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Mastercard Bringing Mobile P2P Payments to Merchants

Mastercard Bringing Mobile P2P Payments to Merchants

Mastercard is exploring the idea of essentially enabling P2P mobile payments between customers and shop owners. It’s an effort aimed at addressing a longstanding issue for smaller merchants – the lack of resources to accept card payments. Citing data from Worldpay and Expert Market, Mastercard points out in a statement that one in ten small…

Huawei, Telus Complete Successful 5G Trial Based On 3GPP Standards

Huawei, Telus Complete Successful 5G Trial Based On 3GPP Standards

“The pilot project was undertaken at Telus and Huawei’s 5G Living Lab in Vancouver, where the companies also deployed an experimental 5G ‘Heterogenous Network’ last autumn.” Canadian telecom Telus and China-based ICT solutions provider Huawei have completed a successful pilot test of a 5G network based on 3GPP standards, the companies have announced. In a…

Fingerprint Cards Announces New OnePlus, Meitu, and UMIDIGI Integrations

Fingerprint Cards Announces New OnePlus, Meitu, and UMIDIGI Integrations

Fingerprint Cards has announced multiple new smartphone integrations of its biometric sensors, including two repeat customers and one new one. Meitu’s new M8 device features an FPC1235 sensor, the same model used in its previous integration, the T8 smartphone. OnePlus is also sticking with a favorite FPC sensor, once again using an FPC1245 model in…

Microsoft Announces Dictation for Outlook, Word, and Even PowerPoint

Microsoft Announces Dictation for Outlook, Word, and Even PowerPoint

Microsoft has launched a new dictation feature for Outlook, Word, and even PowerPoint. Developed through Microsoft Garage, an innovation program run by the company, Dictate leverages the speech recognition technology used in the Microsoft Cognitive Services development platform. It does just what the name suggests, allowing users to dictate the text of an email or…

BRIEF: Why Biometric FinTech Is Going To Be Bigger Than Ever At Money20/20 Europe

BRIEF: Why Biometric FinTech Is Going To Be Bigger Than Ever At Money20/20 Europe

Next week is Money20/20 Europe, with the best and brightest minds in FinTech set to convene in Copenhagen to show off their wares and spread industry thought leadership. A lot of different kinds of technologies with financial services applications will be on display, but as with last year’s event, biometric technology is likely to be…

Fujitsu Adds ImageWare Biometric Solutions to Enterprise Portfolio

Fujitsu Adds ImageWare Biometric Solutions to Enterprise Portfolio

“In a statement announcing the move, Fujitsu EMEIA biometrics division head Thomas Bengs said the ImageWare solutions enable Fujitsu to offer its customers ‘an enhanced portfolio of biometric security solutions that reduce the barriers to deploying highly secure biometric authentication.’” Fujitsu has become a reseller of ImageWare security products and services, extending its reach into mobile…

Apple Pay Gets Boost in Bank, Credit Union Support

Apple Pay Gets Boost in Bank, Credit Union Support

Apple Pay just got another boost in institutional support. Almost 40 banks and credit unions have been added to Apple Pay’s already considerable roster of supports in the US – largely regional firms like Sanborn Savings Bank and Regional Missouri Federal Credit Union, since the country’s biggest banks were already on board. Abroad, Danske Bank…

GSMA Innovation City to Feature Smart Burger Joint, VR Skiing, Brand New McLaren

GSMA Innovation City to Feature Smart Burger Joint, VR Skiing, Brand New McLaren

This year’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai will once again feature GSMA Innovation City, organizers have announced. Focused largely on product and service demonstrations and immersive experiences, GSMA Innovation City has proven to be a big hit over the past five years; in a statement, GSMA Chief Marketing Officer Michael O’Hara said it’s “always one of…

Samsung Delves Deeper Into IoT Architecture with New Microsoft-Friendly Tech

Samsung Delves Deeper Into IoT Architecture with New Microsoft-Friendly Tech

Samsung is making two big pushes on the Internet of Things front, seeking to strengthen its position in core architecture. One of those efforts is the Exynos i T200. Designed for IoT applications, it’s a compact, low-power processor featuring both a Cortex-R4 processor and a Cortex-M0+ processor, as well as built-in Wi-Fi support. Importantly, it’s…

NEXT Biometrics Announces High Volume A2 ASIC Chip Order

NEXT Biometrics Announces High Volume A2 ASIC Chip Order

“NEXT announced it had completed testing of the chip in March of this year. Now, the company has received “a high-volume order” for the chip.” NEXT Biometrics has received a major order for its new A2 ASIC chip, the company has announced. The chip is considered a cornerstone of the company’s business strategy, aimed at…

South Korea Foundry Making Fingerprint Sensors for Chinese Electric Bus Maker

South Korea Foundry Making Fingerprint Sensors for Chinese Electric Bus Maker

South Korea-based foundry Dongbu HiTek will supply fingerprint sensors to Chinese electric bus maker BYD, reports Pulse. The fingerprint sensor developer behind the designs has not been disclosed, but the project appears to reflect growing prominence for Dongbu HiTek. The manufacturer recently upgraded its facilities, allowing for the production of fingerprint sensor chips suitable for…

Mobile Solutions Specialist DMI, NEC Team Up To Target Government Sector

Mobile Solutions Specialist DMI, NEC Team Up To Target Government Sector

Mobile enterprise solutions provider DMI and biometrics specialist NEC Corporation of America have entered into a strategic partnership. In a statement announcing the collaboration, the companies indicated that their combined solutions will be aimed at applications in “public safety, national security and federal civilian technology priorities within the U.S. government.” More specifically, the companies intend…

Precise Biometrics Hands Off Tactivo Business to Focus on Fingerprint Tech

Precise Biometrics Hands Off Tactivo Business to Focus on Fingerprint Tech

Seeking to fully focus its resources on fingerprint biometrics technology, Precise Biometrics has divested itself of its Mobile Smart Card Solutions business, the arm of the company concerned with its Tactivo smart card reading devices. Germany-based Security-as-a-Service provider IDENTOS GmbH will take over the business as of January 1st, 2018. For the next two years,…

SmartCard Marketing Systems and CardLogix Developing Biometric Payment Card Solution

SmartCard Marketing Systems and CardLogix Developing Biometric Payment Card Solution

FinTech payments consultant SmartCard Marketing Systems has teamed up with smart card specialist CardLogix to develop a new biometric payment card solution, the companies have announced. The effort will leverage CardLogix’ security features, including a fingerprint sensor that will store biometric data on the smart card’s embedded processor, and other more conventional card security measures…

NEXT Biometrics’ Flexible Fingerprint Sensors Ready For Mass Production

NEXT Biometrics’ Flexible Fingerprint Sensors Ready For Mass Production

NEXT Biometrics has succeeded in its aim of being ready for mass production of its flexible fingerprint sensors in Q2, the company has announced. It’s the result of a partnership with Taiwan-based display maker Innolux established last July, along with considerable investments in new production equipment. Now, everything is in place and up to spec,…

Gemalto Tech Lets Smartphones Unlock Doors Via New Lock System

Gemalto Tech Lets Smartphones Unlock Doors Via New Lock System

Gemalto technology is being used to turn smartphones into keys with a new smart lock system. The smart locks were developed by Dessman, a company described by Gemalto as a “global manufacturer of smart locks and safe boxes” in a statement announcing the collaboration. Using Gemalto’s Machine Identification Modules and Secure Elements, the system lets…

LG G6 Plus to Feature FPC Fingerprint Sensor, Facial Recognition

LG G6 Plus to Feature FPC Fingerprint Sensor, Facial Recognition

A new smartphone from LG is using biometric technology provided by Fingerprint Cards: The G6 Plus features an FPC1035 sensor. It’s the same sensor model used in last year’s G5, LG X, and V20 smartphones, suggesting LG has been pleased with its performance. The sensor was also recently used in a new device from Lenovo’s…

Japanese Enterprise Security Specialist Orders 30,000 SideSwipe Fingerprint Readers

Japanese Enterprise Security Specialist Orders 30,000 SideSwipe Fingerprint Readers

A Japan-based enterprise security specialist is embracing BIO-key’s SideSwipe fingerprint readers to enable more secure authentication for its customers. DDS Inc. has ordered 30,000 such devices for customers across Asia, the companies have announced. It could significantly raise BIO-key’s profile in Japan: DDS is a system integrator for Japan’s biggest telecom, NTT Group, an organization…

‘Password Overload’ Is Pushing Millennials To Reuse Passwords More Than Anyone Else

‘Password Overload’ Is Pushing Millennials To Reuse Passwords More Than Anyone Else

‘Password overload’ is leading to some lax security habits, but there’s a growing appetite for better security solutions, according to new findings from Digital Guardian’s Data Insider blog. According to the company’s recent survey of a thousand randomly selected Google users over the age of 18, 61 percent said they use the same password across…

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