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This article was published on May 29, 2013


    Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report 2013: Tablet shipments surpassed desktops, laptops in just three years

    Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report 2013: Tablet shipments surpassed desktops, laptops in just three years
    Emil Protalinski
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    At the D11 conference today, Mary Meeker released her 2013 Internet Trends report. The Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner discusses everything from the growth of Internet usage to mobile devices, and everything in between.

    Here’s the full 117-page slide report:

    Here are some notable statistics (hardly a comprehensive list):

    • 500 million photos uploaded and shared daily, rising at a rate of 2x year-over-year.
    • 15 pecent of global Internet traffic is mobile, growing at a rate of 1.5 per year (and likely to accelerate).
    • 1.49 billion smartphone subscribers, 31 percent growth.

    One slide worth highlighting is number 45:

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    In case there was any doubt, this chart clearly dispels it all: tablets are definitely not a fad like netbooks were.

    See also – PC shipments post steepest decline ever in Q1 2013, down 13.9% year-over-year to 76.3m units

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