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.
Detroit-based Quicken Loans, the nation’s third largest mortgage lender, has teamed with Yahoo Sports as the technology provider for what’s now called the ‘Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge with Yahoo Sports.’
DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) has selected another 122 solar energy projects in the third expansion of the SolarCurrents customer-owned pilot program.
Well, here we are on another Monday, and there’s fresh snow on the ground and fresh tech news all over the interwebs! Here goes…
Like a spring connecting two swings, light can act as a glue that binds together the quantum mechanical properties of two vastly different materials used for electronics. The effect could harness the most useful characteristics from each material for hybrid solar cells and high efficiency lighting.
The Grand Rapids medical research and education institution Van Andel Institute Friday announced a new effort in epigenetics, the science of external modifications to DNA that turn genes on or off, which could lead to new approaches to personalized cancer therapy.
Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc., a Plymouth maker of industrial lasers, announced that it had an agreement to acquire the assets of Portland, Ore.-based FiLaser USA LLC.
Tourism officials and environmentalists gather at a northern Michigan ski resort to talk over the effects of climate change on Michigan’s multi-billion-dollar tourism industry
I have run out of cold jokes. You won’t find a guy who likes winter more than me, but this is too much, too long, even for me. So here’s the latest tech news, and now I’m going to go find myself a powerful ultraviolet light and sit under it until I blister.
ITC Holdings, the nation’s largest publicly traded owner of the power grid, reported sharply higher revenue and net income for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31.
Automation Alley this week announced the launch of Code ReConnect, a new training program designed to provide participants with the skills and credentials needed to land high-level IT jobs.