Last week at Mobile ID World we brought an end to Mobile Revolution Month with a look ahead to where the mobile biometrics boom is taking the industry. In the industry news we saw new smartphone integrations, big mCommerce news and a number of headlines spanning a great range of modalities.
Here’s a look back on the week that was in mobile ID:
Last week we reported on the Samsung Pay beta that is now underway in the United States while Apple Pay continued to gain traction thanks to PayAnywhere support. MasterCard and Visa were in the news with the former trialing mPayments at a PGA event and the latter approving INSIDE Secure’s MatrixHCE payment solution. PayPal wasn’t one to be left out either, dramatically expanding its OneTouch service.
In smartphone news last week we learned from new leaks that Sony is aiming to continue the trend of mounting fingerprint sensors on the side of handsets while the Meizu MX5 debuted in India. Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) and Precise Biometrics were in the news yet again, further cementing their hold on China’s mobile fingerprint biometrics, announcing integrations on three handsets from QiKu
Continuing to look at fingerprint technology news, NEXT Biometrics announced its latest innovation: a line of ultra-thin sensor designs. CardLogix added biometric capabilities to its smart card platform last week too, while Precise announced a strategic alliance with JP Sensor Corporation. Apple also had its share of fingerprint buzz last week having been awarded a new patent describing advanced Touch ID functionality.
Windows 10 continued to wow us last week with reports that its Windows Hello facial recognition can pass the twin test. ImageWare detailed its upcoming trip to the 2015 Liolio Gateway Conference, Nok Nok Labs announced a successful series C round of financing, and a new report from Tractica painted a rosy picture for voice and speech recognition markets. All of that and the news that organizations in the EMEA region are increasingly looking to behavioral biometrics helped make last week’s industry news diverse from a modality standpoint.
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