Uber: 1 million.
Didi: 5 millionSources: KPCB, Uber. Date: May 2014 (Didi), Feb 2015 (Uber)
Black Friday + Cyber Monday: $2.9 Bn
Double 11 Day: $9.2 BnSources: Nanjing Marketing Group Date: Q4 2014
in Indonesia 75% of users are on older 2G, or GSM/EDGE, networks, and the nation’s geography (it is made up of thousands of islands) presents additional challenges… more than half of Indonesian smartphone users said they experienced network problems daily.Measuring and improving network performance - Ericsson, September 2014
in 1993, Bangladesh became the first South Asian country to adopt cellular technology … household ownership of at least 1 working mobile phone grew from 29.85% in  to 56.07% in .Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - Feb 2015
Five years ago, buying a cell phone SIM card in Myanmar could set you back more than $2,000… In August , Qatar’s Ooredoo began selling data-enabled cards with a 3G connection for $1.50.When a SIM Card Goes From $2,000 to $1.50 - Bloomberg (29 Sept '14)
we expect the number of Internet users to at least double, from 190 million in 2014 to 400 million in 2018 … We expect the Internet to contribute $200 billion to India’s GDP (5% of total GDP) by 2020.Boston Consulting Group (BCG), 23 April 2015
Citizens of rich nations pay on average just 1-2% of their monthly income to connect. In the 51 countries we analysed … the price for an entry-level mobile broadband package hovers at just above 10% of monthly incomes.The Affordability Report, 2014
Opera Mini consumes on an average 14% less battery and 89% less data when compared to other mobile browsers.Cigniti Technologies
(Chrome, UC browser, CM browser and UC Mini on Wi-Fi, 2G and 3G networks in India, March - April 2015)
Approximately 600 million times per second, particles collide within the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)…Electronic circuits record the passage of each particle …and send the data to the CERN Data Centre… Physicists must sift through the 30 petabytes or so of data produced annually.CERN - computing
In India, only 96k of the 736k cell towers are 3G enabled, but more critically, only 35k of those towers have a fiber-optic connection to the backbone, which results in inconsistent connection.India's mobile Internet: The revolution has begun - Avdendus (2013)
Make SVG icons (even more!) responsive.
we've launched our first Holy Grail app into production! … It looks exactly the same as the app it replaced, however initial pageload feels drastically quickerAirBnB
Plus, it is fully crawlable by search engines. … It feels 5x faster.
Busiess Korea (8 May '15)
India emerged as the world's third-largest smartphone market after the U.S. and China. Total smartphone shipments are expected to increase to reach more than 150 million units in 2018.
Smartphone shipments to the Middle East and Africa saw unprecedented year-on-year growth of 83% in 2014… Feature phones have been hit hard … with shipments down 4.5% year on year in 2014.International Data Corporation (IDC) (26 Apr '15)
91.7% live within range of a 2G network. At less than a quarter the speed of a 56K dial-up modem, 2G/ GSM (9.6 KBPS) is insufficient for practical use of the internet.
48.7% live within range of a 3G mobile network.State of Connectivity 2014 - internet.org
Last 10 years have focussed on compression at expense of compatibility
focusses on compatibility.
Developing countries are home to 94% of the global offline population.State of Connectivity 2014 - internet.org
an increase in Internet maturity similar to the one experienced in mature countries over the past 5 years creates an increase in real GDP per capita of $500 on average during this period. It took the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century 50 years to produce the same result.The Net’s sweeping impact on growth, jobs, and prosperity (McKinsey Global Institute)