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2013 Internet trends report: KPCB

The latest Mary Meeker’s report on 2013 Internet trends by VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) is out and trending. The report focuses on internet & mobile opportunities available around the world along with an overview of shifting online landscape, rise of mobile tablets, data and new range of wearable computing devices and platforms such as watches, glasses, connected cars, drones, etc.

The report covers key internet trends, re-imagination, mobile, computing, lots to learn from China, most enabled entrepreneurs ever, and high skilled immigration and here are some trends that caught us on the high.

Global Internet trends by KPCB

Now 2.4 billion of users are on internet with an 8% of Y-o-Y growth (2012).

US leads the world in producing global tech products as 80% of the top tech companies are made in USA and 81% of their product is consumed outside America

Data is getting bigger, as the world is creating and sharing content which is getting increasingly findable

People feel most connected on mobile as mobile traffic is rising very fast, surpassing desktop traffics and it is also helping companies to achieve next phase of growth

Smartphones are on the rise with 1.5Bn subscribers, and 31% growth as still lies an highly untapped market of 5Bn+ mobile phone users

Samsung has grown 7x in the last 2 years back from 4% in 2010, owing 29% of the smartphone market. Tablets growing 3x than of smartphone and tablet shipments have already surpassed desktop market

Given the opportunity in Smartphones and tablets, the world has already entered the third cycle of wearable computer

People on an average check their phones 150 times a day, lets make them hands free?

Internet trends in India

In a span of four years (2008-2012) India added 88 Million internet users reaching to total of 137 Million internet, growing 26% YoY

 In 2013, there are 67 million smartphone subscribers, which is 6% of the total subscribers in India, growing at the rate of 52% YoY

More than 50% of Indians share almost everything or most things online in comparison to 15 % in US and 24% Globally.

Other Key Findings Highlighted in the Report

World has lot to learn from China as innovation+volume

China’s iOS+Android users have surpassed US in Q1: 13, Alibaba GMV surpassed Amazon+eBay in Q4:12

Check out full report here to capture trends and learning that matter you most

About KPCB

Founded in 1972, KPCB has backed entrepreneurs in more than 500 ventures, including AOL,, Citrix, Compaq, Electronic Arts, Genentech, Google, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Netscape, Sun, Symantec, Verisign and Zynga.

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