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Microsoft cuts 'small number' of jobs in Fargo

SEATTLE – Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday it cut about 3,000 jobs, effectively completing its plan to reduce its workforce by 18,000, or 14 percent of total staff, announced in July.

RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY: SD research parks develop regional presence

RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY: SD research parks develop regional presence

Developing strong partnerships provides key opportunities to economic growth. Economic development professionals work on local and regional collaborations.

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Wal-Mart and allies in face-off with Apple Pay over mobile payments

Wal-Mart and allies in face-off with Apple Pay over mobile payments

CHICAGO - Suddenly it's Apple versus Wal-Mart in the fight for shoppers' digital wallets.

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Microsoft cuts 3,000 jobs, rounding out July plan

SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday it cut about 3,000 jobs, effectively completing its plan to reduce its workforce by 18,000, or 14 percent of total staff, announced in July.

NDUS increases data security following three hacking incidents

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The North Dakota University System is taking action to ensure IT security following several breaches in the last year.

Taco Bell, fast-food rivals push toward mobile ordering

LOS ANGELES – Taco Bell on Tuesday launched its mobile app that allows customers to place an order, customize their food, access special offers and pay from their phones.

US sues AT&T over data throttling on some phone plans

WASHINGTON – The U.S. government filed a lawsuit against AT&T Inc. on Tuesday, alleging the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier sold consumers unlimited data plans but would reduce their Internet speeds once they exceeded a certain amount of data.

Bemidji man starts new business repairing electronics

Bemidji man starts new business repairing electronics

BEMIDJI, Minn. - Any number of technological ailments can strike your smartphone, tablet or iPhone. Stories abound of screen glass cracking and/or breaking from being dropped, a spilled drink wreaking havoc on a poorly placed device and other situations that can leave one thinking their device is doomed.

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Rite Aid becomes latest retailer to shut off Apple Pay

CHICAGO – U.S. drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp. will ban Apple Inc.’s new electronic payments service in its 4,572 stores as it commits to joining a consortium of other large retailers developing a rival payments system.

ND company's software aids hospitals in stopping outbreaks

ND company's software aids hospitals in stopping outbreaks

FARGO, N.D. – A Fargo company’s cutting-edge tracking software is in place at the Texas hospital that recently found itself at the center of the Ebola crisis in the United States.

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Fargo Jet Center now offers Cirrus service and more biz news

FARGO, N.D. - Fargo Jet Center has been designated as an authorized service center by Cirrus Aircraft Corp.

Fargo UPS Store selected to offer 3D printing

Fargo UPS Store selected to offer 3D printing

FARGO, N.D. - A curious customer approaches the whirring machine with awe. “Is that a 3-D printer?” she asks Erica LaDue, manager of The UPS Store on 13th Avenue South in Fargo.

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Rice Hospital turns to data-diving to measure, improve pneumonia care

WILLMAR, Minn. — When hospitals undertake a project to improve patient care, how do they know they’re actually making a difference?

$4.5M awarded for rural high-speed Internet

WASHINGTON -- More than $4.5 million in federal funding will go to help expand high-speed Internet access in rural communities in North Dakota, Congressional delegation announced Wednesday.

Google says new email program 'is not Gmail'

Google Inc launched an email service called "Inbox" on Wednesday that will better organize emails and display information such as appointments, flight bookings and package deliveries in a more user-friendly way.

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