Hail Mary

By David Murphy

Murphy's Law Meeker

Every year, Mary Meeker, an analyst (in the same way Michelangelo was ‘a painter’) at VC firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield, Byers), produces her Internet Trends report, looking at how the web and usage of it are evolving. And every year, the industry breathes a huge sigh of relief because it knows it can dine out on the data for the next 12 months.

It’s a wide-ranging study. This year’s in addition to the web, covers off enterprise software, consumer spending categories, drones, and the evolution of work. There’s little, if any, original research in there, but what Meeker does brilliantly is to amalgamate data from myriad sources to present a comprehensive overview of the way things are, giving us a much better idea of the way they might be going forward.

The dawn of the web
Some of the most fascinating stats in this year’s report are in the early pages, where Meeker turns the clock back 19 years to 1995, comparing the way things were then to how they are now, or in 2014 at least.

Between the two dates, the number of internet users rose from 35m to 28bn, with China’s share of those users rising from zero per cent …read more

Source:: Mobile App News