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Re: Mary Meeker’s most important trends on the internet
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 08:45:38 PM »
Enjoyed the summary, because 333 pages.

Couple of interesting bullets:

- As privacy becomes a bigger selling point, expect more options to make your online communications safe. In Q1, 87 percent of global web traffic was encrypted, up from 53 percent three years ago.

- Of the top 25 most valuable tech companies, 60 percent were founded by first- or second-generation immigrants. They employed 1.9 million people last year. New stricter immigration laws could negatively impact the tech industry and perhaps prevent our next Elon Musk from getting to the US.

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Re: Mary Meeker’s most important trends on the internet
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 02:31:10 PM »
From the summary:

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As of last week, seven out of 10 of the world’s most valuable companies by market cap are tech companies

Could someone define "tech company" for me and, further, could you explain to me which type of companies in 2040 will still be "non-tech companies?"

We used to define tech companies as things like chip makers. Now, if I have a photo sharing company that is online, it's a "tech" company. But if I have a company like, say, UPS with a global distribution network using amazing tech to organize that incredibly complex operation, I am not a tech company.

To me, Amazon is a tech company insofar as it offers cloud computing services. It is not a tech company insofar as it deploys technology to sell books and snowblowers.

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Re: Mary Meeker’s most important trends on the internet
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 04:02:16 AM »
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The internet will become more of a cesspool: Getting rid of problematic content becomes more difficult on a large scale, and the very nature of internet communication allows that content to be amplified much more than before. Some issues: 42 percent of US teens have experienced offensive name-calling online, terrorists are being radicalized on sites like YouTube, and social media has encouraged increased political polarization.

We knew that... but it's still sad to see