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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 - Why Loot Box Gambling Must Face Regulation

Juniper Insights - Why Loot Box Gambling Must Face Regulation

April 2018
Juniper’s recent research into video game loot boxes (in-game item packs sold to consumers as part of a growing monetisation strategy) has revealed a significant under-current of gambling-like practices.

The research found that consumer spend on loot boxes will approach $50 billion by 2022, should regulators not crack-down on the ever-growing prevalence of this monetisation method.
Juniper Insights - Mark Zuckerberg Goes Before Congressional Committees

Juniper Insights - Mark Zuckerberg Goes Before Congressional Committees

April 2018
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the US Congressional Commitees on the Judiciary and Commerce, Science and Transportation. The hearing was intended to clarify actions to protect users’ data taken in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data leak.

The answers from this hearing gave indications of Facebook’s future intent on consumer protection and data usage, as well as providing pointers for potential avenues of regulation likely to affect the US in future. Transcripts of both days of the hearing are available.
Juniper Insights - Apple to Drop Intel CPUs by 2020

Juniper Insights - Apple to Drop Intel CPUs by 2020

April 2018
In a report published by Bloomberg this week, it has emerged that Apple intends to drop Intel as a CPU supplier of its PCs as early as 2020. The company has been rumoured to have been developing its own processors, in similar fashion to the custom units it uses in its mobile devices.
Juniper Insights - KYC Requirements Threaten Future of India’s Mobile Wallets

Juniper Insights - KYC Requirements Threaten Future of India’s Mobile Wallets

March 2018
On Thursday 1st March, the new KYC (Know Your Customer) regulations of the RBI (Reserve bank of India) came into force, requiring all wallet providers to ensure compliance of existing users.

Consumers who fail to complete KYC will only be permitted to keep up to ₹10,000 ($154) in their wallets; if these ‘minimum KYC’ wallets are not converted into ‘full KYC’ accounts within 12 months, no credit facility can be provided.
Juniper Insights - Revolut Launches Virtual Payment Card Offering in the UK

Juniper Insights - Revolut Launches Virtual Payment Card Offering in the UK

March 2018
London-based fintech start-up Revolut is offering customers the option of paying online with virtual cards. In a blog post, the company announced the launch of its Disposable Virtual Cards.
Juniper Insights - Broadcom Takeover Bid for Qualcomm Blocked by US Administration

Juniper Insights - Broadcom Takeover Bid for Qualcomm Blocked by US Administration

March 2018
The Trump Administration announced this week that it had issued an executive order blocking Broadcom’s proposed takeover of Qualcomm.

Following the executive order, Broadcom confirmed it had withdrawn all interest in taking over Qualcomm, citing that it was disappointed with the outcome but would comply with the order.
Juniper Insights - Intel Demonstrate Development Tools for Large-scale VR Environments

Juniper Insights - Intel Demonstrate Development Tools for Large-scale VR Environments

March 2018
Intel have revealed a VR content development solution, titled Intel Arena Project. The project will enable developers to create large-scale detailed environments and has been set up in collaboration with Glimpse Group, an organisation comprised of AR and VR software providers.

The Intel Arena Project uses Datasmith, a workflow toolkit developed for Unreal Engine and Intel’s i9 processor released in July 2017. The project is currently only a ‘proof of concept’ for developers, however The Glimpse Group are releasing the software, along with accompanying documentation for the software, to the developers on a trial basis.
Juniper Insights - Event Coverage: Samsung & Nokia Launch New Devices at MWC 2018

Juniper Insights - Event Coverage: Samsung & Nokia Launch New Devices at MWC 2018

March 2018
The 2018 edition of MWC saw the return of Samsung’s flagship, as well as a revamp of an old Nokia classic. Whilst the smartphone market is becoming increasingly saturated as developers keep pace with initial forerunners, we still note innovation.
Juniper Insights - Event: Telegram Announce ICO

Juniper Insights - Event: Telegram Announce ICO

February 2018
Secure messaging app Telegram has announced its intention to hold an ICO (Initial Coin Offering), with an estimated value of $1.15 billion once the cryptocurrency, TON, passes the pre-sale stage and becomes available to retail investors. Recent repots suggest it may be more. This will be the largest ICO to date.
Juniper Insights - Announcement: ARM Enters AI Race

Juniper Insights - Announcement: ARM Enters AI Race

February 2018
Softbank-owned ARM has launched 2 mobile AI (Artificial Intelligence) processor designs, it has been announced. The processors, ARM Machine Learning Processor and ARM Object Detection Processor aim to handle on-device general and image handling AI tasks respectively. The OD (Object Detection) processor will be available by the end of this month, with the ML (machine learning) processor available by the end of the year.
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