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

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

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

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