Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: May 30, 2013 880 views

This morning, Mary Meeker and Liang Wu of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers released and presented the 2013 version of the always insightful Internet Trends report.

Key takeaways:

- China and India are far ahead in most added users to the internet over the past 5 years
- China far in excess of USA internet users (564 million vs. 244 million) 2012
- China iOS + Android users surpassed USA in Q1 2013
- Mobile continuing to grow fast – largely untapped advertising market
- iOS, Android, MS controlled 5% mobile global OS market in 2005. 88% share in 2012
- Content sharing still growing exponentially
- Mobile growth ramping fast, tablets ramping up faster, wearable computing growth launching
- Typical smartphone users check phone ~150 times/day
- 60% of top 25 Tech companies founded by 1st & 2nd generation Americans
- Significant skills shortage in computer science / STEM degrees over the next decade
- Industries being re-imagined: Financial Services, Education, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Logistics, Transportation, Content, Design, etc. (Everything!)

The entire 117 slide deck is below:

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For more than a decade, Brian Vellmure has been helping organizations increase profitability through customer focused initiatives. He is an accomplished business leader, management consultant, and award winning and syndicated blogger. He is often referred to as a Social CRM and Social Business thought leader & pioneer. Specializing in strategy, process improvement, & technology selection, Brian works with executive and senior management teams to create competitive advantage through leading sustainable and disruptive innovation initiatives. A specialist in enhancing customer experience, acquisition & retention efforts, he is a sought after speaker, writer, and guest contributor to several emerging media properties, and often acts as an expert advisor for software and technology vendors. During the mid to late 90’s, Brian served as a business analyst, project manager, and group consulting manager for an International firm leading several multi-national ERP implementations for mid-sized companies. In 2001, he focused his attention on the front office, selling and/or leading more than a dozen CRM, Web, and E-Commerce initiatives over the next 3 years. In addition, he’s led a division as Vice President of an equipment finance company, been the top sales executive for a major CRM Vendor, and as a consultant has regularly spearheaded value-creation initiatives for small, mid-sized, and multi-bilion dollar enterprises. Brian was a founding board member of International Princess Project (, a non-profit organization that establishes self-sustaining business enterprises in partnership with indigenous organizations that provide for physical, emotional and spiritual needs of women formerly enslaved in prostitution, while actively advocating for women enslaved in prostitution around the world.

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