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Micron results are good news for Boise (access required)

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To no one’s surprise, Micron Technology issued barnburning results on June 20. Total revenue was $7.8 billion, up 6 percent from the previous quarter and 40 percent from the prior year. Non-GAAP gross margins expanded to a record 61 percent, ...

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Boise Angel Alliance retools investment fund (access required)

The Boise Angel Alliance (BAA), an organization intended to help fund early-stage startups in Idaho, has retooled its investment fund to support larger projects. The BAA Board went through a process of strategic reassessment, beginning with a strengths/weaknesses/opportunities/threats analysis, said ...

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Boise State financial technology startup raises $200,000 (access required)

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An Eagle startup has raised $200,000 as part of a new program at Boise State University intended to support Idaho’s entrepreneurial community. SpriteRE, founded in April, helps match online consumers with digital lenders and expedite that process using artificial intelligence, ...

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Taiwanese partnership creates robotics curriculum at Boise State

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In a move intended to make it easier for Idaho businesses to incorporate automation, Boise State University is partnering with a Taiwanese robotics company to create a robotics lab in the university’s school of engineering. NEXCOM, a Taiwanese company, created ...

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Local Idaho governments are vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks (access required)

Government IT departments are increasingly the target of cybersecurity attacks that not only put the public’s personally identifiable information at risk but can cost taxpayers money. “It’s a huge problem,” said Lt. Gov. Brad Little, who served as chairman of ...

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Cybersecurity expert: Health care, legal businesses are particularly vulnerable to attacks (access required)

Small- to medium-sized businesses are increasingly at risk of being hacked, but they can protect themselves. The Federal Bureau of Investigation gets a “handful” of calls every week from the Boise area about cyber attacks, said Clark Harshbarger, special agent ...

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Grant aids University of Idaho biofuel program

A University of Idaho researcher has been awarded more than $750,000 to study biofuels. Tara Hudiburg, assistant professor with the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources, was awarded the grant to study biofuel sustainability. She is a co-principal investigator and will ...

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