Last week at Mobile ID World the industry news was dominated by Internet of Things and wearable device headlines, while Australian banks continued to fight Apple Pay, and Samsung’s iris scanning smartphone kept up interest in eye-based biometrics.
Here are the top stories in mobile identity management from last week:
Alipay is now compatible as a payment option with Ingenico’s offline merchant network in Europe thanks to a new deal struck last week. PayPal, in the meantime, expanded its use of biometrics as a password replacement for its app, and Android Pay made the news thanks to the Australian state of New South Wales announcing its support of the mobile wallet. That last story is of particular note considering the controversy currently stewing over Apple Pay’s arrival in Australia. It’s not all drama for Apple’s mobile wallet, however, and last week Apple Pay announced another merchant supporter as well as a new bank partner.
Here are all the top mobile FinTech stories from last week:
Rise of the Eye
The Samsung Galaxy Note7 kept mobile iris biometrics in the news last week, with the Korean OEM releasing official statements on the use of the modality as a password replacement. EyeVerify CEO Toby Rush reasserted earlier predictions that eye-based biometrics, along with fingerprint scanning, would become the two dominant modalities of the smartphone, using the Note7 as corroborating evidence. Meanwhile, EyeLock announced that it will be showcasing its own iris biometrics solutions at this year’s ASIS conference in September.
In fingerprint biometrics news last week we saw Precise Biometrics release its Q2 2016 financial results while a leaked image of the next Google Nexus smartphone revealed a fingerprint sensor on the device’s rear. Elephone made the news too, with the announcement of a flashdrive that sports built fingerprint biometrics.
Internet of Things
We looked ahead to October’s Smart Technology Show taking place in Santa Clara, as news came in regarding the latest updates to TEE, and Telus’ plans to showcase its smart home concept at this year’s Pacific National Exhibition which began on Saturday. We also reported on a successful demo of 5G technology on a drone, and Hyundai implemented long distance voice controls for its Genesis luxury sedan.
Samsung teased its next wearable device last week, sending invitations to the press for a launch event taking place at the end of the month. Meanwhile, Jabra announced new biometric headphones that measure vital signs and also partnered with TrainerMD, tying its wearable tech to preventative medicine applications.
Biometrics and the Cloud
ImageWare announced last week that its GoVerifyID multimodal biometrics solution was deployed by the SAP HANA Cloud Platform. Read all about it by following the link below:
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