This is the best way to get up to speed on everything going on in tech. Kleiner Perkins venture partner Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report is essentially the state of the union for the technology industry. The widely anticipated slide deck compiles the most informative research on what’s getting funded, how Internet adoption is progressing, which interfaces are resonating, and what will be big next.
Here are a few initial takeaways:
- Smartphone sales and Internet penetration growth are both slowing
- Google and Facebook control 85% of online ad growth
- “60% of the most-highly valued tech companies in America were founded by first or second generation Americans”
- “We believe we’re in the era of compute power plus human potential and it’s really exciting”