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.

Recent content from Steve Alexander

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

1-gigabit Internet service available for 4,000 Mpls. homes

Customers must live next to fiber-optic cables of USI Wireless.

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 08:57 PM

St. Jude beats first-quarter estimates, but stock drops

Earnings that beat estimates didn’t stem 1.9 percent stock slide.

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 09:21 PM

Alexander: Tap-and-pay phones are a fading dream

Q: If a thief stole a smartphone that makes retail store payments, could he or she make store purchases with...

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 10:41 AM

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