Technology

Guess what happened next: Facebook battles ‘clickbait’

Aug 4th, 2016 | By
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By Barbara Ortutay/AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is taking another stab at ridding users’ news feeds of “clickbait,” the links and headlines that ask readers to “guess what happened next” but don’t provide any useful information, tempting people to click if they want to find out anything. The world’s largest social media
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Jeep hackers back at Black Hat with new and scarier method

Aug 4th, 2016 | By
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By Bree Fowler/AP Technology Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — A pair of well-known hackers has found another way to take control of a Jeep Cherokee — this time while it’s moving at high speed. Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek grabbed headlines last year by showing how they could kill a Jeep Cherokee’s engine while it
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Wal-Mart now lets you pay with phone at all 4,600 US stores

Jul 7th, 2016 | By
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By Mae Anderson/AP Technology Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Wal-Mart will now let you pay with its phone app at all 4,600 stores nationwide. The effort is part of Wal-Mart’s strategy to make shopping easier and faster, while learning more about consumer behavior. With Wal-Mart Pay, the cashier scans a QR code on the phone screen
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Montana lender that aids Idaho businesses changes its name

Jun 20th, 2016 | By
Various government and company representatives broke ground on the Golden Valley Natural plant in Shelley in April 2014. The plant worked with Montana & Idaho CDC to obtain needed financing. (Photo by Kendra Evensen/Idaho State Journal)

By Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal MISSOULA — A Montana company that has helped struggling Idaho projects find millions in financing changed its name on June 6. Montana CDC is now called Montana & Idaho CDC. “Changing our name to Montana & Idaho CDC shows our commitment to helping nearly bankable Idaho businesses the same way
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Idaho Falls mulls expanding fiber-optic internet connections

Jun 7th, 2016 | By
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By Sarah Glenn For the Journal IDAHO FALLS — A few hundred business owners around Idaho Falls rarely hassle with their internet moving at a glacial pace. These business owners make up a few of the 5.4 percent of Idahoans who have access to the fastest internet on the market — fiber optic. This type
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Idaho Falls mulls expanding fiber-optic internet connections

Jun 6th, 2016 | By
The city of Idaho Falls and Idaho Falls Power are exploring options to build on the city’s existing fiber-optic network to provide faster computer connections. (Submitted Photo)

By Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal IDAHO FALLS — A few hundred business owners around Idaho Falls rarely hassle with their internet moving at a glacial pace. These business owners make up a few of the 5.4 percent of Idahoans who have access to the fastest internet on the market — fiber optic. This type of
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