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The beta test, once used only to test and prepare products for the "prime time" of market competition, is cynically being used as a mechanism to woo investors and lock out competitors, according columnist Chris Shipley. In this edition of DEMO Letter, Shipley calls out...

Wisconsin may never be Silicon Valley when it comes to entrepreneurial churn, but it has the capacity to become less risk averse. That was one of several messages to come out of the ninth annual E-Business Best Practices and Emerging Technologies Conference....

When it comes to network security, many business executives are talking a good game, but too few actually are walking the walk, according to a panel of technology executives. They may want to entertain their next move, however, because security neglect is likely to be...

Federal approval has been given to GE Healthcare's new SnapShot Cine, an imaging feature that compensates for patient heart rates to enable clinicians to obtain images of the heart. It captures images with a 70 percent reduction in radiation dose per exam, which is an...

The Green Bay-based Solinus has announced the release of Message IQ 3.0 and MailFoundry 2100 and 4100 anti-spam appliances. According to the company, Message IQ 3.0 is based on targeted spam profiles created by a team of editors who work around the clock and send...

When it comes to Internet service, Milwaukee might be fully wireless in 18 months, but in the process could it be missing a golden opportunity to boost economic development in its poorest neighborhoods? According to a Milwaukee community activist, not enough consideration has been given...

Wisconsin businesses and consumers that felt they were overcharged by Microsoft over a 10-year period will be notified of a settlement in their class-action cases against the software developer. In the settlement, which must still be approved by Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Microsoft has agreed...

Roughly 83 percent of people between the ages of eight and 18 regularly play video games. Far from being alarmed by that statistic, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has pledged $3 million to researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to investigate the...

The environmental movement stubbornly clings to the discredited population theories of 18th Century English economist Thomas Malthus. This week's news that the U.S. population has reached 300 people provides more proof of how wrong Malthus was, according to Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still, and of...

Building a better network infrastructure should be everyone's concern, so why do we still have obstructionists? In this edition of Carlini's Comments, columnist James Carlini bemoans the lack of routing and carrier diversity, which in his opinion is making it impossible for businesses to find...