Julio Ojeda-Zapata, St. Paul Pioneer Press
ST. PAUL — Alexander Goldman has figured out how to sign up new voters for the coming presidential election: Stand right next to Jigglypuff. Goldman, a St. Paul-based regional organizer for Hillary Clinton, is among campaign workers around the country who are tapping into a powerful new tool: Pokemon Go. The smartphone-based game has sent users out into their neighborhoods to hunt for exotic Pokemon-themed critters. Many of these users, who tend to skew younger, haven’t signed up to vote yet.
MINNEAPOLIS -- A Minneapolis company that adapts iPads and iPhones to work as computer graphics tablets has won the Minnesota Cup, a yearly business competition open to companies with less than $1 million in revenue. Astro-HQ, which bested six other Minnesota Cup finalists, was awarded the $50,000 grand prize on Wednesday evening.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Playing a song on your smartphone or computer is such a simple and easy thing for most people. All it takes is a few taps. But not for Kate Wolfe-Jenson. The Minneapolis writer has seen her body slowly but relentlessly degenerate because of multiple sclerosis and typically needs help to get a favorite melody from her Web-archived music catalog to play. Other take-for-granted computer functions were similarly unattainable.
By Julio Ojeda-Zapata St. Paul Pioneer Press MINNEAPOLIS -- Light-rail riders disembarking at Target Field station in Minneapolis enter what looks a bit like something out of “2001: A Space Odyssey” on their way to the ballpark.
Scott Weinberg of Minneapolis was out bicycling about three years ago when he had troubling thoughts: What if he got hit by a car? If so, what would happen to all of his social media accounts? So Weinberg saw a business opportunity. His online service, Protect Their Memories, is designed to help families in precisely that situation. When someone dies, the service helps survivors promptly wipe the deceased person’s accounts on Facebook, Twitter and six other top social networks.