Digital trends presentation from Mary Meeker

Mary Meeker's Internet Presentation 2009 A presentation from influential digital analyst Mary Meeker on Internet and mobile trends. The first section is background demographic and economic data, so if you want to get to straight digital stuff flip forward to p. 29. Take home points: 1. mobile Internet's going to be big (which is something I think we've all heard before, though I think this time it's true). 2. Apple iPhone and iTouch are the fastest growing hardware platform in consumer tech history, (though it's worth noting that the iPhone and...

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Is every company now a media company?

Oxfam recently announced that when it comes to fundraising, face-to-face strategies are increasingly being replaced by digital content and social networking strategies. Taking that idea further is Scott Wallace, vice-president, new media and strategic partnerships at Billabong who recently announced that: "we're turning into a media company as well as a clothing company." Both organisations clearly see content at the heart of the way they engage audiences. Both are, whether implicitly or explicitly, turning into media companies. And that's a pretty radical shift, one that reflects the g...

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A Developing Story: Creative Commons and international development

I've spent a significant part of the last month-and-a-half designing and building adevelopingstory.org, a not-for-profit site which aggregates multimedia about international development and the developing world. The site aggregates a wide range of material from professionally produced campaign work, to user-generated Flickr photosets, podcasts and written testimony, hopefully bringing these stories to new audiences as well as creating, over time, a categorised archive for those working in international development to use as a point of reference. The site was developed with my two cofound...

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