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

Jan. 17: Target attackers likely struck others

Federal authorities issued a confidential technical bulletin to merchants with detailed technical descriptions of the point-of-sale malware hackers used to attack Target.

Updated: January 17, 2014, - 05:15 AM

Fastenal barely misses 4Q expectations; stock falls 4.5%

The firm last month warned that it would miss, citing lower sales and margins, and rising costs.

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 08:02 PM

Stratasys stock falls 8% after 2014 profit outlook disappoints

The 3-D printing company said it expects sales to grow 40 percent this year, but profit will only grow 22...

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 09:22 PM

Alexander: How thieves steal data but don't take it

Q: My computer was “nailed” by the CryptoLocker malware. It has encrypted my Microsoft Word documents and Excel spreadsheets so...

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 05:07 PM

Canopy tries again with pressure-sensitive iPhone case

After scrapping its first case when the iPhone was redesigned in 2012, Canopy of Minneapolis hopes it has come up with a winner.

Updated: January 12, 2014, - 10:25 AM

Thomson Reuters cuts 184 workers in Eagan

Notices brought first details of how layoffs announced in October would affect the legal publishing unit.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 09:38 PM

Stream Global Services of Eagan sold to Ohio firm for $820M

Shares in Convergys Corp., a Cincinnati-based outsourcing services firm, rose 7 percent Tuesday after the company said it was acquiring...

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 06:12 PM

Alexander: Sudoku fan's video game is gone in a flash

Q: I’ve been unable to print the Sudoku puzzle page from the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s website when using the Mozilla...

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 05:10 PM

Steve Hockett chosen as president for Great Clips salons

He replaces Charlie Simpson, who is retiring but will stay on as a part-time consultant and a member of the board.

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 08:08 PM

Electromed stock leaps as FDA approves new product

The company won approval for its first major respiratory medical product since 2006. Shares doubled on Monday and are up another 45% today.

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 10:52 AM

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