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Micron posts improved earnings

Micron Technology Inc. reported $358 million in net income and $4 billion in revenues for its most recent quarter of business, ending Nov. 28. Both those totals topped Micron’s reports for the previous quarter and the same quarter a year ...

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An easy target: Outdated security systems put U.S. businesses at risk for breaches (access required)

Target’s credit card debacle before Christmas, in which millions of consumers’ personal data was stolen, has taught banks and retailers a valuable lesson, industry consultant Trent Fleming said. “It’s the same thing we learned from the experience with Marshalls and ...

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INL improves control rooms for small nuke plants

A flashing red light is all it takes to catch the eye of an operator in a nuclear power plant control room. Quickly recognizing that light – and the problem it highlights – is of utmost importance: It could be ...

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Investors see busy future for Boise education software company (access required)

Education technology company GoGo Labs has raised $255,000 from investors, including $100,000 from the Treasure Valley Angel Fund. That money will help the company expand its 3D Game Lab platform, including adding new ways to bring in revenue. GoGo Labs ...

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Local online food marketplace looking to expand (access required)

Tech startup Direct Local Food, which connects local farmers with local restaurants, hopes to expand beyond Idaho in the next few months. The online marketplace for food producers and wholesale customers is firmly in growth mode and doesn’t yet charge ...

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Labor Department training funds will be used for computer science (access required)

Two Idaho universities and one community college will get a combined $1.8 million from the Idaho Department of Labor for special worker training grant programs. Boise State will get most of the funding, with $1 million going to its computer ...

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Printers adapt in changing market (access required)

Local printers are counting on speed, efficiency and new technology to keep them afloat in a competitive market. A 2012 report from IbisWorld indicates the industry’s growth dropped 6.2 percent between 2007 and 2012, while revenues dropped 27.5 percent. “People ...

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Reel Cameras launching small camera against big competitor (access required)

Reel Cameras, a small company in Coeur d’Alene, released its first video camera this summer. The tiny device, dubbed the HD Slayer, is durable and waterproof for taking high-quality point-of-view videos of skiing, mountain biking and other outdoor sports. It’s ...

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Growing pains: High demand leaves nonprofit scrambling to fill orders (access required)

Usful Glassworks, a Boise nonprofit that recycles glass bottles into drinking glasses and other items, has a problem that’s not all bad: Demand for its products has doubled over the last two years, and now too many customers are clamoring ...

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