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And the Meeker Shall Inherit the Virtual Earth (In Other Words, Mary's Annual Internet Trends Preso)

BoomTown has been paying mind to Morgan Stanley’s Internet analyst Mary Meeker’s prognostications for longer than either of us cares to mention.

Thus, I always pay mind when she puts out her Internet trends deck, which she just did at the Web 2.0 Summit conference in San Francisco.

I could tell you all she said in the presentation, titled “Ten Questions Internet Execs Should Ask & Answer,” but you might want to read on.

Quick synopsis: This Internet thing looks like it might have legs and the kids seem to love it.

Enjoy:


Internet Trends Presentation


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald