From The Verge:
Mary Meeker, a former Morgan Stanley internet analyst and now partner at venture-capital fund Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, delivered her annual internet trends report at this year’s Code conference in California today (May 30). Here are her slides:
—insert 224 slides here—Some highlights:
- Global smartphone shipment growth has fallen to effectively nil.
- Growth in the world’s number of internet users has also slowed to about 7% in 2016, down from 12% in 2016.
- Roughly 50% of the world, about 3.6 billion people, now have some access to the internet.
- The average adult spends about 6 hours per day with a digital device.
- Wifi is everywhere: There are around 450 million wifi networks in the world, up from about 100 million five years ago.
- There are three messaging apps—WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and WeChat—that each have more than 1 billion monthly active users....
And from recode (who host the Code Conference, hence the puzzlement at the order of arrival):
Mary Meeker’s 2018 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis
Here’s a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in Silicon Valley.
,,,Here are some takeaways:
- 2017 was the first year in which smartphone unit shipments didn’t grow at all. As more of the world become smartphone owners, growth has been harder and harder to come by. The same goes for internet user growth, which rose 7 percent in 2017, down from 12 percent the year before. With more than half the world online, there are fewer people left to connect.