Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2013 is here

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Every year, Mary Meeker and the team from KPCB unleash upon the world the mother of all slideshows, which aims to sum up The State of the Internet. This year’s behemoth is a whopping 117 pages of stats, facts, trends and data from around the world.

  1. The compendium shows us once again, how time spent by people on print media and the money brands spend in print are so terribly lopsided.
  2. How technology companies based in the US actually pull more people on to their sites from around the world.
  3. In mere 7 years how the centre of gravity of the mobile OS market shifted.
  4. Facebook is beginning to lose its mojo.
  5. How Saudi Arabians and Indians share the most online.
  6. How is you use a smart phone, you could be reaching out for it up to 150 times a day.

Check out the full report here.


Recognizing barriers to collaboration

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Collaboration is more complex than teamwork. It’s easy to talk about collaboration in office but it is difficult to put it into practice! It involves people, their habits, their attitude etc. and it is difficult to communicate with each other and build an environment to collaborate given this situation. It is important to understand and work with this understanding.

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The top-end urban consumer – from Livemint

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Based on research conducted by Indicus Analytics:

In India, top-end of urban consumers – households earning more than 10 lakhs per annum which are around 6% of urban population account for a third of total urban consumer expenditure. That’s huge!

Top three items that account for the largest share of expenses are: travel and conveyance, consumer services and rent.

Maharashtra and Gujarat are home to maximum share of these rich household – with more than 10% urban rich Indians from these states

Read the entire article here

Contributed by Pratik Sawal

Celebrates: India’s 61st Republic Day

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When we’re so focused on the future, it’s easy to lose track of where we came from. India’s recent history has been one of turmoil. The fight for independence – for the right to make our own policies and the honour to mete out our own justice – was the central issue of every Indian’s life not so long ago. That fight has paved the way for the lives we lead today and it’s essential for us to pay homage to those who fought and to at least be aware of the significance of our countries national days.

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