AVNation Launches ‘Commercial Learn From Home’ Virtual 3-Day Online Event

Previous Residential Event a Big Success AVNation, a largely podcasting group of integrators in both the residential and commercial AV space, this week held a somewhat abruptly announced, but ultimately successful online learning event they call their LFH – or … Continue reading

Melrose Suspends Dividends, Cuts Executive Pay

Parent of Many Top CI Brands Steps in to Adjust for Impact of COVID-19 Melrose Industries PLC has announced it will suspend the payment of its usual year-end dividend in the face of the deteriorating economic environment as a result … 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

New Study: Another Impact of COVID-19 – the Crash of Consumer Sentiment

Nearly 90% of Consumers Expect a Recession Because of COVID-19 New research conducted this month shows another major impact of COVID-19 Coronavirus – the crash of consumer sentiment. A statistically significant survey of a representative sample of all Americans has … Continue reading

New Home Sales & Housing Starts Decline in February, A Hint of Things to Come

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development announced this week that sales of newly built residences fell in February 2020. Housing starts also fell in February. This housing market downturn is likely a precursor to … Continue reading

Emerald Cancels All Trade Shows & Events for First Six Months of 2020

Status of CEDIA Expo Remains in Doubt Emerald Holding Inc. (NYSE: EEX), formerly known as Emerald Expositions Events Inc. – a national exposition company that is home to both the CEDIA Expo and CE Pro magazine – has announced that … Continue reading

Uninvited Guest: Attendees of ProSource Summit 2020 Exposed to Coronavirus COVID-19

ProSource Confirms COVID-19 Exposure from Exhibitor at Annual Member Conference ProSource wrapped up their annual Summit, this year known as Summit 2020 on March 11th. The event had barely wrapped up when within days many other organizations began canceling their … Continue reading

Strata-gee Survey: Majority of All Tech Businesses Already Impacted by COVID-19

Strata-gee’s COVID-19 Impact on Tech Study Offers Insights on Early Pandemic Impact This week, Strata-gee launched a survey designed to get a sense of the level of impact on Tech businesses by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic now sweeping across the … Continue reading