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: The myth of flash drives losing data

Q: I read that one organized way to back up data is to download a year’s worth of material to...

Updated: May 06, 2014, - 05:08 PM

Endo settles mesh lawsuits for $830M

The company, parent of Minnetonka-based American Medical Systems, took the first step to end litigation that investors feared could cost...

Updated: May 02, 2014, - 07:40 PM

Inspire Medical Systems wins FDA approval for sleep apnea treatment

The Maple Grove company’s device shocks a nerve to keep airways from closing during sleep.

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 09:32 PM

Imation 1Q loss exceeds Wall Street expectations

In the midst of turnaround efforts, revenue dropped 20.3 percent in the quarter.

Updated: April 30, 2014, - 06:02 PM

Digital River 1Q adjusted profit beats expectations

But the e-commerce firm, which has grappled with up and down results, is predicting a loss in the second quarter.

Updated: April 30, 2014, - 06:01 PM

Buffalo Wild Wings: Robust expansion plans after strong quarter

Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. once again beat expectations with a 71 percent jump in first-quarter profit, then surprised investors even more by raising its outlook for the rest of the year.

Updated: April 29, 2014, - 05:55 AM

A new target for high-tech surveillance: Polar bears

A U of M researcher counts white arctic giants from a lofty perch 380 miles up.

Updated: April 26, 2014, - 06:53 PM

Life Time Fitness gets pressure from new rivals

Memberships rose, but at a slower rate than dues, as boutique clubs spring up.

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 09:45 PM

Capital markets unit drives Piper Jaffray profit higher

Piper Jaffray Cos. beat first-quarter net earnings estimates by 33 cents a share, driven by the brokerage company’s capital markets...

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 09:24 PM

Alexander: Blank photos may exceed Gmail's limit

Q: I use Gmail, and some of the e-mails I receive contain numerous photos. But on many of the e-mails,...

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 07:06 AM

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