By Dennis Kuba
October 31, 2011
- At the recent Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Mary Meeker updated her Internet Trends analysis that she has presented for the past eight years. Meeker is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and was formerly managing director and research analyst at Morgan Stanley.
- Meeker offered some compelling data this year (the ReadWriteWeb post features some great trend charts and statistics). Highlights include:
- Globality — China’s Internet users add up to almost twice the number of U.S. users.
- Mega-Trend — Empowering people worldwide with mobile devices.
- 55 percent of Twitter traffic and 33 percent of Facebook traffic comes from mobile devices.
- User Interface — Touch, sound and movement is the new UI.
- 85 percent of world’s population now covered by commercial wireless signals.
- Smartphones and tablets outshipped PCs (notebooks and desktops) in Q4 2010.
- Mobile apps and advertising has been growing 153 percent/year over past four years.
- Social networking time is surpassing portal times.
By Karla Robinson
October 25, 2011
- Kirk Skaugen, VP of Intel’s Architecture Group, told a crowd at Web 2.0 in San Francisco that the transfer of data over the Internet is growing at a rate faster than ever before, and infrastructure is scaling to meet the demand.
- “There was more data transmitted over the Internet in 2010 than the entire history of the Internet through 2009,” reports Mashable.
- Interesting statistics: approximately 48 hours of YouTube videos are uploaded each minute, 200 million tweets are sent each day and 7.5 billion photos are uploaded to Facebook monthly.
- “Skaugen said although there are currently 4 billion connected devices around the world, Intel expects that number to increase to 15 billion by 2015 and 50 billion by 2020.”
- This brings challenges to servers and computers; Intel and other companies will have to work to make Internet hardware cheaper and user-friendly while meeting the challenges of powering the new social Web.
By Dennis Kuba
October 21, 2011
- DIY HTML5 mobile apps anyone? Take a look at the video on ReadWriteWeb to see how quickly it can be done using Cabana.
- LinkedIn CEO Reid Hoffman, speaking at the Web 2.0 Summit, suggested that the next stage of the Web will involve creating apps and mobile UIs on top of our existing collective data.
- “Some people believe that a big part of that could come in the form of technology platforms that anyone can use to create those apps and UIs,” reports ReadWriteWeb.
- Mobile Web app creation platform Cabana now offers the Cabana Exchange API marketplace for app builders to add third party data and functionality.
- The post cites partners such as SimpleGeo for location data, and API service Mashery whose exchange will include APIs from Klout for social rankings, Qwerly for profile discovery, FanFeeder for sports statistics, Rotten Tomatoes for movie ratings, and WhitePages.com for contact info.