Last week at Mobile ID World we saw the celebration of International Women’s Day, big news in mCommerce, and multimodal biometric solutions as we counted down to Mobile Revolution 2.0, the latest expert webinar from our sister site FindBiometrics scheduled for this coming Friday.
Here’s a look back on last week’s top stories on mobile digital identity:
Mobile Biometrics Revolution 2.0
This Friday FindBiometrics will be bringing together experts from across the biometrics industry to discuss the latest in biometric innovation. Maxine Most, Principal, Acuity Market Intelligence; Clive Bourke, President, EMEA & APAC, Daon; David Harding, CTO, ImageWare Systems Inc.; Todd Thiemann, VP Marketing, Nok Nok Labs: these are the industry experts that will be participating in the free event on March 18.
International Women’s Day
For International Women’s Day we saw Morpho (Safran) taking the time to showcase the important role identity technologies are enabling women’s independence around the world. MasterCard took a stance in support of women’s empowerment too, with the announcement of a partnership with UN Women that aims to serve the women of Nigeria with ID-centirc financial solutions.
In fingerprints last week we saw a new spoofing method that underlined the importance of liveness detection on consumer grade mobile biometrics. Meanwhile, Fingerprint Cards announced that one of its sensors has been integrated onto the latest handset from Coolpad. NEXT Biometrics was in the news too, with CEO Tore Etholm-Idsøe interviewed for NPR’s hit radio show Here & Now.
ExxonMobil enabled Apple Pay transactions on its mobile app and People’s United Bank began offering Samsung Pay support last week. Meanwhile, BC Card became the first Asia-based financial institution to join the FIDO Alliance board of directors and Digital Insight enabled fingerprint authentication for Android devices on its mobile app. Here are last week’s top FinTech new stories:
ImageWare Systems was in the news last week, bringing its GoVerifyID solution to Aruba’s ClearPass platform and also announcing a conference call scheduled for this Wednesday concerning its Q4 and year-end 2015 fiscal results. DOCOMO made the news too, extending its FIDO Certified authentication with the help of Nok Nok Labs. Meanwhile, in South America, we saw that Sensory’s TrulySecure multimodal biometrics solution is helping track attendance through its integration in the Inngresa Mobile solution.
Voice and Speech
Technavio’s latest report on the smartphone voice recognition market is showing steady growth as companies aim to combine speech recognition and voice authentication technologies on mobile applications. Meanwhile, Nuance Communications was in the news with its Dragon Legal system which allows legal professionals to prepare documents via voice command.
Wearables, Smartphones and Tablets
Biometric wearable tech company Valencell raised $11 million in its latest series D funding round last week. Meanwhile we saw Samsung heading to Austin, where it will be showcasing its latest devices at the SXSW festival and we reported on a partnership that will see MorphoTrust’s tablet-based RoadTest solution used for examinations by the Nebraska DMV.
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