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

New game systems from Sony, Microsoft, face another foe: smartphones

Rising sales of video games on phones and tablets are taking time and attention away from consoles like PlayStation and...

Updated: November 22, 2013, - 09:26 PM

U.S. Bancorp to acquire Ireland’s Quintillion

The deal adds $18 billion in hedge fund assets to the more than $800 billion it administers now.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 09:23 PM

Alexander: A lesson in backing up your iPad

Q: The students of Minnetonka High School all have been issued iPads to be used in the classroom, and one...

Updated: November 19, 2013, - 05:11 PM

Dissident shareholders crank up the heat on ValueVision

Clinton Group, seeking to install its own directors, accuses the company of delaying tactics.

Updated: November 18, 2013, - 09:01 PM

ValueVision sets March shareholder meeting to consider dissidents' plan

The Clinton Group, seeking a change in management, was pushing for a late January meeting.

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 08:31 PM

Land O'Lakes earnings up sharply on slight revenue gain

The agricultural cooperative cited strong earnings in crop additives and dairy products.

Updated: November 13, 2013, - 10:53 AM

Alexander: Locked out of Facebook by e-mail switch

Q: When I switched my Internet service from Comcast to CenturyLink, I wanted to notify Facebook that I had changed...

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 08:17 PM

Best Buy sends out $10 use-it-on-anything coupons

Analysts say Best Buy seeks to counteract “showrooming” during a tough holiday season.

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 02:07 PM

Stratasys execs raise outlook for a second quarter in a row

Investors, showing they’re becoming more accustomed to an aggressive forecast, sent shares up 3.3 percent.

Updated: November 07, 2013, - 09:08 PM

Regis surprises with a thin adjusted profit

The hair salon company, in the midst of reorganization, reported a net loss for the period.

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 08:56 PM

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