Tag: Boise State University

  • What’s All the Chatter about ChatterQuant?

    What’s All the Chatter about ChatterQuant?

    By Sharon Fisher | May 3, 2022 You may remember, early last year, when stock in several companies – notably GameStop, but also AMC – suddenly boomed due to discussions on social media. A Boise startup, ChatterQuant, is working to capture such movements as they happen. The company already has 12,000 customers and won the Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge pitch competition and at Hackfort. “We collect data on different social media platforms in real time to identify social sentiment around stock, positive or negative, then we extract price targets, what price people are buying or selling, and entry and exit prices,”

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  • The New Normal of Idaho Tech Recruiting

    The New Normal of Idaho Tech Recruiting

    By Sharon Fisher | March 1, 2022 Between the Great Resignation, the work-from-anywhere world brought to us by COVID-19, the housing bubble, and the booming economy, Idaho companies are facing sticker shock when it comes to hiring new employees. COVID put a damper on hiring, but that’s over, said Allison Bruce, partner and vice president of marketing for TalentSpark, a Boise-based recruiting agency, with businesses continuing to grow and employees leaving or retiring. So now there’s a hiring backlog. “We have had more job requests from companies in December and January for software engineers than we had in the 18

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