February 11: the day in 4 charts
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February 3: the day in 4 charts
KPCB’s 2013 internet trends report from Mary Meeker is, as ever, a densely packed read (117 pages) that’s become essential reference material.
Whilst many of the trends identified are well known – the rise of mobile access to the internet and wearable technology – here are the five standout charts and tables that provide food for thought.
1. Sixty percent of the top 25 technology companies (ranked by market capitalisation) in the US were founded by first- and second-generation Americans
|1||Apple||Steve Jobs||2nd – Syria|
|2||Sergey Brin||1st – Russia|
|3||IBM||Herman Hollerith||2nd – Germany|
|5||Oracle||Larry Ellison||2nd – Russia|
|6||Amazon||Jeff Bezos||2nd – Cuba|
|8||Intel||Andrew Grove||1st – Hungary|
|9||Ebay||Pierre Omidyar||1st – France|
|11||EMC||Roger Marino||2nd – Italy|
|13||Texas Instruments||Cecil Green||1st – UK|
|14||Vmware||Edouard Bugnion||1st – Switzerland|
|16||Automatic Data Processing||Henry Taub||2nd – Poland|
|19||Yahoo||Jerry Yang||1st – Taiwan|
|20||Cognizant Technology||Francisco D’Souza||1st – Nairobi|
|22||Broadcom||Henry Samueli||2nd – Poland|
|24||Konstantin Guericke||1st – Germany|
(Source: KPCB pg87, the Partnership for a New American Economy)
2. In the last five years, the amount of digital information created and shared has grown nine fold to nearly two zettabytes*– and is predicted to accelerate
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