New Research Shows Home Control System Adoption Jumps 38% in Just One Year

Wow, surprising numbers from a new research report from Parks Associates shows that control system adoption jumped a full 38% in 2019 as compared to 2018. That’s a really big jump in a really short period of time. See more … Continue reading

Fear Factor: Consumers’ Fear Suggests a Slow Recovery from Recession

[Photo: Juan Arredondo, New York Times] COVID-19 Recession: Will Rebound be a V…U…or W? The Coronavirus pandemic has hit America big time. With a head-spinning swiftness, the epidemic swept across the country with ruthless efficiency – first impacting densely populated … Continue reading

Stuck in COVID-19 Isolation? Country Music Star Says ‘Thank Goodness for Technology’

An astonishing 283 million Americans are stuck in some form of self-isolation or self-quarantine due to the fact that most states and cities have imposed a “Stay-at-Home” rule in the fight to snuff out the COVID-19 pandemic. This new reality … Continue reading

As Overall Economy Hit by COVID-19, Layoffs Hit Tech as Well

AudioQuest Announces Downsizing A relatively large number of readers and industry sources have reached out to Strata-gee with word of cutbacks and layoffs at various industry brands – as the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) takes its toll on the U.S. … Continue reading

RMR – Want Recurring Monthly Revenue But Don’t Know Where to Begin?

By now, most integrators have heard the siren call that they should launch a recurring monthly revenue program (RMR) to add profits and deepen their relationships with their clients. But to many of them, this is an idea that is … Continue reading

Bose to Shutter 119 Bose Stores in N. America, Europe, Japan & Australia

A Bose mall location [Photo: Julia Banks, Boston Business Journal] Bose Corp. announced earlier today that it will close a total of 119 Bose retail stores as a response to changing retail purchasing trends. The locations to be closed represents … Continue reading

Forbes Notes Enthusiastic CES 2020 Crowd Amazed by a ‘Smart’ Potato

Is This the Next Big Thing? NeuraSpud, Booth #53367 Eureka Park, CES 2020 [Photo: Forbes, Pete Pachal] Who says the mainstream media has abandoned CES? No less than the venerable Forbes.com ran a feature story that noted an enthusiastic crowd … Continue reading

A Deeper Dive into the Troubling Emerald Expositions Fiscal Q3 Report

Company Says Declining CEDIA Expo Revenues is Partly to Blame If you saw my recent article on the Emerald Expositions’ leadership turmoil (See: More Leadership Turmoil Hits Emerald Expositions), in addition to covering the fact that their new CEO (just … Continue reading

In a Surprise Reveal, Netflix Shows Investors Its Huge Advantage Over New Streaming Competitors

You knew they were big, but you didn’t know just how big streaming innovator (and leader) Netflix really was…until now. In a bid to prove to investors they have what it takes to stave off a whole new class of … Continue reading