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Propeller Health’s David Van Sickle focuses on a digital treatment for asthma. It’s part of a lifetime’s interest in aiding those who have difficulty breathing. Read more

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Jim Mayfield

UW-Madison’s WARF was founded in 1925 to help bring ground breaking research to the market. But it’s fallen behind the times and desperately needs to change. Erik Iverson has a plan. Read more

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Founded in 2013, Discovery To Product showed great promise to help UW-Madison researchers create successful companies. Instead, the program has become a model of university dysfunction. Read more

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For now, tech seems to be mostly used to magnify the worst parts of who we are. But someday, maybe, it could blast decency and thoughtfulness. Read more

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LÜM, a new music app developed by UW-Madison grads, is betting on fan engagement to launch a successful streaming platform. Read more

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No matter how real virtual reality might seem, humans don’t view it as reality, UW-Madison researchers find. Read more

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For years, news outlets have been trying to use Facebook to drive readers to their websites. But with fake news hoaxes running rampant, Facebook says it’s now de-emphasizing news stories. Will newspapers survive the breakup? Read more

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David Michael Miller

Troy Vosseller, Madison’s startup wunderkind, argues two things would unleash entrepreneurs in Wisconsin: getting rid of non-compete clauses and beefing up the UW-Madison’s computer science program. Read more

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The Madison office of Bluehole is reportedly an integral part of the company’s five-year plan to expand. One other local gaming company feels reassured that a foreign company saw “the potential in Madison as a strong game-development hub.” Read more

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Todd Hubler

In the budgeting process, the Common Council votes on items sequentially throughout a single meeting. This runs the risk of leaving items toward the end of the list unfunded. Civic hackers are devising a tool to help prioritize during deliberations. Read more

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About a dozen people at UW-Madison worked on the Department of Homeland Security-funded atlas over five years. Although previous attempts to map the internet’s physical structure have been made, this is the most comprehensive and accurate. Read more

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On a smartphone, patients can chat with online support groups, access meditation tools and articles about addiction, message counselors, locate nearby meetings for Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous, and track their recovery. Read more

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Daniel Mintz

You might not know Peter Koechley, but you’ve definitely seen his work. The former Madison resident co-founded Upworthy, the viral content site that popularized clickbait headlines. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Two years after an unmanned drone illegally flew over Camp Randall, UW Madison grapples with what it should permit in its airspace. Read more

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As far back as 2012, Sector67 founder Chris Meyer knew he needed to find a new space for his popular community workspace. His quest has had some ups and downs over the year, but he finally found the perfect spot. Read more

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Hey, did you know that machine learning technology developed at UW-Madison is powering the famous New Yorker cartoon caption contest? And that’s not even the most interesting part. Read more

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Although the Spark Building on East Washington has yet to be built, we already know the view is spectacular, thanks to Arch Virtual’s virtual rendering. Read more

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A team of UW-Madison students is aiming high in the Elon Musk competition to develop hyperloop technology, which could revolutionize the way people travel. Read more

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Renee Meiller

Thanks to the work of two UW-Madison engineering professors, your smartphone or similar devices may one day alert you when dangerous toxins are in the air. Read more

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Josh Massey, CEO of the new ridesharing company Alfred, is reimagining the Uber model and putting it to work in a new market. Read more

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