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University of Wisconsin-Madison professor and author David Williamson Shaffer, author of “How Computer Games Help Children Learn,” warns that American education is not preparing students for the participatory culture marked by the knowledge-based economy. Shaffer recently spoke to WTN about the importance of transforming education...

Investors flocked to Milwaukee this week for the BIO Mid-America VentureForum and had some promising things to say about the future of venture capital deployment in Wisconsin. Rather than dwelling on any one state or quarterly period, they recommend tracking success over the entire region...

The American high-tech industry added 118,500 jobs in the first six months of this year, with all high-tech sectors adding jobs for the first time since the bursting of the dotcom bubble, according to AeA, the nation's largest technology trade association. AeA said job growth...

The healthcare information technology world, even world-class medical centers like Johns Hopkins, faces significant data integration challenges. Johns Hopkins recently turned to TeraMedica, a Milwaukee-based health systems software developer, for a data-management system in its clinical research and radiation therapy clinics....

Many IT shops foolishly refer to “the customer” not only as the people who buy the company's products, but to people in other business units that need something from IT. In this edition of Breakthrough IT, columnist Patrick Gray says this distinction is counter-productive because...

TomoThearpy, a Madison-based medical device manufacturer, netted more than $180 million from an initial public offering earlier this year, and now wants to sell an addition 8.5 million shares of stock. The company has filed a registration statement for a secondary offering, but his time...