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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 - In-Store Contactless Payments Overtake Chip & PIN in the UK

Juniper Insights - In-Store Contactless Payments Overtake Chip & PIN in the UK

October 2018
In-store contactless card payments in the UK exceeded Chip & PIN payments for the first time in 2018, claimed payment processing company Worldpay.

During the period June 2017-June 2018, the company claims that contactless usage jumped 30% y-o-y to become the ‘most popular’ card payment mechanism in the UK.
Juniper Insights - Klarna Raises 20 Million from H and M to Build Financing and Payment Services

Juniper Insights - Klarna Raises 20 Million from H and M to Build Financing and Payment Services

October 2018
Klarna, a Swedish payments start-up, announced on the 8th October 2018 that it had raised $20 million and entered into a partnership with fashion retailer H&M, to build an enhanced omnichannel payment experience for H&M customers, as well as powering the H&M Club Loyalty Scheme.
Juniper Insights - Verizon Launch 5G TF Home Broadband Services in 4 US Cities

Juniper Insights - Verizon Launch 5G TF Home Broadband Services in 4 US Cities

October 2018
US network operator Verizon has laid claim to the first 5G network, following an announcement that it has begun installing small cells to provide 5G coverage.

The 4 US cities experiencing rollouts are Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento.
Juniper Insights - Console Cross-play to Propel Industry Engagement

Juniper Insights - Console Cross-play to Propel Industry Engagement

September 2018
Following months of speculation and pressure from both fans and rival console platforms, Sony’s decision to provide cross-play gaming marks a turning point for the games industry and brings together the 3 major providers.

Cross-play provides the ability for users from Sony’s PlayStation, Nintendo’s Switch and Microsoft’s Xbox to play popular online title Fortnite against one other.
Juniper Insights - 11 New Alexa Devices from Amazon Arriving by Year-End 2018

Juniper Insights - 11 New Alexa Devices from Amazon Arriving by Year-End 2018

September 2018
Following several leaks earlier this week, Amazon announced the release of 11 new Alexa-capable devices across its Echo, Echo companion and Amazon Basics ranges, as well as refreashing the Echo Dot and Echo Plus.

This was accompanied by a substantial software update to overall Alexa capabilities, including multiple commands, security detection capabilities and location-based reminders.
Juniper Insights - Apple Special Event September 2018 Key Takeaways

Juniper Insights - Apple Special Event September 2018 Key Takeaways

September 2018
Apple’s September 12th 2018 event announced a new range of iPhone and Apple Watch hardware, focusing on a range of new technologies and uses, primarily in the iPhone X, which has now emerged as its own range within the overall iPhone lineup.

The majority of leaked material that was revealed just prior to the event was shown to be accurate, with incremental and process-based improvements across most of Apple’s products.
Juniper Insights - Instagram Developing eCommerce App

Juniper Insights - Instagram Developing eCommerce App

September 2018
According to recent reports, Facebook-owned Instagram is currently developing a standalone eCommerce application.

The new application, which has no confirmed release date as of yet, would leverage the 25 million business accounts signed up to the service; enabling brand followers a simple path towards purchasing items they were alerted to through Instagram’s feed.
Juniper Insights - Uber Faces Increased Pressure as Rivals Seize the Initiative

Juniper Insights - Uber Faces Increased Pressure as Rivals Seize the Initiative

August 2018
With Uber having been under scrutiny and restriction in a number of cities across the globe, its rivals including Ola and Grab, have recently made a concerted push to out-pace the start up.

Juniper finds that whilst Ola is seeking to expand into Western markets, Grab is seizing on Uber’s South Asian exit, with the launch of a range of food delivery, logistics and payments solutions.
Juniper Insights - Mastercard WorldPay Announce Strategic Payments Partnership

Juniper Insights - Mastercard WorldPay Announce Strategic Payments Partnership

August 2018
WorldPay and Mastercard have entered a global strategic partnership focused on expanding acceptance options.

Under the terms of the partnership, announced in July 2018, Worldpay will offer the 'Pay by Bank' app (created by Mastercard’s Vocalink business) to merchants in the UK, starting in early 2019.
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.
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