Author: WTN News

Metropolitan Milwaukee ranks 34th nationally in high-tech employment and a disappointing 55th in high-tech job growth, according to the 2008 Cyber Cities report issued by the American Electronics Association. These and other Cyber City numbers have placed added importance on collaborative efforts like the Milwaukee...

Web surfers soon may be riding two very different waves if certain broadband providers pull the trigger on metered charging. If this new business model takes off, no longer will heavy users be paying the same price as everyone else for Internet access, which strikes...

The Ninth Circuit Court says employers may no longer monitor their employees' text messages without permisison. The court has ruled that the Ontario, Calif. Police Department violated the Stored Communications Act and its employees' privacy rights by inquiring about the content of certain text messages....

In pre-IPO financial planning, technology and other entrepreneurs should concentrate on three major areas, according to attorney and WTN guest columnist Sverre Roang and Madison area wealth manager Chris Burque. In this second column on IPO financial planning, they advise entrepreneurs to focus on providing...

GE Healthcare has laid off an unspecified number of workers at its Waukesha County facility, citing declining sales for diagnostic imaging products. The company, which employs 3,000 in Waukesha County and 7,000 statewide, will lay off less than 400 people after reporting lower profits in...

A family of compounds developed by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor James Cook may someday be used to treat alcohol addiction and other disorders thanks to a license agreement between the UWM Research Foundation and the Wauwatosa biopharmaceutical company MPP Group. The compounds could derive significant...

Virtually all the metrics are encouraging as Wisconsin's early-stage market reports significant gains in the 2008 risk capital report issued by NorthStar Economics. Although Wisconsin still lags behind other states in overall dollar deployment, the report is encouraging on several levels as Gov. Jim Doyle...

Jim Schneller is stepping down as chief executive of the software engineering firm Esterline AVISTA and will be succeeded by Tim Budden, who has served as the company's vice president of engineering. Esterline AVISTA, a subsidiary of Esterline Technologies Corp., provides software development and systems...

Prodesse, is a biotechnology company focused on developing molecular diagnostic reagents for a variety of infectious diseases, has announced the international release of an assay used for the detection of the human metapneumovirus, a respiratory virus. The assay currently is available in the United States...