Mary Meeker’s “2012 Internet Trends Report put just about every industry on alert: her persuasive argument urged leaders to re-imagine nearly everything about their businesses in no uncertain terms--from advertising, to mobile to media consumption.” – Forbes, August
When Mary Meeker speaks, people listen. When she releases her annual report, people really listen. Count me on that list. Meeker, a general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, recently released the updated version of her report. In it she covers the high points on the trend front, including:
- The dominance of Windows in the operating system world is diminishing (covered in a previous post)
- The number of people using the internet now includes 34% of the global population.
- Worldwide smartphone subscriptions of 42% promises to increase penetration beyond its current 17% of the mobile market.
- Global shipments of Android phones have grown nearly six times as fast as iPhones since their respective launches.
- 29% of adults in the United States own tablets or e-readers compared to 2% in mid-2009.
- Global mobile data traffic is increasing while fixed network traffic is decreasing.
I have a good left-brain, right-brain thing going. I like graphs, charts, and data. But I also like to look at how trends translate into what we do and how we do it. Meeker calls it a “re-imagination of nearly everything.” Essentially, devices, connectivity, and user experience are creating change in how we do – well — nearly everything.
Meeker quotes Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg on a similar angle: Read More »