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After tackling a number of technology assignments as interim CIO for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Bruce Maas has had the interim tag removed. Maas' appointment as CIO was made official by university provost Rita Hartung Cheng, who noted technology's role in the university's research growth...

Madison Area Technical College will host a technology experience for girls June 26-28. Forty-five girls in grades six through nine are expected to attend the event, which is sponsored by area technology companies. ...

Dave Wittwer, president and CEO of TDS Telecom, is calling out wireless phone providers for their opposition to a temporary cap on Universal Service Fund payments to them, a measure that was undertaken to relieve financial pressure on the USF. In this guest column, Wittwer...

Madison-based Douglas Stewart Co. has reached a distribution agreement for the U.S. and Canadian markets with Honestech, Inc., a Texas supplier of digital video and Internet Protocol communication and entertainment solutions. Under the agreement, Douglas Stewart will offer Honestech's products to its network of 4,500...

The Upper Midwest, led by Chicago, can forget about hosting the Olympic Games if the region insists on being backward when it comes to high-speed broadband deployment, warns columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he points out that troubled municipal Wi-Fi projects,...

Angel investments in early-stage Wisconsin companies topped $100 million last year, but the average size of the Wisconsin angel deal - $2.2 million - has at least one observer wondering if some angels are taking the place of venture investors in follow-up rounds. Just over...

The day after securing $2 million in angel funding from two Wisconsin investment funds, TrafficCast has added a transportation executive to its Board of Directors. Paul Schneider of Schneider National in Green Bay will add transportation logistics expertise to the Madison-based provider of digital traffic...

Wisconsin investment organizations have led a $2 million round of funding for the Madison-based TrafficCast International, which provides digital traffic data. The round, led by the Phenomenelle Angels Fund of Madison and the NEW Capital Fund of Appleton, will be used to ramp up technology...