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Mary Meeker: Mega-trend of 21st century is empowerment of people via connected mobile devices

Mary Meeker North Portland
It's that time of year again when Mary Meeker, a true Internet thought-leader who was named "one of the ten smartest people in tech" by "Fortune" magazine in 2010, presents her findings on what's up with the Internet and the people who use it. In December, 2010 Meeker left her position as a managing director at Morgan Stanley and head of the bank's global technology research team to become a partner at the Silicon Valley venture capital firm of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Here's a pdf of her presentation.

The deck is pretty big so I'll give you a synopsis here. All quotes are from Meeker's deck:

Mega-trend of 21st century = Empowerment of people via connected mobile devices

81% of users of top 10 global internet properties are outside the USA

In 3 years China added more Internet users than exist in the USA

Social networks exceed Internet users and 70% of those users use Facebook

Music services are big. She is bullish on Soundcloud and Spotify

There are 835 million smartphones in use versus 5.6 billion mobile phone subscribers. Huge margin opportunity

iPad growth is immense and spectacular in its take-up versus other platforms in history

Android "phone" adoption ramped up faster than iPhone

Twitter mobile use far outpaces Facebook mobile use

Mobile access to Internet is 60% of all Internet traffic

Mobile search is huge and growing rapidly

Mobile advertising is ramping rapidly in all geographies

The next big thing on the web - Audio

"Sound is going to be bigger than video...'Record' is the new QWERTY - Alex Lljung Soundcloud

eCommerce has seen 4 straight quarters of accelerated growth. Still tons of headroom for more

Mobile commerce is huge and creates loyal customers when done right

Smartphone and Tablets outstripped PC sales (Notebooks, Laptops and Desktops) in Q4 of 2010

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