Tag: trends

Mary Meeker’s annual deck

Thursday, 2 June, 2016 0 Comments

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker presented her annual state-of-the-internet report yesterday at the Code Conference. The slides highlight the latest trends in mobile, commerce, transportation, advertising and data. Five takeaways:

  • Internet growth overall is slowing down
  • Non-tech giants are acquiring tech companies to fuel growth
  • Typing text into a search bar is soooooooo last year
  • The USA could become the home of the auto industry again
  • Messaging apps will rival the mobile home screen


The magical words of Mary Meeker

Thursday, 28 May, 2015 0 Comments

The famous Mary Meeker, formerly an internet stock analyst at Morgan Stanley and now a partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, yesterday delivered her 20th annual “State of the Internet” presentation. The venue was the Code Conference in California. Seven highlights:

  • Population usage of mobile phones grew from 1 percent globally in 1995 to 73 percent in 2014.
  • Consumer drone shipments jumped 167 percent in 2014, to 4.3 million units.
  • Smartphone adoption is slowing: 23 percent growth in 2014 compared to 27 percent in 2013.
  • Twitch has 100 million monthly active users for its live streaming, up 122 percent.
  • Video constituted 64 percent of internet traffic and 55 percent of mobile traffic in 2014.
  • India was the top country in internet user additions last year: up 63 million.
  • WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook Messenger, Kakao and Snapchat will evolve into multipurpose content hubs.

Approaching the end of her presentation, Meeker said that the most magical words you can hear are: “That’s really interesting, I had never thought of it that way before.”


Mary Meeker: Internet Trends 2014

Thursday, 29 May, 2014 0 Comments

Like Christmas, Mary Meeker’s annual internet trends report is greatly anticipated. Instead of children and parents, however, the audience for this treat is technology and business managers. Her big talking point for 2014? Enterprises need to think mobile first as it’s increasingly likely that all commercial internet contacts with customers will be via mobile connections. And messaging is changing from broadcasting a few posts to a large audience on Facebook to frequent interactions with smaller groups of people on the likes of Snapchat, WhatsApp and Tencent. Enjoy!


The emergence of connected cars and drones

Thursday, 30 May, 2013 0 Comments

Yesterday: Desktop PCs. Today: Samsung’s growth. Tomorrow: Wearable tech. Just three take-aways, as they say, from Mary Meeker’s must-read annual Internet Trends presentation at the D11 conference.