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With the changing rules of search, the highest bidder may get into the game, but there is no guarantee of a winning hand, according to Tech/Know columnist Troy Janisch. To make sure your ads reach the top, he recommends that you pay close attention to...

In her most recent column, DEMO Letter author Chris Shipley asked her readers for their 2007 predictions, and they really delivered. From forecasts of an electronic privacy meltdown to a louder wake-up call for Web 2.0, their unpredictable predictions make for required - and entertaining...

The University of Wisconsin-Madison laboratory that was formed to provide an “experimentation sandbox” for radio frequency identification technologies is doing just that as part of a project with local and out-of-state blood banks. UW-Madison's RFID Lab is focusing part of its applied research mission on...

During the past 20 years, patients have been called upon to play an increasingly active role in acquiring, coordinating, and managing their own health care - and now a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor has been enlisted in the effort. Patricia Flatley Brennan will direct a...

Stevens Point-based Sentry Insurance plans to expand its information technology operations by opening an office in the Fox River Valley. The office, which will employ at least 30 information technology professionals, is expected to open early in 2007....

The link between education and earnings has been acknowledged for some time, but the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance has given it a local emphasis, writes Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. The disparity in educational attainment between residents of Madison and Milwaukee, and the resulting wage gap...

Bringing entrepreneurship to economically disadvantaged areas is one of the goals of an entrepreneurship initiative established by the Kauffman Foundation, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of eight campuses selected to participate in the program. To help make it happen, the university has received...

A waiver policy by the United States Department of Justice is putting companies in a bind when investigating wrong doing in their organizations. In this third installment of Boardroom Perspectives, attorney John Fons calls on executive leaders to support a proposed bill that would curb...

End-to-end retail productivity was the motivation for RedPrairie to acquire the Colorado-based StorePerform Technologies, whose client base includes retailers such as Best Buy, Lowe's, and Borders. The two firms have entered a definitive agreement that will close in 20 to 30 days. ...

Mark Ramirez, a former Sonic Foundry software engineer, is quietly building a technology company that specializes in voice-changing software, and he's getting a little help from his friends. Ramirez, CEO of Screaming Bee, LLC, is delighted that customers are willing to shape his software products. ...