Steve Alexander

Columnist/Reporter | Technology
Phone: 612-673-4553
Steve Alexander follows consumer and business technology trends, and writes a weekly question and answer column for consumers.

Recent content from Steve Alexander

Wireless Ronin merges with Utah firm in a stock deal of undisclosed value

The maker of digital advertising sign software had a market cap of $4.75 million.

Updated: March 06, 2014, - 05:07 PM

Alexander: Up for debate – Windows 7 or 8 in place of XP?

Q: I see you’re recommending Windows 7 for Windows XP users when Microsoft stops providing security updates for XP in...

Updated: March 05, 2014, - 08:15 AM

Warren Buffett, BNSF owner, pushes for stronger rail cars for oil

He notes that oil from North Dakota more volatile than expected.

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 12:11 PM

Best Buy job cuts target 2,000 managers around U.S.

The cut amounts to just over 1 percent of the company's workforce and comes a day before its quarterly earnings announcement.

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 06:36 AM

Polaris recalls 16,550 Rangers because throttle cable could melt

Polaris Industries Inc. is recalling 16,550 of its consumer off-road vehicles because the throttle cable could melt, causing a rider...

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 11:04 PM

Tennant Co. misses on fourth-quarter earnings, revenue

Tennant Co. missed fourth-quarter earnings expectations and gave a lackluster guidance for the year Tuesday that impressed few and sent...

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 09:20 PM

Alexander: Worries about the end of Windows XP

PCs with Windows XP will become sitting ducks for hackers when Microsoft stops providing security updates in April. This has...

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 05:35 PM

Donaldson beat 2Q profit estimates, missed on revenue

The company says it expects improvement in the second half of its fiscal year.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 08:06 PM

Capella’s outlook sends its shares down

The company’s fourth-quarter profit was better than analysts expected, but enrollment growth remains slow.

Updated: February 18, 2014, - 09:30 PM

Alexander: How safe are chip-based credit cards?

Q: Can you clarify for me whether the new chip-based credit cards that will become available in 2015 are the...

Updated: February 18, 2014, - 06:01 PM

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