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. He also is a general-assignment reporter for business news.

Recent content from Steve Alexander

Alexander: His iPad is drowning in AOL spam

Q: The spam e-mail I receive from AOL on my iPad is escalating, and there’s no apparent way to stop...

Updated: December 18, 2013, - 09:34 AM

Datacard to buy Dallas personal ID security firm

With Dallas-based Entrust, the new company will employ about 2,000 people.

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 08:22 PM

In lawsuit, Gander Mountain accuses Cabela's of cybersquatting

It’s the latest salvo in a fight between the outdoor retailers over Gander’s catalog sales.

Updated: December 16, 2013, - 10:16 PM

Target of Best Buy suit defends his use of Geek Squad name

Nathaniel Parsons said he’s only serving people who can’t afford Best Buy’s technical help.

Updated: December 13, 2013, - 05:37 AM

Twin Cities home sales slid in November

Despite the slowdown, the $195,000 median home selling price in the Twin Cities held steady, and was up 13 percent...

Updated: December 11, 2013, - 08:53 PM

Toro recalls 36,000 lawn mowers after reports of broken blades

No injuries were reported as a result of the incidents.

Updated: December 11, 2013, - 08:05 PM

Alexander: PC annoyance Windows 8 may go away

If you are tired of Windows 8 and 8.1, which pointlessly forced on consumers a touch-screen interface when most PCs...

Updated: December 10, 2013, - 05:33 PM

Best Buy sues Ohio man for using ‘geeksquad’ in websites

Ohio man is accused of infringing trademark and website cybersquatting.

Updated: December 09, 2013, - 08:47 PM

Stratasys seeks aerospace business with new 3-D printer

The company adapted a unit that made jewelry and teeth into a maker of assembly-line molds.

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 11:59 PM

Christopher & Banks beats third-quarter expectations

Results beat expectations as the women’s clothing retailer continues to show improvement.

Updated: December 05, 2013, - 05:26 PM

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