Twice a year, we look forward to Mary Meeker’s outlook. At 117 slides, it certainly counts for what a colleague calls “plop value,” i.e., it’d make a significant sound if you dropped it on a desk. All kidding aside, there’s plenty to pore over, but here’s what jumped out at me:
- # of photos uploaded and shared every day: 500MM+
- # of hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute: 100
- More people are buying tablets than PCs and notebooks less than 3 years after the introduction of the tablet.
- 2014 may be the year of the wearable computer
- There’s a HUGE skills gap in the US between comp sci grads and jobs that require a comp sci degree
- Contrary to popular belief, QR codes will NOT be going away. Why? Because they’re big in China
- In fact, there are several important slides on China in this deck.
So, if you haven’t done so already, make yourself a cup of coffee and dig in.