New product launches provide some of the most exciting news here on Mobile ID World, and very often find their way into our weekly roundups of our most popular stories. This week’s roundup is a bit different, however, with a lot of the big news reflecting technological development, rather than official launches.
Yubico, for example, got a lot of attention this week with the news that its YubiKey Bio security key has entered a private preview phase. This is Yubico’s first biometric security key, so readers were understandably eager to read up on a few details about the forthcoming device:
Another piece of news spoke to technological development in broader terms: Mastercard announced the latest cohort of its Start Path accelerator program. This incubator is aimed at helping startups to quickly scale up, and has previously helped to foster the development of firms like Trust Stamp, HYPR, and Veridium, so it’s always interesting to see who’s next in the program:
This week also brought news of 5G and smart car development. NEC has opened a new ‘Mobility Test Center’ designed to mimic a real-world driving environment for autonomous vehicle testing. It’s outfitted with 5G base stations to help facilitate communications between the cars and their environment:
In the world of healthcare, the SAFE Identity consortium announced a set of technical standards this week that could help to foster the development of digital identity solutions in the industry – a matter of growing importance as digitization continues to sweep through hospitals around the world:
Finally, some news that perhaps reflects a lack of technological development: Experian’s latest Global Insights Report shows that a lot of consumers are running out of patience with poor user experiences in online transactions. This signals the need for enhanced AI and security solutions that don’t impede the user experience:
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