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University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering students are getting ready to launch the first electronic game on a mobile phone platform that uses global positioning to allow players to physically interact with the surrounding virtual world. The game, Parallel Kingdom, is being developed by PerBlue, a technology...

As exciting as the stem cell science was at Promega Corp.'s third annual Stem Cell Symposium, there remain problems to resolve before stem cells are used in the clinic. In this edition of Biotech Takes, columnist Steve Clark took in updates from the likes of...

There may be a lot your software vendor isn't telling you when negotiating the licensing of software packages, according to Wisconsin attorney Mark Foley. In this edition of Digital Lex, he expands on the advice he provided in Part I of his column on negotiating...

The "visible" technology future is a favorite theme of technology futurist Dan Burrus, founder and CEO of Burrus Research and a keynote speaker at the annual Manufacturing Matters Conference in Milwaukee. Burrus has stressed the ability to predict hard and permanent technology trends, and taking...

If your company has ever experienced the panic and the misery of a security breach, you know that a growing body of data protection laws demand prompt public disclosure. For the fortunate many that have not been through this crisis drill, Guest Columnist David Brown...

With its new agreement with Europe's Advanced Payment Solutions, the Milwaukee-based Metavante soon will process more than 200,000 additional prepaid credit card accounts. It is Metavante's second transaction in Europe in recent months. In January, the the banking and payments technology firm acquired the London-based...

They say going green has its advantages, and a real green company has won the 2008 G. Steven Burrill Business Plan Competition. Sky Vegetables, which plans to build greenhouses on the rooftops of supermarkets to save on transportation (and energy costs and carbon emissions), claimed...

Segments of the University of Wisconsin System have a new set of tools for the management of federal research grants, thanks to a $10 million technology implementation that was completed almost on time and definitely on budget. Unlike some troubled taxpayer-funded projects in state government,...

Angel investments and venture capital have done more than other investment classes to promote company formation, and it looks as though the slowing economy will not derail their momentum. In advance of an annual report on early-stage investment activity in Wisconsin, columnist Tom Still notes...