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Esme’s Blog: Seduction Via The Web

The real lesson of Minneapolis police officer Bradley Schnickel’s arrest on six felony counts of luring and having sexual encounters with young girls is that social networking makes this predatory behavior so much easier than it used to be.

02/09/2013

Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday: Even More Businesses, Consumers Taking Part

This Cyber Monday, shoppers are expected to spend a spend $1.5 billion, which is hundreds of millions more than last year, according to Internet analytics firm comScore. Just like Black Friday, Cyber Monday is starting earlier than ever, with many retailers offering Cyber Weekend deals.

11/25/2012

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Critical Online Reviews Can Carry Legal Risks

A Minnesota doctor took offense when a patient’s son posted critical remarks about him on some rate-your-doctor websites, including a comment by a nurse who purportedly called the physician “a real tool.”

10/24/2012

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Groups In 13 States Want US To Block Internet Bets

Family-centric groups in 13 states are calling on Congress to block states across the nation from legalizing Internet gambling, saying the societal costs will far outweigh the benefit to tax coffers.

06/06/2012

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Group Pushes For Local Sales Tax For Web Retail

A group calling itself Main Street Fairness Coalition wants the Minnesota State legislature to immediately approve a bill this session that would force internet retailers to charge their customers local or state sales taxes.

04/12/2012

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Cloud Computing May Bring Job Boom To Minnesota

Microsoft has some pretty encouraging predictions for the future of computing jobs in Minnesota.

03/05/2012

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Free Internet Access in Minneapolis

Today we talked about the digital divide. 100 million Americans are without access to the internet.

03/02/2012

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Good Question: Does Location Determine Internet Speed?

We’ve long passed the days of the dial-up modem waiting for a single picture to load on the screen. Today, we’re watching HD movies online and we want them fast, but does where you live affect the speed of your internet service? Can your neighbors slow you down?

02/08/2012

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How To Use ‘The Cloud’ To Keep Files At Your Fingertips

Accessing your music files or other documents on-the-go is becoming easier thanks to innovations such as “the cloud.”

01/24/2012

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Another Minn. Bear To Give Birth Via Internet

The sister of a black bear who gave birth while the world watched via a webcam is preparing to give birth herself.

01/14/2012

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Local Business Owners Meet With Google’s Eric Schmidt

Seventy-five years ago, the Johnson family set down roots in the floral business. It’s shop along Grand Avenue in St. Paul grew steadily. When the Internet came along in the mid-1990s, it truly blossomed. The Johnson’s soon discovered the power of the Google search engine.

11/30/2011

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Google Exec Talks Online Piracy Bills In Minneapolis

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says Congress is taking the wrong approach to fighting online piracy.

11/30/2011

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15 Local Sites Shuttered By Feds In Nat’l Crackdown

Fifteen locally-based websites were among the 150 shut down in a pre-holiday crackdown targeting sites selling counterfeit and pirated merchandise.

11/28/2011

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Will Cyber Monday Eventually Disappear?

Bargain shoppers aren’t waiting until Cyber Monday to do their holiday shopping. At the stroke of midnight Friday shoppers began their buying marathon. But not everyone rushed into stores — instead, they jumped online.

11/27/2011

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BlackBerry Blackout: Will Users Jump Ship?

Research in Motion is still trying to correct a worldwide outage affecting BlackBerry cell phone users.

10/13/2011

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