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The Madison biotechnology industry has proven that Wisconsinites can get beyond their reluctance to seek federal funding, but now that aggressive posture must be demonstrated by the rest of the state. At the 2006 National SBIR-STTR Conference in Milwaukee, both Wisconsin and Midwestern businesses are...

Google advertisers have the opportunity to engage in dayparting, a strategy that allows them to advertise online at certain segments of the day and week, and improve the results of their AdWords campaign, according to columnist Troy Janisch. To get the most out of Google's...

Mobility makes laptops, smart phones, and PDAs popular business tools, but it also makes them vulnerable, so the practice of securing portable devices is not optional. To reduce business risk, the first decisions involve security policy, training, and culture - and then security software, according...

What kind of people do you work with? What type of organizations do you work for? Columnist James Carlini says the answer to these questions will determine whether you're invested in your company, or ready to bolt. Perhaps it's time, he writes in this latest...

For all the concern about the compliance costs of Sarbanes-Oxley, the law has led to more independent boards of directors. At the recent University of Wisconsin-Madison Director's Summit, directors of several prominent corporate boards offered their advice about heading off the kind of trouble that...

At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, it's hard to imagine life without Bayh-Dole, the landmark law that fueled technology transfer in university communities across the nation. Still, the law is under attack, even by some academicians, which has compelled former U.S. Senator Birch Bayh, who co-authored...

The Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation, in its first major drive for nationwide visibility, has accepted a contract to assess 255 patents from two major Delaware companies that could spur new products, companies, and intrastate collaboration. There is a strong possibility that CATI will...

If you leave politics up to the people, what happens? A focus on the bread-and-butter issues that matter to them, writes Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. A co-founder of the We The People/Wisconsin project, in which citizens had a chance to shape the questions put...

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...