Internet Trends 2009 by Mary Meeker, Bond

List of Contents

Mary Meeker’s most important trends on the internet

  1. E-commerce is now 15 percent of retail sales. Its growth has slowed — up 12.4 percent in Q1 compared with a year earlier — but still towers over growth in regular retail, which was just 2 percent in Q1.
  2. Internet ad spending accelerated in the US, up 22 percent in 2018. Most of the spending is still on Google and Facebook, but companies like Amazon and Twitter are getting a growing share. Some 62 percent of all digital display ad buying is for programmatic ads, which will continue to grow.
  3. Customer acquisition costs — the marketing spending necessary to attract each new customer — is going up. That’s unsustainable because in some cases it surpasses the long-term revenue those customers will bring. Meeker suggests cheaper ways to acquire customers, like free trials and unpaid tiers.
  4. There are a number of problems ahead for targeted advertising, including GDPR impact and other regulation, as well as pushes for more privacy from hardware and software companies like Apple and Facebook.
  5. Americans are spending more time with digital media than ever: 6.3 hours a day in 2018, up 7 percent from the year before. Most of that growth is coming from mobile and other connected devices, while time spent on computers declines. People are also getting more concerned about time spent online, as more than a quarter of US adults say they’re “almost constantly online.”
  6. Innovation at tech companies outside the US has remained robust. Popular areas include fulfillment, delivery, and payments.
  7. Images are increasingly the means by which people communicate, as technology developments like faster wifi and better phone cameras have encouraged a surge in image taking. More than 50 percent of Twitter impressions now involve posts with images, video or other media; Twitter used to be text-only.
  8. The number of interactive gamers worldwide grew 6 percent to 2.4 billion people last year, as interactive games like Fortnite become the new social media for certain people. The number of people who watch those games — rather than participate — is swelling, too.
  9. As privacy becomes a bigger selling point, expect more options to make your online communications safe. In Q1, 87 percent of global web traffic was encrypted, up from 53 percent three years ago.
  10. The internet will become more of a cesspool: Getting rid of problematic content becomes more difficult on a large scale, and the very nature of internet communication allows that content to be amplified much more than before. Some issues: 42 percent of US teens have experienced offensive name-calling online, terrorists are being radicalized on sites like YouTube, and social media has encouraged increased political polarization.
  11. Of the top 25 most valuable tech companies, 60 percent were founded by first- or second-generation immigrants. They employed 1.9 million people last year. New stricter immigration laws could negatively impact the tech industry and perhaps prevent our next Elon Musk from getting to the US.
  12. Health care is steadily becoming more digitized. Expect more telemedicine and on-demand consultations.

Full slide deck  https://www.bondcap.com/report/itr19


Source: recode by Vox

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rPod Coworking Space Daily

The Rise of the Millennials: A Call to Current and Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Coworking, Digital Nomad, Startup, Business, and STREAM Newsfeed by Peerasak Chanchaiwittaya
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Stunning Aurora Borealis from Space in Ultra-High Definition (4K)

NASA Television’s newest offering, NASA TV UHD, brings ultra-high definition video to a new level with the kind of imagery only the world’s leader in space exploration could provide.

Harmonic produced this show exclusively for NASA TV UHD, using time-lapses shot from the International Space Station, showing both the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis phenomena that occur when electrically charged electrons and protons in the Earth’s magnetic field collide with neutral atoms in the upper atmosphere.

How the Supermarket Has Changed in the Last 30 Years

Your supermarket has seriously upgraded its offerings in the past few years–but there’s also been a real change to its actual footprint. According to the Food Marketing Institute, the median total store size was 42,800 square feet in 2015, up from 35,100 square feet in 1994. More than any other section over the past three…

via How the Supermarket Has Changed in the Last 30 Years — Fortune

Thailand Tech Startup Ecosystem Report Q2 2018

www.slideshare.net/techsauce/thailand-tech-startup-ecosystem-report-q2-2018-by-techsauce-107152562

Live | Startup Thailand 2018

Live | Startup Thailand
— Read on www.startupthailand.org/live-2/

10 WordPress.com Bloggers to Follow on Instagram

10 WordPress.com Bloggers to Follow on Instagram

https://discover.wordpress.com/2018/04/03/bloggers-on-instagram/
— Read on discover.wordpress.com/2018/04/03/bloggers-on-instagram/

Computational Creativity: AI and the Art of Ingenuity | World Science Festival

Computational Creativity: AI and the Art of Ingenuity | World Science Festival

Today, there are robots that make art, move like dancers, tell stories, and even help human chefs devise unique recipes. But is there ingenuity in silico? Can computers be creative? A rare treat for the senses, this thought-provoking event brings together artists and computer scientists who are creating original works with the help of artificially intelligent machines. Joined by leading experts in psychology and neuroscience, they’ll explore the roots of creativity in humans and computers, what artificial creativity reveals about human imagination, and the future of hybrid systems that build on the capabilities of both.
— Read on www.worldsciencefestival.com/videos/computational-creativity-ai-art-ingenuity/

The best things in life are free so improve/hack everything responsibly?

“Search + Share = Open Source Solutions”

Whymandesign Creative Innovation

Help everyone enhance/hack their lives so they live their dreams

Everything can be reinvented/hacked responsibly as the best things in life are free… like clean air/water/love/technology… (Make sure you read all the way down to hacking hacking as that explains one simple formula so anyone can solve/improve anything)!

As it appears that everything is being reinvented/hacked with technology right now here are a few thoughts on how we can hack anything positively and simply. Less is more more or less!

0. Mind/Education Hack – How you (and society) train your mind to think is what you become!

Your time/mind/body/health is the most valuable resource you have as you can do anything in the world with it!

A. Walk, Jog and run as a natural way to help clear your mind and keep your body stronger (dont forget to stop every so often to apreciate the natural wonder of nature…

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The F325 Fast Cycle Route Arnhem – Nijmegen

Highly recommended this highway just for bikes in my country & let’s start it in Pattaya City, first. Naklua-Pattaya-Sattahip’s U-tapao airport route should not be very bad.

BICYCLE DUTCH

RijnWaalpad is the name of the fast cycle route from the provincial capital Arnhem on the Rhine and the other big city in the province of Gelderland, Nijmegen, on the river Waal. These two cities – that will host the international cycling conference Velocity 2017 together – are now connected by the 15.8 kilometre long cycle route that makes it possible to cycle that distance in about 45 minutes. The route was opened on 3 July last. Arnhem and Nijmegen are also both on the long list for becoming the best cycling city in The Netherlands in 2016.

The RijnWaalpad fast cycle route alongside the A325 motorway. The RijnWaalpad fast cycle route alongside the A325 motorway.

The route replaces an existing cycle route that was about 3 kilometres longer. The new path is 4 metres wide and has a surface of smooth red asphalt. Cycling gets priority on junctions as much as possible. The path makes it possible…

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