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.

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Alexander: A phone app to rescue lost Comcast mail

Q: In December I switched to a Samsung Galaxy 4 smartphone from a BlackBerry. While I can receive e-mail on...

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 06:09 PM

Non-stop flights between St. Cloud, Chicago to start in May

A regional affiliate of United Airlines will begin nonstop flights between St. Cloud Regional Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport...

Updated: February 03, 2014, - 08:57 PM

Duluth medical software firm Sansio merges with former Medtronic unit Physio-Control

The two firms overlap in devices and software for emergency medical responders.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 08:51 PM

Gaviidae Common II is getting a face-lift

The third and fourth floors will become Class A offices as Nicollet Mall building combines with next-door tower.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 01:44 PM

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

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