Matt Roush joined WWJ Newsradio 950 in September 2001 to spearhead the launch of the Great Lakes IT Report, a daily e-mail newsletter covering the technology world from a Michigan perspective. The publication was rebranded as the WWJ Technology Report with Matt Roush in January 2013. The publication covers tech broadly, including hardware, software, advanced manufacturing, the life sciences, tech education, automotive technology such as telematics and advanced powertrains, and renewable energy technologies. The publication concentrates on Michigan-based companies and technologies and covers how Michigan is transforming its economy from brute-force manufacturing to knowledge-based industries.
Prior to joining WWJ, Roush spent more than 10 years at Crain’s Detroit Business as a reporter. Hired in 1990 to cover banking and finance, Roush’s beat was switched to retailing in 1994. At that point, Roush discovered that retailers were concerned about losing sales to a then-novel medium called the Internet — and he started writing stories about the Internet that were thinly disguised as stories about retailing. In 1998, he began covering tech and the Internet full-time for Crain’s. He also helped launch a tech news Web site for Crain’s, CrainTech.com, in 2000.
Prior to Crain’s, Roush covered beats as varied as business, health care, local government and real estate for the Kalamazoo Gazette (1987-90), the Traverse City Record-Eagle (1985-87), the Leelanau Enterprise (1980-85) and the Three Rivers Commercial (1978-80).
Roush, a resident of Dearborn, is active in his community and church. He has won numerous journalism awards from the Associated Press, UPI and the Association of Area Business Publications. His hobbies include cooking, camping, hiking, cross-country skiing, astronomy, gardening, and building and flying model rockets. Roush is a native of Three Rivers and a 1978 graduate of Albion College.
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Verizon Wireless has opened its third “Smart Store” in Michigan at 26401 Novi Road in Novi.
Protean Electric Thursday announced a partnership with China’s FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Co. Ltd. to develop an all new electric propulsion system that will include Protean Electric’s award-winning Protean Drive with intent towards a demonstration vehicle program and production.
Duo Security, the Ann Arbor security technology provider, Thursday introduced new editions of itw two-factor authentication products.
Sensible Vision, the developer of software that replaces passwords with face recognition for computers and mobile devices, announced version 5.0 of its Fast Access Anywhere software.
Covisint Corp. (Nasdaq: COVS), the provider of secure collaboration and communication services, introduced a new version of its Portal Services product.
Rubicon Genomics Inc. Thursday announced new distributors in Europe and Asia for its kits that allow laboratories to conduct sophisticated DNA tests with very small samples.
Ford Motor Co. Thursday revealed a Ford Fusion hybrid automated research vehicle that will be used to resarch automated driving and other advanced technology.
Truven Health Analytics Thursday introduced a new product, MarketScan Oncology Electronic Medical Records Database.