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  • 00:29

    FDA Regulation of Mobile Apps

    in Health

    Nathan Cortez, JD co-wrote an article on FDA regulation of mobile apps published in the July 24, 2014 issue of NEJM. Luckily, we snagged an opportunity to interview him - you can listen here.


    We covered a wide variety of topics including:



    Why regulate mHealth anyway?
    The new FDA guidance — what needs to be regulated and what does not?
    How does the FDA handle at continual updates of mobile health products – so different from the pharmaceuticals that they regulate?  How do they decide whether an update constitutes a major change, requiring re-review and one that is minor and does not?
    What is “substantially equivalence” and how is it being used in mHealth
    How does the FDA handle mHealth products that provide consumer decision support (CDS)?  What is the difference between low risk and high risk CDS?
    Does the FDA have the right people/processes in place to provide oversight of mHealth?


    Professor Cortez teaches and writes in the areas of health law, administrative law, and FDA law.  His research focuses on emerging markets in health care and biotechnology. Prof. Cortez has become one of the world’s leading legal scholars on medical tourism, patient mobility, and cross-border health insurance, and has published several articles and book chapters on the legal and ethical implications of these phenomena. His research also addresses mobile health technologies, how to regulate innovations that disrupt static regulatory regimes, the First Amendment restraints on FDA regulation (including FDA's graphic tobacco warnings), immigration federalism, and alternative modes of regulation.

  • 00:28

    Mobile Apps under Attack – New Frontiers for Securing Mobile Applications

    in Technology

    In this podcast, Caleb talks with Jukka Alanen about how mobile apps are under attack, how apps are being exploited by hackers, and what organizations can do safeguard their brands, data, IP, and revenue while developing and releasing new mobile apps. Already 78% of Top 100 iOS and Android apps have been found as hacked, rogue versions, and industry organizations across OWASP, security consultancies, and analysts have started recommending new protection measures. Jukka Alanen is Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Strategy at Arxan Technologies, Inc, a security company that specializes in Application Protection. Recently, IBM and Arxan announced a new preventive security solution that extends the IBM portfolio to app hardening and run-time protection. 

  • 00:29

    RF Connect - Setting the Standard in Wireless and Mobile Solutions

    in Technology

    We expect our wireless devices to work everywhere. The thought of not being connected is disappointing to some and terrifying to others. After all, whatever would we do if we couldn’t access social media, email, or call to check on the kids as we walk to the next business meeting? Few people contemplate the reason their wireless device does work in building basements, hospitals, and many other buildings. Thankfully, in these instances, someone saw the need to increase signal strength and paid to have that signal enhanced or rebroadcast. RF Connect, based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, is the recognized leader in the design, deployment and support of high performance unified wireless systems, mobile solutions and applications. They set the standard in wireless and mobile solutions, design and deployment expertise through partnering with industry leaders across the entire RF spectrum. Join host Melissa Birnie as she talks with Jeff Hipchen (recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business Magazine as a “40 under 40” business leader), and currently Executive Vice President of RF Connect, to learn more about RF Connect, their services, and what sets them apart from others in this field.

  • 00:30

    Can one mobile app change the movie-going experience?

    in Technology

    Have you had this experience?  You’re sitting in a movie theater, totally engrossed in what will happen next when, along comes that moment when you’ve obviously consumed too much liquid and you just can’t wait any longer … you make your break and dash through the theatre agonizing over what crucial scene you’ll miss. Now, agonize no longer! Enter RunPee - an app helping movie goers worldwide: 1 million downloads, over 500,000 active users, and a favorite app for celebrities like Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, and Rashida Jones. Join Michigan Mobile Musings’ host Melissa Birnie as she speaks with Dan Florio, CEO of RunPee to learn more about Dan (after studying astronomy, physics, and mathematics in college he dropped out to become a professional massage therapist), the inspiration behind the RunPee app and the journey to create it. Also learn about an upcoming event in Lansing where Dan will be sharing his experiences with a live audience at Startup Grind – Lansing.  

  • 00:30

    Mobile Health: Industry Needs & the Resulting Mobile/Wireless Opportunities

    in Technology

    MTAM and Medical Main Street are presenting a Mobile Health (mhealth) Symposium for Mobile/Wireless Technology Professionals on April 23rd.  This event, and mHealth overall, will be the focus for this week's episode. (Information on attending the event can be found at http://dld.bz/d9PXH)


    Join Michigan Mobile Musings host, Melissa Birnie and her guest, Keith Brophy, tech entrepreneur and recently appointed State Director of the Michigan Small Business Development Centers, on Tuesday, April 14th at 9:00 a.m. for a special sneak preview before the Symposium. Discussions will include healthcare industry needs and the opportunity those needs create for mobile/wireless tech firms in Michigan. Keith offers a unique insight into mobile health - past, present and future. Prior to his current role at the Michigan Small Business Development Center Keith served as CEO of Ideomed, Inc.; a Spectrum Health technology venture that developed the Abriiz mobile app for smartphones and tablets that is used to manage medical conditions such as diabetes, COPD, congestive heart failure, childhood obesity, as well as palliative care. Positions previous to Ideomed, Inc. include President of Business Development at NuSoft Solutions and CEO/co-founder of Sagestone Consulting. Keith began his career at IBM Federal Systems and Systems Integration divisions working on a wide variety of forward looking technologies. If mHealth is an area of interest for you, this is a show you don't want to miss!

  • 01:04

    Host Josh Askew w/Guest Joe Seanor - Mobile Tools (APPS) For The PI

    in Legal

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    Join us - Tuesday, March, 10th, 2015 at 6pm Eastern with our guest Joseph Seanor, your host Josh Askew and co-host Billy Madison


    Joe is returning to the show this month to cover Mobile Tools (APPS) For The PI.


    Joe is the owner and developer of PI Mall (www.PIMALL.com), the longest lasting Private Investigation database on the web. He also developed PI Classroom (www.PIclassroom.com), the TOP website for Investigative training online today. Classes are being added every month.


    Additionally, Joe also developed Internet Predator Tracker, the ONLY software available to help Law Enforcement and the Public track down internet predators and pedophiles. FREE to Law Enforcement.


    Joe's experience include:


    10 years Central Intelligence Agency, CIC/CNC


    Department of Justice Telecom Security Staff


    Private Investigator for 14 years


    7 years America Online’s Senior Investigator


    Learning Tree Instructor on: IDS, Firewalls & Windows Security


    Author of 16 books


    CBS radio national correspondent


    2 patents pending


    Speaker at National Conferences


    Certified Information System Security Professional


    Ethical Hacker


    Master Email tracer


    Computer Forensics Expert


    We welcome and encourage our listeners to call in with questions or comments. Our studio number is (646) 668-2693


    We will also air songs for those who have submitted their music to us. If you would like to submit your music you may email MP3's to studio@insidetheinvestigation.com or CD's to Inside The Investigation, P.O. Box 60301, Jacksonville, FL 32236

  • 00:28

    Business Transactions Transformed by the Internet & Mobile/Wireless Technologies

    in Technology

    The Internet has transformed how consumers and businesses conduct business and make purchases!


    Welcome the 1970’s and the advent of eCommerce. Since then there has been no looking back. Individuals and businesses alike engage in eCommerce transactions daily to buy and/or sell products and services via the Internet, and more recently, using the Internet from their mobile devices. From purchases on eBay and Amazon, to payments processed by PayPal or Square, eCommerce/mCommerce is a global business channel.


    Learn how to leverage eCommerce/mCommerce in your business, and take advantage of the access to your business that mobile technologies provide for your customers. Join Melissa Birnie and Lisa Kosak on Friday, March 20, 2015 as they talk with Grand Rapids based CQL, a national leader in eCommerce technology. Discussions will include: eCommerce/mCommerce; developing an eCommerce platform, accessing eCommerce/mCommerce via mobile devices, evaluating eCommerce/mCommerce vendors, digital/mobile marketing strategies, branding, and more! 

  • 00:36

    Tough Talk with Mobile Apps for Business

    in Entrepreneur

    Tough Talk with Tony Gambone and his guests Alex Genadinik


    Alex Genadinik is an author of two business books, and the creator of some of the top mobile apps for planning and starting a business on iOS, Android and the Kindle with 350,000+ downloads. Alex's books and apps cover topics that entrepreneurs struggle with the most such as business ideas, planning a business, marketing, and raising money. Alex has a B.S in Computer Science from San Jose State University. Problemio.com creates products to help entrepreneurs build their businesses successfully. Problemio.com has been around for almost 2 years http://www.problemio.com/

  • 00:30

    THE MOBILE EXPLOSION; The Impact for You, Your Business & Michigan's Economy

    in Technology

    Mobile technology is exploding! It’s changing the way we live and the way we run our businesses. But mobile technology is much more than the latest ‘app’ downloaded to your cell phone or tablet; mobile is actually many technologies that are impacting every industry doing business in Michigan. The mobile / wireless industry is one of very few global industries that generate over 1 Trillion dollars in revenue annually, and in Michigan, it’s one of our fastest-growing sectors – but yet the best kept secret in the state. Mobile/wireless technologies have the ability to transform our state’s economy – if we act now!


    Interested in learning what this surge in mobile technology means to you, your business and Michigan’s economy? Please join our host, Melissa Birnie, for a discussion with Linda Daichendt, Executive Director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan.

  • 00:37

    The Latest In Voice Authentication Mobile Apps - Introducing "MyVoiceKeepass"

    in Technology

    We have been interviewing many people high level executives in the Voice Authentication field.  This is not surprising, as Voice Authentication is starting to be recognized as a very viable Biometric technology, and holds great promise for securing smartphones, tablets, netbooks, and all sorts of other wireless devices.  For instance, if you are in a rush, using fingeprint recognition may take longer than expected, and many people are still squeamish about having their irises scanned.  But with Voice Authentication, all you have to do is merely speak into your iPhone or Android device, and within a second or less, it will unlock for you.  In this radio show, we interview Mr. Brendan Treacy, CEO of VRAI Mobile, based out of the United Kingdom.  They have developed a very unique app called the 'MyVoiceKeepass", which protects your wireless device.  But more than that, along with Voice Authentication, you can use the other, various "unlocking" mechanisms this app possesses, thus, creating a totall safe and secure environment.  Find out more about this very unique app in this interview!

  • 00:00

    Investing Through Mobile Apps

    in News

    There's a growing number of apps out there that will help you invest and don't forget these hidden costs when buying a home. WSJ's Mathew Passy reports.