The mobile revolution in numbers..
I'll be honest. I didn't know who or what "Mary Meeker" was until last year. The data I saw then and what I saw in her latest post is beyond fascinating. She (and her team) has put a lot of effort in collecting and analyzing interesting trends from all around the world. The end result is a deck like this one . I'm sure different people see different things in the deck... I picked the two slides below as the ones most interesting to me. The first one is about tablet growth. If you had time to see just one slide, this one would be the one. It shows the trend around what people are buying. Its very clear that notebooks took over desktops in 2009, but what I didn't know was that tablets are exploding in a way no one anticipated. It should be noted that average lifetime of the desktop is way longer than notebooks, and tablets/smartphones probably have the shortest lifespan. But even if you take that into account, the growth of tablets/phones is nothing short of a r