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Customer engagement is the mantra of new and aggressive attempts to reach the public through new-media concepts. In this edition of Buzz Networks, columnist Paul Gibler looks at four companies that have revamped their approach and now are using web-based media to good effect....

Merge Healthcare has released another product upgrade, this one designed to improve the reading of medical images in radiology, nuclear medicine, and oncology. The medical imaging software company, which is recovering from financial reporting improprieties, is marketing the product as a one-two punch for improved...

Gov. Jim Doyle has announced the next steps in the state's effort to produce more alternative energy and address climate change. One of the first projects of the new Office of Energy Independence will be to work with the Public Service Commission on a clean...

Marshall & Ilsley Corp., a Milwaukee-based financial services corporation, has announced its plan to split off Metavante Corp. into an independent public company with the help of a New York private equity firm. Metavante, which offers banking and payments technologies to financial services firms and...

The United States Patent and Trademark Office's about-face on stem cell patents held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation has some worried the state will lose some clout in the research community. Wisconsin officials continue to put on a brave face, but for the first...

Has your network infrastructure plan collapsed? asks columnist James Carlini. If so, the author of Carlini's Comments points to Fort Wayne, Ind. as a community that is both “wired and inspired,” and he advises Midwestern states to drive a hard bargain with “telcos” that want...

Six men have pled guilty in Milwaukee after selling millions of dollars worth of illegal copies of Rockwell Automation software over the Internet. The illegal copies were sold in more than 600 separate auctions on eBay, the Internet auction site....

The acquisition of First Data, a credit-card processing company, by the private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. means there will be $29 billion less for the capital markets, according to MedTech Futures columnist Ogan Gurel. But under the current paradigm, investors are shying...