Mary Meeker is a partner at the top shelf venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins. Her annual Internet Trends Report is a mere 164 pages of data intensive charts and graphs covering pretty much everything worth knowing about the Internet.
The report is so big I won't try to summarize it here. It gets lots of coverage and the Sydney Morning Herald has a nice summary. Key quote:
"Meeker describes the biggest "re-imagination" of the net as a trend toward mobile devices with sensors that enable users to share a huge and diverse range of information.
Companies can use this "big data" to solve big problems. Ms Meeker points to innovations in sleep patterns, fuel efficiency, speech recognition software and media personalisation, arising from millions of data points collected on mobile devices.
The new Samsung Galaxy S5, for example, features 10 separate sensors including barometer, fingerprints, accelerometer and heart rate monitor."
Two things I will point out.
First, the mobile Internet now comprises 25% of all Internet traffic - up from just 11% last year. This amazing growth will continue.
The second is the stunning growth of tablets, which is nicely shown in the chart below from Meeker's report.