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HP to supply Idaho schools with laptops (access required)

Hewlett-Packard won a contract valued at $180 million over eight years to supply laptop computers and other technology to high schools in Idaho. The contract also covers installing wireless networks at schools, maintaining laptops and networks, and training for teachers ...

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Micron’s losses total $1 billion in FY 2012 (access required)

Micron lost just more than $1 billion in fiscal year 2012, but the company result is in line with its expectations during a bust market for memory chips, analysts say. The company announced its earnings Sept. 27 and held a ...

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ITC develops plan framework for software engineer recruitment (access required)

The Idaho Technology Council is taking the first steps toward tackling what local companies say is the biggest challenge in the industry: attracting more software developers. Details remain thin, but officials with the ITC say they will try to raise ...

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Search engine optimization is becoming a must for businesses, but unethical companies can hurt worse than help (access required)

The newest requirement thrust upon businesses in the Internet era has become a tangle of complexity for a relatively simple goal: Good search results. It’s called search engine optimization — or SEO — and any companies that once relied on ...

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Tech industries scramble to fill positions (access required)

Despite a higher-than-healthy unemployment rate of 7.7 percent in Idaho, some Treasure Valley staffing agencies are running into difficulties finding employees for technology-related jobs. “You can’t get people quick enough,” said Steven Guadagno, area director for Adecco Engineering and Technical ...

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Tamarack Aerospace launches first certified part, hints at more (access required)

Tamarack Aerospace Group Inc.’s new custom throttle for small airplanes has had modest sales in its first month, with fewer than 10 units sold. But the long process of getting the throttle approved could help the small Sandpoint-based business in ...

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CenturyLink gets new phone outage rules from IPUC

Idaho’s regulated phone companies are getting more time to respond to outages and won’t face financial penalties for taking too long to get the lines back up and running. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission voted 2-1 July 3 to accept ...

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Elpida, Rexchip purchases will make Micron second-largest DRAM manufacturer

Micron Technology Inc. on July 2 confirmed it is buying Japan-based Elpida Memory Inc., which is in bankruptcy. Micron also said it will buy a 24 percent stake in Rexchip Electronics Corp. for about $10 billion, from Taiwan-based Powerchip Technology ...

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