$11M In Grants Awarded To 15 MN Broadband ProjectsBroadband providers serving 15 rural areas of Minnesota unlocked $11 million of state grants Friday to expand the availability of high-speed Internet. The Department of Employment and Economic Development announced the recipients in a competitive grant program that has struggled to keep pace with demand.
Online Personal Shopping Services FlourishingWho wouldn't love to have their own personal shopper? Online personal shopping services have exploded in popularity in recent years. Clothes are picked out for users and then sent in the mail, saving them time and, some say, money.
Comcast Bringing 400 Jobs To St. Paul Next YearComcast says it's expanding its workforce in the Twin Cities. The cable and Internet provider says it will add 400 jobs at the company's regional office in downtown St. Paul beginning early next year.
Requests For Minnesota Broadband Aid Exceed Grants By 3 FoldAlmost three times as much money as state grant funding available is being sought by Minnesota communities seeking to expand broadband Internet infrastructure.
Internet Sales Of Minnesota Lottery Tickets Coming To HaltMinnesota's lottery is primed to pull the plug on ticket sales over the Internet.
Comcast Set To Unleash Internet Speed BoostThousands of Comcast customers across the Twin Cities will begin to see faster Internet service beginning Thursday. Customers in the company's "Performance" tier will see speeds go from 25 megabytes per second to 50. "Blast" customers will go from 50 to 105.
Metro Transit Testing Free Wi-FiNow you can stay connected on the go. Metro Transit is testing wireless internet on several of its routes in the Twin Cities.
Fond Du Lac Band Gets $6M In Federal Broadband GrantsThe Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is getting $6 million in federal grants to improve Internet service on its northeastern Minnesota reservation.
Study: Cat Videos Have ValueFor anyone who thinks watching cat videos on the Internet is a waste of time, think again. A new study posted in the journal Computers in Human Behavior examined how cat videos help improve your mood.
Mall Of America Confirms Free Wi-Fi System Coming By Holiday SeasonA Mall of America representative confirmed Monday that the mall plans to have a free Wi-Fi system in time for the holiday season.
Netflix Seeing Biggest Subscriber Gains In Streaming-Era HistoryNetflix is enthralling viewers and investors alike as popular original programming such as "House of Cards" lure subscribers at a quickening pace. Netflix said Wednesday that it gained 4.9 million subscribers in the first three months of the year.
Police To Crack Down On Distracted DriversPolice across Minnesota are stepping up enforcement this week against distracted drivers. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says most accidents are caused by drivers using cellphones, GPS navigation, music controls or eating and drinking.