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  • AT&T expands 4G in Twin cities metro
    AT&T has ramped up the speed of its wireless data network throughout much of the Twin Cities.November 15, 2012
  • Malware may knock thousands off Internet soon
    Despite repeated alerts, tens of thousands of Americans may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ago.July 5, 2012
  • Payments to Minneapolis digital fund dry up
    Payments have all but dried up for a little-known fund intended to expand wireless online access in Minneapolis to help low-income people, seniors, displaced workers, and others harness the power of the Internet.June 4, 2012
  • Funding change puts broadband expansion on hold
    Changes in telecommunications funding aimed at spreading access to high-speed Internet access are in fact causing a northern Minnesota phone company to put a fiber optic cable expansion on hold.May 23, 2012
  • New iPad expected to have modest upgrades
    Apple is expected to reveal a new iPad model, with a sharper screen and perhaps an option for faster wireless broadband. The upgrades are relatively minor, but the iPad is secure in its position as the king of tablets.March 6, 2012
  • Judge awards iPhone user $850 in throttling case
    A judge found in favor of man who sued AT&T over the company purposely slowing down his iPhone, when it had sold him an "unlimited data" plan.February 24, 2012
  • Phone network vulnerability reveals location information, researchers find
    Phone towers are leaking location information that can be used to track a mobile phone's location, University of Minnesota researchers have found. And it's not difficult, which worries advocates for stalking and domestic violence victims.February 17, 2012
  • Innocuous building near stadium is key hub for regional communications
    State officials have been looking at whether a piece of property just behind the Metrodome could work as an alternate Vikings stadium location. But there's one problem: The building that currently stands there serves as Minnesota's gateway to the Internet.February 3, 2012
  • Libraries turn to cloud for e-book lending
    Millions of Americans now own Kindles, Nooks and other e-readers. And libraries are taking notice, expanding their collections of e-books they can loan to patrons.January 25, 2012
  • Google to merge user data across more services
    Google Inc. is overhauling the way it treats user data, linking information across its array of email, video and social-networking services so that information gathered in one place can be used in another.January 25, 2012
  • Protest exposes Silicon Valley-Hollywood rivalry
    The SOPA/PIPA fight will test which California-based industry has the most sway in Washington.January 18, 2012
  • Wikipedia goes dark to protest SOPA
    The online encyclopedia's English language website is down until midnight. The 24-hour blackout is to protest anti-piracy legislation under consideration in Congress.January 18, 2012
  • Wikipedia editors question site's SOPA blackout
    Can the world live without Wikipedia for a day? The shutdown of one of the Internet's most-visited sites is not sitting well with some of its volunteer editors.January 18, 2012
  • As state expands broadband reach, some content without
    The state is using more than $200 million to expand access to high-speed broadband, mostly in rural parts of the state. But some don't want it.January 17, 2012
  • Officials: Broadband plan would disrupt GPS
    Even the modified plans of the company LightSquared to start up a national high-speed wireless broadband network would cause harmful interference with GPS signals.January 13, 2012

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