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States must have a good network infrastructure to build a 21st Century knowledge economy, writes columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he warns that states which create and foster a positive platform for network infrastructure are going to capture businesses from the...

Getty Images of Seattle has acquired the Madison-based PunchStock, a distributor of stock photographic images. Getty Images will develop an integration plan over the next few weeks, but indicated that decisions on the PunchStock workforce and locations are forthcoming....

The Abbott-Thailand patent saga is more than just a dispute between an American company and a foreign government, according to columnist and physician Ogan Gurel. At stake is what former Wisconsin governor and HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson calls “the balancing act between innovation and access.”...

As part of its plan for customer adoption, Jellyfish.com, a Madison-based shopping search engine, is partnering with Channel Intelligence to combine its cost-per-action advertising model with CI's sales-tracking technology. Jellyfish is competing with online advertisers that use the cost-per-click model, which is still the most...

Are American technology and life-science businesses getting a bum rap when they take advantage of the H-1B specialty worker program? Attorney Grant Sovern thinks so, and in this guest column he defends the program and urges Congress to lift the cap on the number of...

Deb Rislow, the chief technologist for Gundersen Lutheran health system, figures she has become a CIO at just the right time. Not only are electronic medical records finally on the forefront of the healthcare agenda, but she's been able to learn from observing past IT...

With an initial public offering still pending, TomoTherapy has filed an amended registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The company, which was spun out of research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, revised to $213 million the amount it expects to raise in...

How do we excite more students about careers in the STEM disciplines? That's a question many educators and employers have been asking lately. In his latest Inside Wisconsin column, Tom Still recognizes Timothy Jump, an educator who may have the answer. Jump, who recently led...

University of Wisconsin-Madison stem cell researcher Jamie Thomson has reportedly accepted an offer to open a research lab as an adjunct professor at the University of California-Santa Barbara. Thomson will remained a tenured professor at UW-Madison, and work in Santa Barbara for about one month...

An interdisciplinary team from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Milwaukee's Children's Research Institute have developed a searchable database to improve diagnostic testing and genetic tracking of human and animal influenza viruses. The database, a website that is constantly updated and can accommodate rapid response...