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Scott Monty. (Source: SHIFT Communications.)

Former Ford Social Media Chief Joining PR Firm

Scott Monty, who helped establish Ford Motor Company’s presence on social media, announced he has accepted an executive vice president position with a public relations firm.

CBS Detroit–07/23/2014

Amazon released its first smartphone Wednesday. (Source: AT&T)

Movie Ticket Ordering Goes Mobile As Options Expand

Movie information and ticket ordering service Fandango is launching a new app for the Amazon Fire Phone, which is to be released later this week.

CBS Detroit–07/23/2014

U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) , 87, the longest serving member of Congress in U.S. history, announces his retirement at a luncheon February 24, 2014 in Southgate, Michigan. Dingell began serving in Congress in 1955, taking over the seat his father vacated. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Dingell Learns About Kardashians, Left With More Questions

What’s a Kardashian? A errant Tweet led to a moment of enlightenment for U.S. Rep. John Dingell, who is still left with questions.

CBS Detroit–07/22/2014

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Ways To Keep Your Body And Smart Phone Cool

Hot weather can be dangerous to humans and their smart phones. Here are tips to keep both cool, hydrated and operational.

CBS Detroit–07/21/2014

Attending the July 16 briefing at Lawrence Technological University were (L-R) Doug Smith, vice president of the Michigan Economic Development Corp.; Kirk Steudle, director of the Michigan Department of Transportation; Shigeto Tanaka, chairman of Tokyo Rope; Gov. Rick Snyder; LTU President Virinder Moudgil; LTU Provost Maria Vaz; and Nabil Grace, dean of LTU’s College of Engineering. (Source: Lawrence Technological University.)

Gov. Snyder Learns About “Bridges Of The Future” At Lawrence Tech

Lawrence Technological University is working with the Michigan Department of Transportation to develop longer-lasting bridges.

CBS Detroit–07/21/2014

On-demand car service Uber provided on-demand ice cream sandwiches from Eskimo Jacks Friday in Detroit. (By Edward Cardenas)

Uber Delivers On Demand Ice Cream Treats [VIDEO]

Uber provided a new twist on the traditional ice cream truck Friday with on-demand deliveries of the sweet treats through the service’s web app.

CBS Detroit–07/18/2014

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Uber Offering Ice Cream On Demand

Ride service Uber is offering users the opportunity to order ice cream on demand Friday, with Michigan-made items delivered directly to a location in Metro Detroit or Ann Arbor.

07/18/2014

Students, industry officials and patents listen to presentation from Henry Ford Academy students at Lawrence Technological University. (By Edward Cardenas)

Summer Camp Project For Students: Design And Pitch A Product (Video)

Students from the Henry Ford Academy presented their business plans for products they conceived during a two-week summer course at Lawrence Technological University.

CBS Detroit–07/17/2014

The Microsoft logo is seen before the start of a media event in San Francisco, California on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, unveiled a version of Office designed for the iPad today. Microsoft is tapping into its software past as it maps its future in the rapidly changing world of Internet technology.

Microsoft To Cut 18K Jobs

Microsoft announced Thursday that it will be cutting nearly 18,000 jobs in the coming year.

07/17/2014