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Idaho nuclear waste treatment plant hit with more problems

A nuclear waste treatment plant in eastern Idaho had two unanticipated shutdowns this year, U.S. officials said Tuesday, continuing a lengthy history of setbacks. Trent Neville of the U.S. Department of Energy said they’re working on the problems at the ...

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New lifesaving software tool another Idaho first (access required)

The tragic storm cloud of 3,921 Idaho COVID-19 deaths by Nov. 26 has a silver lining in a software tool created in Boise that could save many lives in the future. This app had its birth quietly announced in a ...

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Catching up with Liiingo, as it revitalizes the QR code (access required)

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A locally developed application intended to help companies provide information in multiple languages could revitalize the QR code market. “It seems so obvious,” said Andrea Sorensen, CEO of the three-year-old, Boise-based Liiingo. “But the more I looked for it, I ...

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Catching up with Saalt, as it moves to a new space (access required)

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A Boise-based startup is moving to new space to accommodate growth. The company is Saalt, which creates the Saalt Cup, a reusable period cup that collects menstrual flow rather than absorbing it. The product creates less waste than tampons or ...

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Catching up with Vacasa, as it trips along with a new CTO

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You may think of Vacasa as a vacation rental company, but it’s really not. It’s a technology company. Just ask the new chief technology officer (CTO). “Our founder was passionate about technology in the early days of the company,” said ...

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Catching up with Zennify, as it takes an investment from Salesforce (access required)

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MERIDIAN – A local software company has taken its first investment, from Salesforce Ventures, the corporate investment group of the San Francisco-based software giant. Consulting company Zennify helps other companies implement Salesforce customer relationship management software. It was formed in ...

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Catching up with Royal Jay, converting health care from Blockbuster to Netflix

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It’s not easy for Jarod Ferguson to explain what Royal Jay does. “We help health care companies improve performance in value-based contracts,” said Ferguson, founder and CEO of the Boise-based company. Value-based, as opposed to fee-for-service, is a relatively new ...

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