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New BioCatch CRO to Spearhead Company’s Ambitious Growth Plans

New BioCatch CRO to Spearhead Company’s Ambitious Growth Plans

BioCatch has a new Chief Revenue Officer; Bill Sytsma will lead the company’s sales and professional services team, and will oversee “an ambitious plan for growth,” according to a statement announcing his appointment. Sytsma comes to the company from ThreatMetrix, another provider of an enterprise-focused digital security platform, where he served as the company’s Americas…

AU Optronics Announces Full-Screen Biometric Fingerprint Sensor

AU Optronics Announces Full-Screen Biometric Fingerprint Sensor

“…given the growing consensus that mobile fingerprint sensors are moving into device displays, extending the scanning capability across the entire display surface would seem to be a logical next step for smartphone brands…” In the midst of the SID Display Week trade show in San Jose, Taiwan-based optoelectronics specialist AU Optronics (or “AUO”) has announced…

Jumio Partners with TruNarrative, Wins Industry Acclaim

Jumio Partners with TruNarrative, Wins Industry Acclaim

Another digital-focused platform is taking advantage of Jumio‘s identity verification technology: The company has announced a partnership with TruNarrative, an anti-fraud, eKYC and AML compliance platform. The partnership will extend Jumio’s identity verification solutions to TruNarrative’s client base through the latter’s ‘Appstore’ solutions portfolio, allowing them to take advantage of its extensive ID document verification…

Mobile Tech Market is Moving Toward Full-Screen Fingerprint Biometrics, says Precise CEO

Mobile Tech Market is Moving Toward Full-Screen Fingerprint Biometrics, says Precise CEO

“Its new Precise YOUNiQ solution, which combines fingerprint, facial, and behavioral recognition with geodata, is also an area of intensifying focus, with Precise Biometrics aiming for commercialization in 2020.” Full-screen fingerprint scanning could be the next big thing in mobile biometrics, according to comments from Precise Biometrics‘ CEO in the company’s latest quarterly update. “The…

Interview: FacePhi CEO Javier Mira on the Biometrics Specialist’s Amazing Ascent

Interview: FacePhi CEO Javier Mira on the Biometrics Specialist’s Amazing Ascent

The booming biometrics market has seen a lot of success stories over the last several years, but in the financial services sector, FacePhi is one that really stands out. The Spain-based firm was one of the first to wholeheartedly embrace the concept of selfie-based authentication via facial recognition, launching its flagship Selphi authentication solution back…

NEXT Biometrics Working with US Payment Network on Biometric Card Specifications

NEXT Biometrics Working with US Payment Network on Biometric Card Specifications

“It’s an important development for NEXT Biometrics, which has been keenly focused on the emerging biometric payment cards market.” NEXT Biometrics has announced that it’s working with one of the top five US payment networks to develop Biometric System-on-Card, or “BSoC”, specifications for biometric payment cards. NEXT says it has delivered technical documentation as part…

Biometric Tablets Play a Key Role in Philippine Elections

Biometric Tablets Play a Key Role in Philippine Elections

“The larger aim is to eliminate voter fraud by ensuring that each eligible citizen gets a single vote.” National and local elections were held yesterday in the Philippines, and biometric technology from Gemalto played a key role. The company has revealed that it was selected, together with domestic IT firm Nextix, to provide biometric voter…

Latest Integrations Show Mobile Brands Keen On FPC’s Low-Cost Biometric Sensor

Latest Integrations Show Mobile Brands Keen On FPC’s Low-Cost Biometric Sensor

“Announced at the start of last summer, the FPC1511 is Fingerprint Cards’ most affordable fingerprint sensor yet, and has been an important component of the company’s strategy in the mobile sector… Fingerprint Cards has revealed that its biometric technology is being used in another new slate of mobile devices from multiple different smartphone brands including…

AI Specialist Megvii Raises $750 Million in Latest Funding Round

AI Specialist Megvii Raises $750 Million in Latest Funding Round

Hong Kong-based AI specialist Megvii has raised $750 million through its latest funding round, the company has announced. The news comes after Megvii raised $600 million in an investment round last year, and amid speculation that the company is planning an IPO. It’s now valued at a little over $4 billion. The announcement also comes…

Developer of ‘Operating System for AI’ Reports Huge Revenue Growth in Q1 Update

Developer of ‘Operating System for AI’ Reports Huge Revenue Growth in Q1 Update

California-based AI specialist Veritone is reporting huge growth in its latest fiscal update, reflecting broader excitement over Artificial Intelligence technologies. The company says that in the first quarter of this year, it brought in net revenues of $12.1 million – “above the high end of our guidance range,” as CEO Chad Steelberg explained in a…

GoTrustID Turns Your Phone Into a Biometric FIDO2 Security Key

GoTrustID Turns Your Phone Into a Biometric FIDO2 Security Key

“…by using Bluetooth Low Energy to pair a user’s smartphone to their computer, GoTrustID’s mobile app can essentially use the smartphone as a faux-USB security key, since a BLE connection still requires physical proximity.” GoTrustID is taking advantage of the FIDO Alliance‘s latest authentication standard in a particularly creative way, announcing a new login system…

New Google Smartphones Feature FPC Biometrics Tech

New Google Smartphones Feature FPC Biometrics Tech

Google has launched the latest devices in its Pixel line of smartphones, and they once again feature fingerprint sensors from Fingerprint Cards. Launching just seven months after the Pixel 3, the new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are very similar devices, with one key difference: They’re priced at $399 and $479, respectively, compared to…

Zwipe Gets New Biometric Cards Partner in MEA Region

Zwipe Gets New Biometric Cards Partner in MEA Region

“Inkript’s partnership with Zwipe revolves around the latter’s fingerprint sensor technology, with the two working together to produce biometric payment cards.” A new partnership should help to further solidify Zwipe’s position in the Middle East and Africa biometric cards market. The company has teamed up with Inkript, a digital security solutions provider based in Beirut.…

FPC Celebrates Major Milestone: 1 Billion Biometric Sensors Shipped

FPC Celebrates Major Milestone: 1 Billion Biometric Sensors Shipped

Fingerprint Cards is celebrating a big milestone this week, announcing that it has now shipped over a billion fingerprint sensors. The Sweden-based biometrics specialist established itself over the last several years as one of the most prominent suppliers of fingerprint sensors to the mobile market, particularly with respect to Asia-made smartphones. While Fingerprint Cards never…

Secure Instant Messaging Startup Takes Advantage of Onfido Identity Verification

Secure Instant Messaging Startup Takes Advantage of Onfido Identity Verification

A UK FinTech startup is celebrating a big new funding round: Manchester-based Nivo brought in £2 million from GP Bullhound, the Angel CoFund, and EG Solutions CEO Elizabeth Gooch, and other investors. The startup only just launched in late 2018 as a spinoff from Barclays Bank, and specializes in secure instant messaging for financial services…

Microsoft’s Biometric Security Platform Gets FIDO2 Certification

Microsoft’s Biometric Security Platform Gets FIDO2 Certification

“…Windows Hello is a pioneering security system that allows Windows users to sign into their devices with a fingerprint scan or infrared face scan, provided those technologies are supported on the device.” Microsoft has attained FIDO2 certification for its Windows Hello authentication platform, dramatically extending the authentication standard’s reach. Built into the Windows 10 operating…

BRIEF: The Latest Developments in Biometric Payment Cards

BRIEF: The Latest Developments in Biometric Payment Cards

The emerging biometric payment cards market remains an area of intense focus for a number of fingerprint sensor specialists, FinTech stakeholders, and banks. Fingerprint-scanning payment cards are expected to be the next big wave in the world of financial services, enabling highly secure contactless transactions by authenticating cardholders as they tap to pay at a…

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