Science Center, Tech248, Buy Michigan, new tech fund on M2 TechCast

ROYAL OAK – Updates from the Michigan Science Center, Oakland County’s Tech248 technology industry group,, and a new tech investment fund highlight the Dec. 4 edition of the M2 TechCast.

The show opens at 3 p.m. with Tonya Matthews, CEO of the Michigan Science Center, who will provide an update of holiday happenings at the center.

At 3:15, Irene Spanos, director of Tech248, will interview a member, Xu Chen, of Orbbec, a Troy-based manufacturer of 3D cameras for computers.

At 3:30, it’s Lisa Diggs, founder of, who will promote her Michigan Made Gift Guide.

The show wraps up at 3:45 with Michael Pignataro, CEO of Battle Creek web and e-commerce developers CorePHP, with news of a new technology investment fund called S2M Blockchain.


M2 Techcast is heard live Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time at You also can listen to archived shows on demand by clicking on M2 TechCast at MITechNews.Com. It’s also available on SoundCloud, iTunes and other audio outlets.

Now in its third year, the M2 TechCast is co-hosted by Matt Roush, director of media relations at Lawrence Technological University, and Mike Brennan, owner of, an online Michigan tech news source since 1999. It’s part of the Podcast Detroit network of more than 80 locally produced podcasts, anchored by IT in the D, which runs Monday nights from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time and which regularly draws more than 500,000 listeners.



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