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

Jan. 30: Best Buy lays off 950 in Canada

The Richfield electronics retailer said the layoffs affect 6 percent of its workforce in Canada. The company has 265 stores in Canada, operating under the Best Buy and Future Shop names, and before the layoffs had 16,000 Canadian employees.

Updated: January 30, 2014, - 09:17 PM

Target to add 9 stores to Canadian operation

Five of the new stores will be in Ontario.

Updated: January 30, 2014, - 05:50 AM

Piper Jaffray doubles its fourth-quarter earnings

Revenue hit a quarterly record, the brokerage firm reported.

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 09:02 PM

Alexander: Some online movies lack closed captioning

Q: I am hearing-impaired and need closed captioning on 11 films that I have downloaded to my tablet computer. All...

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 10:45 AM

Regis stock tumbles 10% after second-quarter loss surprises Wall Street

The hair salon firm cited lower sales, an ongoing reorganization and noncash charges.

Updated: January 27, 2014, - 05:59 PM

Jan. 21: Best Buy sheds cloud computing unit

Best Buy appears to be jumping off the cloud.The company said Tuesday that it is selling its MindShift Technologies cloud-computing...

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 09:07 PM

Alexander: Secure photo sharing for day care users

Q: Because I’ve had problems with Google’s Picasa service, I need to find an easier, more reliable way to privately...

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 05:30 PM

Target to test downsized store near U of M campus

Target is experimenting with a relatively tiny store in Minneapolis that is even smaller than the downsized CityTarget stores it began introducing more than two years ago.

Updated: January 17, 2014, - 08:30 PM

Jan. 17: Target attackers likely struck others

Federal authorities issued a confidential technical bulletin to merchants with detailed technical descriptions of the point-of-sale malware hackers used to attack Target.

Updated: January 17, 2014, - 05:15 AM

Fastenal barely misses 4Q expectations; stock falls 4.5%

The firm last month warned that it would miss, citing lower sales and margins, and rising costs.

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 08:02 PM

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