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

Donaldson Co. beats earnings expectations, but revenue declines

But a 4 percent drop in fourth-quarter revenue sent the company’s shares down.

Updated: August 27, 2013, - 09:26 PM

Alexander: Buying the latest gadget poses risk

Q: I bought a Windows RT tablet computer from Asus in January. But now I’ve read that Asus is pulling...

Updated: August 27, 2013, - 07:45 PM

Heat blast sends corn, soybean prices up

Nice weather had set up Midwest farms for bumper crops — but with lower prices and profits. The late-August scorcher...

Updated: August 26, 2013, - 08:25 PM

Alexander: How long will a backup drive keep working?

Q: How long should a backup drive be expected to last? Mine is four years old. I haven’t had any...

Updated: August 20, 2013, - 05:03 PM

NASA robot’s eyes, ears? Digi International

An industrial Wi-Fi company with 300 Twin Cities workers finds itself worrying about things like temperatures and radiation in space.

Updated: August 16, 2013, - 09:48 AM

G&K Services profit falls, but beats expectations

The Minnetonka-based uniform maker projected growth for 2014 slightly below Wall Street estimates.

Updated: August 15, 2013, - 08:26 PM

Donaldson sells German air dryer unit, retains marketing rights

The transaction won’t have a material effect, Donaldson says.

Updated: August 13, 2013, - 07:55 PM

Alexander: Sharing data between Mac, Windows PCs

Q: I often swap data files with friends and co-workers who own Windows PCs and Macintosh computers. Because some Internet...

Updated: August 13, 2013, - 06:17 PM

Capella Education gains U.S. approval for self-paced degree track

The company hopes FlexPath will save students time and money, and renew its growth.

Updated: August 12, 2013, - 09:05 PM

Social media and small business: A legal guide

A free, state-sponsored booklet written by a Minneapolis attorney clarifies social media rules.

Updated: August 11, 2013, - 11:23 AM

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