Author: WTN News

The French hybrid-battery unit of Johnson Controls has entered a contract to develop a plug-in, lithium-ion battery that can be recharged from a standard household electrical outlet. The plug-in will be developed for a Saturn hybrid vehicle manufactured by General Motors. ...

Compatibility issues and required computer upgrades will make adoption of the new Microsoft Windows Vista enterprise operating system a "slow go" in 2007 and perhaps even 2008, according to Wisconsin technology officers. While the system has its strengths, they advise IT departments to watch...

Third Wave Technologies has applied for Food and Drug Administration approval of a new molecular test to detect Cystic Fibrosis, a hereditary disease that affects 30,000 Americans. The company filed a 510(k), a type of application that helps companies get their products on the U.S....

Before officially taking over for Jim Barr as the CEO of TDS Telecom, David Wittwer spoke with WTN Media on a range of topics related to the leadership transition. In this first part of a two-part presentation, Wittwer discussed how information technology will help TDS...

Pharma stocks had a mixed performance in 2006, and merger and acquisition activity was the name of the game for the likes of Abbott Labs, 3M, and Monsanto, according to columnist Michael Rosen. In this edition of Yer Biotech Blues, he predicts the M&A trend...

In retrospect, the "Ma Bell" divestiture in 1984 was not such a good idea because we are almost back to square one as another regional bell operating company merges back into AT&T, observes columnist James Carlini. Some believe that net neutrality took it on the...

A Michigan fiber optics provider will expand in Milwaukee by the end of January. The Grand Rapids-based US Signal says it will offer more high-speed capacity with additional access points in Milwaukee, Waukesha, and Menomonee Falls....

Wisconsin made moderate progress as a “Knowledge Economy” state in 2006, according to Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still, but the state has plenty of hard work ahead on investment, biofuel development, and IT labor needs. Instead of free tuition for college grads that promise to...