Crain’s Detroit Business – Technology Stories

Technology was one of my main beats at Crain’s Detroit Business. Below are many of the tech-related stories I produced.

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Boutique Blueprint: Niche Retail Wins with Small Web Sites (April 3, 2006)
Boutique Blueprint: Niche Retail Wins with Small Web Sites (April 3, 2006)
Tech, Telecom Companies Use Super Bowl XL to Show Off New Services (Jan. 30, 2006)
Tech, Telecom Companies Use Super Bowl XL to Show Off New Services (Jan. 30, 2006)
MichTel Sees Big Money in Oakland County Wireless (Nov. 7, 2005)
MichTel Sees Big Money in Oakland County Wireless (Nov. 7, 2005)
MetroPCS: New Wireless Service to Debut in Detroit in 2006 (Oct. 10, 2005)
MetroPCS: New Wireless Service to Debut in Detroit in 2006 (Oct. 10, 2005)
Automation Alley, Ann Arbor Spark Study Ways to Attract, Hold Tech Jobs (Oct. 3, 2005)
Automation Alley, Ann Arbor Spark Study Ways to Attract, Hold Tech Jobs (Oct. 3, 2005)
Changing Stations: Metro Detroit Radio Stations Cut Back Ads to Blunt Satellite, MP3 Threats (Sept. 12, 2005)
Changing Stations: Metro Detroit Radio Stations Cut Back Ads to Blunt Satellite, MP3 Threats (Sept. 12, 2005)
Maximum Potential: Backers Say WiMAX May Beat WiFi (Sept. 5, 2005)
Maximum Potential: Backers Say WiMAX May Beat WiFi (Sept. 5, 2005)
Katrina's Long Reach: Covansys to Process Billions in Flood Claims (Sept. 5, 2005)
Katrina’s Long Reach: Covansys to Process Billions in Flood Claims (Sept. 5, 2005)
Wayne State University to Lease Spectrum for Wireless Use (Aug. 22, 2005)
Wayne State University to Lease Spectrum for Wireless Use (Aug. 22, 2005)
Arbortext Drops IPO in Favor of Purchase (July 11, 2005)
Ann Arbor-based Arbortext Drops Initial Public Offering in Favor of Purchase (July 11, 2005)
Column: Tech Spending in Mid-2005 (July 4, 2005)
Column: Metro Detroit’s Tech Spending in Mid-2005 (July 4, 2005)
Telecommuting Toolbox: Providers Beef Up Infrastructure to Feed Demands of More Mobile Workers (May 30, 3005)
Telecommuting Toolbox: Providers Beef Up Infrastructure to Feed Demands of More Mobile Workers (May 30, 3005)
Covisint's Target: New Industries - Software Supplier Projects $80M-$100M in 2 Years (May 23, 2005)
Covisint’s Target: New Industries – Software Supplier Projects $80M-$100M in 2 Years (May 23, 2005)
High-Tech Anthropologists Design Software One Line of Code at a Time at Menlo Innovations (May 16, 2005)
High-Tech Anthropologists Design Software One Line of Code at a Time at Menlo Innovations (May 16, 2005)
Troy-based Syntel's New CFO, Five Other Execs to Work Out of India (May 16, 2005)
Troy-based Syntel’s New CFO, Five Other Execs to Work Out of India (May 16, 2005)
Covansys' Controls Draw SEC Attention (April 4, 2005)
Covansys’ Controls Draw SEC Attention (April 4, 2005)
Ann Arbor's Cybernet Hopes Ammo Sorter Hits the Target (April 4, 2005)
Ann Arbor’s Cybernet Hopes Ammo Sorter Hits the Target (April 4, 2005)
University of Michigan Laser Center Puts Doctoral Research to Work (March 28, 2005)
University of Michigan Laser Center Puts Doctoral Research to Work (March 28, 2005)
Crossing Wires Over Wireless: Some Metro Detroit Companies Don't Want Public Networks (Feb. 21, 2005)
Crossing Wires Over Wireless: Some Metro Detroit Companies Don’t Want Public Networks (March 21, 2005)
New Player to Hit Metro Detroit Wireless: MetroPCS Buys Capacity From Cingular (March 7, 2005)
New Player to Hit Metro Detroit Wireless: MetroPCS Buys Capacity From Cingular (March 7, 2005)
Growth, Acquisitions Fuel Laser-Maker Rofin-Sinar's Rise (Feb. 7, 2005)
Growth, Acquisitions Fuel Laser-Maker Rofin-Sinar’s Rise (Feb. 7, 2005)
Increased Spending, Shakeout Seen in Metro Detroit IT Industry (Jan. 31, 2005)
Increased Spending, Shakeout Seen in Metro Detroit IT Industry (Jan. 31, 2005)
New World Systems a Player in Public Safety: Company Sees Growth in Software for Police, Fire Departments (Jan. 17, 2005)
New World Systems a Player in Public Safety: Company Sees Growth in Software for Police, Fire Departments (Jan. 17, 2005)
Catuity Scrambles to Rescue Business After Smart-Card Deal Ends (Sept. 13, 2004)
Catuity Scrambles to Rescue Business After Smart-Card Deal Ends (Sept. 13, 2004)
Future Frequency: Despite Hurdles, Many Metro Detroit Companies Look to Profit from RFID Tags (June 28, 2004)
Future Frequency: Despite Hurdles, Many Metro Detroit Companies Look to Profit from RFID Tags (June 28, 2004)
Thin Is In: Metro Detroit Companies, Governments Squeeze More Life Out of Old Computers By Turning Them Into Thin-Client Terminals (March 15, 2004)
Thin Is In: Metro Detroit Companies Squeeze More Life Out of Old Computers By Turning Them Into Thin-Client Terminals (March 15, 2004)
Linux Gaining Admirers, Users in Metro Detroit (April 14, 2003)
Linux Gaining Admirers, Users in Metro Detroit (April 14, 2003)
Arbortext's Windfall: Software Company Wins $8.75M in Venture Capital Amid Swift Growth (March 7, 2003)
Arbortext’s Windfall: Software Company Wins $8.75M in Venture Capital Amid Swift Growth (March 7, 2003)
Ink Turns Crimson at Clover Technologies (Jan. 27, 2003)
Ink Turns Crimson at Clover Technologies (Jan. 27, 2003)
Patent a Key Victory for Catuity, But Smart-Card Wait Continues (Jan 20, 2003)
Patent a Key Victory for Catuity, But Smart-Card Wait Continues (Jan 20, 2003)
Data Security: Bar the Door - New Threats from Viruses, Hackers Prompt Companies to Spend More to Secure Data (Jan. 20, 2003)
Data Security: Bar the Door – New Threats from Viruses, Hackers Prompt Companies to Spend More to Secure Data (Jan. 20, 2003)
In Jack He Trusts: Ex-Decision Consultants Owner Starts New Company (Jan. 6, 2003)
In Jack He Trusts: Ex-Decision Consultants Owner Starts New Company (Jan. 6, 2003)
Virtual Proving Ground: LMS North America's Hardware and Software Puts Engineering Methods to the Test (Dec. 16, 2002)
Virtual Proving Ground: LMS North America’s Hardware and Software Puts Engineering Methods to the Test (Dec. 16, 2002)
A Tangled Web: Legal Issues Must Be Addressed Before Building an Online Business, Experts Say (Nov. 18, 2002)
A Tangled Web: Legal Issues Must Be Addressed Before Building an Online Business, Experts Say (Nov. 18, 2002)
Enlighten: Tech CEO Works for Enlightened Culture Amid Change (Nov. 18, 2002)
Enlighten: Tech CEO Works for Enlightened Culture Amid Change (Nov. 18, 2002)
Sending Work Overseas Has Profits Rolling In for Syntel (Nov. 4, 2002)
Sending Work Overseas Has Profits Rolling In for Syntel (Nov. 4, 2002)
Upward Mobility: Oakland County's Wireless Source Dials Up Growth on Used Phones, Plans for China (Sept. 30, 2002)
Upward Mobility: Oakland County’s Wireless Source Dials Up Growth on Used Phones, Plans for China (Sept. 30, 2002)
Covansys Hopes $116 Million in Deals Helps Halt Decline of Stock Price (Sept. 30, 2002)
Covansys Hopes $116 Million in Deals Helps Halt Decline of Stock Price (Sept. 30, 2002)
Comshare: Investor Gets Two Seats on Board, May Buy More Shares (Sept. 16, 2002)
Comshare: Investor Gets Two Seats on Board, May Buy More Shares (Sept. 16, 2002)
Balancing Act: Auto Suppliers Struggle to Advance Telematics While Minimizing Driver Distraction (Sept. 16, 2002)
Balancing Act: Auto Suppliers Struggle to Advance Telematics While Minimizing Driver Distraction (Sept. 16, 2002)
Tiny Tech, Big Potential: Nanotech Evangelists in Metro Detroit Extol the Possibilities (Aug. 19, 2002)
Tiny Tech, Big Potential: Nanotech Evangelists in Metro Detroit Extol the Possibilities (Aug. 19, 2002)
Wall St. Hasn't Rewarded Covansys' Cost Cuts, Growth (July 15, 2002)
Wall St. Hasn’t Rewarded Covansys’ Cost Cuts, Growth (July 15, 2002)
Faster Food: Gleaners' Investment in Information System Starts to Pay Off for Agency (July 15, 2002)
Faster Food: Gleaners’ Investment in Information System Starts to Pay Off for Agency (July 15, 2002)
The Next Best Thing: Ann Arbor's Internet2 Project Bringing Businesses on Board - For A Price (July 8, 2002)
The Next Best Thing: Ann Arbor’s Internet2 Project Bringing Businesses on Board – For A Price (July 8, 2002)
CEO Change at Covisint Will Help Company, Many Say (July 1, 2002)
CEO Change at Covisint Will Help Company, Many Say (July 1, 2002)
Being PC with Old PCs: Options Grow for Getting Rid of Used Computers (June 3, 2002)
Being PC with Old PCs: Options Grow for Getting Rid of Used Computers (June 3, 2002)
Tech Job Security Evaporates in Metro Detroit (May 6, 2002)
Tech Job Security Evaporates in Metro Detroit (May 6, 2002)
PTN Media Changes Its Tune as Michael Jordan Palm Pilots Become Basket Case (May 6, 2002)
PTN Media Changes Its Tune as Michael Jordan Palm Pilots Become Basket Case (May 6, 2002)
Gyricon: Xerox Spin-Off Puts $20 Million Bet on Smarter Signs (April 29, 2002)
Gyricon: Xerox Spin-Off Puts $20 Million Bet on Smarter Signs (April 29, 2002)
Catuity: Big Times Loom for Little Tech Company (April 15, 2002)
Catuity: Big Times Loom for Little Tech Company (April 15, 2002)
CEO Sells IT Company to Help It Grow: Decision Consultants Couldn't Compete with Larger Rivals (April 15, 2002)
CEO Sells IT Company to Help It Grow: Decision Consultants Couldn’t Compete with Larger Rivals (April 15, 2002)
Offshore Shores Up IT: Going Overseas for Tech Help Promises Big Savings, But Companies Shouldn't Go Overboard Without Considering Risks (April 15, 2002)
Offshore Shores Up IT: Going Overseas for Tech Help Promises Big Savings, But Companies Shouldn’t Go Overboard Without Considering Risks (April 15, 2002)
Mechanical Dynamics' Design Pays Off in Tough Times (March 4, 2002)
Mechanical Dynamics’ Design Pays Off in Tough Times (March 4, 2002)
Strong Ready to Buy in Tech Sector: Slow Economy Sets Stage for M&A Surge (March 4, 2002)
Strong Ready to Buy in Tech Sector: Slow Economy Sets Stage for M&A Surge (March 4, 2002)
Unplugged: Years of Neglecting Technology Cost Kmart on Its Road to Bankruptcy (Jan. 28, 2002)
Unplugged: Years of Neglecting Technology Cost Kmart on Its Road to Bankruptcy (Jan. 28, 2002)
E-Education: Metro Detroit Companies Moving Thousands of Workers to Online Classrooms (Dec. 3, 2001)
E-Education: Metro Detroit Companies Moving Thousands of Workers to Online Classrooms (Dec. 3, 2001)

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