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  • Avoiding Facebook faux pas in the workplace
    Instead of just seeing coworkers in the office hallway, employees are now running into their colleagues in cyberspace. And that kind of interaction can get a bit tricky.January 14, 2009
  • DIY invention show gets public television premiere
    A new TV show produced here in Minnesota premieres on public TV stations across the country this weekend. MAKE:TV highlights creative do-it-yourself projects that tinkers can do at home. However, one look at the show and thoughts of This Old House or Martha Stewart will quickly dissipate.January 9, 2009
  • Lack of coupons means full price for TV converter boxes
    A lot of Minnesotans are going to need converter boxes to get their TVs to work when all broadcasts go digital next month. The federal government had planned to give consumers $40 coupons good toward the purchase of the boxes, but the program funding the coupons has run out of money. That means folks who haven't received coupons yet may have to pay full price for converter boxes.January 7, 2009
  • How to fix a 'hot, flat and crowded' world
    Thomas Friedman says the current green movement is no revolution, and that it will take strong American leadership -- and some pain -- to destabilize global climate change.Midday, December 18, 2008
  • Threats to cyber security
    The recession breeds more cyber threats as companies pare back security budgets and more turn to hacking for income, according to a tech research firm in Boston. Also, those who are concerned about cyber espionage and attacks coming into the U.S. from other countries hope an Obama administration will hold to its promise to work on the issue.Midmorning, December 16, 2008
  • Free speech on the Internet
    Google's purchase of YouTube has enabled the Web site to reach around the globe. But Google recently met its match in Turkey when the Turkish government blocked the site due to culturally inappropriate content. Midmorning asks how consumers, companies, and laws will adapt to emerging Internet technology.Midmorning, December 12, 2008
  • Minn. state colleges aim for more online courses
    The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is aiming to deliver 25 percent of its college credits through online courses by 2015.November 20, 2008
  • Regulators approve new Wisconsin area codes
    New telephone customers in northern Wisconsin will get two new area codes.November 6, 2008
  • Judge grants new trial in music downloading case
    A federal judge granted a new trial to a Minnesota woman convicted of pirating music files, ruling Wednesday that he made an error in her trial.September 25, 2008
  • Best Buy to acquire Napster
    Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy Inc. said Monday it will acquire online music-sharing site Napster Inc. for about $126.8 million in cash, in a move to boost its digital media capabilities.September 15, 2008
  • Qwest, union still talking as contract expires
    Qwest Communications International Inc. and members of its largest union kept negotiating Sunday even as the current labor contract expired.August 17, 2008
  • Qwest union OKs strike if contract talks sour
    Members of the largest employee union at Qwest Communications International Inc. have voted to authorize a strike if talks fail to produce a new contract.August 11, 2008
  • Judge may grant new trial in music downloading case
    An historic online music file sharing case could be thrown out by the presiding judge.August 4, 2008
  • Tech talk with Jon Gordon
    Jon Gordon, host of American Public Media's Future Tense, joins Midday to talk all things tech.Midday, July 25, 2008
  • Following the laws of physics in superhero movies
    MPR's Tom Crann talks to Jim Kakalios, University of Minnesota physics professor and author of "The Physics of Superheroes," about this summer's comic book inspired movies.July 18, 2008

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