Author: WTN News

Karl and Dorsey Gude of East Lansing, Mich., can remember simpler mornings, not too long ago. They sat together and chatted as they ate breakfast. They read the newspaper and competed only with the television for the attention of their two teenage sons. Technology has...

Whether you're a big business or a small one, chances are you have embraced social networking such as Twitter and Facebook as a new way to connect with your customers and generate business. So, when Twitter went down last Thursday as a result of a cyber...

Social capitalism — the capital you gain through your ability to influence other people — isn’t a new phenomenon. It’s just new to the masses as the result of social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter. The Whuffie Factor, by Tara Hunt, is...

Rockwell Automation Inc. announced Monday that it is rolling out a new suite of automation systems designed to maximize energy efficiency as well as industrial output. "The manufacturing sector is responsible for almost a third of U.S. energy consumption, primarily by driving loads with electric motors,"...

Private bank and insurance company USAA plans to allow their customers to their iPhones to deposit checks. Using the camera on their iPhones, the person simply takes an picture of both sides, then emails it to the bank. The user then destroys or voids the check...

We started tracking VC funding in October 2008, as the financial markets were melting. The more we looked, the more we found that the headlines were wrong. It was not all doom and gloom, not in our corner of the universe: early-stage Web tech ventures....

Shifting jobs or entire careers is very risky business. Before you run off to join the circus (so to speak), serious evaluation must be made before years of hard work toward mastery in a particular field are cast aside for the allure of something completely...

Developers who 'knowingly' ship buggy software may be held liable for damages. That might be good for users -- but a sloppy set of guidelines could hurt open source. Here's an odd couple: Microsoft and the Linux Foundation. These two organizations, normally on opposite sides of...