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Boise social media startup helps businesses keep up (access required)

Just three weeks ago, a Boise entrepreneur launched a new type of public relations firm focusing on social media marketing, and it’s growing fast. Leap Social aims to bring to life a presence for its clients on Facebook and Twitter ...

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Idaho group wary of Exxon oil project route through Lochsa

A plan by Exxon Mobil Corp. to transport big and heavy pieces of refinery and mining equipment along U.S. 12 through the Lochsa River canyon is generating concerns from a regional environmental group. The oil company wants to ship the ...

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$10.5 billion Qwest acquisition in the works

Louisiana phone company CenturyTel has announced plans to buy Qwest Communications International Inc. for nearly $10.5 billion, which will double its customer base. According to the release, the merger will unite two of the country’s largest landline phone companies, with ...

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BSU professor gets $211,500 grant for cancer research

A Boise State University researcher has received nearly a quarter of a million dollars to support research into nanotechnology and research as it applies to cancer. “New improvements in cancer treatments are urgently needed, and nanotechnology, which is the integration ...

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Kount signs with global online game publisher NCsoft

Boise-based Kount Inc., an international leader in card-not-present fraud control, today announced that NCsoft, the world’s premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games, has selected Kount to help manage the company’s fraud prevention efforts. Kount’s advanced fraud technologies ...

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Hoku signs key chemical contract

A Hoku Corp. subsidiary has signed a supply agreement with Evonik Degussa Corp. to buy trichlorosilane, a key process chemical used in the manufacturing of polysilicon, according to newspaper reports. Hoku Materials plans to use the chemical from Evonik together ...

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Unity Medical launches iPad application

An Eagle-based health care technology developer is bringing its patient education tool to Apple’s newest technology. Unity Medical’s Medical Video jLog uses short, interactive videos to explain common medical procedures such as CT scans, cardiac stent placements and physical rehabilitation ...

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International Isotopes issues year-end ’09 report

International Isotopes President Steve Laflin says the Idaho Falls-based company continues strong in its core fields of operation: nuclear medicines, nuclear products and cobalt. The company released its year-end 2009 report showed revenues of $6.1 million, up $520,401 from $5.6 ...

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