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  • 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!

  • 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! 

  • 00:30

    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

    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.

  • 00:23

    Mobile Security Is A Love-Hate Relationship

    in Technology

    Caleb Barlow, dives further into the recent findings made by IBM Security --  60% of dating apps are easily hackable. Discover the "love connection" between IBM Security solutions and a more secure mobile world.  Additional perspectives provided by Diana Kelley and Michael Montecillo.  Read the full report at http://securityintelligence.com/datingapps/ 

  • 00:30

    NextWave: Incubator, Accelerator & BOOT - What Differentiates Them From Others?

    in Technology

    Are you or someone you know looking for a business incubator that assists startups or early-stage companies by providing resources such as office space, managerial experience, and/or help with business basics? Incubators do all of that and more!


    Join Michigan Mobile Musings host, Melissa Birnie and her guests, Amjad Hussain and Jason Kummerl of NextWave in Troy, MI as they discuss business incubators and accelerators.


    NextWave is a hands-on world class technology incubator based in Metro Detroit offering three key programs: Incubator, Accelerator and BOOT (build, own, operate and transfer). Learn what types of products and/or services are a good fit for this program and understand how NextWave’s “sprints” help start-ups gain invaluable market feedback and graduate from one incubation 'sprint' to the next. Last but not least, find out how NextWave sets itself apart from other incubators, and what these differentiators mean to the startups they work with. Also learn about some of the interesting businesses that have been a part of NextWave, many of them mobile/wireless tech firms.

  • 00:31

    Windsor-Detroit Hacking Health: 2 countries, 2 industries - health and tech

    in Technology

    Windsor-Detroit Hacking Health is an event designed to improve healthcare by inviting technology creators and healthcare professionals to collaborate on realistic, human-centric solutions to front-line problems in a fun, intense, hands-on event where small teams tackle tough problems in a supportive community of peers and mentors. It is the first cross-border Hacking Health event in the world, and seeks to bring together healthcare & tech professionals across the US-Canada border to collaborate, dream up & design apps for patient-centric care. The event takes place at TechTown Detroit, May 1 - 3, 2015.


    Join host Melissa Birnie and guests, Dr. Phillip Olla, Founder/CEO of Mobile Diagnostic Services and Paul Riser, Director, Technology-based Entrepreneurship at TechTown Detroit, organizers of the event, for an enlightening conversation about Windsor-Detroit Hacking Health and how this high-energy creative event brings health professionals and technologists together to problem-solve new ways of delivering healthcare.

  • 00:24

    A Mobile Marketing Makeover

    in Marketing

    Mobile shopping on Amazon.com surged to about 60% during the holiday season and with the use of mobile devices by consumers searching the internet, handling business as well as making purchases on the rise each year, it has become a necessity for small businesses to have a mobile marketing strategy.  


    On this episode of The Marketing Mojo Show, get a mobile marketing makeover with Brenda Stoltz, CEO of Ariad Partners and an expert contributor to AllBusiness.com.  


    Get the conversation started and use the hash tag #mymarketingmojo to answer the question: Is your website responsive for mobile customers?

  • 00:11

    The Mobile Concept Network introducing Easy Speed Pay!

    in Business

    The Mobile Concept Network introducing Easy Speed Pay!


    Building Fortunes Radio network with Peter Mingils introduces......


    Easy Speed Pay product from The Mobile Concepts Network company. 


    The prelaunch of Easy Speed Pay....  (ESP)


    The new way to send and receive money.  


    "Lets ESP IT"


    "Can I ESP IT"


    No Fees, No Discounts, No Chargebacks.


    Networkleads - PM Marketing is also helping to promote Easy Speed Pay. With  one of our own products' 


    Phase3 website which is very simple to use. Go take a look at: http://www.networkleads.com/esp  is a page 
    we built with our Phase3 Product line.


    Want to see how it works? http://www.building-fortunes.com/esp


    Contact us for a demonstration:
    Peter Mingils
    peter@networkleads.com
    (386) 445-3585

  • 00:29

    Can Beacon Technology Build Your Business?

    in Technology

    Beacon technology, if you're paying attention to mobile/wireless technologies you've likely started hearing a lot more about it. But what is it? How does it work? What is it useful for?


    In today's show we'll speak with Michael Antaran, CEO of MTAM-member firm, Marvel Apps of Royal Oak, MI. Marvel Apps has recently launched a new product called CARROT Pass that takes advantage of Apple's HealthKit feature, Beacons, and Bluetooth Low Energy technology to give consumers relevant and immediate financial rewards for leading an active lifestyle.


    For businesses seeking to increase consumer engagement, CARROT is a game-changer, and Michael is going to tell us how his customers are taking advantage of this ground-breaking technology to grow their businesses and develop stronger relationships with their customers.

  • 00:29

    How Secure are Your Mobile Devices

    in Technology

    We are living in a mobile world.  Chances are that you are using your smartphone and tablet more than your computer for e-mail and information.  Are your mobile devices secure? Do you know how to find them if they are lost?
    Today's guest is Neil Forster, President of Forster Technology Solutions which specializes in providing computer, information-technology, tele-communication and audio-visual solutions. For more than 20 years, Neil has assisted business, residential and nonprofit clients in the New York metro area implement cost-saving and productivity enhancement technology solutions. Prior to starting his technology consulting business, Neil had a successful career serving as senior executives in the non-profit and business sectors.
    Join Jim and Neil in an encore discussion about what you need to know about securing your mobile devices and how to locate them if they are misplaced.