New Roundup: mCommerce Wars Heat Up

Last week at Mobile ID World we kicked off our month long examination of biometric software solutions while mCommerce, smartphone news and major new biometric innovations dominated the news.

Here is a look back on last week’s top stories:

Software Month

Biometric Authentication BannersJuly is Biometric Software Month at Mobile ID World and to start things out strong we published a primer on the topic. In terms of industry news the topic of the month was hot this week too. StickyPassword announced browser extensions, smartphone voice biometrics was highlighted in a new market research report, and FacialNetwork announced its 3D facial recognition app: ZoOm.

Biometric Software Month: The Primer

Sticky Password Announces Browser Extensions

ZoOm App Enables 3D Facial Recognition on Smartphones

Voice Biometrics Increasingly Attractive For Phone Security

mCommerce

cash moneyThe mCommerce wars are poised to reach a new level this week as PayPal officially strikes out on its own. Last week saw news anticipating the big day for PayPal, with the company’s stock receiving a major boost. ApplePay is set to be the major rival of the payments veteran, and it will be launching in the UK this Tuesday. A number of new reports set the stage for this next episode of the battle for your wallet, and Amex launched its own online checkout system, while ImageWare Systems announced its tech will be authenticating users at OnlineAuction.com.

Apple Pay Launch Date in UK: July 14

Online Auction Site to Implement Biometrics for Users

PayPal Shares Way Up Ahead of eBay Split

Biometric Banking Applications Creating a Booming Industry

Apple Pay Won’t Disrupt Canadian Banking: Analyst

Amex Launches Checkout System, Seven Retailers On Board

Consumers Optimistic About Digital Payments: Survey

Connected World

Social network conceptIn Internet of Things news last week we saw a report on how connected car tech is affecting automakers. Meanwhile, in the world of wearables, unofficial sales numbers have divided analysts on the success of the Apple Watch and new analysis has revealed that Samsung is leading the way in wearable tech patent filings.

Connected Car Tech Spurs Automakers to Compete

Samsung Edges Out Crowd in Wearable Patent Filings

Analysts Divided Over Apple Watch Sales Performance

Innovations

Fingerprint protection icons on green background.Synaptics announced a major innovation in fingerprint sensor technology last week with its Match-in-Sensor solution. Researchers at University of California, Davis, meanwhile, announced that they are developing a low cost ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. IDEX and Nok Nok Labs partnered to integrate the former’s sensors with the latter’s S3 Authentication suite, and BioCatch announced that it has been approved for two new behavioral biometrics patents.

Synaptics Announces Innovative Match-in-Sensor

Research Team Unveils Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner

IDEX Teams With Nok Nok Labs, Integrates

BioCatch Scores Two Behavioral Biometrics Patents

Handsets

Biometric Authentication BannersIn terms of mobile device news this week we had speculation on the upcoming Galaxy A8 and Sony’s next line of flagship devices. Meanwhile Samsung predicted a Q2 profit drop thanks in part to underwhelming Galaxy S6 sales. Finally, Credence ID, a company that specializes in multimodal biometric handheld devices, was awarded by Frost & Sullivan for its dynamic and adaptable nature.

Sony Rumored to be Readying Flagship Smartphones

Upcoming Galaxy A8 Features Fingerprint Scanner

Samsung Predicts Q2 Profit Drop Due to Lackluster Galaxy S6 Sales

Frost & Sullivan Lauds Credence ID’s Adaptable Approach

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