Monthly Archives November 2014

Wi-Fi booster for urban dwellers

Gigaom     Nov. 11, 2014 – 9:05 AM PST

Wireless startup Mimosa has been plugging Wi-Fi into a lot of networking products lately. It first injected Wi-Fi into transport networks by offering a backhaul radio to ISPs. It quickly turned to access networks, proffering up gear that replace the cable or copper line entering your home with a Wi-Fi link. Now it’s offering up its first consumer-facing product: A Wi-Fi router you actually install in your home.

Mimosa wouldn’t be Mimosa if it were just selling any off-the-shelf wireless router. Its C5i doesn’t have an ingress port connecting to your broadband modem. Instead, it pulls its internet connection directly from the airwaves. Specifically, it’s tapping outdoor Wi-Fi networks to deliver you an indoor Wi-Fi connection, sticking with its philosophy that Wi-Fi can be used to handle the broadband link from the network core all the way to the device.

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Podcast 1448 Nov. 29, 2014 : Plowz & Online Tech 20th Anniversary



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Your Very Own Snow Plow Service Is As Close As Your Phone

Plowz and Mowz Co-Founder, Wills Mahoney shares the birth of this ingenious service that means you are more likely than ever to be dug out of the next super storm well before your neighbors.  When the green grass returns, you’ll be ahead of the neighbors with a well trimmed lawn, on time, every time.

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MiTechNews Forms Strategic Alliance with ITinTheD

Mike Brennan, editor of MiTechNews and Internet Advisor host Gary Baker were featured guests on the Nov. 24 edition of ITinTheD a new pure Detroit brand of podcast that is taking RawRadioX by storm. MiTechNews has formed a strategic alliance with the geek intensive podcast and will be posting links to their weekly broadcasts in MiTechNews every Friday.

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Walther_RyanMike Brennan and Gary Baker were “chaperoned” by Ryan WaltherIT Risk Manager, Flagstar Bank during their appearance on ITinTheD.  Actually Ryan discussed “the trials and tribulations of  working in the world of IT audit, security and compliance.”


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Twitter teams with women's group on anti-harassment tool



One of the groups behind the #FBrape campaign, which compelled Facebook to change its policy on the posting of “cruel and insensitive content” on the world’s top social network, has partnered with Twitter to study how the microblogging service can better police sexual harassment on its site.

Women, Action & the Media (WAM) said this week that it’s created an online form that lets “users report gendered harassment details that have never before been tracked and analyzed.”

“WAM will escalate validated reports to Twitter and track Twitter’s response to different kinds of gendered harassment,” the group said in a release. “At the end of the pilot test period, WAM will analyze the data collected and use it to work with Twitter to better understand how gendered harassment functions on their platform, and to improve their responses to it.”

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Cyberattacks Could Paralyze U.S., Former Defense Chief Warns

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Patrick Thibodeau, Computerworld

Nov. 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — As the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta delivered strong warnings about the risks of cyberattacks on the country. His conviction that a possible “cyber Pearl Harbor” may be looming has not tempered since leaving the post last year.
In fact, Panetta today said that the risk of a major cyberattack against the nation’s infrastructure is “the most serious threat in the 21st century.”

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Security for the Holidays


October 29, 2014

By Joel Rosenblatt
The holiday season is filled with opportunities for the Bad Guys to take advantage of people who are filled with the holiday spirit, out and about having a good time and letting their guard down.  Since I work at a university, I sometimes get asked to pass along tips to increase the awareness of how easy it is to be taken advantage of. Here are some of my “Seasons Greetings:”

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Podcast 1447 Nov. 22, 2014 Holiday Shopping Preview with Rick Broida

Black Friday Weekend


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Is Black Friday Such a Good Deal?…and other holiday shopping issues

Rick BestRick Broida is not only our official “Cheapskate” but he is also our monthly guide to all the goodies and gadgets he gets to review.  Rick is a widely published commentator from to Time to CNet to and a few other stops in between. You’re going to want to pay close attention and catch the tips, tricks and bargains that he has to point out at this gift giving time of year.

5 Insanely Good Deals That Make It Feel Like Black Friday All Year Long 

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Click Here to Listen to Rick talk about Moto G Phone & Pebble Watch

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Trapped in a Room with a Zombie is Rick Broida’s new business. First show Dec.12 at the historic Penobscot Building in downtown Detroit. Click Here for more information 

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Podcast 1446 Nov. 15, 2014: Look Up Detroit & Funding the Future

Spirit of Detroit

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Look Up Detroit: Share Good Things Around Detroit

Father Richard Dalton is a man on a mission: finding the positive stories in and about the Motor City.  At the dawn of the Web he was gathering links to sites that focused on the growing in a metro area that was dying. His long battle seems to be paying off.  Maybe you have a role to play in LookUpDetroit.


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Funding the Future: Wheat Ridge Ministries

Rick Herman, President of Wheat Ridge MinistriesEstablished in 1905, Wheat Ridge Ministries provides funding and support for inspired leaders starting new health and human care ministries.  Their granting efforts are focused on improving the health of the whole person, by addressing wellness of body, mind and spirit. Currently more than 70 ministries around the world receive assistance through Wheat Ridge grants, in addition to the thousands of past grantees who have received funds totaling over $30 million.

Wheat Ridge Ministries is supporting Dreams in Action an outreach of Grace In Action Church in Southwest Detroit.

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Podcast 1445 Nov. 8, 2014: Microsoft Band & LunaTech 3D Vision

Microsoft Band

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Strike up the Band!

Jeff GarnaiJeff Garnai, Microsoft Product Specialist joins us in studio once again to talk about two major developments at Microsoft: the Microsoft Band and Windows 10 Preview.  Jeff will also stick around during the listener Q&A time in Hour 2 to help answer your questions.

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Jeff Garnai talks about Unlimited Storage for Office 365 Users

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3D: A New Way of Looking at Your Business

Doug-WillettDoug Willett, co founder of LunaTech3D , a visualization and marketing firm in Novi, Michigan. He has been working as a Google Certified Geo 3D Developer for the last 5 years and helped launch the Google Business Views a.k.a “Indoor Street View” program here in Michigan.

LunaTech 3D has partnered with Google and the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) to help launch the “Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map” initiative in Michigan.  They will be holding a number of free workshops and live seminars across the state over the next several months to help business owners better utilize Google’s easy-to-use, highly targeted free and paid tools in their online marketing.

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Podcast 1444 11/1/14 Innovation Roundtable, Cyber Summit, Detroit Tech Incubator

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Detroit Innovation Roundtable

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Visual Compass Web Design

Vince Chmielewski shares his journey from the Ypsilanti Spark East incubator to the new home for his business in Ypsilanti’s Historic Depot Town.

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Spread the Glove

Are you proud to be a Michigander?  Homesick for the Pleasant Peninsula? or just proud and thankful to live in this Great Lakes State?  Check out Spread the Glove.  Mark Serra explains this lifestyle brand being built on loving where you’re from, no matter where you are. We set to build a community of people in, from and fond of Michigan, using our website, social media and in real life events. 

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Yum Village

Think of a “kamikaze restaurant” suddenly popping up in an unusual place in Detroit featuring a meal made specially for the occasion by one of the area’s finest chefs.  Sound romantic, come to the right place…Yum Village.  Listen as Godwin explains the concept of these remarkable movable feasts.  The next Yum Village event is November  13. Check it out and make your reservation here.

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