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  • Dropped long-distance calls irk rural Minnesotans
    Rural phone customers in Minnesota have complained about dropped or uncompleted long-distance calls for several years. The problem stems from third-party long distance carriers that are trying to save money, FCC officials say.April 17, 2013
  • Facebook unveils 'Home' for Android phones
    With its new "Home'' on Android gadgets, Facebook aims to put its social network at the center of people's mobile experiences. If users choose to download Facebook's Home software starting on April 12, the social network will become the hub of their Android smartphones.April 4, 2013
  • Robots are eating our jobs: tech as the enemy of the middle class?
    Millions of middle class jobs lost in the Great Recession are not coming back and millions more will likely vanish. One of the reasons: technology.The Daily Circuit, January 31, 2013
  • Can employers limit social media speech of workers?
    Does your workplace have a social media policy that prohibits you from posting anything work-related on Twitter, Facebook or other social media channels?The Daily Circuit, January 22, 2013
  • Why are investors in like with Facebook again?
    If you're a casual observer of the stock market, the last time you tuned in to what was happening with Facebook's stock was probably last May, when its share price was diving daily. What a difference several months make.January 12, 2013
  • Reinventing the PC in the name of cyber security
    In Silicon Valley terms, Mat Honan is a well-connected guy up on the latest technology. But thieves were able to wipe his phone, tablet and computer of information and take control of his Google, iCloud and Amazon accounts. Honan decided to investigate the state of password security. Turns out, it's not so hot.December 27, 2012
  • Your best bets for gadget giving
    From Amazon Kindles to Apple's iPad Mini, there's a gadget for everyone's holiday wish list. What tech products will put a smile on the face of your gift recipients this year?The Daily Circuit, December 18, 2012
  • 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

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