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

Terms keep improving in deal for Chaska-based Lake Region Medical

It’s been a good week at Lake Region Medical, the Chaska medical components maker being acquired by Accellent Inc. of...

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 09:00 PM

Digital River 4Q results beat expectations, but signals a 1Q miss

Adjusted earnings, although above expectations, were well under last year’s results.

Updated: February 05, 2014, - 10:02 PM

Alexander: A phone app to rescue lost Comcast mail

Q: In December I switched to a Samsung Galaxy 4 smartphone from a BlackBerry. While I can receive e-mail on...

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 06:09 PM

Non-stop flights between St. Cloud, Chicago to start in May

A regional affiliate of United Airlines will begin nonstop flights between St. Cloud Regional Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport...

Updated: February 03, 2014, - 08:57 PM

Duluth medical software firm Sansio merges with former Medtronic unit Physio-Control

The two firms overlap in devices and software for emergency medical responders.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 08:51 PM

Gaviidae Common II is getting a face-lift

The third and fourth floors will become Class A offices as Nicollet Mall building combines with next-door tower.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 01:44 PM

Jan. 30: Best Buy lays off 950 in Canada

The Richfield electronics retailer said the layoffs affect 6 percent of its workforce in Canada. The company has 265 stores in Canada, operating under the Best Buy and Future Shop names, and before the layoffs had 16,000 Canadian employees.

Updated: January 30, 2014, - 09:17 PM

Target to add 9 stores to Canadian operation

Five of the new stores will be in Ontario.

Updated: January 30, 2014, - 05:50 AM

Piper Jaffray doubles its fourth-quarter earnings

Revenue hit a quarterly record, the brokerage firm reported.

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 09:02 PM

Alexander: Some online movies lack closed captioning

Q: I am hearing-impaired and need closed captioning on 11 films that I have downloaded to my tablet computer. All...

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 10:45 AM

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