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  • Minn. cities vying for super-fast Internet wait for Google's reply
    For the past month, cities around the country and throughout Minnesota have pulled out all the stops to convince Google they should become a trial location for Google's ultra-high speed broadband network.March 26, 2010
  • Stimulus funds go to lucky few Internet upgrade projects
    A plan to upgrade broadband Internet service in southwest Minnesota will receive nearly $13 million in stimulus money to build the project. But dozens of other applications in the state were turned down.March 8, 2010
  • Duluth says Google network could be 'magnet' for growth
    Just days after Google pitched its nationwide offer to bring super-fast broadband to a winning community, Duluth Mayor Don Ness was elbowing for his city to be first in line.February 26, 2010
  • Lake County acts to prevent another phone outage
    Lake County officials are making plans to avoid the widespread communications outage that hit two weeks ago when a fiber optic line in Duluth was severed.February 19, 2010
  • China's lead on green energy technology
    President Obama is pushing the US to build clean energy to remain competitive in the 21st century global economy. But following a recent boom in green investment, China will soon be in the lead.Midmorning, February 8, 2010
  • Apple unveils iPad tablet with onscreen keyboard
    Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs has unveiled the iPad, a tablet-style computer that resembles the iPhone, but larger.January 27, 2010
  • Newsmaker: Apple Tablet release date today
    The long-awaited rival to the Kindle is expected to be released today (Jan. 27, noon CST). The Apple Tablet is said to be an integrative device that browses the Web, plays music and movies. The most anticipated feature is its function as an electronic book and newspaper reader.Midmorning, January 27, 2010
  • Kids' media usage creating a generation gap
    A recent report from the Kaiser Family Foundation says that kids use entertainment media for nearly 8 hours a day. Some experts argue that the next generation gap will be created by this latest boom in communication and technology devices. Midmorning finds out how kids' increasingly saavy experience with gadgets is impacting their creativity, multitasking ability, and making them unique from generations before and after.Midmorning, January 27, 2010
  • Qwest, regulators take aim at 'cramming'
    Some businesses are trying to slip additional charges onto consumers' telephone bills without the consumers' knowledge, in a practice called "cramming." And now Qwest is taking action against one firm.January 25, 2010
  • Judge reduces damages in illegal file sharing case
    A federal judge has drastically reduced the damages a Brainerd woman must pay for illegally copying music.January 22, 2010
  • A slew of new e-readers to hit the market
    When most people think of electronic book readers, Amazon's thin, white Kindle probably springs to mind. But that could be about to change.January 7, 2010
  • Google confirms plans to sell own mobile phone
    The phone which was unveiled Tuesday had been widely anticipated since Google handed out the device, called the Nexus One, to its own employees three weeks ago.January 5, 2010
  • Video game watchdog shuts down, victim of economy
    David Walsh said when he was assembling his first report card on video game violence 13 years ago, children were attacking on-screen monsters or aliens with imaginary chain saws and guns.December 20, 2009
  • Warnings issued after possible security breach
    The state of Minnesota has directed all of its agencies to stop using a Texas company state officials hired to verify the identities of new employees after a possible breach of security on the company's Web site.December 11, 2009
  • Geeks' technology tips and predictions
    Geek Squad founder Robert Stephens looks into the future of mobile technology. Also, one of the founders of the Geek Girls website talks about what tech developers can do to make their products more user friendly.Midmorning, December 8, 2009

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