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Build Trust, Stay Healthy, Work Smarter for the Small Business Owner

Business Next
May 30, 2015 12:00 PM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with trainer and business coach Tom Borg, owner of Tom Borg Consulting, about how to build trust and collaboration within your small business, the four things your employees want to know about you, the small business owner; how to positively influence behavior in your small business, tips on staying healthy, and how to work smarter.

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Driverless Cars and Hackers Controlling Airplanes

Bottom Line IT
May 30, 2015 11:00 AM

Will Google Be Able to Deliver Driverless Cars in the Next 5 Years? After millions of miles of test driving (with no at-fault accidents), Google thinks it can begin producing and selling fully autonomous automobiles by 2020. Many existing automakers have integrated automated features such as guided parking, lane monitoring, and wakefulness alerts. But Google wants to make the leap to fully autonomous cars all at once.

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Identity Theft and the Identity Underground

Bottom Line IT
May 30, 2015 10:00 AM

This segment takes a look into the identity underground and identity theft. Identity thieves are using marketplaces such as PayIvy.com and payment processors such as PayPal to buy and sell stolen accounts. The black market for personal data is looking more and more like its legal counterpart. The ruthless efficiency of the identity underground underscores the need for individuals and organizations to secure their data.

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Keeping You Safe from Hackers

Bottom Line IT
May 30, 2015 9:00 AM

Security Tricks That Will Make You Safer From Hackers

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Online Stylist Designing Custom Suits for Men

Bottom Line IT
May 29, 2015 4:00 PM

Technology is finally changing the way men buy suits. Clothing is one of the last industries that has resisted mass customization. Most people still buy clothing off the rack, and return it if it doesn’t fit. Knot Standard, a New York-based luxury menswear retailer is trying a new model: using an online stylist to measure and help design a custom suit, which is then made and shipped to the customer.

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MITN Annual Ecycle Event

Bottom Line IT
May 29, 2015 3:00 PM

ASK supports MITN (Michigan Technology Network) and the Annual Ecycle Event.  Over 3800 pounds of e-waste were recovered and responsibly recycled at MITN’s Ecycle event on April 30th – enough waste to fill an entire moving truck.

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What Happened with Proposal One in Michigan?

Michigan Business Beat
May 29, 2015 2:00 PM

Pollster, Bernie Porn, of EPIC/MRA talks with MIRS Publisher, John Reurink, about the last minute fall off that pushed voters to oppose Michigan's Proposal One by an 80 percent margin. He also talks about how lawmakers don't have to worry about presenting voters a choice: higher fuel taxes or a higher sales tax just dedicated to roads.

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Lansing Regional Brownfield Coalition Awarded Maximum Grant from EPA

Michigan Business Network
May 29, 2015 1:00 PM

LANSING, MI - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the Lansing Regional Brownfield Coalition, led by LEAP on behalf of the City of Lansing and its regional partners, has received the maximum grant award of $500,000 through the 2015 EPA Brownfields Program.

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Leading Through a Crisis

Leadership Low Down
May 29, 2015 12:00 PM

Dr. Phil and Robert Tucker, retired Vice President from Jackson National Life, discuss seven guiding principles to help you lead through a crisis. Leadership flows out of who we are and our essence, and the skills it takes to guide an organization in leading through a crisis is rooted in who we are as people.

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Festivals in Michigan and how Homeland Security is Involved

Michigan Business Beat
May 29, 2015 11:00 AM

The Executive Director of Michigan Festivals and Events Association, Sue Bila updates us on the festivals around the state. Membership and economic impact continues to grow. How is homeland security getting involved with these events?

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