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James Barr III, the retiring president and CEO of TDS Telecom, believes the next 10 years in the telecommunication industry will be even more eventful than the past decade. As Barr passes the torch to the next generation, he recounts a few developments that were...

National venture investments declined during the third quarter of 2006, but remained above the $6 billion level for the third consecutive quarter, according to a MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Financial. For the first time,...

So what's in a business name? Well, a great deal, according to columnist Joe Boucher and fellow business attorney Brian F. Bates. In this Web era, that's especially true when selecting a domain name, as they explain in the latest edition of Early Stage. Even...

An electronic database that uses Web-based tools to connect privately held companies with board candidates has thus far been focused on Wisconsin, but sponsors of DirectorConnector have been approached about taking the service national. Since launching in 2004, the free service has connected 146 board...

Wisconsin has many economic assets, but it still may not be able to compete with the more nimble and more moneyed east and west coasts. In this latest installment of WTN's Visions Series, Baird CEO Paul Purcell recommends nixing intra- and inter-state rivalries as he...

The promotional aspects of online video have not been lost on the Smirnoff Vodkas and the Nestles (Butterfinger chocolate bars) of the world. These are among the companies that have successfully incorporated online video into their advertising programs. According to Buzz Networks columnist Paul Gibler,...

Monica Doss remembers the early 1980s very well. With $35,000 in the bank and virtually no venture investment in North Carolina, the Council for Economic Development began to reshape the entrepreneurial culture of an entire state, one that now is represented by the famed Research...

A new online company that is seeking to change the way buyers and sellers connect online has received an impressive $5 million in venture capital from two private equity firms. In a move that could provide more momentum to Wisconsin's high-tech sector, Jellyfish.com plans to...

The beta test, once used only to test and prepare products for the "prime time" of market competition, is cynically being used as a mechanism to woo investors and lock out competitors, according columnist Chris Shipley. In this edition of DEMO Letter, Shipley calls out...

Wisconsin may never be Silicon Valley when it comes to entrepreneurial churn, but it has the capacity to become less risk averse. That was one of several messages to come out of the ninth annual E-Business Best Practices and Emerging Technologies Conference....