Author: WTN News

InfoWorld, a San Francisco-based publication, has listed the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee among the leading 100 organizations that have invested in innovative technology. The publicaton cited "PantherFile," the university's Web-based information sharing system, in its latest listing of top emerging technologies....

Wisconsin's new identity theft law isn't as tough as its authors claim, according to Milwaukee attorney Mark Garsombke. In this WTN guest column, Garsombke points out some fundamental flaws in a law that was enacted earlier this year, and suggests Wisconsin follow the example of...

Sonic Foundry Inc., a rich media communications developer headquartered in Madison, generated more than $400,000 in positive cash flow in the fourth quarter and has developed a new IP media search feature after 15 years and $30 million of R&D....

Wisconsin's improving venture capital outlook may have something to do with better early-stage management and a growing number of repeat entrepreneurs, says Milwaukee software executive Greg Meier. The state reported six venture deals worth $28.9 million in the third quarter of 2006, which is nearly...

How realistic is it to incorporate video game learning in public schools during the current back-to-basics era? Judging by the lack of adoption in K-12 curriculums, not very, but that isn't stopping proponents of video game learning from continuing to develop - and promote -...

The innovation ecosystem of Web 2.0 companies has grown to the point where its sheer volume has created a deafening roar, and spawned countless bloggers interested in tracking their every move. But as DEMO Letter columnist Chris Shipley asserts, some of the bloggers shed more...

Genetic knowledge and its healthcare benefits have spawned dozens of genetic testing services, but the practical applications of gene-based discovery have not penetrated healthcare facilities to a great extent. When they do, the ability to predict one's predisposition to disease means the old reactive approach...

The days when executives scatter at the mention of the word sustainability may be a thing of the past, writes Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. A forthcoming conference at UW-Madison will explore why economic growth and environmental protection are no longer viewed as competing concepts....

TeraMedica, a medical information technology company headquartered in Milwaukee, is contributing to an open source digital imaging and communications toolkit for the healthcare industry. The applications have been under development in Java by a worldwide team of engineers since 2001....

In an about-face, Journal communications has decided to sell its subsidiary, Norlight Telecommunications, to an Indiana-based telecommunications company for $185 million. In April of this year, Journal Communications had announced it would spin off Norlight to its shareholders....