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The ball is now in NASDAQ's court after Merge Healthcare filed its 2005 and first quarter 2006 financial reports before the stock market's opening bell on Aug. 30. But will the company's request for an extension to file its second quarter 2006 reports be the...

With the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a proving ground, a group of college students has developed an online business model, and American college students are the target market. If they are successful in driving users to the site, their goal is to eliminate transaction fees...

Whether it's for fun, money, or enterprise, Buzz Networks columnist Paul Gibler advises consumers and business executives to keep their eyes on mashups. The Web 2.0 phenomenon occurs when a web user takes different data elements and mashes them together to make something completely new....

Selling keywords to competitors of JR Cigar landed GoTo.com in court, but is the practice of selling such sponsored links to any purchaser an example of trademark infringement? Even after several court cases, that remains to be seen, writes legal columnist Deborah Wilcox. ...

A recent Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association breakfast raised the question of research park expansion to accommodate more life-science businesses. But the director of Milwaukee County Research Park says the demand is just not there. ...

Another member of the executive suite has left Merge Healthcare amid the company's financial difficulties. This time, former interim co-president and CEO Brian Pedlar is gone, the fifth departure of a key executive to be announced this year. ...

Norlight Telecommunications will market its new Voice over Internet Protocol service to small and medium-sized businesses in Green Bay and Madison. Small businesses, which have not invested in VoIP technology to the extent large companies have, are considered a potentially lucrative market for bundled voice...

An e-mail from an Appleton tech executive got DEMO Letter columnist Chris Shipley thinking about how mobile phone software would function if women were in charge of interface design. Her vision? More products that work well....