Technology/Telecom

A controversial technique to create flu viruses, now effectively banned, led to the discovery of a flu vaccine model that could be more reliable than today’s main method using chicken eggs, according to a study by UW-Madison scientist Yoshihiro Kawaoka.
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Madison internet service provider and technology company, 5Nines, will soon extend its 4G network to businesses, community centers and non-profits in Madison — for free.
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It was easy to find the drones on display at the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days at the Statz Bros. dairy operation Tuesday because at least one was usually hovering over the 70-acre site that showcases just about every type and brand of farm machinery.
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Milwaukee-based Tricast Inc. plans to double its employment to 70 with a $3.3 million equity investment.
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Milwaukee startup Rent College Pads Inc. has raised $500,000 in its first funding round, according to an SEC filing.
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Minacs Marketing Solutions will move its Milwaukee office from The Blue at 310 West Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Milwaukee to the Stock-House building in the Schlitz Park complex on the northern edge of downtown. The company will move 90 employees to the Schlitz Park space.
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Zywave, Inc., a Wauwatosa-based computer software company that services insurance brokers and financial planners, on Thursday corralled its employees at an event to celebrate the development of its new headquarters.
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Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin has appointed William Showalter senior vice president and chief information officer, following the retirement of former senior leader Robert DeGrand.
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Milwaukee-based BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation Inc. on Tuesday announced that it has made $50,000 seed round investments in two new Madison- based companies, AltusMedical Group Inc., and GrocerKey Inc.
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Wisconsin is home to several top-performing health care systems that, according to a report produced by the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the UW-Madison/Extension contributed $7.3 billion in total income for the state in 2009, the most recent data available.
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