2018 Internet Trends Report Released

Legendary venture capitalist Mary Meeker has just released her Internet Trends 2018 report. The report, released annually, is highly valued by tech industry professionals and investors for its deep insight into the status of the Internet at the moment and where it may be headed. Meeker presented the report in a series of 294 slides accompanied by a fast-paced narration.

   The report documents developments this past year that will influence trends in accessibility and communications technology development.

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Product manufacturers: It's time to rethink the IoT user interface

The disciplines of user interface, industrial design and human­machine interaction were born more than 20 years ago, in a world of desktop computers and heavy machinery. Yet, our notion and understanding of what it means to interact with technology, particularly the internet, are transforming radically. Our interactions are shifting from laptop to mobile and increasingly across other devices and connected form factors. As we add sensors and connectivity to our bodies, appliances, homes, cars, buildings, machines and just about everything else, interaction with the internet grows evermore indistinguishable from interaction with our physical world.

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