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: Skype less of a threat than it seems

Q: I have a tablet computer that uses the Android operating system. I’ve noticed that when applications such as Skype...

Updated: July 16, 2013, - 06:59 PM

German court says Medtronic infringed an Edwards Lifesciences patent

Medtronic says the ruling in a dispute over artificial heart valves won’t affect its fiscal 2014 results.

Updated: July 12, 2013, - 07:45 PM

Alexander: When pop-up ads go wild, it may be a virus

Q: Internet pop-up ads are out of control on my Windows 7 PC that uses Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 10 Web...

Updated: July 09, 2013, - 05:48 PM

Dolan Co. sells two mortgage default-related units for $17.5 million

The buyers are law firms in California, Indiana and Texas.

Updated: July 09, 2013, - 11:46 AM

Alexander: IPhone quirks can be costly for your contact list

Q: My daughter and I both have iPhone 4S smartphones. We recently had all of our contact lists deleted for...

Updated: July 03, 2013, - 01:03 PM

Boston Scientific acquiring C.R. Bard unit for $275M cash

Deal is part of effort to shore up rhythm management division.

Updated: June 29, 2013, - 06:49 AM

Distribution firm Navarre leaving Minnesota for Texas after 30 years

It will shift HQ to its Speed FC e-commerce operations in Dallas.

Updated: June 27, 2013, - 09:21 PM

Alexander: Options for ditching your phone line

Q: I would like to get rid of the telephone line coming into my house. What options do we have,...

Updated: June 25, 2013, - 04:47 PM

Renewable Energy, wind equipment seller sued by state, files for bankruptcy

Renewable Energy SD had been prohibited by a court from continuing to sell in Minnesota.

Updated: June 24, 2013, - 08:51 PM

Medtronic recalls surgical breathing tube

The recall, which was completed in April, was given top priority by federal regulators.

Updated: June 21, 2013, - 08:59 PM

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