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Twitter dispute raises social media policy questions (access required)

The tweeps were in an uproar, but @Kelly208 and @falcontavern patched things up with a talk on the phone. The clamor on Twitter finally died down when @Kelly208, or Kelly Green in real life, tweeted: “Corey @falcontavern and I just ...

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Broadband lag in rural areas impacts Idaho crop growers (access required)

Idaho’s crop producers are relying on the Internet as they compete in a global market, but all aren’t competing with equal Internet access.   Wheat producers are increasingly turning to Internet-based solutions to market their crop,  Idaho Wheat Commission Executive ...

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Boise incubator opening delayed (access required)

The opening of the city of Boise’s business incubator for alternative energy startups is more than a month behind schedule, but more than two dozen companies have already applied to move in. The incubator, known as the Greenhouse, should be ...

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Kendrick area gets rural broadband funding

TDS Telecom received a grant enabling subsidiary Potlatch Telephone Co. to provide Digital Subscriber Line broadband service in its rural territory in north central Idaho, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Aug. 4. The grant was among 126 new projects ...

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Fire burns at Boise’s Micron campus

A fire burned through the heating and cooling system in a building on the Micron Technology Inc. campus near Boise, sending billows of black smoke into the sky. The blaze at the semiconductor and solar-panel maker was reported July 2, ...

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INL plans installation of ‘cool roofs’

Following a recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy about the future implementation of cool roof technology on DOE facilities, Idaho National Laboratory has already taken steps toward making it a reality. “We decided even before the memo came ...

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ON Semiconductor to buy Japan firm

Phoenix-based ON Semiconductor Corp. announced plans July 15 to acquire Sanyo Electric Co.’s semiconductor business in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $366 million, according to the Arizona Republic. It would be ON’s eighth and second-largest acquisition since the former Motorola ...

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New security screening process at BOI

Starting July 17, passengers traveling through Boise Airport will be going through a different kind of security screening process. Three optical body scanners have been installed in the screening area, and through the use of advanced imaging technology, can safely ...

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