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Money20/20 Europe: Gemalto Reports Success of Mobile ID Project in Belgium

Money20/20 Europe: Gemalto Reports Success of Mobile ID Project in Belgium

“…Itsme is designed to let citizens sign up with biometric registration, and to then connect with government services online for things like tax payments and accessing pension subsidies, perform online banking, and access services from their MNOs.” Gemalto is taking the opportunity of this week’s Money20/20 Europe event to celebrate its success with a mobile…

Starbucks Leads mPayments Market: Report

Starbucks Leads mPayments Market: Report

Starbucks, of all companies, is leading the mobile payments race, beating out Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay, according to a new market report from eMarketer. The market research firm estimates that this year about 23.4 million people aged 14 and over will use the Starbucks app for an in-store purchase at least once…

Fingerprint Cards Receives New Orders For T-Shape Fingerprint Sensor Module

Fingerprint Cards Receives New Orders For T-Shape Fingerprint Sensor Module

“This is a minor volume, but an important milestone for us, and shows that we are on the right track towards commercializing our smartcard offer.” – Thomas Rex, SVP Business Line Smartcards, Fingerprint Cards Fingerprint Cards has received orders for its T-Shape fingerprint sensor module from “two major global card manufacturers,” the company has announced.…

Fingerprint Cards Wins Over Another New Biometric Payment Cards Partner

Fingerprint Cards Wins Over Another New Biometric Payment Cards Partner

“Card Tech will use FPC’s T-Shape sensor module in a forthcoming dual interface card for contact-based and contactless transactions.” Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has won over another new partner in its bid for marketshare in the emerging biometric payment cards space. The company has teamed up with Italian biometric smart cards specialist Card Tech. Card Tech…

INTERVIEW: Bruce Hanson, CEO, Credence ID

INTERVIEW: Bruce Hanson, CEO, Credence ID

Interview with Bruce Hanson, CEO, Credence ID Mobile ID World President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Bruce Hanson, CEO of Credence ID. Credence has had quite a year so far, with new product launches, major recognition and deployments all across the globe in a range of vertical markets. The following interview begins with a look…

Mini Fingerprint Scanner Aims to Extend Healthcare in Developing World

Mini Fingerprint Scanner Aims to Extend Healthcare in Developing World

A team of British postgraduate researchers have designed a miniature fingerprint scanner for use in healthcare in the developing world, according to a Reuters report. The researchers have dubbed the device Simprints, and are working with NGOs to test different models as they prepare for pilot testing next January in Bangladesh. The core function of the Simprints…

MasterCard Emphasizes Importance of Biometrics, Tokenization

MasterCard Emphasizes Importance of Biometrics, Tokenization

MasterCard has been speaking about its digital securitization efforts at this year’s Risk to Reward conference in London, according to a Business Reporter article by Joanne Frearson. To that end, the company says it’s developing fingerprint and facial biometric systems. “The future is moving towards biometrics,” said Ajay Bhalla, MasterCard’s president of enterprise security solutions.…

Strong Growth for Voice Biometrics, Smart Car Integrations

Strong Growth for Voice Biometrics, Smart Car Integrations

Analysis from TechNavio predicts strong growth for the voice recognition market over the next few years. Entitled “Global Voice Recognition Market 2015-2019”, the new market study predicts growth of 9.4 percent CAGR for the forecast period. The report cites an increasing interest in biometric technology in general as a major market driver, and also points to the healthcare…

Encap Stresses Adaptability of Mobile Security Platform

Encap Stresses Adaptability of Mobile Security Platform

Encap Security, a firm specializing in offering authentication solutions for financial institutions, has announced upgrades to its Smarter Authentication platform. Smarter Authentication is now device agnostic, supporting even feature phones, and can be extended to incorporate new device-based authentication technologies. It also now offer contextual data on users and devices, geolocation services, an offline mode…

Touch ID Integrated Into Digital Insight Banking Apps

Touch ID Integrated Into Digital Insight Banking Apps

Digital Insight, a digital solutions provider for the financial services sector, has taken another step into the world of biometric security. The company has announced that it’s going to start integrating Touch ID security into its clients’ mobile banking apps. Touch ID is, of course, the fingerprint-scanning system now embedded on all new mobile Apple…

ImageWare Schedules Conference Call on Q1 Update

ImageWare Schedules Conference Call on Q1 Update

Identity management solutions specialist ImageWare has scheduled conference call for Monday, May 11 at 5:00 pm, the company has announced. The call will be hosted by CEO Jim Miller along with CFO Wayne Wetherell, and will offer a Q1 corporate update along with a Q & A period. The company recently posted Q4 2014 results: While…

News Roundup: The Apple Watch Launch

News Roundup: The Apple Watch Launch

Today marked the official launch of the greatly anticipated Apple Watch, a wearable gadget that many believe might push smartwatch technology into the mainstream. As such, this past week was filled with news surrounding the new mobile device while we also brought you reports on the Internet of Things, mCommerce and a very wide range…

Security Firm Says Android Users Vulnerable to Fingerprint Cloning

Security Firm Says Android Users Vulnerable to Fingerprint Cloning

Samsung says it’s looking into FireEye’s claims; and it’s worth noting that the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS does not features this vulnerability. Numerous Android mobile devices including Samsung’s Galaxy S5 have major security vulnerabilities allowing hackers to copy users’ fingerprints, according to security firm FireEye. As reported by Thomas Fox-Brewster in a Forbes article, FireEye…

Daon Highlights Success of Biometric Authentication in USAA Mobile App

Daon Highlights Success of Biometric Authentication in USAA Mobile App

Identity and authentication solutions provider Daon is highlighting the success of its client USAA. In a case study, the company is looking at how its IdentityX mobile biometric authentication system has helped the military-focused financial services organization to achieve its goals in providing users with mobile access that employs high-tech security. The multimodal system uses…

Interview: Jeff Harris, SVP, ImageWare Systems

Mobile ID World president Peter O’Neill recently conducted an interview with Jeff Harris, senior vise president of ImageWare Systems. The conversation begins with some background on the biometric identity services company before looking at its recent CTIA award and Harris’ thoughts on the ongoing debate over authenticating on-device and in-the cloud. Peter O’Neill, President, Mobile…

News Roundup: Alliances Aim at IoT

News Roundup: Alliances Aim at IoT

This week at Mobile ID World the news showcased the wide range of mobile security solutions offered by biometric technology, stories concerning financial and healthcare markets, and some positive predictions in regards to smartwatch and flagship phone sales numbers. We also reported on two security-minded alliances aiming to lock down the looming threat of security…

IdentityX Wins NACUSO’s Big Idea Competition

IdentityX Wins NACUSO’s Big Idea Competition

IdentityX, a Daon affiliate, has won NACUSO’s (National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations) Next Big Idea competition in Orlando. The company was recognized for its mobile biometric authentication platform. The distinction was awarded based on an audience vote after the participating companies presented to the crowd and answered questions from a panel of judges…

Samsung Expects Big Sales Numbers for New Smartphones

Samsung Expects Big Sales Numbers for New Smartphones

Samsung is expecting to break records with shipments of its new flagship smartphones, according to an Associated Press report. The Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge went on sale in 20 countries last Friday. The S6 Edge is, of course, the one with the ‘three-sided screen‘ – though you might say it’s really just one…

American Express Explores Facial Recognition Tech

American Express Explores Facial Recognition Tech

American Express is developing facial recognition technology for use in its products and services, according to a Wall Street Journal article by Kim S. Nash. The company hasn’t yet finalized any specific applications of the technology, but it’s far enough along that it’s being presented to senior managers – and, of course, discussed with the…

News Roundup: Wearable Fever

News Roundup: Wearable Fever

This past week at Mobile ID World wearables were the name of the game as iPhone owners counted down to the impending Apple Watch street date. Mobile commerce made the news too, while the week was rounded out by smartphone updates and Internet of Things headlines. Wearables With the Apple Watch scheduled to start adorning…

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