Entrepreneurs

E-mail, part of the first generation of Web technologies, might be crumbling under its own weight, according to columnist Paul Gibler. In this edition of Buzz Networks, Gibler provides 583 reasons to question whether e-mail is really the best way for businesses to connect with...

Tech-based economies aren't just for big cities, and that point will be demonstrated at the forthcoming Lake Superior Region Technology Conference, according to columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, Still explains how Wisconsin's beautiful northwoods will make a difference in the knowledge...

Lucigen, a Madison company that develops gene cloning and protein expression technologies, has received a $250,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. The grant will be used to fund the development of new methods of analyzing membrane proteins that could speed the development...

Laser synergies abound in Arasor's acquisition of Madison-based Alfalight and an Australian company involved in the optical manufacturing industry. Alfalight joins NimbleGen Systems and TomoTherapy among Madison companies to be acquired or go public in 2007....

Fiserv, a Milwaukee-based information management firm, expects to join complementary technology and capabilities with its $4.4 billion acquisition of CheckFree Corp. The deal will allow Fiserv to offer a wider range of products and services, including CheckFree's electronic bill payment....

Cities that initially got sold on Wireless Fidelity or "Wi-Fi" are finding out the hard way that they need more, much more, according to columnist and high-speed broadband proponent James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he buries municipal Wi-Fi as a huge disappointment...

In a recently completed study, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers played an integral role in providing new insights into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's Disease. Their study demonstrates the promise of cell-based therapies for diseases, including ALS, that have been difficult to manage for modern...

In his continuing series on early-stage companies, columnist Joe Boucher has covered many of the financing means for new businesses. For many ventures, both new and established ones, real estate is the most expensive asset to finance, but in this edition of Early Stage, Boucher...

Sonic Foundry reported a net loss of $1.59 million, or 4 cents per diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2007, but a more diverse revenue stream helped the Madison-based company jack up its quarterly revenues 31 percent, to $4.7 million....