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Web-connected pet toy lands petMD deal (access required)

Boise-based Apriori Control has reached a year-long deal to host its iPet Companion software, which lets people use their web browser to play with cats at animal shelters, with a top animal health website. The deal with petMD came after ...

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Reports: Micron offering $1.5B for Elpida (access required)

Computer memory chip maker Micron Technology is offering $1.5 billion for Elpida Memory, according to reports by media outlets including DigiTimes and Forbes. Japan-based Elpida filed for bankruptcy protection in February. Toshiba and Globalfoundries also are among likely bidders for ...

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22 Touch founder braves the cloud (access required)

In launching his software company 22 Touch this month in Boise, CEO Thomas Gay is pitting his decades-long history of business success against one of the most ruthless, and admired, business models available. Gay, who built two companies to more ...

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Tech startup strikes marketing gold with BBB (access required)

As recently as a few months ago, Doug Joseph had struck out in his efforts to find local investors for his technology company, which can swiftly connect potential customers to service providers. Then, one day last summer, his phone rang. ...

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This tech startup would rather be in Idaho (access required)

Conventional wisdom tells technology startups that northern California is the place to be if you’re building a software-based company. Building the same company in Idaho, the story goes, is more a labor of love than good business sense. Affinity Amp ...

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Federal budget cuts leading to INL job cuts (access required)

The Idaho National Laboratory near Idaho Falls is reducing its workforce by 185 employees by the end of March. The cuts are due to reductions in spending by federal agencies. “There’s been a decrease in the revenue and the budget ...

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Appleton’s legacy has shaped the Treasure Valley (access required)

When Micron CEO Steve Appleton perished in a plane crash Feb. 3, he left behind a legacy of unrivaled community and business support in Boise. Since 1994, when Appleton was appointed CEO, Micron has thrived as the Treasure Valley’s premier ...

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Analysts: Micron outpaces competition despite some flaws (access required)

Industry analysts say Micron CEO Steve Appleton was mostly on point when he informed shareholders Jan. 24 that the company would see a tough memory market in 2012. Nor was there disagreement that the company had positioned itself to weather ...

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Premier Technology gives birth to three startups (access required)

After building up Premier Technology Inc. to a 350-employee staple in southeastern Idaho, Doug Sayer is ready to start all over again. Sayer is stepping down as CEO of Premier, the company he founded in 1996 with “$35,000 and a ...

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SolutionPro acquired, will build new data center (access required)

Boise data center SolutionPro has been acquired by Iowa company Involta LLC, paving the way for another data center expansion in the Treasure Valley. SolutionPro, which operates high grade servers for its clients, will remain a division of Involta and ...

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