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Catching up with EPIC — as it creates ‘virtual realty’ (access required)

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With architects using virtual reality to help design their buildings, could real estate agents using virtual reality to help sell them be far behind? That’s the theory behind EPIC Realty, a Meridian-based real estate company that offers virtual reality and ...

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Google to end forced arbitration for all worker disputes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google said Thursday it will no longer require that its workers settle disputes with the company through arbitration, responding to months of pressure from employees. The change will take effect March 21 and will apply to ...

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Plan to allow autonomous vehicles in Utah clears another hurdle

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A proposal that would allow autonomous vehicles on Utah roads has passed another legislative hurdle. The Deseret News reports the unanimous committee vote on Monday sends the measure to the full Senate. It has already ...

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Micron borrows $1.8 billion to pay off other notes (access required)

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Micron has issued a flurry of Securities and Exchange Commission filings regarding $1.8 billion in borrowing, but it’s apparently nothing to worry about. “It’s just borrowing at a lower rate to retire debt at a higher rate,” said Jim Handy, ...

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Mobile instrumentation systems company expands operations to Boise facility (access required)

Ravenswood Solutions, a Fremont, California-based company that sells GPS-based mobile instrumentation systems to the military, first responders and other clients for training purposes, will expand its operations to Boise, adding up to 40 jobs, the company has confirmed. Ravenswood will ...

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Autonomous vehicles stalled for the session (access required)

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Although an interim gubernatorial committee on autonomous vehicles issued a draft report recommending Idaho allow their testing and deployment, it’s looking like that’s not happening during this legislative session. “I have been told [the Idaho Transportation Department] is not bringing any ...

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Amazon’s exit could scare off tech companies from New York

Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine’s Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company’s anti-union stance. With millions of jobs ...

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Intel confirms plans for Oregon semiconductor factory

Intel has acknowledged it will soon start building a massive new semiconductor factory in Hillsboro. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the company told about 50 residents living near its Ronler Acres campus that it will build a third phase of its massive ...

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