Today, Comcast, the largest cable and high-speed internet service provider in Minnesota and the U.S., announced that it plans to buy Time Warner Cable, the nation's second-largest cable provider, for just over $45 billion.RELATED: Al Franken rips into FCC approval of Comcast-NBC mergerBut that news ... More >>
Here's a sure sign you've just lived through a too-long winter: You see somebody lying around outside under the sun, and your first thought is Oh my God is that person dead?!SEE ALSO: Wisconsin is stupid, says Google auto-completeIn fact, so many people in Madison placed calls to police to share the ... More >>
A new type of cold war has taken over the tech world
Frontier Communications allegedly collected taxes it shouldn't have.A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges that Frontier Communications illegally collected sales tax on Internet bills. The suit also alleges that Frontier "improperly applied" a number of fees to its customers, including a "911 ... More >>
Al Franken asked questions that Google CEO Eric Schmidt can't answer.Al Franken loves Google. He just doesn't trust it. That's what came out at yesterday's contentious Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, which saw Google's CEO Eric Schmidt squirming a bit under the hot light of government oversi ... More >>
Bytemarks on FlickrBest Buy thinks it owns "geek"Best Buy has already taken over the technical support world with its Minnesota-grown Geek Squad. Now, the company is claiming that it owns the word "geek." The electronics chain recently sent a cease-and-desist letter to Newegg.com--an online ... More >>
Al wants to know what Apple knows.Al Franken pounced on Apple yesterday in a Senate hearing on privacy and mobile devices. Franken had summoned Apple executives as well as representatives from Google and others to discuss the companies' privacy policies. Specifically, Franken wanted to tal ... More >>
Al Franken wants a word or two with Steve JobsSen. Al Franken appears to have taken a bite out of Apple. Stung by bad PR, angry customers and the promise of Senate hearings chaired by Franken, the computer maker says it has released an update to iPhones to cut back on the amount of time the ... More >>
Franken: Keep it neutral.The compromise net neutrality rules just adopted by the FCC would prohibit broadband providers like Comcast and Qwest from blocking user access to websites and applications. But the measure won't do the same thing for wireless companies, and Al Franken smells censor ... More >>
Nick VlcekMAK attack on the technology industry.Margaret Anderson Kelliher will not be unemployed come January. The outgoing Minnesota House Speaker landed a job as president of the Minnesota High Tech Association, a non-profit that advocates for the state's technology industry.
People have always been willing to pay for news, Mike Klingensmith says.
Busybodies fall victim to economy.
Minnesota regulators trying to stop online poker sites have failed in their attempt to make Internet service providers to block access to the sites. At least for now.
While final word on NIN's retirement ferments, the tour Trent Reznor mentioned in his "farewell" note has come to fruition.
Let's hope for the Strib's sake that it happens by the end of the month.
Former Qwest CEO Joe Nacchio was convicted, but that's small consolation to Minnesotans who lost their savings
Minneapolis has settled its lawsuits with Time Warner Cable. But the city may still be out to gut local cable-access programming.
A moving Target: Local retailer creates new jobs...in Bangalore, India
How IBM rooked a champion--and crushed humankind
T&A and the ol' Ultra-V make for the ideal American film festival
The governor's right: Many "public servants" do what he and the friends of Tim have done. That's what reeks about it.
Why Telegate matters
On the heels of Harry Potter, young adult books are sweeping the mainland. Why would grownups rather read about sorcery than sex?
Politicians get ready to reboot telecommunications law
Minneapolis settles its spat with Paragon--and gears up for another
In St. Paul and its suburbs, an unlikely coalition battles telecom giant AT&T
Bootleg basher Microsoft puts the kibosh on local computer resellers
Are city officials and Paragon Cable turning Minneapolis into a bandwidth backwater?
US West wants to use information about who you call to increase its sales. Privacy advocates are screaming foul.
Democrats and Republicans are happily engaged in a folie à deux to forestall any real congressional probe into campaign finances