她很赞同欧洲新颁布的《通用数据保护条例》（General Data Protection Regulation，GDPR）。她说道：“互联网公司在一定程度上，通过用户数据使低价服务变得更好。而互联网用户基于感知价值，不断增加使用互联网服务的时间。监管机构希望确保数据不会被不正当使用，并且监管机构之间也态度不一。”（财富中文网）
The smartphone business is not growing anymore, according to this year’s installment of Mary Meeker’s much-lauded annual tech industry report.
The Kleiner Perkins partner gave her latest presentation two weeks ago at the Code 2018 Conference. The findings of Meeker and her team pointed to a general trend of slowing growth in the Internet.
Shipments of new smartphones showed zero year-on-year growth in 2017, she said. With more than half the people in the world now using the Internet, growth in user numbers has dropped from 12% to 7%. Meeker said internet usage was still growing solidly—4% year-on-year—but the industry still faces a challenge.
“The reality of all for the business people in the room, when you get to a market, when you get to 50% penetration, new growth becomes a lot harder to find,” the venture capitalist told the conference.
Another interesting aspect of Meeker’s presentation was the fact that simple-to-use apps are taking over, whether that’s in messaging, commerce or media. This focus on user experience is having an effect—”With payments friction is declining, products like messengers and also, mobile payments are rising dramatically and digital currencies are emerging,” she said.
Meeker said data-driven personalization was key to improving these user experiences, but there is of course a downside on the privacy front.
“Internet companies are making low price services better in part from user data. Internet users are increasing their time on internet services based on perceived value. Regulators want to ensure data is not used improperly and not all regulators think about this in the same way,” she said, nodding to Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR.)