Entrepreneurs

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...

In the view of venture investors and others in the technology community, Wisconsin Act 255, the law designed to spur greater venture investment in Wisconsin companies, is a good model with significant room for improvement. The Wisconsin Technology Council has made recommendations designed to...

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...

Despite a Congressional makeover that would appear to lesson worries of net neutrality proponents, the chief executive of one of the leading online communities is still worried about the influence of large cable and phone companies. Jim Buckmaster, CEO of Craigslist, said certain interests would...

At the start of the new year, Dave Wittwer will succeed the retiring James Barr as the CEO of TDS Telecom, and lead the company's transformation from a traditional phone company to a broadband provider of Internet and entertainment service. Barr is retiring after 17...

Good people want to do the right thing when they leave a company, observes columnist James Carlini, but sometimes their employers won't allow them to. In this installment of Carlini's Comments, he states flatly that the two-week notice no longer is required, especially if the...

The electrification of check payments is a growing trend among small and mid-sized banks, and thanks to a business unit of Metavante Corp., a dozen of their larger brethren have joined them. Twelve of the nation's largest 25 banks now are part of the Endpoint...