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US: Cyber attacks on utilities, industries rise

U.S. utilities and industries face a rising number of cyber break-ins by attackers using more sophisticated methods, a senior Homeland Security Department official said during the government’s first media tour of secretive defense labs intended to protect the nation’s power ...

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Micron posts quarterly loss (access required)

Micron Technology Inc. reported a net loss of $135 million, or 14 cents per diluted share, for its fiscal fourth quarter ended Sept.1. Net sales were $2.14 billion. Analysts expected the Boise-based maker of computer memory chips to earn a ...

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Former HP exec Mulhern new CEO at CradlePoint (access required)

CradlePoint, a Boise-based wireless router company, is naming former HP executive George Mulhern its new CEO, with founder and former CEO Pat Sewall making the transition to chief technological officer.  Mulhern was a partner with venture capital firm Highway 12 ...

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Meal Ticket co-founder: ‘Ideas are a dime a dozen’ (access required)

Like so many small businesses, Meal Ticket is starting out in a garage. This one’s at a home in Boise’s North End, where the company’s founders do their work in an upstairs room with desks, a plastic table and some ...

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Idaho first in the nation per capita for patents (access required)

Inventors with Idaho connections received 974 patents in 2010, an increase of 18.3 percent over the previous year. Idaho topped the nation when it came to per capita patents, but fell to 23rd based on the total number of patents ...

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AT&T expands phone coverage and broadband service in Idaho (access required)

AT&T on Aug. 17 said it has expanded mobile broadband service and phone coverage in south central and southeast Idaho. The company added new frequency carriers at 25 cell sites in south central and southeast Idaho. The locations are Twin ...

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Idaho Power to build pilot solar plant

Idaho Power Co. plans to build a pilot solar panel plant so it can gain expertise in a field that could one day become a significant part of its power generating operations, an official says. Idaho Power wants to build ...

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Micron stock slide continues; new 52-week low (access required)

Micron Technology stock began trading August 8 at a new 52-week low of $5.96. The previous 52-week low, $6.33, was set August 5. Share values are down about 20 percent this year. On June 23, the company posted dismal third-quarter ...

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For Idahoans, a long wait for electric cars (access required)

Idaho will be one of the last states in the country to see electric vehicles. In several states, the two electric vehicles in mass production, the plug-in Leaf by Nissan and the Chevrolet Volt, are already zooming around city streets and ...

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CenturyLink planning broadband push (access required)

Idaho, as one of America’s sparsely populated expanses, lags behind the nation when it comes to broadband connectivity, but more residents are in line to get hooked up to high-speed Internet service with CenturyLink, the company that recently bought Qwest, ...

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