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

Oct. 2013: Target lays off 150 from corporate staff

The cut amounts to 1% of its corporate staff, as Target and other retailers have said they aren’t as optimistic about the rest of the year.

Updated: October 11, 2013, - 12:24 PM

Medtronic enters dialysis business via India joint venture

Medtronic Inc. said Wednesday it will enter the kidney dialysis business by starting a joint venture with India’s largest health...

Updated: October 09, 2013, - 08:00 PM

Alexander: How to find a disappearing DVD drive

Q: Ever since I played a vacation video on my PC’s DVD drive, I have been unable to copy additional...

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 05:55 PM

U.S. Supreme Court turns down Medtronic appeal

The suit dealing with repairing heart valves without surgery could cost the giant $245 million.

Updated: October 07, 2013, - 09:06 PM

Mankato telephone firm HickoryTech changing name to Enventis

To emphasize its business focus, HickoryTech began using the Enventis name in its extended market.

Updated: October 07, 2013, - 08:14 PM

MakerBot Digitizer copies anything on its turntable

The device, which works with a 3-D printer, is aimed at the creative community.

Updated: October 01, 2013, - 09:11 PM

Alexander: Forward an e-mail but not the addresses

Q: How can I delete a group of e-mail addresses from an e-mail I’m forwarding? I use Windows.Leon Rogers,Mayfield, Ky.A:...

Updated: October 01, 2013, - 06:34 PM

CenturyLink's Savvis to build new cloud data center in Shakopee

The CenturyLink subsidiary didn’t disclose how many jobs will be created at the new cloud computing center.

Updated: October 01, 2013, - 10:41 AM

Medtronic gets US approval for artificial pancreas system with auto shut-off

The device, for patients who are at least 16, will become available in a few weeks.

Updated: September 27, 2013, - 08:45 PM

Medtronic, Insulet settle patent dispute

The settlement, with legal fees, will cost insulin pump maker Insulet about $10 million.

Updated: September 26, 2013, - 09:19 PM

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