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

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

Growth of Smart Speakers & IoT a ‘Frenzy,’ Says New Reports

Two new research reports from two different research groups came to basically the same conclusion – smart speakers (and IoT devices) show no signs of slowing down with eye-popping growth rates in just the last two years. One of the … 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

Housing Construction Starts Grow Again in November

The Census Bureau, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, released new home construction data for November, offering details on what is generally known as housing starts. The overall construction starts – which includes both single-family … Continue reading

The Greatest Barrier to ‘Smart Home’ Adoption is Complexity, New Study Shows

Lots of studies have shown that consumer adoption of various smart home technologies and devices is growing…and that is undoubtedly true. But a new study shows that adoption is not as strong as it could be but for the complexity … Continue reading

Consumer Confidence Drops for the 4th Straight Month in-a-Row

The Conference Board, in conjunction with Nielsen, announced on Tuesday that consumer confidence, a widely watched economic indicator, fell in November for the fourth straight month in-a-row. Consumers, it seems, are concerned about the current business climate and employment outlook. … Continue reading