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Juniper Insights are a subscriber only download. Published every week, they summarise the news we feel will have the largest impact on the market. 
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Juniper Insights - Facebook Acquire Rights to Broadcast La Liga Football

Juniper Insights - Facebook Acquire Rights to Broadcast La Liga Football

August 2018
Facebook has acquired the exclusive rights to broadcast all 380 games of Spain’s top football league, La Liga in India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, over the next 3 years.

No financial information has been given for the deal, however previous rights-holder Sony, paid $32 million for 3 seasons of games. The service will be offered as a free-to-air broadcast, although there has been no commitment from Facebook regarding the use of advertising in any future broadcasts.
Juniper Insights - Zopa Raises 44 Million to Launch Digital Challenger Bank

Juniper Insights - Zopa Raises 44 Million to Launch Digital Challenger Bank

August 2018
Zopa, a digital P2P (peer-to-peer) lender, announced on 3rd August 2018 that it had raised £44 million ($56.7 million) to satisfy the capital needs for the next generation retail bank it has been building, which will expand its offerings beyond lending.
Juniper Insights - Apple Hints at Original Content Production on the Back of Record Content Revenues

Juniper Insights - Apple Hints at Original Content Production on the Back of Record Content Revenues

August 2018
Apple announced a record third financial quarter, posting $53.3 billion in revenue and 17% y-o-y (year-on-year) growth.

Although the company’s traditional revenue source, iPhones, grew 20%, services revenue grew at a faster rate (see table 1). This was accompanied by announcements that show how Apple’s services and content portfolio will grow in the future.
Juniper Insights - Qualcomm Abandons NXP Acquisition

Juniper Insights - Qualcomm Abandons NXP Acquisition

July 2018
Qualcomm has announced that it does not intend to extend its bid to acquire NXP, following the expiration of the deadline for Chinese regulators to approve the deal.

Find out what this means for Qualcomm and the wider semiconductor industry by downloading our weekly report.
Juniper Insights - IBM Plans Cryptocurrency Linked to US Dollar

Juniper Insights - IBM Plans Cryptocurrency Linked to US Dollar

July 2018
IBM has confirmed that it is testing the potential of a stablecoin, running on the Stellar blockchain network, as a means of reducing the costs associated with cross-border transactions.

The stablecoin in question, Stronghold USD, is pegged to the US dollar, providing it with a stability that most cryptocurrencies lack.
Juniper Insights - All-Mobile Bank Finn by Chase Rolled Out Nationwide; What Next?

Juniper Insights - All-Mobile Bank Finn by Chase Rolled Out Nationwide; What Next?

July 2018
Following the announcement of Finn by Chase, a new all-mobile bank, in October 2017, the bank launched a nationwide rollout in June 2018. Aimed at millennials, the complete app-based product includes interactive spending and savings tools such as rate purchases, savings builders and overspending monitors to help customers actively manage their daily finances. Offering checking and savings accounts, the Finn debit card gives customers fee-free access to more than 29,000 Chase and other ATMs. The app is currently available for iOS users only, however an Android app is expected very soon from Chase.
Juniper Insights - Facebook buy Bloomsbury AI

Juniper Insights - Facebook buy Bloomsbury AI

July 2018
Facebook have acquired Bloomsbury AI, a UK-based start-up which specialises in machine learning and has built an NLP (Natural Language Processing) solution to facilitate the understanding of natural language in unstructured documents. The takeover reportedly cost between $23 million and $30 million, through a mixture of cash and stock.
Juniper Insights - AT&T to Acquire Ad Exchange AppNexus for a Reported $1.6 billion

Juniper Insights - AT&T to Acquire Ad Exchange AppNexus for a Reported $1.6 billion

June 2018
AT&T have announced that they will acquire ad exchange platform, AppNexus, with the deal anticipated to close in Q3 2018.

This deal follows the acquisition for Time Warner for $85 billion, closed on 15th June 2018. Advertising on OTT media platforms has been mooted as an area of focus for AT&T.
Juniper Insights - Visa Europe Payments Outage

Juniper Insights - Visa Europe Payments Outage

June 2018
More than 5 million transactions across Europe failed during Visa's 10 hour outage between 1st and 2nd June 2018, with 10% of all attempted transactions during the period failing. The failure has been explained in a letter to a UK parliamentary committee as a failure of a network switch, compounded by a lack of software to initiate failover.
Juniper Insights - E3 2018

Juniper Insights - E3 2018

June 2018
At E3 2018 Microsoft announced the purchase of 4 games studios, Sony unveiled a return of popular franchises and Nintendo engaged with the Battle Royale phenomena.

The games industry’s largest annual event, whilst notably not showing off new hardware; focused on new, exclusive content, as well as the return of several popular titles.
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