Commentary

Selling keywords to competitors of JR Cigar landed GoTo.com in court, but is the practice of selling such sponsored links to any purchaser an example of trademark infringement? Even after several court cases, that remains to be seen, writes legal columnist Deborah Wilcox. ...

Small business owners remain an untapped source of business for marketers, online and otherwise, according to columnist Troy Janisch. In this presentation of Tech/Know, Janisch recommends several ways that marketers can break the ice and build mutually rewarding business relationships with the nation's most prolific...

An e-mail from an Appleton tech executive got DEMO Letter columnist Chris Shipley thinking about how mobile phone software would function if women were in charge of interface design. Her vision? More products that work well....

There are times when quotations summarize a philosophy on business, politics, and life itself. James Carlini, author of Carlini's Comments, presents the famous comments of significant others and notes that we would be surprised to learn who said what. At the end, he provides several...

In his latest defense of new federal (and state) funding for embryonic stem cell research, Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle takes on Republicans in Congress and in the Wisconsin Legislature for putting up roadblocks to stem cell research. Doyle is waging a re-election campaign against Congressman...

Air travel got turned on its head again last week, as British authorities broke up a plot to smuggle explosives aboard U.S.-bound aircraft. For the sake of security, we’ll all wait a little longer at baggage claim, but it could be worse, writes Chris Shipley....

Perhaps the most definitive evaluation of U.S. hospitals is U.S. News & World Report's annual survey. Considering the sterling reputation of hospitals on both coasts, the Midwest fares surprisingly well, with four hospitals among the nation's top 14....

In the last couple years, many organizations tried to stretch the serviceability of their technology infrastructure. Rather than spending money to upgrade, they figured they could make do with what they had in place. But has that hesitation to upgrade technology hurt their viability and...