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Mental health also critical aspect of COVID-19, Micron says (access required)

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COVID-19 coronavirus has caused many companies to feel concerned about the physical well-being of their employees, but what about their mental health? One Idaho company is taking the lead. Micron — which, as a company with international locations, including China, was ...

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State’s Rebound program awards more than 3,000 grants (access required)

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More than 3,000 Idaho businesses had received funding from the Idaho Rebound Grant program, as of May 26, the most recent date for which data are available by press time. Up to 30,000 Idaho small businesses are eligible for grants ...

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Ziply improving North Idaho broadband internet service (access required)

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HAYDEN — Ziply Fiber, which recently took over Frontier Communications’ telecommunications services in four Northwest states, including Idaho, has purchased Wholesail Networks to help improve broadband internet connectivity in the region. “The key is that they have a backbone network that ...

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Angels will keep investing, but conservatively, survey says (access required)

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Angel investors still expect to keep investing in early-stage startups despite the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic but are likely to be more conservative in doing so, according to a recent survey performed by the Angel Capital Association. “There’s less investing going ...

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Big-firm diaspora could bring tech worker influx to Idaho (access required)

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COVID-19 could lead to an unexpected windfall in Idaho: an influx of technology workers. Several major Silicon Valley companies — most notably Facebook and Twitter — have announced that, as far as they’re concerned, this working-from-home thing is going pretty well and ...

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T-Mobile makes move to grab first responders market share (access required)

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In an effort to attract the first responder market, T-Mobile has announced Connecting Heroes, a program offering first responders free phones, as well as free 5G telecommunications service for up to 10 years — a move that could cost the company ...

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Talloo social networking service expands due to COVID-19 (access required)

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COVID-19 has actually been helpful to one Idaho company. Talloo Inc., a Boise-based community and technology platform to foster collaboration that has been limited to the Treasure Valley until now, has accelerated its nationwide expansion. “I had to take stuff ...

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