Need more proof that the internet changes, well, everything? Again? Still? Not just the internet, but how we get to it -- smart phones and tablet, for example.
Mary Meeker, of Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers, published her latest summary of useful data, the “2012 Internet Trends Year-End Update.”
-- Meeker’s data show 2.4 billion Internet users worldwide, a number that’s still growing eight percent yearly.
-- There are 1.1 billion smartphone subscribers worldwide — but that’s still just 17 percent of the global cellphone market.
-- 29 percent of adults in the U.S. now own either a tablet or an e-reader.
-- Mobile devices now account for 13 percent of worldwide Internet traffic, up from 4 percent in 2010.
-- Mobile app and advertising revenue has grown at an annual rate of 129 percent since 2008, and now tops $19 billion.
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