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  • 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
  • Best in show: 6 gadgets that defined CES
    Cheaper tablets, thinner laptops and an array of sleeker TVs stood out at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.January 13, 2012
  • Non-profit takes on breadfruit challenge to fight hunger in developing areas
    You won't find breadfruit at your local grocery store, mainly because it has an extremely short shelf life. But a Minnesota-based non-profit group wants to help people in developing countries turn the fruit into flour.January 11, 2012
  • Google gets more personal with search results
    Google is sifting through the photos and commentary on its blossoming social network so its Internet search results can include more personal information.January 10, 2012
  • Warner Bros. to impose 56-day delay on DVD rentals
    In a precedent other major movie studios are likely to follow, Warner Bros. is poised to announce that its latest DVD releases won't be made available to rental outlets until nearly two months after the discs can be bought in stores and websites.January 6, 2012
  • Alleged leaker case more tech than military
    Interested in the biggest leak of U.S. secrets in the nation's history, but don't know a firewall log from a server file?December 20, 2011
  • The real Steve Jobs
    Author Walter Isaacson discusses his recent biography of Apple founder Steve Jobs at the Commonwealth Club of California. He describes what he learned about the legendary entrepreneur from the more than forty interviews he conducted with Jobs for the book.Midday, December 16, 2011
  • Military rules guide hearing in WikiLeaks case
    The case of an Army intelligence analyst suspected of passing government secrets to WikiLeaks is turning a spotlight on military justice.December 14, 2011

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