recession

Tech will lead to new sub-prime crunch

In October 2016, two leading P2P platforms in the U.S. -- Lending Club and Prosper -- announced a new increase in interest rates for lower-grade loans. The decision was made in order to sustain invest

Startups Selling To Other Startups: A House Of Cards?

“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket,” the saying goes. Well, if you're running a startup that sells to other startups, you might be putting all your eggs in one blender. B2B companies whose c

What If The Angels Go Back To Heaven?

“The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.” That’s how Ralph Waldo Emerson described his distrust of a certain type of “private adventurer.” I think of that whenev

Now that the Recession Officially Ended….Whatever Happened to that Other Shoe?

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Solar industry creating jobs, not just juice

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/solar_power.jpg" />It appears that there may be a recession proof industry after all. The Solar Energies Industry Association just releas

Because of the recession, y'all watched a lot of TV this year

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/tvrecession.jpg" />The Media Democracy Survey tries to ascertain America's entertainment habits. It comes out every year, and this year's

Is the recession causing people to play more and more video games?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/recession.jpg" />It seems gamers are playing the likes of <i>Guitar Hero</i> and <i>Wii Whatever</i> more hours per week than ever before

Blame the Internet: Only 38 percent of young Americans see a TV set as a necessity

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/oldtv.jpg" />Would you still consider your TV to be a necessity, or has its functionality largely been replaced by other devices such as

What recession? The Sanwa throat microphone should improve call quality (but you'll look odd)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/throat1.jpg" />Go ahead, walk around your local mall with this Sanwa throat microphone and see what happens. Created by Japan's Sanwa, an

GameStop: Recession not having too big of an impact on sales

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/nesss.jpg" />Here's a simple question: has the recession negatively affected your gaming? That is, are you buying less games; renting mor

Sirius XM creditors looking to sack CEO Mel Karmazin if company files for bankruptcy

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/siriusxmceo.jpg" />This isn't exactly new, in the strictest definition of the word, but why let that stop us? A group of Sirius XM credit

More details on Sirius XM's possible bankruptcy

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/smsmsm.jpg" />Hope you aren't a Sirius XM shareholder. When word broke <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/02/10/whoa-sirius-xm-could

The Internet during a recession: Welcome distraction or ruiner of dreams?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/internet.gif" />In the late 1990s, when I used to watch Fox Sports News in the morning before school, there used to me a commercial for t

Microsoft Flight Simulator developers hit particularly hard by job cuts

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/flightsim1.jpg" />The Microsoft-owned developers responsible for the <i>Microsoft Flight Simulator</i> series (and the upcoming <i>Micros

Recession strikes PC sales

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/computers.jpg">The sales of new PCs -- desktops and laptops and netbooks -- has been on the rise every quarter since the second half of 2

CES 2009 will be a dull borefest because of the recession: LA Times

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/cesssss.jpg" /> If you're going to CES in two weeks, or are visiting sites like us here at CrunchGear to get up-to-the-minute news, know

Fear Kills Businesses, Dead

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/fear.jpg" /> It’s official. We’re in a recession. Recessions naturally inject fear and panic, which is only heightened by every d

Yikes: Circuit City files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Adios, Circuit City . You will be remembered forever as a not-good-enough version of Best Buy (even though Best Buy is pretty suspect, too.) Yes, Circuit City has officially filed for Chapter 11 bankr