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Most companies that experience data breaches have escaped litigation by offering affected consumers inexpensive credit monitoring services, but the tide of avoiding court is turning, according to attorney and columnist Mark Foley. In this edition of Digital Lex, Foley notes that recent court cases are...

Milwaukee, Wis. - Prodesse, Inc. announced today that it has filed a submission with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for 510(k) clearance to market its ProGastro Cd assay as an in vitro diagnostic product in the United States. Clinical trials were conducted at several...

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved XBRL, the new accounting technology that produces interactive data through computer-readable “tags” that function like bar codes on financial statements. Sticky issues like web publishing and liability have been clarified, but liability issues affiliated with XBRL submissions continue...

Hospitals and medical clinics know they must invest in technology to improve patient safety, save money, boost efficiency and position themselves for the future, but few have done it because of the cost and complexity. Today, 13 percent of physicians use basic EMRs to store...

The U.S. House approves $819 billion emergency stimulus legislation that includes billions for broadband build-outs, health IT initiatives, smart grid investments, advanced battery technology, carbon capture and sequestration projects, and accelerated research in potentially revolutionary technologies with high job growth potential. Broadband build-outs to unserved...

No vendor program is perfect and every vendor has incidents of violating their boundaries with channel partners, but the recession is presenting extraordinary temptation to curtail channel efforts in favor of preserving direct revenues and profits. In the Channel Insider 2009 Market Pulse survey, they...

The Wisconsin Technology Council has issued a report citing the link between academic research and job creation, but whether it's enough for the Legislature to reverse the slide in higher education funding is an open question. According to the report, private and public academic research...

Milwaukee, Wis. - Today's announcement by Wisconsin's largest ethanol producer, Renew Energy, LLC, that they have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection is a reflection on the harsh economic conditions facing a number of Wisconsin industries. “The harsh reality is that there aren't many, if any,...

Laura Strong, board president of the Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association, says the board is open to director candidates beyond Wisconsin's borders in the wake of Jim Leonhart's resignation. The new director will be part of a series of changes, including a name change...

British Airways raised some eyebrows earlier this week when it announced it would offer limited in-flight use of cell phones. For the moment, BA is willing to allow only SMS and data usage on business-class flights from London to JFK. Read more...