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A word with Chuck Staben, University of Idaho president

As the Gem State’s tech industry booms, so does its demand for smart, skilled employees. The University of Idaho is working to fill some of that void. In spring 2018, the Moscow-based school formed a partnership with the Fenway Group, ...

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Did 2018 usher in a creeping tech dystopia?

We may remember 2018 as the year when technology’s dystopian potential became clear, from Facebook’s role enabling the harvesting of our personal data for election interference to a seemingly unending series of revelations about the dark side of Silicon Valley’s ...

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Business group upbeat on Montana tech industry’s future

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana business group is optimistic about the future of the technology industry in the state. Christina Henderson of the Montana High Tech Business Alliance says she’s encouraged by 2018 developments at three companies with a ...

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The year in review: Technology (access required)

Growth in Idaho’s, particularly Boise’s, technology startup community, was a major theme in 2018, according to industry watchers. “2018 was a milestone year for the entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Tiam Rastegar, executive director of Trailhead, the downtown Boise coworking space. Rick ...

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Idaho lab protects US infrastructure from cyber attacks

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — It’s called the “Dark Side” because the 50 workers there prefer to keep the lights low so they can dim the brightness on their computer screens. Or maybe it’s because of what they do in ...

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Boise State to offer less-technical cybersecurity certificate

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Boise State University is developing a cyber- and physical security certificate that isn’t predicated on people being computer scientists or engineers. While the details aren’t finalized, the CPS2ALL certificate, intended for full-time and part-time degree-seeking students, can be earned online, ...

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Programs expand innovation throughout Idaho

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While more than half of Idaho’s technology jobs are based in the Treasure Valley, a number of efforts are underway to look for entrepreneurs in other parts of the state and provide them with resources they need to be successful. ...

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Company backs out of hyperloop test track east of Denver

DENVER (AP) — Colorado transportation officials say Los Angeles-based Arrivo has backed out of plans to build and test a futuristic system that would move passengers and freight at speeds of up to 200 mph (322 kph). The Colorado Sun reports the ...

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