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

Stratasys stock falls 8% after 2014 profit outlook disappoints

The 3-D printing company said it expects sales to grow 40 percent this year, but profit will only grow 22...

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 09:22 PM

Alexander: How thieves steal data but don't take it

Q: My computer was “nailed” by the CryptoLocker malware. It has encrypted my Microsoft Word documents and Excel spreadsheets so...

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 05:07 PM

Canopy tries again with pressure-sensitive iPhone case

After scrapping its first case when the iPhone was redesigned in 2012, Canopy of Minneapolis hopes it has come up with a winner.

Updated: January 12, 2014, - 10:25 AM

Thomson Reuters cuts 184 workers in Eagan

Notices brought first details of how layoffs announced in October would affect the legal publishing unit.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 09:38 PM

Stream Global Services of Eagan sold to Ohio firm for $820M

Shares in Convergys Corp., a Cincinnati-based outsourcing services firm, rose 7 percent Tuesday after the company said it was acquiring...

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 06:12 PM

Alexander: Sudoku fan's video game is gone in a flash

Q: I’ve been unable to print the Sudoku puzzle page from the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s website when using the Mozilla...

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 05:10 PM

Steve Hockett chosen as president for Great Clips salons

He replaces Charlie Simpson, who is retiring but will stay on as a part-time consultant and a member of the board.

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

Electromed stock leaps as FDA approves new product

The company won approval for its first major respiratory medical product since 2006. Shares doubled on Monday and are up another 45% today.

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 10:52 AM

Alexander: Server error is website's fault, not his

Q Many websites that I’ve used don’t require you to type “www” on the front of a Web address. But...

Updated: December 24, 2013, - 06:01 PM

Target offers discounts while card numbers trade on the black market

Thieves have been flooding the underground market with credit and debit card information stolen from Target Corp., along with the city, location and ZIP code of the Target store where the card was stolen.

Updated: December 21, 2013, - 05:58 PM

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