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Show Biz Weekly
August 24, 2016 5:00 PM

Bret Miller, filmmaker and owner of Rumor Productions, returns to SBW with news and updates on his latest projects “ Chasing The Star” and “Red Skies” both currently in post-production. Miller first film was “Some Are Born” with his partner at Rumor Productions, “Victor Lord”.

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Automated Cars, Internet Of Things, Pokemon Go And Bug Bounties

The Trep Talk
August 24, 2016 4:00 PM

We are moving fast and furiously to the life portrayed in the Jetson’s. What does this mean for the entrepreneurial community? Let’s take a look at some of the major stories we have seen in the media and what it means for entrepreneurs. Automated cars are upon us and no longer something of the future. It is only a matter of timenbefore they become part of our everyday life. So as an entrepreneur what can we learn from thenevolution of this industry? First, this is an emerging industry that is still in its infancy and a great place to make an impact in transforming peoples lives with a revolutionary idea, invention and business. Secondly, as this industry evolves, there will be pivots required based on industry demands and competition. Lastly, this is an industry that is heavily regulated with many potential opportunities for litigation, so you must be willing to deal with uncertainty and overcome these obstacles.

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What It takes To Be A Successful Startup

The Trep Talk
August 24, 2016 3:00 PM

As an entrepreneur and early stage investor operating at the intersection of Detroit's automotive dominance and its entrepreneurial resurgence, Ted Serbinski has strategically placed himself in the center of it all. He is the Managing Director of Techstars Mobility, the first US startup accelerator program focused on next-generation mobility technologies, but previously held the position as partner and founding team member of Detroit Venture Partners, so he knows what it takes to be a successful startup. If you want anyones advice, it's this guy's advice, so listen to the rest of the interview on The Trep Talk.

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Small Business Disasters Don't Have To Turn Into Insurance Calamities

Business Next
August 24, 2016 2:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Michael Fabian of Fabian Sklar and King in Farmington Hills, a law firm that represents small businesses after disasters occur. Fabian has suggestions on how to work with your insurance agent before and after a mishap to make sure you have the proper coverage and there are no surprises when it comes to filing a claim.

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Latest In Tech News For The Week Of August 18th, 2016

This Week in Small Business Technology
August 24, 2016 1:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Linda Daichendt, the executive director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, about the State of Digital Marketing 2016. For the article click here

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MIBB's Busy Summer

Michigan Business Beat
August 24, 2016 12:00 PM

Jeffrey recently spoke with Executive Director of Michigan Israeli Business BridgePam Lippitt. They caught up on what MIBB has been doing this Summer. The big announcement is the formation of MIC – Michigan Israel Connect which is being modeled after MEDC's Pure Michigan Business Connect.

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Smart Roads and Smart Phones

Business Next
August 24, 2016 9:00 AM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Linda Daichendt, executive director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, to learn more about southeast Michigan trying to advance the technology of smart roads, ways to avoid excessive mobile phone charges when traveling outside the U.S., suggestions on ways to operating your office with just a smartphone, the popularity of live video engagement and the rapid advances in car computing.

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The Most Common Ways of Securing Passwords is a Bad Idea

Bottom Line IT
August 23, 2016 5:00 PM

Erik Jacobsen and Amy Mumby of Bottom Line I.T. talk about how enabling “two-factor authentication” is a relatively easy way to secure your digital accounts. It’s hard to know how to protect your personal security online and passwords with data breaches happening at businesses and institutions all the time. Enabling “two-factor authentication” (also called “multi-factor authentication” or “two-step verification”) is a relatively easy way to secure your digital accounts. This is absolutely true, but unfortunately nothing in security is ever quite as easy as people would want it to be. Full Article HERE

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Data Breach At Oracle’s MICROS Point-of-Sale Division

Bottom Line IT
August 23, 2016 3:00 PM

A Russian organized cybercrime group known for hacking into banks and retailers appears to have data breached hundreds of computer systems at software giant Oracle Corp., KrebsOnSecurity has learned. More alarmingly, the attackers have compromised a customer support portal for companies using Oracle’s MICROS point-of-sale credit card payment systems. MICROS is among the top three point-of-sale vendors globally. Oracle’s MICROS division sells point-of-sale systems used at more than 330,000 cash registers worldwide. When Oracle bought MICROS in 2014, the company said MICROS’s systems were deployed at some 200,000+ food and beverage outlets, 100,000+ retail sites, and more than 30,000 hotels. Full article HERE

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Microsoft’s Current Cloud Business is Bigger Than Most People Realize

Bottom Line IT
August 22, 2016 5:00 PM

Microsoft has quietly taken the lead in the race to $10 billion in cloud revenue. Most of Microsoft's revenue came from its Office 365 commercial offerings (the versions of Office 365 sold to business) but it also includes revenue from its Amazon-competitor Azure, its Salesforce competitor Dynamics Online, and "other cloud properties." Now, this cloud revenue isn't all brand new revenue — a lot of it is replacement revenue. In particular, Office 365 is growing at the expense of the Microsoft Office software business, as businesses shift from buying the software to buying the cloud service. Full article HERE

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