• Retailers called on to help minority groups make DTV transition
    Local and national organizations are calling on retailers to help people in minority communities with the government transition to all digital television broadcast.April 17, 2009
  • Twitter nation
    Everyone's doing it these days. Celebrities, politicians, athletes, even jurors. Tweeting that is. Midmorning examines the Twitter phenomenon, and what it means for the evolution of the Web.Midmorning, March 13, 2009
  • Savage Aural Hotbed at 20
    Take the driving intensity of Japanese Taiko drumming. Add the rhythmic precision of drum and bugle music. Then place it in a post-industrial setting, and you have Savage Aural Hotbed, which turns 20 this year.February 6, 2009
  • Minnesota broadcasters split on digital TV delay
    The switch-over to digital-only TV broadcasts is a little over two weeks away. Maybe. Broadcasters throughout the state are split about whether Congress should push back the deadline.February 2, 2009
  • New map shows speeds of the information superhighway
    There's a new map of Minnesota being prepared and you're invited to participate. It isn't a roadmap, but a map of the state's broadband or high-speed Internet service.January 26, 2009
  • 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

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