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Weekly#221

  • Mary Meeker Internet Trends 2017 (You can reach presentation from the below, or watch 32 minutes of video from this link)

  • Summary
    • Global Internet Users = 3.4 Billion / %46 Penetration
    • Global Smartphone Unit Shipments = Continue to Slow…
    • Global Smartphone Installed Base = 2.8B
    • Internet Usage (Engagement) = Solid Growth…+4% Y/Y…
      Mobile >3 Hours / Day per User vs. <1 Five Years Ago, USA
    • Ad Growth =Driven by Mobile
    • Online Advertising = Growth Accelerating, +22% vs. +20% Y/Y…
      Mobile $ > Desktop (2016) on Higher Growth, USA
    • Advertising $ = Internet > TV Within 6 Months, Global
    • Google + Facebook = 85% (& Rising) Share of Internet Advertising Growth, USA
    • Ad Measurability =
      Can Be Triple-Edged…
      When Things Are Measured =
      People Don’t Always Like What They See…
      Users Don’t Always Like Data Collected
    • Leading Platform Ad Offerings =
      Rapidly Improving with Back-End Data + Front-End Measurement Tools + Targeted Delivery of Ads Users Increasingly Want
    • A lot of the future of search is going to be about pictures instead of keywords. – Ben Silbermann, Pinterest Founder / CEO, 4/17
    • Google Assistant-  Nearly 70% of Requests are Natural / Conversational Language, 5/17
    • 20% of Mobile Queries Made via Voice, 5/16
    • Amazon Echo
      Echo = Shopping + Media
      Echo Look = Shopping + Recommendations
      Echo Show = Video + Voice Calls
    • …eCommerce Growth = +15% Y/Y… Accelerating, Again, USA…
    • Amazon Subscription Store = Central Hub for Monthly Services, 4/17
  •  Video: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings onstage at Code Conf
  • Code Conference 2017 other videos
  • Google Home now available for pre-order in Canada
  • Alphabet’s Waymo is also exploring self-driving trucking
  • Google plans to clean up the web with Chrome ad blocker next year
  • LG launches a mobile payment service in Korea
  • Intel CEO explains why he spent $15 billion on Mobileye (the Israeli auto startup,  the leader in computer vision for autonomous driving technology
  • The experts predict that AI will outperform humans in the next 10 years in tasks such as translating languages (by 2024), writing high school essays (by 2026), and driving trucks (by 2027).
  • According to internet consulting firm iResearch, payments made via mobile devices by Chinese consumers last year reached 38 trillion yuan (US$5.5 trillion, HK$43 trillion), more than half the nation’s GDP
  • Hyperloop transportation test facility opens in the Netherlands
  • Google Sheets is getting smarter today. After adding the machine learning-powered “Explore” feature last year, which lets you ask natural language questions about your data, it’s now expanding this feature to also automatically build charts for you
  • Nutella employed an algorithm to design its packaging
  • Watch: Ray Kurzweil Predicts When We’ll Be Able to Program Matter
  • Intel predicts a $7 trillion self-driving future
  • …There’s already an argument that being able to interrogate an AI system about how it reached its conclusions is a fundamental legal right. Starting in the summer of 2018, the European Union may require that companies be able to give users an explanation for decisions that automated systems reach