Then and now: How the Internet changed the world

Mary Meeker, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers, released her updated 2012 Internet Trends report, showing how the Internet and technology changed the world.

The report gives a breakdown on global Internet stats, business models associated with mobile and social online environments and economic trends related to the Internet.

The report highlights the strong growth of mobile in the online environment, Android’s dominant performance in the smartphone market and the migration from PC to mobile.

The report further showed the rise and decline of the Windows-Intel computing era, which is now rivaled by Apple iOS and Android based mobile devices.

The following images give an overview of how technology and the Internet changed the way people interact, and how one set of devices are replacing another.

User interfaces then and now
User interfaces then and now
Global Market Share of Personal Computing Platforms
Global Market Share of Personal Computing Platforms
Phones then and now
Phones then and now
Global Fixed Telephone Lines vs Mobile Subscriptions 1994 to 2009
Global Fixed Telephone Lines vs Mobile Subscriptions 1994 to 2009
Cameras then and now
Cameras then and now
Worldwide Smartphone vs Standalone Compact Camera Shipments
Worldwide Smartphone vs Standalone Compact Camera Shipments
Maps then and now
Maps then and now
Portable Navigation Devices (PNDs) vs Waze Registered User Adds
Portable Navigation Devices (PNDs) vs Waze Registered User Adds
News and reporting then and now
News and reporting then and now
Taking notes then and now
Taking notes then and now
Storage then and now
Storage then and now
Magazines then and now
Magazines then and now
Payments then and now
Payments then and now
Education then and now
Education then and now

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