Last week at Mobile ID World we took an advanced look at some of the big digital identity events of the season while mobile biometrics integrations, FinTech, and 5G innovations rounded out the headlines.
Here is a look back on the biggest stories in mobile identity from last week:
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The Season’s Big Mobile ID Events
On November 2 Samsung SDS America and Mobile ID World are hosting the mobile biometrics online event of the year: FinServ in the New Age of Identity: Addressing Your Biometrics Concerns. In preparation for the event, we examined what to expect from the webinar and gave some background on the expert speakers and their stated views on authentication. The Samsung SDSA webinar will be taking place quickly on the heels of Money20/20 in Las Vegas, a conference that we are beginning to anticipate with previews of event participation from the likes of STC Group.
All that and more made up last week’s mobile ID event coverage. Follow the links below to learn more.
Visa released its 2016 Digital Payments Study last week. Based on a survey of 36,000 users across Europe, the study shows the sharp rise in mobile payment adoption. Elsewhere in the world, mPayments are just getting started, with Apple Pay having launched in New Zealand.
5G and Wearable Tech
Apple also made wearables news last week with the filing of a new patent that has many speculating future Apple Watches might identify their wearers based on cardiac biometrics. Speaking of the future of connected devices, new developments recently reported by Ericsson make it look like 5G services could be making their way to Europe in just over a year.
Mobile Biometrics Integrations
Mobile biometrics integrations made up the bulk of the industry news last week. Synaptics’ Natural ID fingerprint sensors were integrated on the new TCL 950 handset, while Fingerprint Cards announced its technology is shipping on smartphones from Huawei and Xiaomi. Samsung Electronics, meanwhile, halted sales and exchanges of its iris scanning smartphone, the Galaxy Note7, in the wake of more reports of handsets catching fire.
Strong Authentication Essentials
Nok Nok Labs launched the S3 Authentication Suite Premium Edition last week while Fujitsu integrated ImageWare’s GoVerifyID platform into its own Smart Origination solution. Oberthur Technologies made the news too, announcing that 360 has selected its PEARL by OT secure element technology for the Q5 and Q5 Plus mobile devices.
Finally, Fingerprint Cards made the news outside of its usual mobile integrations. The company’s business developer, Johan Carlström, has left the company to pursue entrepreneurial commitments, the company announced last week. FPC also announced the schedule of its Q3 report and subsequent conference call, slated for later this month.
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