Mobile Tech Marches On in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Mobile Tech Marches On in This Week's Top Stories Roundup

At a time of deep concern over the spread of COVID-19 and its future economic effects, this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories may offer a balm with its assortment of stories pointing to the future of mobile and identity technologies.

First up, some news that could see mobile technology proliferate more widely in emerging markets: Samsung and Mastercard announced a partnership that would bring the former’s device management and security solutions to Mastercard’s Pay on Demand platform, which is aimed at bringing digital devices and payment services to more consumers:

Mastercard and Samsung Boost Digital Inclusion with Pay on Demand Platform

This week also brought some mobile ID news, care of Ottawa-based Bluink. The company has announced a new digital identity app for residents of Ontario, Canada’s most populous province:

Bluink Brings Digital IDs to Ontario with New eID-Me Mobile Application

In the world of the Internet of Things, meanwhile, came the news of a partnership between Thales, Microsft, Telstra, and Arduino that has already produced an application aimed at securing IoT cloud connections:

Thales Unveils Scalable IoT SAFE Solution with Telstra, Microsoft, and Arduino

On a related note, Mobile ID World visitors also showed continuing interest this week in the launch of Norway’s first 5G network – the product of a collaboration between Ericsson and the telecom Telenor:

Ericsson and Telenor Launch Norway’s First Commercial 5G Network

Readers also showed a sustained interest in Cerence’s announcement that Geely’s China Euro Vehicle Technology subsidiary will incorporate the company’s voice-based AI technology into new vehicles:

Geely to Use Cerence ARK to Develop New In-Car Voice Assistants


Stay posted to Mobile ID World next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of digital identity. To see the hottest stories of the week in biometrics, visit our sibling site FindBiometrics.