Author: WTN News

The Obama Administration committed itself Tuesday to reducing federal computing costs by pursuing cloud computing, but its first steps appear tentative. The administration launched Apps.gov as a storefront where federal agencies may go to purchase on-demand applications from private vendors. In its first iteration, federal computing...

After hunkering down for some time and receiving some initial responses from the flurry of grant applications that were submitted in the Spring of this year, many Midwest early stage technology companies are once again beginning to consider the private capital markets for funding. In...

The top U.S. intelligence official said counterintelligence and cybersecurity would be given new emphasis under a four-year strategic plan he unveiled Tuesday. Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair told reporters that although combating extremism, issuing warnings, countering weapons proliferation and supporting military operations overseas remain...

Kathy Collins has been appointed the WEN Regional Director in Madison. Collins has worked with hundreds of companies over the past ten years as the technology and financial development manager in the Commerce Division of Business Development. As WEN regional director, Collins will work...

On Tuesday, Vivek Kundra, the federal chief information officer, unveiled Apps.Gov, a Web site where federal agencies will able to buy so-called cloud computing applications and services that have been approved by the government to replace more costly and cumbersome computing services at their own...

Four advanced pieces of scientific laboratory equipment worth approximately $1 million was donated by the private WiCell Research Institute. WiCell made the gifts as part of its ongoing efforts to support stem cell research on campus and the work of the university's Stem Cell...

In the early days of the modern venture capital industry, way back in the 1950s, most venture capital funds were generalists. That is, while the specific experiences and skills of the managing partners no doubt influenced the kinds of deals that interested various funds,...

Since Microsoft launched Bing, the company has been trying to position it as a 'decision engine' and not just as another search engine. Today, Microsoft is taking another step in this direction with the launch of Visual Search in Bing. For a growing number of...

Even the best seeds can take a while to germinate. A case in point is the proposal to open seven “emerging technology centers” on University of Wisconsin System campuses to better serve industry while engaging faculty and student research talent. The UW Board of Regents...

Cellular Dynamics and Sittingbourne, England-based VivoMedica have launched a consortium to validate a human cell model and analysis system, based on the firms' technologies, for preclinical cardiotoxicity testing of drug candidates. The consortium will be formally launched at the Safety Pharmacology Society 9th Annual...