In the battle for Internet wallets, Walmart knew they were behind and had to catch up.
By Steve Grubbs and Kerry Smith
“We’ve hired hundreds of incredibly talented people, in Silicon Valley and around the world,” says [Walmart CEO] Duke of his aggressive moves. “We are playing to win.” — Fast Company 11–26–12
Four years later, they tried again. This time they acquired Jet.com and their CEO.
Wal-Mart’s e-commerce sales last year reached nearly $14 billion, or 3% of its $482 billion in annual revenue. Amazon’s sales hit $107 billion last year, including its web-service business. -Wall Street Journal 8–8–2016
A YARD DECORATION BUSINESS: WHAT…
By Steve Grubbs
Virtual reality can be gimmicky and a fun parlor trick, or it can be an amazingly impactful learning tool that literally changes the lives of students. There’s plenty of the former out there, but here are five of the latter that you can integrate into your learning plan today.
ONE: Animal Dissection Using Carolina Biological’s world-leading animal dissection curriculum, students can dissect a frog, cat, fetal pig, dogfish or a host of organs. This is a use case that makes sense due to students who refuse (and are protected by state laws) to dissect actual animals as…
By Steve Grubbs
In 2000, Netflix approached Blockbuster about purchasing their fledgling company. Blockbuster was brick and mortar, and Netflix would be the online arm of the company taking them into the digital age. The price to buy Netflix at the time was $50 million. Blockbuster laughed at the price, and, as they say, the rest is history.
Today, Netflix is valued at more than $200 billion and there is one lone Blockbuster left in the world.
Most of us have lived the Netflix story: they shipped DVD’s through the mail with no late fees and then later, became the…
In this article you will learn:
- What it means to be on a digital twin campus
- How a digital twin is superior to to an atom-based campus
- How schools will be driving hybrid remote learning using a digital twin and Webinar learning like Zoom and Teams.
- How a digital twin campus opens up new revenue streams for schools and universities.
By Steve Grubbs, founder of VictoryXR
Digital twin campuses are all the rage, in light of Covid-19, anger of parents paying for a ‘Zoom’ education, and the advent of worlds built in virtual reality. …
The idea of putting on a virtual reality headset and stepping into a meeting room with colleagues or customers from around the world has been percolating recently, especially in light of Coronavirus. Travel is expensive — sometimes sickening — so why not hold a virtual reality meeting? In many cases, this is an effective, cost-reducing way to hold a meeting. But as you consider it, here are seven things to consider:
By Gertrude Pieper and David Espada
David, an 18 year old Dutch boy with autism, has big plans for the future. He would love to be an astronaut and travel to space. He would like to invent things and use technology to build flying cars and spaceships. David speaks English well, and he follows the news about space technology, and whenever there is a rocket scheduled for launch, he is ready to see it fly.
But school has been a struggle for David. Even though he loves science and math, David hasn’t been able to study these subjects adequately at…
To voters outside of a caucus state, the concept of the Iowa caucus and why it holds an outsized say in picking the next president is at the least a curiosity if not a full blown mystery.
This focus of this year’s caucus is on the Democrats and a very interesting race between outsiders and insiders, socialists and moderates, men and women and those from the coasts versus those from fly-over land.
As for me, I’m from Iowa and I have either managed or worked as staff on six presidential campaigns — all Republicans. …
Autism Spectrum and Learning Through Virtual Reality: A Review
Parents with children on the autism spectrum occasionally reach out to VictoryXR for a solution for improved learning. We are not experts on autism, but we work hard to understand the issues that face parents and students in this situation and provide the best assistance we can. Recently, we received a note from one of those mothers:
A mother of a son on the autism spectrum sent us a note today:
“Hi, my son David has been using your software, VictoryXR, since September and it has been great! He enjoyed all…
From the 1950’s to the 1990’s, HM Perry School served elementary children from Davenport, a river town on the Mississippi in Iowa. In the 1970’s, one particular student was traversing its hallways learning all the basics. Miss Ellis would teach him to read, Mr. Christman demonstrated the basics of square dance and a proper pull up and Mr. Sharp explained the mysteries of the Solar System as well as some basic chemistry.
Of course, learning was done with chalkboards, books (with real paper pages) and of course, the inimitable #2 pencil. It was good. It was a different time.