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The Future of Internet is... Mobile.


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Mobile internet presentation for FILM315.

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The Future of Internet is... Mobile.

  1. 1. The FutureImage: flickr/Johan Larsson of the Internet
  2. 2. We are currently in the midst of the fifth major technology cycle of the past half a century. - Mary Meeker source: flickr/Xurble
  3. 3. 1950s-60s: Mainframe eraImage: flickr/cote
  4. 4. 1970s: Mini-computer eraImage: wikipedia/toresbe
  5. 5. Image: flickr/ajmexico1980s: Personal computing era
  6. 6. Image: flickr/Mobilus In Mobili1990s: Desktop internet era
  7. 7. Present: Mobile internet eraImage: flickr/Jorge Quiteros
  8. 8. But where is mobile internet headed? What is to come?Image: flickr/Xurble
  9. 9. One thing is certain... Mobile internet is here to stay and it will be BIG.Image: flickr/miss karen
  10. 10. Image: flickr/Strandell 5th era adoption of technology such as the iPhone is far out-pacing 4th era adoption of technology such as Netscape and AOLsource:
  11. 11. Data has now overtaken voice communication on mobile phones. Most of this data is coming from social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Source: flickr/velkr0
  12. 12. For example... In January 2010, Facebook was accessed over 25,000,000 times on mobile devices. Source: flickr/Johan Larsson
  13. 13. Image: flickr/Jaako With mobile data traffic expected to increase byalmost 4000 percent by 2014 mobile carriers will be underincredible pressure to deliver.source: Many user are already frustrated by slow speeds and small screens. Source:
  14. 14. Image: flickr/eiouaThe solution could lie in the upcoming 4G technology, which promises averagedownload speeds 10x faster than the current 3G and is designed specifically for mobile internet usage. source:
  15. 15. Image: flickr/evheadHowever, providers have been slow in updating the cellular infrastructure for 4G.
  16. 16. Apps are also going to play a major role in the future of mobile internet, estimated to be a market of about $30 million (USD) by 2013. Source: flickr/Christiano Betta
  17. 17. Image: flickr/epSos.deMobile commerce is going to beanother large factor in the future of mobile internet, predicted toreach $119 billion (USD) globally by 2016.Source:
  18. 18. For example, the Chinese social network Tencent earned $2.2 billion in online sales in 2009. Source: flickr/Marc van der Chijs
  19. 19. Users are more willing to pay for mobile content because of: • Easy-to-use/secure payment systems • Small price tags (most under $5) • Reduced piracy • Established storefronts • Greater personalization Source: flickr/Johan Larsson
  20. 20. What’s next, what will the internet look like in 5, 10, 20 years? Will one company (Facebook, Google, etc...) take over? Who will capitalize?Image: flickr/Johan Larsson