This year's had few oh-I-didn't-realize that.
The closest to a gee-whiz was the stat that U.S. adults spend 5.9 hours daily online. That's up from 5.6 hours the year before. Of those, 3.3 hours are spent on mobile.
Another development which some of us hadn't been tracking is the transformation of tech companies. They are beginning to compete with one another.
For example, Google has gone beyond selling ads to being an ecommerce player with Home Ordering. Also. Amazon is moving into advertising.
In addition, there could be a game-changer in healthcare. Because people are spending more on it, they might become aware of value. That would invite in competitive forces. Different organizations, profit and non-profit, would be focusing on price to gain market share.
That could finally end the era of the out-of-control expenses associated with receiving medical treatment. It remains one of the factors which can drive a family into bankruptcy.
Also, affording health insurance is increasing difficult for those not covered by employers' policies. For example, a 58-year-old father of two teenagers had been laid off. The cost for covering him, his wife, and the children, even with COBRA, was estimated to be $2,500 a month.
Here is a complete summary of Meeker's report, including the actual slides, from Recode.
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