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  • Qwest business customers lose service
    Qwest says a significant, but as-yet-undetermined number of its business customers lost Internet service for about an hour this morning.May 5, 2010
  • Lawmakers aim for universal broadband access by 2015
    Minnesota's new broadband law aims to give every resident access to a high-speed internet connection by 2015, but missing from the law signed last week by Gov. Tim Pawlenty is a way to foot the bill.May 4, 2010
  • Louisiana-based CenturyLink buying Qwest
    A Louisiana company plans to buy Denver-based Qwest, the leading provider of local phone service in Minnesota and 13 other states.April 23, 2010
  • For teens texting is the new talking
    A new study finds 75 percent of teens own cell phones and prefer using them to text rather than talk. And email, that's for parents. Internet researcher Lee Rainie talks about how teens' use of technology has changed.Midmorning, April 22, 2010
  • Twitter introduces paid tweets, to show up first in searches
    Online messaging service Twitter is introducing advertising, allowing companies to pay to have their messages show up first in searches.April 13, 2010
  • In tough economy, Minn. firm faces unusual problem
    A northern Minnesota company has an unusual problem in the current economy: It can't hire workers fast enough to keep up with growth.April 9, 2010
  • Minn. cities vying for super-fast Internet wait for Google's reply
    For the past month, cities around the country and throughout Minnesota have pulled out all the stops to convince Google they should become a trial location for Google's ultra-high speed broadband network.March 26, 2010
  • Stimulus funds go to lucky few Internet upgrade projects
    A plan to upgrade broadband Internet service in southwest Minnesota will receive nearly $13 million in stimulus money to build the project. But dozens of other applications in the state were turned down.March 8, 2010
  • Duluth says Google network could be 'magnet' for growth
    Just days after Google pitched its nationwide offer to bring super-fast broadband to a winning community, Duluth Mayor Don Ness was elbowing for his city to be first in line.February 26, 2010
  • Lake County acts to prevent another phone outage
    Lake County officials are making plans to avoid the widespread communications outage that hit two weeks ago when a fiber optic line in Duluth was severed.February 19, 2010
  • China's lead on green energy technology
    President Obama is pushing the US to build clean energy to remain competitive in the 21st century global economy. But following a recent boom in green investment, China will soon be in the lead.Midmorning, February 8, 2010
  • Apple unveils iPad tablet with onscreen keyboard
    Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs has unveiled the iPad, a tablet-style computer that resembles the iPhone, but larger.January 27, 2010
  • Newsmaker: Apple Tablet release date today
    The long-awaited rival to the Kindle is expected to be released today (Jan. 27, noon CST). The Apple Tablet is said to be an integrative device that browses the Web, plays music and movies. The most anticipated feature is its function as an electronic book and newspaper reader.Midmorning, January 27, 2010
  • Kids' media usage creating a generation gap
    A recent report from the Kaiser Family Foundation says that kids use entertainment media for nearly 8 hours a day. Some experts argue that the next generation gap will be created by this latest boom in communication and technology devices. Midmorning finds out how kids' increasingly saavy experience with gadgets is impacting their creativity, multitasking ability, and making them unique from generations before and after.Midmorning, January 27, 2010
  • Qwest, regulators take aim at 'cramming'
    Some businesses are trying to slip additional charges onto consumers' telephone bills without the consumers' knowledge, in a practice called "cramming." And now Qwest is taking action against one firm.January 25, 2010

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