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From restricted stock plans to stock appreciation rights to employee stock ownership plans, technology businesses have several options when it comes to retaining and attracting executive talent. In this WTN guest column, Madison attorney Sverre Roang talks about the pluses and minuses of alternatives that...

Wisconsin added more than 1,600 high-tech jobs last year and ranks in the upper half of states in terms of high-tech employment, but still lags behind most other states in terms of the average high-tech wage. On average, technology workers here earn $61,000, which is...

AT&T has announced the launch of its third-generation wireless broadband service in Greater Madison. The telecommunications company said the 3G network will deliver what it calls supercharged mobile access to interactive content and mobile applications as part of the launch, which will take place in...

The nation's ability to rein in future healthcare costs, which healthcare executives fear could reach unsustainable levels in a decade, may depend in part on emerging technologies that are taking patient engagement to a higher level, especially in the home. Advances in home health monitoring...

Wisconsin is a natural laboratory for cellulosic ethanol, which is considered the next generation of biofuels beyond crop versions like corn-based ethanol, according to columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, he says the state's agricultural, forest, and paper assets could someday help...

In 2007, angel investors became more cautious nationally, according to an annual analysis of the angel capital market conducted by the Center for Venture Research. Their caution comes amid volatility in the economy, and as the state of Wisconsin tries to make it more attractive...

Even higher revenues can't pull Merge Healthcare out of a prolonged financial slump. The Milwaukee-based medical software company reported net losses of $9.6 million and $171.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2007 and the full year, respectively, which translates into per-share losses of $0.28...

The Madison-based TrafficCast, a provider of traffic information, has announced a partnership with GeoMicro, a GPS navigation application developer, to deliver traffic information and forecasts on mobile devices. The partnership was announced from the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association's annual Wireless Show in Las Vegas. ...

Chief information officers wondering how the slowing economy will impact their purchasing decisions are getting some guarded guidance from Gartner, Inc. Thanks largely to continued activity in mobile PCs, the technology and business research organization sees double-digit growth in personal computer sales, unless economic troubles...

The state of Wisconsin has qualified two more early-stage technology companies for its Act 255 angel and venture investor program. Joining 73 other certified Wisconsin companies are FluGen of Madison and Sonoplot of Middleton, and investors who make financial commitments to these companies are eligible...