones found Vulnerable

Bottom Line IT
July 6, 2015 1:00 PM

Samsung phones are encrypted by default, but the language packs that are optional add-ons for text entry are unencrypted. The exploit can be used to give an attacker system user level access, along with the ability to steal data such as passwords, bank logins, and private information. Samsung is working on updates to try and fix the loophole.

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Impacting Issues in the Human Resources

Michigan Business Beat
July 6, 2015 11:00 AM

Chris headed out of the studio on June 18, to the Lansing Center and this year's SBAM Annual Luncheon. He caught up with Gary B. Kushner SPHR, CBP, who is the President and CEO of Kushner & Company, out of Portage in the Kalamazoo, Michigan vicinity, and a past chair for SBAM and NSBA.

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High School Student Researchers Dive on Shipwrecks in Thunder Bay

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
July 6, 2015 9:00 AM

On the road to Grayling, Michigan, Karl caught-up with a team of Stockbridge High School students returning from a week of “Schools-Out” dives on shipwrecks in Lake Huron.

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A Guide to Exporting and eCommerce

globalEDGE Business Beat
July 3, 2015 4:00 PM

Tomas Hult speaks with Doug Barry, Deputy Director, Global Knowledge Center, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The interview focused on ITA’s Guide to Exporting, now in its 11th edition, and the long-standing key source for U.S companies on exporting and international trade.

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Company Readiness to Export

globalEDGE Business Beat
July 3, 2015 3:00 PM

Tomas Hult speaks with Tunga Kiyak, Managing Director of the Academy of International Business. The interview focused on CORE™ - a Diagnostic Tool created by the International Business Center, at Michigan State University, to assess “organizational readiness” and “product readiness” in an export scenario. CORE™ is a self-assessment tool that will allow you to determine your company's readiness to expand its operations internationally, and ascertain its ability to export a particular product.

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Exporting as Entrepreneurship

globalEDGE Business Beat
July 3, 2015 2:00 PM

Tomas Hult speaks with Jim Foley, Director of Operations, of the Illinois SBDC International Trade Center. Jim has received the Governor of Illinois’ Export Award. He is also the author of The Global Entrepreneur.

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Exporting Competencies Needed

globalEDGE Business Beat
July 3, 2015 1:00 PM

Tomas Hult speaks with Jade Sims, International Trade Specialist, in the International Business Center, Michigan State University. The interview focused on core competencies in exporting and international trade.

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Three Jobs of a Marketer (That’s not “Mouseketeer!")

Michigan Business Network
July 3, 2015 12:09 PM

Business guru, Theodore Levitt, said that the purpose of business is to make and keep customers. I agree! To make this happen, you have three jobs as a marketer:

Identify Demand. If you remember your basic economic course, demand is the size of the market that is ready, willing and able to buy (operative word is able). It’s simply finding innovative opportunities to increase revenues and loyalty among current and new customers.

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