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The Federal Trade Commission has begun an inquiry into whether the close ties between the boards of two of technology’s most prominent companies, Apple and Google, amount to a violation of antitrust laws, according to several people briefed on the inquiry. Apple and Google share two...

Gov. Jim Doyle recently signed the 2009 Wisconsin Act 2 into law. The legislation includes several provisions that significantly impact Wisconsin taxpayers. A significant change is how the law defines tangible personal property, which was intended to prospectively "reverse" the decision in Wisconsin Department of Revenue...

Madison start-up Stemina Biomarker Discovery Inc. has launched its first commercial product, which uses human embryonic stem cells to screen drugs for their likelihood to cause birth defects. The launch comes shortly after President Barack Obama lifted restrictions on stem cell research, opening up opportunities...

Filament Games is a small Madison firm that wants to be the developer of the "Citizen Cane" of educational games. But these goals may be thwarted, or at least stifled, company founders Dan White and Dan Norton said, if Wisconsin does away with the one-year-old...

Over the past few months, more and more start-up entrepreneurs and small business clients have been struggling to get up and running or make ends meet. Obviously, the current economy is the main catalyst for most of these struggles. However, another commonly cited reason for...

Employing sophisticated tools such as memory-scraping malware and unique packet sniffers, organized crime led a record assault on databases in 2008, resulting in more electronic records being compromised last year than the previous four years combined. Organized crime successfully cranked up its data breaching efforts...

Google Health, Google's health care IT solution, has been taken to task by physicians who say the billing information it uses for some patients' electronic medical records can give an inaccurate picture of their health conditions. Since rolling out in Feb. 2008, Google Health has...

I am delighted to launch the Fusion Healthcare Blog http://mikeklein.fusionhealthcare.com as a forum for health information technology buyers, users, integrators,investors and developers. We want you to be part of the discussion This blog will co-exist with WTN Media's Digital Healthcare Conferences. The next event...