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Sonic Foundry, which had turned a profitability corner last year, has reported a net loss in the second quarter of fiscal 2007. The rich media company, which has added an advanced search function on its Mediasite communications product, also saw its quarterly revenues increase by...

University of Wisconsin-Madison professors Sean Carroll and Laura Kiessling received a high honor this week as they joined 70 other scholars elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Election to the academy is one of the most prestigious honors an American scientist can receive....

For a company with a global reach, Promega Corp. goes about its business - the business of innovation - rather quietly. The privately held maker of research tools devotes 12 percent of its annual revenue to research and development, and the result has been 130...

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...