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GSMA Cancels MWC Los Angeles

GSMA Cancels MWC Los Angeles

The COVID-19 pandemic has removed another major event from the 2020 conference schedule. The GSMA has announced that it has officially cancelled MWC Los Angeles, largely because it will not be able to guarantee the safety of its guests in the current public health environment. MWC Los Angeles is the third MWC event to be…

Apple Details Programming Schedule for WWDC20

Apple Details Programming Schedule for WWDC20

Apple has shared the programming schedule for the 2020 edition of its Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC). The 31st iteration of the event will be entirely digital due to COVID-19, and is scheduled to run from June 22-26. The Special Keynote and the Platforms State of the Union presentation will both take place on June 22.…

GSMA Cancels MWC Shanghai

GSMA Cancels MWC Shanghai

COVID-19 continues to disrupt the 2020 conference schedule. The GSMA has officially cancelled MWC Shanghai due to ongoing public health concerns, and in light of the travel restrictions that have been put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The news is not particularly surprising after the cancellation of MWC Barcelona in February,…

GSMA Extends MWC Barcelona to 2024

GSMA Extends MWC Barcelona to 2024

The GSMA has renewed its agreement with its various partners in the city of Barcelona. The arrangement extends MWC Barcelona through to 2024, and demonstrates that there is still considerable enthusiasm for the event despite the cancellation of the 2020 show. MWC Barcelona is one of the world’s premiere mobile technology events, and has historically…

FIDO’s Korea Working Group Opens Registration for 2020 Hackathon

FIDO’s Korea Working Group Opens Registration for 2020 Hackathon

The FIDO Alliance Korea Working Group is moving forward with its second annual FIDO Hackathon. The 2019 Hackathon was set up to promote FIDO protocols in South Korea, and to help support the local development community. The 2020 Hackathon will continue to advance those goals, though the Working Group has made several changes to the…

FIDO Alliance’s Inaugural Authenticate Event Gets Pushed Back to November

FIDO Alliance’s Inaugural Authenticate Event Gets Pushed Back to November

The FIDO Alliance’s inaugural Authenticate conference has officially been postponed. The event was originally scheduled to run from June 2-3, but will now take place on November 9-10. The FIDO Alliance member plenary has similarly been rebooked for November 11-12. The venue will remain the same despite the scheduling shakeup. Both Authenticate and the member…

GSMA Looks Beyond COVID-19 with 125% MWC Credit Offer

GSMA Looks Beyond COVID-19 with 125% MWC Credit Offer

“In announcing the offers, the GSMA maintained that it stands by the decision to cancel this year’s MWC Barcelona, asserting that it was ‘the only option at the time, as has been made clear by subsequent events.’” Having cancelled this year’s Mobile World Congress Barcelona over coronavirus concerns, the GSMA is already looking to next…

Reed Exhibitions Postpones CNP Summit and Makes Plans for Virtual Series

Reed Exhibitions Postpones CNP Summit and Makes Plans for Virtual Series

The COVID-19 pandemic is still rippling through the 2020 conference schedule. Reed Exhibitions has announced that this year’s CNP Summit has officially been postponed. The event was originally supposed to run from May 19 to 21 at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, but will now be rescheduled for a future date that is yet…

BioConnect Highlights Mobile Access Solution at First Virtual Trade Show

BioConnect Highlights Mobile Access Solution at First Virtual Trade Show

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the 2020 conference calendar, but the world’s leading tech companies are finding innovative ways to overcome the disruption. For example, BioConnect has put together its first Virtual Trade Show to fill in some of the scheduling gaps, with three days of programming set to kick off on March 18. The…

FIDO Shares Full Agenda for Authenticate 2020

FIDO Shares Full Agenda for Authenticate 2020

The FIDO Alliance has released the full agenda for its upcoming Authenticate conference. The inaugural event is scheduled to run from June 2-3 in Seattle. Authenticate was first announced back in September, and is the FIDO Alliance’s first attempt at hosting a major industry event. The conference was set up to advance the organization’s passwordless…

Payments, Security Keys, PlayStation 5 and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

Payments, Security Keys, PlayStation 5 and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

In a week marked by the conspicuous absence of one of the mobile industry’s biggest events – Mobile World Congress Barcelona, which was cancelled due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus – mobile tech news nevertheless marched on, with a variety of topics making their way into Mobile ID World’s top stories roundup. One…

Yubico Showcases Latest Wares at RSA Conference 2020

Yubico Showcases Latest Wares at RSA Conference 2020

The 2020 RSA Conference is officially underway, and Yubico is once again highlighting its presence at the event. The digital security specialist is currently conducting demos and showcasing its latest products at booth S-3103, while the company’s partners are displaying their own unique YubiKey integrations at other booths scattered across the show floor. Most notably,…

SecuGen to Showcase New Biometric Sensor Module at Connect:ID

SecuGen to Showcase New Biometric Sensor Module at Connect:ID

SecuGen will be showcasing its new U20-ASFX fingerprint sensor module at the upcoming Connect:ID event in Washington, D.C. The standalone U20-ASFX is compliant with the FAP 20 standard and can store up to 20,000 fingerprint templates, a figure that is 10 times greater than the module’s U20-ASF predecessor. The new module can be used right…

GSMA Board Issues Statement on MWC Cancellation

GSMA Board Issues Statement on MWC Cancellation

The GMSA Board has issued a statement on the cancellation of MWC Barcelona. The event was scheduled to kick off on February 24, but the GSMA was forced to cancel its flagship event due to escalating concerns about the coronavirus. In its statement, the Board extended its sympathies to those affected by the outbreak, and…

Entrust Datacard and nCipher to Display Wares at 2020 RSA Conference

Entrust Datacard and nCipher to Display Wares at 2020 RSA Conference

Entrust Datacard and nCipher Security will both be showing off their wares at the upcoming 2020 RSA Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. nCipher is an Entrust Datacard subsidiary, and develops the hardware security modules (HSMs) that are used in Entrust Datacard’s enterprise digital security solutions. To that end, the nCipher HSMs allow…

GSMA Reiterates Health and Safety Measures in Wake of Ericsson’s MWC Cancellation

GSMA Reiterates Health and Safety Measures in Wake of Ericsson’s MWC Cancellation

The GSMA is once again assuring guests that MWC Barcelona will proceed as scheduled, despite ongoing concerns about the coronavirus. The latest statement was made in response to the news that Ericsson has decided not to attend the annual conference at the end of the month. The GSMA acknowledged that Ericsson’s absence would inevitably have…

GSMA Details Coronavirus Prevention Measures for MWC Barcelona

GSMA Details Coronavirus Prevention Measures for MWC Barcelona

The GSMA has issued a second statement on the coronavirus, detailing some of the steps the organization is taking to ensure the health and safety of visitors at upcoming MWC events. Most notably, the GSMA insisted that the recent outbreak will have a minimal impact on this month’s MWC Barcelona, and that all currently scheduled…

FIDO Announces Keynote Speakers for Authenticate Conference

FIDO Announces Keynote Speakers for Authenticate Conference

The FIDO Alliance has finally shared the list of keynote speakers for the inaugural Authenticate conference in June. The organization first put out the call for speakers when Authenticate was announced back in September. Authenticate will be FIDO’s first attempt at organizing a major industry event, and is scheduled for June 2-3 at the Motif…

GSMA Takes Measures Against Coronavirus

GSMA Takes Measures Against Coronavirus

With one of its flagship events just around the corner, the GSMA is seeking to reassure attendees that it is keeping a close watch on developments pertaining to the coronavirus outbreak, and is taking measures to safeguard against the virus as necessary. The next major event for the GSMA is Mobile World Congress Barcelona, and…

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