This soothsayer from Kleiner Perkins has been right on the money in foreseeing technological and global trends before they happen. In December, Mary Meeker gave a presentation at Stanford on important changes in 2012 and what twists she expects for 2013. We'll highlight a few of her most significant takeaways:
- Ipads have left both ipods and iphones in the dust, selling 3 times the amount to date. The shift from PC to tablet is occurring at a ridiculously fast pace.
- After 244 years, the Encyclopedia Britannica went out of print. Enter: Search Engines.
- On-line attention is Currency, so content (on both websites and blogs) is King.
- 2013 will bring: greater spread of wireless access and speed, a "plug-and-play environment for entrepreneurs", & unprecedented focus on technology and design...