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Balihoo gets $5 million more in VC funding (access required)

Local marketing automation technology firm Balihoo received $5 million in funding from OpenView Venture Partners, a Boston-based venture capital firm that has invested twice previously in Balihoo. CEO Pete Gombert said the money will go towards the company’s engineering team ...

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Boise State, ITC considering grant in effort to double number of computer science grads (access required)

The Idaho Technology Council and Boise State University are gauging interest from the region’s technology community for a program that could increase the number of computer science graduates by adding more upper-level faculty. The Idaho Department of Labor is offering ...

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Mobile app looking to identify data dead zones in rural Idaho (access required)

LinkIdaho, a state program set up to improve Internet access, is asking for the public’s help in finding Idaho’s Wi-Fi dead zones. The apps for iPhones and Android devices can use up to 100 megabytes of a user’s data plan ...

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WeVorce keeping HQ in California, but plans Idaho growth (access required)

WeVorce, a technology company promoting a new model of amicable divorce, got its start in Boise but will stay in the San Francisco Bay Area. Co-founder Michelle Crosby moved west to participate in the Y Combinator, a renowned three-month-long Silicon ...

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Simple fly fishing rod gets funded on Kickstarter (access required)

Boisean Drew Hollenback has raised $8,500 so far from the crowdfunding website Kickstarter for a lightweight telescoping fishing rod called Tenkara that’s based on a Japanese fishing style. The rod has a fixed line and doesn’t have a reel, so ...

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Portland startup aiming to improve quality and reduce costs of LEDs (access required)

Commercial building owners spend a lot of money on lighting. In 2003, the most recent year for which data is available, buildings in America consumed approximately $108 billion worth of energy, according to the Energy Information Administration’s Commercial Buildings Consumption ...

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Micron cuts jobs after purchase of Japanese firm

Executives with Micron Technology Inc. are taking steps to cut about 5 percent of the company’s workforce in offices, fabrication facilities and research labs in Idaho and across the world. The cuts were announced starting Aug. 7 and come in ...

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