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Blackfoot Telecom expands Idaho footprint (access required)

Charlotte, N.C.-based FairPoint Communications, Inc. has agreed to sell its Idaho operations to a Montana company. That means more than 5,000 residential and business customers in eastern Idaho will likely make the transition to a new telecommunications provider in the ...

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HP takes $8.8 billion charge, printer revenue down (access required)

The 2011 purchase of a British software firm turned sour for the Hewlett-Packard Company, but HP, a major Boise-area employer, is trying to recoup at least some of the loss. In a year-ending conference call with analysts on Nov. 20, ...

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INL has 365th fastest supercomputer (access required)

Idaho National Laboratory’s Fission supercomputer was one of the 100 fastest in the world just 17 months ago, but in an era of constant technological improvements, it has dropped to 365th on the latest Top500 list released Nov. 12 by ...

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FTC releases consumer privacy guidance (access required)

With the use of facial recognition technology on the rise, the Federal Trade Commission has released a report with recommendations on how companies can protect consumers’ privacy. “Facing Facts: Best Practices for Common Uses of Facial Recognition Technology” notes that ...

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Tokyo court rejects plan by some Elpida creditors to stop sale to Micron (access required)

A Japanese court has decided to send Elpida Memory’s bankruptcy reorganization plan to creditors for approval.  Elpida announced the decision on its website Oct. 31. Boise-based Micron Technology reached a $2.5 billion agreement with Elpida in July to buy the ...

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Chile move for Boise start-up (access required)

The two founders of Tsuvo, a web consulting and software company once based in Boise, decided to go their separate ways over the summer. The decision came after months of discussion about the company’s direction. Now Tsuvo co-founder Dave Romero ...

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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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