Author: WTN News

Who will run Apple after its visionary chief executive and product guru Steve Jobs leaves? The question has been hanging over the company since last summer when Jobs appeared onstage at a conference looking terribly ill. Jobs, 53, underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer four years ago,...

In what is being described as a sign of progress in the development of hybrid vehicles, Johnson Controls-Saft has entered into a five-year supply agreement with Azure Dynamics Corp. to provide lithium-ion hybrid battery technology for commercial vehicles. Johnson Controls-Saft, a Milwaukee-based maker of Li-Ion...

President-elect Barack Obama announced as part of his economic stimulus plan that he wants all U.S. residents to have electronic health records within five years. When questioned, Obama said that he hoped to begin the economic stimulus package through Congress as early as his first week...

When it comes to surviving this economic storm, Americans should not sit back and wait for miracles, opines columnist Tom Koulopoulos. In this edition of The Innovation Zone, he insists we can get through this, especially if we're not merely waiting for the elusive theatrical...

A 20-year-old Madison biotechnology company will close by Dec. 31. Emd Chemicals - formerly Novagen - 441 Charmany Drive, told its 70 employees Thursday their jobs will end and their work will be consolidated into the company's San Diego site, part of a major restructuring that...

While admitting to no wrong doing, Dell, Inc. has agreed to pay $3.85 million to settle a lawsuit regarding its trade practices. The suit was brought by 33 states, including Wisconsin, after Dell consumers complained about improper billings, promised rebates that were never received, and...

An Idaho renewable energy company has landed former Virent Energy Systems executive Eric Apfelbach as its new chief executive officer. Apfelbach, who has been replaced at Virent by Lee Edwards, will join M2E Power, a Boise-based company that is developing energy products with military and...

The state has given a six-figure job to a technology official who was fired five years ago by the Legislature after an audit questioned his management abilities and said he entered into a $1 million annual contract without getting bids. After his firing, Mark Wahl worked...

Mithridion, a Madison biotechnology company that is developing drugs for Alzheimer's disease and other central nervous system disorders, has raised another $2.9 million in venture capital. The latest round, led by Venture Investors, will be used for the clinical development of Mithridion's lead drug candidate,...