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Coeur d’Alene firm develops virtual assistant for agencies

A Coeur d’Alene company has developed software for use by state agencies and nonprofits to help remind social service clients of tasks they need to do, freeing employees for more individualized interactions. The Career Index Corp. has developed SARA, or ...

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With autonomous vehicles, security is a looming concern (access required)

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After the most recent hearing of the state’s autonomous vehicles committee, which focused on security, attendees were frightened. “The consensus is, this is pretty scary stuff,” summarized Brian Ness, director of the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), after hearing from each ...

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Federal trucking ELD regulations tough for livestock haulers (access required)

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A federal regulation intended to help improve trucking safety has an unintended consequence for Idaho’s livestock industry. In 2012, the United States Congress enacted the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” bill, commonly called MAP-21. Among other things, ...

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Japanese investors visit Idaho

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A group of Japanese businessmen recently toured southern and eastern Idaho looking for business opportunities. Seven representatives from Japanese companies traveled to Idaho July 10-13 to learn more about the state and potential opportunities to partner with Idaho businesses, according ...

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Are you ready for video banking? (access required)

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It’s still a nascent technology, but Idaho financial institutions are looking into video banking. Video banking falls into three categories: interactive teller machines (ITMs) that include video in the ATM, video in the branch office, and online video via smartphone ...

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HotShot app limits access by hourly workers

An Idaho Falls developer has created a messaging application that protects employers from labor claims by ensuring that hourly employees can only read messages about work during working hours. Hourly employees working off the clock can be expensive, said Aaron ...

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