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News Roundup: The Twitter-net of Things

News Roundup: The Twitter-net of Things

This past week at Mobile ID World we brought you top stories regarding the Internet of Things, Samsung’s smartphone rebound, the Apple Watch launch and the benefits biometics bring when paired with mobility. Internet of Things This week in IoT news we saw a lot of forward thinking. Could Twitter be an avenue for end…

VoiceVault Mobile System Adds Credibility to Driver Certification App

VoiceVault Mobile System Adds Credibility to Driver Certification App

Voice biometrics developer VoiceVault has helped a Texas-based e-learning company to identify its users. Aceable provides a mobile-based education and testing platform for learning drivers, and in its testing and certification activities it needed a better way to authenticate its users than its old email-and-password system. Explaining their motivation in a case study, Aceable CEO Blake…

Biometric Analysis Reveals Consumer Responses to Advertising

Biometric Analysis Reveals Consumer Responses to Advertising

A consumer research company has used biometric technology to analyze audience responses to video advertisements across multiple platforms. The company, Innerscope Research, found that ads on TV generate much stronger responses than they do on Facebook. Innerscope’s study analyzed the physiological responses of 390 participants, who were asked to watch ads on TV, Facebook, mobile…

IMID Mobile Stands Out at ISC West

IMID Mobile Stands Out at ISC West

FST Biometrics  received major accolades at this year’s ISC West conference. The company was spotlighted for its IMID Mobile solution, winning the 2015 Security Sales & Integration MVP award in recognition of the product’s impact on integrators, and an Honorable Mention in the Security Industry Association’s 2015 New Product Showcase. The company’s IMID (In-Motion Identification)…

IoT Will Drive Huge Datacenter Growth: Report

IoT Will Drive Huge Datacenter Growth: Report

IT market research firm International Data Corporation has released a new report predicting major investment in datacenters to support expansion of the Internet of Things. The report, entitled “Impact of Internet of Things on Datacenter Demand and Operations”, suggests that between 2014 and 2019, the datacenter capacity used by the IoT will increase by 750 percent.…

Apple Wins Patent Lawsuit in China

Apple Wins Patent Lawsuit in China

Apple has won a major intellectual property case in China, according to a Xinhua article on Want China Times. The case pertained to the company’s Siri voice recognition AI program. Siri, is, of course, the nice lady who lives inside your iPhone and talks to you when you’re confused or lonely. The AI system is…

Zwipe Access Card Wins SIA Award

Zwipe Access Card Wins SIA Award

Biometric authentication company Zwipe won a major award at last week’s ISC West conference in Las Vegas. At the Security Industry Association’s 2015 New Product Showcase ceremony, the Zwipe Access Card was named “best product for user authentication, identification, credentialing and management”, the company has announced. The product allows a smart card to be equipped…

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…

Adobe Lightroom Upgraded with Facial Recognition

Adobe Lightroom Upgraded with Facial Recognition

Adobe Lightroom, the professional photo editing program, has been upgraded with a slew of new features including facial recognition, according to a PCMag article by Michael Muchmore. The new version is called Lightroom CC and is available via an Adobe Creative Cloud Photography subscription or as a standalone purchase. The program offers other features as…

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…

Android Lollipop Introduces Voice Unlock for Smartphones

Android Lollipop Introduces Voice Unlock for Smartphones

A new app for the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS can unlock a user’s phone via voice recognition, according to a Popular Science article by Rachel Fobar. Called Trusted Voice, the system initiates when the user performs an “OK Google” voice command. Google isn’t trying to advertise the feature as enhanced security, however. When a user…

CES on the Hill to Look at Fitness Bands, Ears

CES on the Hill to Look at Fitness Bands, Ears

CES on the Hill returned today. Produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), CES on the Hill is an event at the US capital that seeks to connect technology leaders with the nation’s politicians, administrators, and media. Organizers say that this year’s event is placing a primary focus on 4K Ultra HD, 3D printing, drones, accessibility,…

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…

Xiaomi Sees Record Sales on Birthday Event, Earns Guinness Recognition

Xiaomi Sees Record Sales on Birthday Event, Earns Guinness Recognition

Xiaomi sold 2.12 million of its smartphones in just 12 hours, earning a Guinness World Record for the feat, according to an AndroidAuthority article by Jimmy Westenberg. The huge sales were promoted with a number of discounts on the company’s mobile devices as part of its Mi Fan Festival celebrating the Xaomi’s fifth anniversary. They…

Biometric Innovation Boosts USAA Fiscal Results, Customer Satisfaction

Biometric Innovation Boosts USAA Fiscal Results, Customer Satisfaction

Biometric mobile authentication is paying off for USAA. Or, at least, it looks like it’s helping: The military-focused financial services company has announced strong financial results in its 2014 annual report. In a synopsis, the company credited its strong performance – which saw its net worth increasing by ten percent, reaching $27 billion – at…

New Report Predicts Major Opportunities in IoT Transportation

New Report Predicts Major Opportunities in IoT Transportation

Market research firm Research and Markets has unveiled a new report on the smart car market and related IoT systems. The report, entitled “Analysis of Connected Vehicle Opportunities in the Age of the Internet of Things (IoT)“, paints a picture of a near future in which a range of transportation devices are connected online and…

News Roundup: Smartphones, IoT & The Golden Watch

News Roundup: Smartphones, IoT & The Golden Watch

This week at Mobile ID World brought headlines concerning the Internet of Things, wearable authentication, healthcare, mCommerce and more. Here are the top mobile identity management stories from the first week of April: Watching the Watches, Watching The Internet of Things This week we learned a little bit more about the highly priced Apple Watch…

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