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Sonic Foundry said it has taken the first step to use Microsoft's Silverlight on its next generation version of Mediasite. Silverlight, a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in that supports rich media experiences on the web, is expected to simplify and enhance Mediasite 4.3, the first release under...

Depending on your current definition of broadband network connectivity, you might want to update your high-speed frame of reference, advises columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he suggests that trying to explain real high-speed broadband, the one-gigabit variety, to the "powers that...

What do GPS, high-def TV, and mobile Internet devices have in common? All are among the coveted technologies that will continue to experience big things in 2008, according to columnist Paul Gibler. In this edition of Buzz Networks, Gibler offers predictions on what will drive...

Guild.com, a Madison-based online marketplace for artwork, has appointed Lisa Bayne as its new chief executive officer. She succeeds company founder Toni Sikes, who will remain on the Guild.com board and serve as a public spokesperson and artistic advisor....

In an attempt to improve its offerings in the area of consumer-driven healthcare payment solutions, Metavante has acquired BenSoft, a San Diego-based provider of solutions for third-party administrators, health plans, and self-administrating employers. Under the terms of the deal, BenSoft's RepayMe product will become part...

With Wi-Fi struggling to deliver on its promise, TDS Telecommunications Corp. will introduce WiMAX service in Madison next week. WiMAX is one of the newest technological advances in the delivery of high-speed Internet, and the TDS version will offer broadband services to customers that don't...

In a live Webcast on Jan. 17, the Wisconsin Heart Hospital will present a live, off-pump coronary artery bypass graft procedure. The 75-minute Webcast will feature cardiothoracic surgeon Husam Balkhy and colleagues from Tennessee and Texas, and will answer viewers' e-mail questions submitted live during...

For the fourth consecutive year, Technology Futures, Inc. has provided a list of technology trends for the forthcoming year. While common trends are outlined, the list is not simply a recounting of early predictions from Gartner, Forrester, and the like, but contains some surprises in...

Is “Return of the Dotcom Bust” coming to a business theater near you? Columnist Brad Spirrison thinks the $15 billion valuation for Facebook could be a prelude to a second "dot-comedy," and he quotes several venture capitalists that view this level of valuation as an...