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Work(out) from home: Pandemic fuels online exercise boom

Work(out) from home: Pandemic fuels online exercise boom

Interactive comment sections and virtual reality headsets: Online fitness gear and services have boomed during the pandemic as at-home athletes seek a proxy for gym life. While home workouts long predate the coronavirus, they have taken on a social aspect that looks set to become the standard in a world reshaped by the pandemic. “A …

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Semiconductor: Semiconductor: Chipmakers’ pandemic boom turns to bust with recession looming

Even in an industry famous for its roller-coaster cycles, chipmakers are bracing for a particularly severe shift in coming months, when a record-setting sales surge is threatening to give way to the worst decline in a decade or more. The semiconductor market enjoyed a massive run-up in orders during the pandemic, sending sales and stock …

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exports: Asia exports slip into deeper downturn as tech boom goes ‘plop’

Asia’s export boom is showing signs of slipping into a deeper than expected downturn, HSBC Holdings Plc. and Nomura Holdings Inc. both warned in research notes published Tuesday. The warnings from both lenders suggests the trade surge that powered Asia through the pandemic is at a turning point, matching signals that manufacturers have been sending …

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Portland-based Ride App relaunches, hopes to amplify e-bike boom

App screenshots and company graphic. As e-bike purchase incentive programs grow, having data to justify their impact could be key. “I think we have an opportunity to harness what’s happening with e-bikes and make it much more impactful.” – William Henderson, Ride App Ride App, a smartphone application started in Portland that automatically tracks bike …

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