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Colorful Images Leak of New ZTE Smartphone

Colorful Images Leak of New ZTE Smartphone

Chinese smartphone and consumer electronics maker ZTE is about to launch a new mobile device, according to GSMArena.com. The as-yet-unnamed smartphone is said to be in the mid-range in terms of price, and will come in a variety of colors. It looks a lot like an iPhone, albeit with a more curvaceous and smooth chassis.…

Samsung S6 Devices Launch in India

Samsung S6 Devices Launch in India

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge have launched in India, according to a new article in The Hindu. The devices are available at a price of Rs. 49,900 and Rs. 58,900, respectively. The new devices are said to essentially put Samsung at “feature parity” with its rival Apple’s latest smartphones, though the company hopes to have…

Congress Democrats Call for Biometric Checks on Ride-Sharing Service Drivers

Congress Democrats Call for Biometric Checks on Ride-Sharing Service Drivers

A group of eight US Congress Democrats has sent a letter to the CEOs of the country’s biggest ride-sharing services calling for more strict background screening of their drivers, including biometric checks, according to a TechCrunch article by Cat Zakrzewski. The letter was delivered to the heads of Sidecar, Lyft, and Uber. The letter had…

Nomination Committee Re-Elects Precise Biometrics Leadership

Nomination Committee Re-Elects Precise Biometrics Leadership

Swedish fingerprint biometrics solutions developer Precise Biometrics has announced that its board is going to stay put for the next year. The announcement comes in anticipation of the company’s annual general meeting on April 27th. As decided by the Nomination Committee of Precise Biometrics AB, the current board members – Torbjörn Clementz, Anders Harrysson, Matts Lilja,…

Samsung’s Foray into Mobile Payments Could Alienate Google

Samsung’s Foray into Mobile Payments Could Alienate Google

Samsung’s venture into the world of mobile payments could cause tension with its longtime strategic partner Google, according to a Wall Street Journal article by Alistair Barr and Jonathan Cheng. There’s a lot of speculation about Samsung building its own mobile payments service this week as the company has just acquired LoopPay, which has developed…

TouchID May Soon Appear on Apple Laptops, Other Devices

TouchID May Soon Appear on Apple Laptops, Other Devices

TouchID may soon appear on more Apple laptops and mouses, if “a sketchy rumor” is to be believed. Reporting on gossip from Apple.club.tw, MacRumors’ Joe Rossignol notes that while the site has provided reliable inside information in the past, there are reasons to be skeptical in this case. According to Apple.club.tw’s sources, the fingerprint-scanning TouchID system…

Researchers Issue Rare Non-Moralistic Warning of Dangers of Dating Apps

Researchers Issue Rare Non-Moralistic Warning of Dangers of Dating Apps

IBM is warning that BYOD culture combined with the security vulnerabilities of dating apps is creating serious confidentiality and security risks for companies, according to a TechRadar article by Jamie Hinks. The warning is the product of an IBM research project that found medium- or high-level security flaws in 26 of the 41 Android dating…

BlackBerry Denies Rumours of Samsung Buyout

BlackBerry Denies Rumours of Samsung Buyout

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry and South Korean electronics firm Samsung are denying rumors about talks of the latter buying out the former, according to a Financial Post article by Claire Brownell. The speculation resulted from a Reuters report that executives from the two companies met last week. In a statement, BlackBerry forcefully asserted that its…

CES 2015: Egis Technology to Showcase Range of New Devices

CES 2015: Egis Technology to Showcase Range of New Devices

Taiwan-based biometrics developer Egis Technology Inc. will be showing off a few new products at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), including a fingerprint sensor, a wearable device and a desktop authentication platform. There has been a massive proliferation of fingerprint sensors over the past few years, in large part led by their growing ubiquity…

Two New mCommerce Solutions Demonstrate Natural Security Alliance Standards

The Natural Security Alliance has announced the launch of two new devices that that implement the consortium’s security standard. Particularly, the devices enable mCommerce transactions via strong authentication, allowing users to make payments with post-password levels of security, convenience and privacy. The devices are provided by UINT and Trust Designer. As with all Natural Security Alliance…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Apple News, Mobile Commerce, Biometrics

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Apple News, Mobile Commerce, Biometrics

This week at Mobile ID World we saw plenty of interesting activity from mobile device makers, a diverse selection of activity in the realm of strong authentication solutions and the requisite mCommerce news. Here is a look at the top stories from the past five days: Makers of Mobility Apple was in the news quite…

Apple Canada Must Hand Over Documents

Apple Canada Must Hand Over Documents

A Canadian judge has politely ordered Apple Canada Inc. to provide certain documents related to an investigation of the company’s business practices, according to a Canadian Press article on CBC News. The Competition Bureau’s investigation, as we’ve recently reported, is looking into allegations that the company used anti-competitive clauses in its contracts with the country’s…

Canadian Authorities Politely Investigate Apple Over Allegations of Anti-Competitive Practices

Canadian Authorities Politely Investigate Apple Over Allegations of Anti-Competitive Practices

Apple Inc.’s Canadian unit is being investigated by Canada’s Competition Bureau, according to a Reuters article in the Globe and Mail. The Competition Bureau apparently had received allegations that the company was using anti-competitive contracts with the country’s wireless carriers, though so far it has stressed that no wrongdoing has yet been determined. This comes…

Calgary Scientific Lauded by Growth Consulting Firm

Calgary Scientific Lauded by Growth Consulting Firm

Growth consultancy Frost & Sullivan has awarded Calgary Scientific with the title of 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Growth Capital Investment Opportunity. It’s a recognition indicating Calgary Scientific’s excellent management, and its leadership and expertise within its field – medical diagnostic technologies. The company’s ResolutionMD platform, which facilitates the management of medical images…

Italian Officials Wade Into Regulation of Biometric Data in Internet of Things

Italian Officials Wade Into Regulation of Biometric Data in Internet of Things

Italian officials have begun to lay out legal guidelines for the processing of biometric data in the Internet of Things, according to an article by Giulio Coraggio on his blog GamingTechLaw. The regulations seek to protect consumer rights while allowing the Internet of Things to develop and advance. As laid out by the Garante, Italy’s…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Following Your Heart

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Following Your Heart

This week at Mobile ID World we brought Vital Biometrics Month to a close, reported on exciting new developments in wearable tech and mCommerce, and we took a look the global smartphone markets as well as some seasonal security concerns. Vital Biometrics November was Vital Biometrics Month at Mobile ID world and we brought that to…

Vivify Gets Helping Hand from LabCorp and Envision

Vivify Gets Helping Hand from LabCorp and Envision

Vivify Health has announced that it has received funding from new partnerships with Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings and Envision Healthcare Holdings. LabCorp and Envision both have particular strengths related to remote healthcare delivery that will help Vivify expand its many faceted healthcare platform. In the myriad world of private US healthcare, these companies generally…

Free Market Proving Troublesome for Retailers

Free Market Proving Troublesome for Retailers

The shift of retail commerce into the mobile world is bad news for retailers, according to a Forbes article by Panos Mourdoukoutas. On the other hand, it’s great news for consumers. Mourdoukoutas notes that mobile commerce has increased by 25 percent over the past season, which digital commerce overall has increased by 16 percent. While…

New Carbonics System May Be Future of Mobile Device Development

New Carbonics System May Be Future of Mobile Device Development

California-based technology developer Carbonics, Inc. has announced a new system for wireless product development that could greatly enhance mobile devices. The company has developed methods for using “earth-abundant carbon nanomaterials” to build super-fast, super-efficient wireless products. Carbonic incorporates these nanomaterials not into the logic microchip processors of mobile devices, but rather into the semiconductor radio…

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