Clayton Jacobs

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The history of Ethereum

Ethereum (ETH) creates much debate in the crpytocurrency world about whether or not the overtaking of Bitcoin is possible. Since its inception in 2014, ETH radiates an aurora of trust and hope about being the golden standard for cryptocurrency. This reputation results from not only as a result of the technology that supports it, but also […]

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Take me out to the (augmented) ball game

Disclaimer: Parle Innovation and the eyeQ were part of ReadWrite Labs, ReadWrite’s IoT accelerator. I also act as an informal adviser for the company. Since the first sporting events were broadcast on radio in 1921, technology has continually changed the way fans experience games. Now, a personal smartphone accessory may significantly enhance the viewing of live events […]

The future of tokenization and blockchain is not just ICOs

Blockchain business case variety seems secondary in the conversation around blockchain hype. Tokenization on a blockchain system has received attention around the world with the increasing prevalence of ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings). For those who continue to see “ICO”, but have no firm understanding of the definition, here’s an over simplified version. An ICO is […]

Check out these 3 AR/VR companies getting investors’ attention

With the AR/VR sector attracting a significant amount of capital recently, the space has only begun to grow. Here’s a look at the 3 American AR/VR companies that received investment in August: Immersv Venturebeat reported that Immersv raised $10.5m USD in a Series A for mobile advertising utilizing virtual reality as well as 360-degree mobile […]

Chinese auto group invests millions in next-gen cars

China’s Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. Ltd, known as GAC Group, announced at their recent board of directors meeting that they plan to spend $88 million on a new subsidiary focused on electric vehicles. The new subsidiary will be known as Guangzhou Automobile New Energy Automobile Co., Ltd. The first registered capital will be half of […]

Why many major American companies have struggled in China: Amazon

This article is part of a series about the importance of cross-cultural design, other installments of which have been published  over the last month. Before mentioning anything about Amazon, the scale of its problem must be described. In 2014, after disappointing results for their business in China, Wolfe Research Analyst Aram Rubinson estimated that Amazon […]

Why major American corporations have struggled in China: Uber

This article is the second part of our eight-part series about the importance of cross-cultural design, the first installment of which was published on February 16, 2017. Uber’s failure in China, which ultimately led to its sale to its competitor, Didi Chuxing, was one of the most covered American business venture failures in China. Uber […]

Why do major American corporations struggle in China?

This introduction is our first installment of an eight-part series about the importance of cross-cultural design which will examine several attempts by large, well-known American corporations to expand their reach by marketing in mainland China.  As this series will show, many of these attempts have failed to achieve success even though China is the second […]