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Seattle firm offers free software for newly remote companies (access required)

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A Seattle-based company with ties to Idaho is offering 90 days of free use of its virtual private network product to companies that suddenly have employees working from home. Tempered makes VPN hardware and software that provides a more secure way ...

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Micron announces results, $35 million COVID-19 donation (access required)

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Boise-based chipmaker Micron Technology, which has been near the forefront of Idaho companies in terms of COVID-19 coronavirus prevention, announced earnings that the company said were on the higher end of the range despite the pandemic. “While the current quarter ...

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Virus spurs unexpected test for US schools: Online learning

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NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus shutdowns have launched an unplanned, unprecedented experiment with online education at schools across the U.S., and the nation’s largest school system plunged in Monday as New York City asked over 1.1 million students to ...

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Nampa 3D printing firm opens door to COVID-19 prevention (access required)

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Worldwide, people are using ingenuity — and 3D printers — to deal with COVID-19 issues such as developing replacements for outdated parts or substitutes for high-quality masks. Idaho-based 3D printing companies are no exception. “We have dedicated nearly 100 3D printers to ...

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Tech, entrepreneurial community tackle coronavirus (access required)

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Like everyone else, Idaho’s technology and entrepreneurial communities are dealing with the COVID-19 coronavirus, including locking down campuses and canceling conferences. This is particularly true because several technology companies have relationships with countries that faced the disease earlier. “We have ...

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Northwest Fiber buys Frontier Communications Idaho market (access required)

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HAYDEN — Frontier Communications, the financially troubled telecommunications company, is selling its Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington operations in a $1.35 billion transaction to Northwest Fiber, which will operate the company as Ziply Fiber. The company’s Idaho office will be based ...

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Fund teaches entrepreneurs about funding strategies (access required)

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A Boise investment fund is telling startups how to fail, in hopes that they will succeed. Sage Growth Capital, a revenue-based fund paid back from revenues of the companies it invests in, held a seminar, Funding Fails, at Trailhead on ...

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Post Falls hospital introduces surgery with 3D robotic microscopy (access required)

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Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls recently acquired a new 3D robotic microscopy tool for surgery and it has already saved one man’s arm and spine. Paul Huling, 53, a former police officer who works for the Shoshone County public ...

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Xerox continues pursuit of HP acquisition (access required)

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The “rough wooing” of Xerox and HP continues, with Xerox raising its tender offer to $24 per share and providing a slate of directors for HP shareholders to elect who would be more amenable to the merger. For its part, ...

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Technology bringing medical care home

PAXINOS, Pa. (AP) — Mabel Henninger knitted on her living room couch as her husband of 69 years sat nearby in a recliner having his heart and lungs monitored by a Geisinger physician. The physician, Dr. Anthony Wylie, was in ...

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