Entrepreneurs

Ramped up sales for MediaSite and product services have helped bring Sonic Foundry to the brink of profitability. The rich-media company still is on track to become profitable in the final quarter of the 2006 fiscal year, and its third quarter numbers certainly are indicative...

Citing the area's unique business dynamics, Financial Executives International, a peer group for financial professionals, will launch a Madison chapter later this summer. It all begins with an Aug. 17 networking meeting at the Madison Club....

A number of research institutions, including Yale University and several that already are familiar with NimbleGen Systems, now rely on a chip produced by the Madison biotechnology company to study DNA interactions. They have entered into limited-access partnership agreements with NimbleGen to conduct previously unattainable...

Patents may contain the force of law, but they are not full proof, as Madison attorney Christopher Rogers explains in this commentary. Rogers lays out 10 common misconceptions that people have about life-science patents, and misconceptions two and three are related to the legal...

Technology-based economies aren't just for big cities. Wisconsin's Lake Superior region will be the focus of an Aug. 10 conference that could provide some answers to questions about the region's economic future. One obvious solution: bio-energy....

The Forest County Potawatomi Community has invested in its third technology company, Brendan Technologies, a California-based analytical software firm. Further investments in Wisconsin technology businesses could be on the horizon....

Prodesse, a developer of assays for infectious disease detection, will add to its offerings the first diagnostic assay using light upon extension (LUX) technology developed by Invitrogen, and in turn expose Invitrogen's technologies to its global distribution capabilities....

TDS Telecom is on a "Vishing" expedition to nab a company engaged in unethical marketing practices. The company is warning customers not to be fooled by discount offers designed to capture their personal information....

Curbing the fuel consumption of idling truck engines, and regulating the temperature of their sleeping cabs, is the benefit of a new refrigeration technology developed by Modine Manufacturing Co. The hydrogen-powered system, which was adapted from military research, promises to help truckers get some rest...