Jun 3, 2020

Future of stadiums, arenas promises high tech, low capacity

[caption id="attachment_59309" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trips to stadiums could look very different due to efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. This photo shows fans at a Boise Hawks game. File photo[/caption] KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The smell of barbecue wafts through the parking lots hours before kickoff at Arrowhead Stadium, and when the first salvo of fireworks explode overhead, [...]

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Jun 2, 2020

Mental health also critical aspect of COVID-19, Micron says

[caption id="attachment_215439" align="alignleft" width="300"] Multinational chip manufacturer Micron is taking the lead on employee mental as well as physical health in the age of COVID-19. File photo[/caption] COVID-19 coronavirus has caused many companies to feel concerned about the physical well-being of their employees, but what about their mental health? One Idaho company is taking the le[...]

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May 29, 2020

Ziply improving North Idaho broadband internet service

[caption id="attachment_238800" align="alignleft" width="300"] North Idaho cities are getting fiber optic cabling. File photo[/caption] HAYDEN — Ziply Fiber, which recently took over Frontier Communications’ telecommunications services in four Northwest states, including Idaho, has purchased Wholesail Networks to help improve broadband internet connectivity in the region. “The key is [...]

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May 28, 2020

Angels will keep investing, but conservatively, survey says

[caption id="attachment_236957" align="alignleft" width="300"] Angel and venture capital investors nationwide, such as StageDotO in Boise, are likely to be more conservative, according to a recent survey. Photo courtesy of State Historic Preservation Office[/caption] Angel investors still expect to keep investing in early-stage startups despite the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic but are likely t[...]

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May 27, 2020

Big-firm diaspora could bring tech worker influx to Idaho

[caption id="attachment_232721" align="alignleft" width="300"] Many of the exhibitors at DevOpsDays Boise last June were there to recruit rather than sell products. Photo by Sharon Fisher[/caption] COVID-19 could lead to an unexpected windfall in Idaho: an influx of technology workers. Several major Silicon Valley companies — most notably Facebook and Twitter — have announced that, as [...]

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May 25, 2020

T-Mobile makes move to grab first responders market share

[caption id="attachment_235145" align="alignleft" width="300"] First responders are getting offers of free phones and service just in time for fire season, like this fire at Idaho National Laboratory in July 2019. File photo[/caption] In an effort to attract the first responder market, T-Mobile has announced Connecting Heroes, a program offering first responders free phones, as well as free 5G [...]

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May 25, 2020

Talloo social networking service expands due to COVID-19

[caption id="attachment_250306" align="alignleft" width="300"] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Talloo has begun supporting virtual events. Photo courtesy of Talloo[/caption] COVID-19 has actually been helpful to one Idaho company. Talloo Inc., a Boise-based community and technology platform to foster collaboration that has been limited to the Treasure Valley until now, has accelerated its nationw[...]

May 22, 2020

Site selectors use Zoom, gift boxes to tour Southern Idaho

[caption id="attachment_250319" align="alignleft" width="300"] A group of six site selectors recently participated in a virtual tour of Southern Idaho using Zoom. Photo courtesy of Southern Idaho Economic Development[/caption] TWIN FALLS – Typically, economic development organizations promote regions by leading tours of site selectors. COVID-19 has made that difficult, so Southern Idaho Econo[...]

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May 22, 2020

Idaho Secretary of State bolsters voting security with Idaho firm

[caption id="attachment_236907" align="alignleft" width="300"] Voting machines, such as these in Ada County, are kept under lock and key until called upon for election days. Photo by Sharon Fisher[/caption] In an attempt to improve election security, the Idaho Secretary of State’s office is using software from a Boise company, PlexTrac. “The PlexTrac platform will allow the Idaho SOS cyb[...]

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May 21, 2020

US government imposes restrictions on Micron customer Huawei

[caption id="attachment_215439" align="alignleft" width="300"] New restrictions on Chinese customer Huawei aren't expected to affect Micron in this round. File photo[/caption] New restrictions imposed by the U.S. government on Chinese manufacturer Huawei last week aren’t likely to affect Micron Inc. but could presage additional future restrictions that could impact the Boise-based chip manufa[...]

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May 20, 2020

Trinity Networx opens IT services office in downtown Boise

[caption id="attachment_114085" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trinity Networx, an IT services company based in Ontario, California, has opened a Boise office in the Banner Bank building downtown. File photo.[/caption] An Ontario, California, computer services company has opened up an office in downtown Boise. Trinity Networx LLC has now opened an office in the Banner Bank building downtown.[...]

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May 20, 2020

Black Box VR partnering with California-based gym chain

[caption id="attachment_250264" align="alignleft" width="300"] Black Box VR will be piloting its virtual reality gyms in four Eos Fitness facilities this summer. Photo courtesy of Black Box VR[/caption] Black Box VR, a Boise-based virtual reality exercise product, is undergoing a pilot project with Eos Fitness, a rapidly growing gym chain that could lead to Black Box VR being installed in Eos g[...]