Silicon Valley

Quicken Loans chairman and founder Dan Gilbert (credit: Quicken Loans)

Dan Gilbert Pitches Detroit At TechCrunch

Dan Gilbert, the CEO of Rock Ventures, traveled to San Francisco to personally pitch opportunities in Detroit to those in Silicon Valley.

CBS Detroit–09/09/2014

Apple HQ

Matt’s Favorites: Russian Meteorite Pulled From Lake, Spaceship Apple, And Much More

So what’s the greatest and latest in the ever-evolving worlds of science and technology on the day when I head toward Michigan’s Great North to start my tour of all the great technology at some […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/16/2013

A 2013 algae bloom in Lake Erie.

Matt’s Favorites: Lake Erie Under Attack From Algae, April Fool’s Online, Comet Show On Mars, And Much More

What else is new and interesting in the ever-changing world of science and technology? Glad you asked, because I still have a mortgage. Here goes…

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/01/2013

Terry Cross offers his keynote to the ACE'13 event Thursday in Livonia. (WWJ photo by Matt Roush)

ACE13 Draws Huge Crowd; Michigan Entrepreneurship Growing Fast

Michigan is learning the lessons of Silicon Valley and adapting them to its own unique entrepreneurial advantages, a veteran venture capitalist with experience in both locations told a huge gathering of entrepreneurs Thursday night.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/31/2013

stik Moves From San Francisco To Downtown Detroit, a Web site that uses Facebook to bring the business referral process online, announced it is moving from San Francisco to downtown Detroit’s growing technology district to grow its business.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/18/2012

Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company Bill Ford (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images, File)

Ford On Mackinac: Michigan Can Be Silicon Valley Of High Tech Auto Future

The great-grandson of Henry Ford told the Mackinac Policy Conference Thursday morning that America has a newfound respect for manufacturing, a field that can and should be green.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/31/2012

File photo.
(Credit; Oli Scarff/Getty Images, File)

Motown Becoming The New Silicon Valley?

Detroit has put up the “help wanted” sign in Silicon Valley and applications are pouring in.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/02/2012


Ford Motor To Open First Silicon Valley Research Lab

Ford Motor Co. Friday announced plans to open a dedicated research laboratory in the Silicon Valley area of California early this year.


(Credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Ford To Open Silicon Valley Lab

Ford Motor Co. is the latest automaker to open a research lab in Silicon Valley, where it hopes to scout out new technology and keep ahead of trends.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/06/2012

New VC Firm Launches, Names First Investment

A new venture capital firm has launched in Ann Arbor with its first investment. Resonant Venture Partners was founded by Jason Townsend and Michael Goodwin – two Michigan natives who spent several years working out […]