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Internet and smartphone growth have slowed, Mary Meeker reports

Mary Meeker’s 2018 report on the state of the internet, via ReCode

In her annual state-of-the-internet report, Mary Meeker sizes up changes last year and emerging trends for next year. Here are a few of many takeaways. Review all of the slides below.

  • Smartphone and internet growth have slowed. With more than half the world online, there are fewer people left to connect. Time spent online, however, is still increasing.
  • Voice-controlled products like Amazon Echo are taking off.
  • Tech companies are facing a “privacy paradox.” They’re caught between using data to provide better consumer experiences and violating consumer privacy.
  • E-commerce growth is accelerating; physical retail sales are continuing to decline.
  • Mary Meeker’s 2017 internet outlook

    Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins has released her annual report on internet trends for 2017. Key takeaways include:

    • Internet users continue to grow at a 10% annual rate, and the average user spends 5.6 hours daily with digital media, more than half of that on mobile devices;
    • Smartphone growth has slowed to 3% from 10% last year;
    • Digital advertising spending has overtaken TV ad spending, led by Google and Facebook, and has become increasingly measurable

    Here is the full slide presentation (355 slides)

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