contributor Dan Mitchell covers top Internet industry analyst Mary Meeker’s annual trends report. Here are the highlights:

  • Social media services, including YouTube, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn, are all growing fast with Facebook in the lead
  • 500 million photos are shared online every day and between this year and next, that number is predicted to double
  • Mobile makes up 15% of Internet traffic – there is lots of room for growth
  • “We’re already seeing the beginnings of the next platform phases, from smartphones and tablets into ‘wearables, driveables, flyables, amd scannables.’ Those are things like Google Glass, self-driving cars, drones (of the good kind), and scanning technology for things like nutrition labels, retail check-out, and travel.”