Commentary

Venture investors have been accused of speaking a foreign language, but in this Private Placements column, Matt Storms attempts to take some of the mystery out of capital lingo. The Michael Best and Friedrich attorney has produced a capital “glossary” that serves as a resource...

IT implementation failures that have dogged business and public sector organizations were the result of flawed processes, but a new approach promises to create greater alignment between business and technology, according to columnist Kirk Knoernschild. In this inaugural edition of Aligning IT, he touts the...

An initial public offering filed by a Wisconsin tech company is a strong sign that Wisconsin is moving up the technological food chain, according to Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. The IPO filing announced by NimbleGen, which follows one filed by TomoTherapy, is not only...

For technology businesses, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin has gained a reputation for handling cases expeditiously, and more importantly for defendants, more cost effectively than most courts. In this edition of IP Law, Madison attorney Gina Carter predicts the court...

Even though the State of Wisconsin supports the UW System, most of the “technology transfer” in Wisconsin gets done without direct state funding, notes Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. Despite this lack of state support, UW-Madison and WARF rank near the top in terms of...

Google's entry into radio advertising may have a positive effect on many marketers who aren't using radio, according to columnist Troy Janisch. In this edition of Tech/Know, Troy explains how Google has simplified local and national radio advertising for small business by integrating audio ads...

Taking a trip down memory lane, Yer Biotech Blues columnist Michael Rosen explains how a native of New York State began a Midwestern life-science odyssey. During that long, strange trip, the growth of the biotechnology industry here has been nothing short of remarkable, particularly the...