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. shares drop after 3Q results miss, outlook changed

New fiscal year guidance, results for quarter are below Wall Street’s expectations.

Updated: May 20, 2014, - 07:41 PM

Alexander: Computers get old fast, so we have to be smart

Q: When I bought a new HP printer earlier this year, I discovered that its software wasn’t compatible with my...

Updated: May 20, 2014, - 05:34 PM

Valspar beats Wall Street's 2Q earnings expectations

The firm’s paint and coatings businesses showed a strong increase in sales.

Updated: May 19, 2014, - 08:40 PM

Code42 taps Amazon.com's treasurer as its new CFO

Jason Bristow will leave the “Everything Store” to join the Minneapolis software firm.

Updated: May 19, 2014, - 01:33 PM

AT&T introduces more realistic sound for smartphone calls

HD Voice routs the calls over 4G data networks. It’s available next week but requires a new phone.

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 08:03 PM

Corporations must elevate IT experts, U speaker says

Computer security professionals need more authority to prevent breaches, a national official said.

Updated: May 13, 2014, - 09:34 PM

Alexander: Spam filters work, but not well enough

Q: I am inundated with spam, and receive as many as 50 to 75 junk e-mails per day. I have...

Updated: May 13, 2014, - 07:33 PM

3M, the corporate inventor, surpasses 100,000 patents worldwide

3M’s portfolio growth coincides with a global patent-application surge.

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 06:39 AM

Workers at Worthington pork plant authorizes strike

Food and commercial workers union says JBS should offer more to its 1,800 plant employees.

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 08:47 PM

Medtronic settles some bone graft claims for $22M; others pending

The med-tech firm will pay $22 million, and it’s setting aside up to $140 million more for other expected settlements.

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 06:16 AM

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