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

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

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

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