This past week there were two major industry conferences, a ton of mCommerce news and some nifty announcements from the realm of wearable tech and smartphones. In the featured articles section we kicked off our month long look into the exciting and sometimes strange world of vital biometrics while also taking the time to talk about Visa’s magical future of consumer finance.
Here are the top mobile ID industry news stories from the week ending November 8, 2014.
Money and Mobility
The topic of the week here at Mobile ID World was clearly mobile commerce. With Money20/20 showcasing a strong biometric technology presence and serving as a platform for some major announcements, how could it not be? From the world’s first wearable biometric payment solution that will let users pay with their heartbeat to a sold out biometrics and payment panel hosted by Mobile ID World president Peter O’Neill, money was the hot subject of the week in Las Vegas and around the Internet.
November will be Vital Biometrics Month here at Mobile ID World. To go along with our usual primer, this week’s industry news featured stories on biometric clothing, a new fitness tracker from Jawbone and Microsoft’s new Smartwatch-like wearable.
Smartphones, Smart Watches, Smart Cards, Smart Business
Rounding out this mCommerce-heavy week we had news regarding smartphones, the OOB authentication market, biometric smart cards and a big OEM acquisition. Samsung announced its new Gear S wearable, Idex made the news with a smart card developed by its partner Card Tech that features an embedded fingerprint sensor and Lenovo acquired Motorola.
Take a look at these news items from the past week the sample a diverse range of mobile ID topics.
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