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Search engine optimization is becoming a must for businesses, but unethical companies can hurt worse than help (access required)

The newest requirement thrust upon businesses in the Internet era has become a tangle of complexity for a relatively simple goal: Good search results. It’s called search engine optimization — or SEO — and any companies that once relied on ...

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Tech industries scramble to fill positions (access required)

Despite a higher-than-healthy unemployment rate of 7.7 percent in Idaho, some Treasure Valley staffing agencies are running into difficulties finding employees for technology-related jobs. “You can’t get people quick enough,” said Steven Guadagno, area director for Adecco Engineering and Technical ...

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Tamarack Aerospace launches first certified part, hints at more (access required)

Tamarack Aerospace Group Inc.’s new custom throttle for small airplanes has had modest sales in its first month, with fewer than 10 units sold. But the long process of getting the throttle approved could help the small Sandpoint-based business in ...

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CenturyLink gets new phone outage rules from IPUC

Idaho’s regulated phone companies are getting more time to respond to outages and won’t face financial penalties for taking too long to get the lines back up and running. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission voted 2-1 July 3 to accept ...

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Elpida, Rexchip purchases will make Micron second-largest DRAM manufacturer

Micron Technology Inc. on July 2 confirmed it is buying Japan-based Elpida Memory Inc., which is in bankruptcy. Micron also said it will buy a 24 percent stake in Rexchip Electronics Corp. for about $10 billion, from Taiwan-based Powerchip Technology ...

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Micron buying Elpida: report

Micron Technology Inc. will buy Elpida Memory Inc., a Japanese memory chip maker in the midst of bankruptcy, the Nikkei newspaper said in a report that did not identify sources. Nikkei reported Micron will pay 200 billion yen or $2.5 ...

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Landline users not on board with proposed rule change (access required)

A request before the Idaho Public Utilities Commission to change a telephone customer service rule has some rural businesses rankled. In December, CenturyLink, one of the largest landline telephone providers in Idaho, asked the PUC to abolish or waive Telephone ...

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Web remote control company rebranded as Reach-In (access required)

A Boise company deploying technology that lets people control far-away objects through an Internet browser has ditched its old name Apriori Control for Reach-In. Owner Scott Harris said the new name better reflects what the company’s technology can do, and ...

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EMR networks connect health care providers statewide

St. Luke’s Health System is installing a $100 million electronic medical records system that will allow its providers throughout southern Idaho to see the same information for each patient. But if a patient sees a provider outside the St. Luke’s ...

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