Tag: utah

Well, What Do You Know? Turns Out the Fan Involved in the Argument With Russell Westbrook Is a MAGAt

Photo: Harry How (Getty Images) On Monday night. Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook got into a verbal altercation with a Utah Jazz fan. I don’t know the fan but I’ve driven through Utah and I believe Russell Westbrook’s version of whatever he says happened because the entire state of Utah is just one […]

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Trilobites: Tiny Tyrannosaur Hints at How T. Rex Became King

Tyrannosaurs weren’t always tyrants. For millions of years, the ancestors of the regal T. rex were relegated to second-class predator status while a different dinosaur dynasty ruled over what is now North America: towering allosaurs. But the allosaurs went extinct during the late Cretaceous, allowing tyrannosaurs to seize the throne and then evolve into large […]

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Salesforce Ventures: 65% of our U.S. investments were outside Silicon Valley in 2018

Some of the biggest Heartland success stories in recent years, from Utah’s Qualtrics to Indiana’s ExactTarget, have been enterprise software companies. Middle America has a high concentration of Fortune 5000 companies, giving these startups crucial proximity to necessary customers while being able to keep costs low by operating in a cheaper part of the country. […]

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Venezuelans Living in America Watch Crisis Back Home With Hope and Caution

MIAMI — In his 16 years living in the United States, José Antonio Colina, a former Venezuelan military officer living in South Florida, did not get married, have children, or collect too many belongings. “I own a minimal number of things, so that the moment I can, I can leave without any impediments,” he said. […]

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Reno rises on list of ‘best-performing cities’, thanks to job growth, surge in datacenters

This morning, economic think tank the Milken Institute put out its annual list of “best-performing cities.” It’s a list that’s typically dominated by established tech hubs, as well as the most talked-about up-and-comers. But there was one surprise on this year’s list: Reno, Nevada jumped to number 11, up 26 spots from last year. Among […]

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Heartland Tech Weekly: Utah’s approach to tech education could be a model for the nation

Welcome back Heartland Tech readers, and I hope you enjoyed the holidays. It’s been an interesting week for tech education news — yesterday, a coalition of techcompanies led by IBM committed to creating new apprenticeship programs within their companies. Additionally, Lambda School — a coding school that allows students to pay via an income-share agreement — announced that it’s raised a $30 million […]

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Instead of Waiting for the Ball to Drop, Utah Implements Strictest DUI Law in the Country One Day Before New Years Eve

Photo: Rick Bowmer (Associated Press) For Utah residents looking to spend their New Years Eve getting white girl wasted, a hangover just officially became the least of their concerns. Because Sunday morning, a new law went into effect that drops the state’s blood alcohol content limit from 0.08 to 0.05—the strictest DUI standard in the […]

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10 startups outside of Silicon Valley to watch in 2019

Silicon Valley remains the undisputed leader of the U.S. startup scene. But 2018 also left some investors green with envy at the exits taking place in other parts of the country — with Cisco acquiring Michigan’s Duo Security for $2.35 billion, and SAP acquiring Qualtrics for $8 billion. This year proved that big exits don’t […]

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Utah to Begin Enforcing Strictest D.U.I. Law in Country

In Utah, ringing in 2019 may include one less call for alcohol. Just before New Year’s Eve, the state will begin enforcing the strictest drunken-driving regulation in the country when it officially lowers the allowable blood-alcohol content limit to .05. The move comes as the Utah authorities report an average of 30 D.U.I. arrests every […]

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What Happens When You Reply All to 22,000 State Workers

Subject: #ReplyAll-pocalypse From: julie@nytimes.com Date: December 10, 2018 at 1:43 p.m. To: allreaders@nytimes.com Reply All, the scourge that has afflicted office workers everywhere, has hit 22,000 government employees in Utah, demonstrating that decades into the invention of email, many of us still don’t understand its etiquette. This is a public advisory: PLEASE DO NOT REPLY […]

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A Potluck Invitation Left 25,000 State Workers Stuck in Reply-All Email Hell

Most of us who’ve been in a massive email chain know the number one rule: never, ever reply all. And especially don’t reply all to tell other people not to reply all, a move that will only lead to heartbreak and rage, and probably encourage others to continue replying all to say the same goddamn […]

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Utah’s Weave raises $37.5 million for its patient communication software

Weave, a Utah startup that sells a patient communications platform primarily for the dental and optometry industries, announced today that it has raised a $37.5 million round of funding. The round was led by growth equity firm Lead Edge Capital, with participation from existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Catalyst Investors, Crosslink Capital and Pelion Venture Partners. […]

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After Attack on Latinos, Prosecutor Calls Utah’s Hate Crime Law ‘Worthless’

A man walked into Lopez Tires in Salt Lake City, Utah, last week, announced his intention to “kill Mexicans” and then beat the shop’s owner and his teenage son with a metal pole so severely that the younger man was sent to the hospital in critical condition, the authorities said. A suspect was quickly caught, […]

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Representative Mia Love, Once a Republican Star, Loses Re-Election in Utah

Ben McAdams, the Democratic mayor of Salt Lake County, unseated Representative Mia Love, the first and only black Republican woman in Congress, whose bid for re-election in deep red Utah failed by a narrow margin on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press. After two drawn-out weeks of vote counting, Mr. McAdams, 43, won with 50.1 […]

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After Qualtrics’ $8 billion exit, here are 5 other Utah tech companies to watch

In 2018, Utah’s “Silicon Slopes” have proven that it has what it takes to industry-leading tech companies. Up until this year, Utah’s largest exit in recent history was Adobe’s $1.8 billion acquisition of Omniture in 2009. Now, there are two more Utah tech companies on the public market — ed tech company Pluralsight and analytics […]

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The Chart That Shows Some of the Biggest Midterm Surprises

In many states, American voters cast their votes for ballot measures that resolved questions about raising the minimum wage, expanding access to health care, or expanding or contracting energy production. Voters in some states may also have scrambled the 2020 political landscape, largely by changing the mechanics of who can cast ballots, and who gets […]

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