The two-day saga of the journalist suspended from Twitter because he posted the corporate email address of an NBC executive is over. [Twitter reinstated Guy Adams’ account today]( Twitter emails to tell me: “we have just received an update from the complainant retracting their original request…” — Guy Adams (@guyadams) July 31, 2012 [On the […]


Internet provider CenturyLink is in the news today for good or ill. The Associated Press and other outlets [report]($1.9m-for-mont-rural-broadband/) that the company will receive $1.9 million from the FCC to provide broadband to rural areas of Montana. THE FCC says the money will provide access to 6,300 residents who currently don’t have broadband. Roughly 55 […]


Missoula-based electronics store Vann’s announced today that it has lost a credit line from a major lender, making it possible that the company with stores across the state may have to file for bankruptcy. [The Missoulian reports]( that the announcement came a month after Vann’s brought in a new CEO, Jerry McConnell, to help restructure […]


A post from the “neat Internet stuff” category. Google has added a little virtual calculator to its search results. You can see it when you type a mathematical expression into the search bar or when you simply search for the word “calculator.” TechCrunch tells us that the calculator is a “full-power, voice-enabled scientific calculator with […]

Our reporter Whitney Bermes passed this link on to me this morning. I think it’s a good opportunity for us to talk for a few minutes about journalism ethics. [NBC Montana reporter helps locate missing rafter]( Emily Adamson, a reporter at KECI in Missoula writes in a story that a rafter went missing after being […]

YouTube is trying to get people who post comments on the video sharing site to use their real names, [according to the official YouTube blog]( Starting back on June 29, the site gave users the choice of how their identity should appear. Users can pull information from their Google ID and even from their Google […]

A quick follow up to something I wrote about a couple weeks ago: This past Thursday, Verizon Wireless officially turned on its [4G LTE wireless data service in Bozeman, Kalispell and Missoula]( The company says its 4G LTE service now covers 337 markets and is available to two-thirds of the U.S. population. The coverage area […]

The Associated Press reports this morning that Gov. Brian Schweitzer has launched a new website to help out-of-state businesses relocate to Montana. []( is part of a wider campaign promoting Montana. The campaign includes commercials on West Coast television and advertising-wrapped semi-trucks in touring Seattle. The website itself has resources for working, living and relocating […]

Mobile data users in Bozeman could see a speed boost in the coming weeks, as Verizon Wireless has announced it will roll out its 4G LTE network in a few spots around the state. The cities that will soon see 4G LTE coverage include Bozeman, Kalispell and Missoula. Specifically in Bozeman, the service will cover […]