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Merge Healthcare, a medical imaging and health IT solutions provider, and etrials Worldwide, Inc. a provider of clinical trials software and services, today announced that they have reached a definitive agreement for the acquisition of etrials by Merge. The combined organization will provide clinical trial...

President Obama used a White House speech yesterday to try to raise national concern about threats to computer networks, drawing praise from some industry executives and lawmakers but criticism from others who said his initiatives do not go far enough. Obama said he will name a...

There's no shortage of uses for the massive amounts of data in every nook and cranny of the Internet. Advertisers want to mine the photos and status updates you post on Facebook to better sell their wares. Scientists want to track weather patterns based on decades...

Andrew McLaughlin, Google’s head of global public policy, is leaving the company to join the Obama administration, according to two people with knowledge of Mr. McLaughlin’s plans. Mr. McLaughlin will be deputy chief technology officer, reporting to Aneesh Chopra, the chief technology officer, who was previously...

Google is hatching a new species of e-mail and instant messaging, but the internet search leader first wants the hybrid service to evolve even more with the help of independent computer programmers. The free tool, called "Google Wave," runs in a web browser and combines elements...

Grady Memorial Hospital awarded a $40 million information technology contract to a Wisconsin-based software maker. Verona, Wis.-based Epic Systems Corp. beat out blue-chip contenders, McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK), Cerner Corp. (NASDAQ: CERN) and Siemens for the contract. Epic is a private, employee-owned software firm focused on developing...

A Madison company aiming to put itself at the center of the evolving field of regenerative medicine said Wednesday that it has licensed a key patent portfolio involving the differentiation of stem cells into heart cells. Cellular Dynamics International negotiated an exclusive license to the technology...

As unemployment among tech workers increases with the recession, the U.S. government is raising broad questions as part of a federal case over H-1Bs about the connection of visa fraud to the unemployment of IT workers. The government's interest in H-1B fraud-related unemployment turned up in...

High-speed Internet service should be measured in gigabit speeds rather than megabit speeds. Where are the corporate executives and academics who talk about the quest for excellence in lofty speeches who rarely come up with pragmatic solutions and profitability for their organizations?...