Entrepreneurs

The stated goal of Google's Universal Search is to make search results easier and more complete. While that is worthwhile, even the best intentions haven't prevented negative results for online retailers and vertical-market websites, explains columnist Troy Janisch. In this edition of Tech/Know, he cautions...

The green movement in corporate America is moving beyond the early-adopter stage. As it becomes mainstream, technology companies like Red Prairie Corp. are finding ways to involve themselves and their client companies in what has become a genuine movement. Red Prairie's new green supply chain...

One idea that should survive the failed presidential bid of former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson is his idea for medical diplomacy, says Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. Say what you want about Thompson's quixotic campaign for president, the former governor was right about one thing:...

Advances in Lithium-ion battery technology are bringing the reality of plug-in hybrids closer to commercialization, and Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls believes a new fleet of Dodge Sprinter delivery vans will demonstrate the promise of this environmentally-friendly technology. The ultimate goal is to make practical all types...

Brand names are only international, and you can discard all the books that say otherwise, according to columnist Naseem Javed. Whether we like it or not, marketing is borderless, as is communication, over the world's e-commerce community. In this edition of Name Bank, Javed says...

Platypus Technologies has formally introduced its long-awaited cell migration assay into the research market. The Madison-based company, which employs a combination of biotechnology and nanotechnology to develop research tools, hopes to capture 15 to 20 percent of the $35 million national cell migration market. ...

In a market dominated by outsourcing, chief information officers want to know how to generate business value while focusing a minimal amount of attention on non-strategic operations, according to columnist Patrick Gray. In this edition of Breakthrough IT, he provides some CIO guidance for preventing...

The recent assertions of John Simpson, stem cell project director for an organization that is challenging stem cell patents held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, ignore some fundamental truths about publicly funded research in Wisconsin, according to columnist Tom Still. In this edition of...

Amgen, once a darling of the biotechnology industry, apparently has become a victim of its own success and perhaps an excess of legal maneuvering, according to MedTech Futures columnist Ogan Gurel. The company recently announced the layoff of 2,600 workers, about 14 percent of its...

Tushaus Computer Services got into the computing support game just as the Internet wave was beginning to rise, but the company's fast-growth days may only be starting. The Milwaukee-based company, housed in a 55,000-square-foot facility in the Milwaukee County Research Park, believes it can push...