Mary Meeker at Web 2.0 Summit: Top 8 Technology & Internet Trends

If, like me, you live on the bleeding edge of web technology, you will appreciate reading (and watching) Mary Meeker’s technology & internet trends presentation from this year’s Web 2.0 Summit. Her Powerpoint “decks” always sum up nicely everything that’s going on in our world.

Mary Meeker Web2Summit

Photograph copyright Pınar Özger

Her current technology trends:

  1. Tech stock performance strong reflecting future expectations – for now
  2. Consumer demand for Internet-enabled services / products is strong
  3. Innovation in wireless products is accelerating
  4. Storage needs continue to ramp
  5. Data center growth is robust
  6. Emerging markets pacing next wave of technology adoption
  7. Enterprises may be coming out of relative purchasing funk
  8. Recession(s) = very serious potential challenge

Her current internet trends:

  1. Strong Internet user growth – fastest in non-US markets
  2. Strong broadband growth – with more upside
  3. Search continues to improve as content access tool
  4. Ongoing share gains to online from offline – large markets to tap
  5. Turf wars increasing – core / emerging businesses + M&A
  6. High level Web 2.0 trends are compelling
  7. Software as a service (SaaS) momentum = strong + broad-based
  8. Emerging Internet-enabled devices gaining traction

More details can be found in the actual presentation document and you can watch her speech here.

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Mary Meeker at Web 2.0 Summit: Top 8 Technology & Internet Trends

If, like me, you live on the bleeding edge of web technology, you will appreciate reading (and watching) Mary Meeker’s technology & internet trends presentation from this year’s Web 2.0 Summit. Her Powerpoint “decks” always sum up nicely everything that’s going on in our world.

Mary Meeker Web2Summit

Photograph copyright Pınar Özger

Her current technology trends:

  1. Tech stock performance strong reflecting future expectations – for now
  2. Consumer demand for Internet-enabled services / products is strong
  3. Innovation in wireless products is accelerating
  4. Storage needs continue to ramp
  5. Data center growth is robust
  6. Emerging markets pacing next wave of technology adoption
  7. Enterprises may be coming out of relative purchasing funk
  8. Recession(s) = very serious potential challenge

Her current internet trends:

  1. Strong Internet user growth – fastest in non-US markets
  2. Strong broadband growth – with more upside
  3. Search continues to improve as content access tool
  4. Ongoing share gains to online from offline – large markets to tap
  5. Turf wars increasing – core / emerging businesses + M&A
  6. High level Web 2.0 trends are compelling
  7. Software as a service (SaaS) momentum = strong + broad-based
  8. Emerging Internet-enabled devices gaining traction

More details can be found in the actual presentation document and you can watch her speech here.

Report finds Mobile Internet Still Has Long Road to Mass Adoption

Via the Center for Media Research:

A new report by Media-Screen finds that, although more than 60 percent of U.S. broadband users currently own an Internet-enabled mobile device, only five percent of them, approximately five million, use the mobile Internet. The report concludes that they are reluctant to partake in online mobile activities due to extra fees and difficulties establishing and maintaining Internet connections.
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Jean Durall, Media-Screen’s Director of Research Service, says “Broadband users… have historically driven innovation of online applications by being the first to adopt and embrace new services on the Internet… Understanding this group of influential consumers will help carriers, content providers and marketers develop new offerings.” (…) Over 50 percent of respondents say that the mobile Internet access does not “fit with their lifestyle.”

The study reports that the top mobile Internet activities are:

  • Sending email 47%
  • Playing games 27%
  • Read the news 16%
  • Watch TV programs 13%

More info can be found on the Adotas web site.

What it means: Wow. The way the market is buzzing about mobile Internet, you’d think everyone was using it. I’m still surprised that number is so low. But when I think about it, even I (an early adopter) is not using my mobile device for Internet needs. I’d love to be connected all the time and I’ve sent e-mails, played games and read the news on my mobile device before but I wasn’t too pleased with the experience. I think form factor is a definite issue. I still think we haven’t see the killer app in terms of device. I had high hopes for Apple’s iPhone but it’s unfortunately going to be built as a closed platform. I think WiFi/WiMax-enabled phones (to help reduce usage costs) and open platforms (to make your device more relevant for you) will speed up adoption in the future.