Fascinating internet trends that can't be ignored

Every year, analyst Mary Meeker delivers her internet trends report and it is a must watch for all those interested in technology. Her report is 335 slides with tons of information.

Here are some of my favorite takeaways from her presentation:

  • 3.4 billion internet users +10% year-over-year; India still growing quickly
  • Online ad growth +22% (mobile is bigger than desktop for first time)
  • Internet ad dollars (Google + Facebook =85% share) will surpass TV ad dollars in 2017
  • "A lot of the future of search is going to be about pictures instead of keywords." - Ben Silbermann, Pinterest CEO
  • Voice search is starting to replace typing: 20% of mobile queries made via voice (5/16)
  • Voice recognition is now 95% accurate
  • 2.6 billion gamers globally vs 100 million in 1995 -- Asia Pacific is the largest market
  • Millennials: 27% have a significant preference for eSports (watching video game competitions)
  • Spotify accounted for 20% of global music industry revenue vs 0% in 2008
  • Internet penetration in India is still only 27% -- therefore still growing quickly at 28%

Separate highlights on China:

  • Time spent on mobile (55%) surpassed TV in 2016
  • 700 million mobile users +12% growth in 2016
  • China is the #1 provider of interactive gaming revenue
  • 67% global share of on demand transportation (bike and car) trip volume; doubled last year
  • WeChat Pay and AliPay are enabling mobile payments

Here is the huge slide presentation:

To watch the video of her presentation, please visit here.


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