strategic partnerships

Mastercard and Samsung Boost Digital Inclusion with Pay on Demand Platform

Mastercard and Samsung Boost Digital Inclusion with Pay on Demand Platform

Mastercard has formed a global partnership with Samsung that will make the Pay on Demand platform more readily accessible to consumers and small businesses in emerging markets. The Pay on Demand platform allows consumers to gain access to devices on a pay-as-you-go basis, and is part of a broader effort to raise digital inclusion around…

Onfido and SecureKey Team Up on Comprehensive Identity Verification

Onfido and SecureKey Team Up on Comprehensive Identity Verification

SecureKey and Onfido have joined forces in an effort to provide customers with a more comprehensive identity verification on solution. The joint offering will blend SecureKey’s real-time authentication tech with Onfido’s document and facial recognition. Onfido’s platform uses facial biometrics to compare a selfie to the photo on an official government ID document. Doing so…

New Agreements in Healthcare Sector are the Latest Signs of FacePhi’s APAC Expansion

New Agreements in Healthcare Sector are the Latest Signs of FacePhi’s APAC Expansion

New agreements in the APAC sector offer the latest signs of progress for biometric authentication specialist FacePhi. The agreements represent two prongs of a strategic effort. One is a partnership with NSSMART, a South Korean firm offering modernization services for the healthcare sector, while the second is NSSMART’s new agreement with a major South Korean…

ADI and Jungo Team Up on New Driver Monitoring System

ADI and Jungo Team Up on New Driver Monitoring System

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) is teaming up with Jungo to develop a new driver monitoring system for connected cars. The solution will blend ADI’s Time-of-Flight (ToF) technology with Jungo’s CoDriver software platform. The in-car cameras outfitted with the new system will improve vehicle safety by tracking head and eye movements to watch for signs of…

Mastercard Makes Strategic Trust Stamp Investment

Mastercard Makes Strategic Trust Stamp Investment

Mastercard has further solidified its relationship with Trust Stamp after formally making a strategic investment in the company. Based out of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Trust Stamp went through Mastercard’s Start Path accelerator back in 2018, and later collaborated with Mastercard on an AI-based authentication solution that does not rely on Personally Identifiable Information.…

Fujitsu Allies with Upstream Security to Develop In-Car Threat Detection Platform

Fujitsu Allies with Upstream Security to Develop In-Car Threat Detection Platform

Fujitsu has teamed up with Upstream Security to develop a new security platform for the next generation of connected vehicles. Upstream Security is a smart car cybersecurity specialist, and has already developed a cloud-based automotive threat feed called Upstream C4. The new joint solution will blend Upstream C4 with Fujitsu’s data processing tech, as well…

Cerence Teams Up with LG to Develop New In-Car Voice Assistant

Cerence Teams Up with LG to Develop New In-Car Voice Assistant

Cerence is teaming up with LG Electronics to give drivers more control over the in-car experience. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that attests to their plan to develop a software solution that blends Cerence ARK (AI Reference Kit) with LG’s webOS Auto platform. Cerence ARK is a voice assistant that…

Yoti Partners with Native to Stop Ticket Resellers with Sigma Concert Tour

Yoti Partners with Native to Stop Ticket Resellers with Sigma Concert Tour

Yoti is getting into the concert business through its partnership with Native. Native is an app that makes concert and event tickets more readily available to students, and it is teaming up with Yoti to promote a British tour featuring the DJ duo Sigma. While Sigma is the headlining act, the tour itself is set…

Sensory and Aiqudo Team Up to Deliver Comprehensive Voice Assistant

Sensory and Aiqudo Team Up to Deliver Comprehensive Voice Assistant

Aiqudo and Sensory have teamed up to develop more comprehensive voice assistant technology. The new joint solution will blend Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree and TrulySecure tech with Aiqudo’s Q Action platform. While Aiqudo and Sensory both specialize in voice tech, the two companies argue that their solutions complement each other in a way that will allow the…

Signicat Lets Twikey Customers Authorize Payments with e-Signatures

Signicat Lets Twikey Customers Authorize Payments with e-Signatures

Signicat has partnered with the SEPA specialist Twikey to make it easier for customers in Belgium and the Netherlands to authorize recurring payments. The partnership leverages Signicat’s secure e-signature technology, and allows for the creation of payment agreements that are compliant with Single European Payment Area (SEPA) mandates. The SEPA mandate is an authorization tool…

Precise Biometrics Partners with Infinity Optics, Boosts Security

Precise Biometrics Partners with Infinity Optics, Boosts Security

Precise Biometrics is looking to boost the security of its biometric algorithm solutions through a new partnership with Infinity Optics (or “IO”). The latter specializes in cryptography, particularly what is called ‘true biometric hash technology’. This technology is designed to turn a given biometric profile into a scramble of data – or a ‘hash’ –…

IDEX Provides Fingerprint Sensors for DongWoon ID Cards

IDEX Provides Fingerprint Sensors for DongWoon ID Cards

IDEX Biometrics has announced that it will be supplying the fingerprint sensors for a new biometric ID card from DongWoon Anatech. The new cards are designed for access control, and will specifically leverage IDEX’s SmartFinger IDX 3200 dual-interface fingerprint sensor. DongWoon is a South Korea-based supplier of biometric algorithms, and will partner with a third-party card…

IDEMIA and Mobeewave Extend Contactless Payments Partnership in Australia

IDEMIA and Mobeewave Extend Contactless Payments Partnership in Australia

IDEMIA and Mobeewave are extending their payments partnership in Australia. The two companies first joined forces in 2017, and are now working together to bring NFC-enabled contactless payments to brick-and-mortar retailers across the country. The joint solution combines IDEMIA’s Digital Enablement Platform with Mobeewave’s contactless payment processing platform, which is compliant with the latest Payment…

Huami and AliveCor Team Up to Develop Better ECG Technology

Huami and AliveCor Team Up to Develop Better ECG Technology

Huami and AliveCor are joining forces to develop better heart rate monitors. AliveCor is a producer of personal ECG technology, while Huami is best known as a manufacturer of smart watches and other wearables. The two companies will leverage their respective expertise to design and manufacture new ECG devices that are expected to ship globally…

Japanese Telecom Selects Ericsson as Primary 5G Vendor

Japanese Telecom Selects Ericsson as Primary 5G Vendor

“KDDI is aiming to launch its first commercial 5G services in March of 2020, having been allocated communications spectrum by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications…” Ericsson has been selected as the primary 5G vendor for KDDI, a major Japanese telecom. The agreement will see Ericsson supply KDDI with Radio Access Network equipment supporting…

Zwipe, G+D Team Up On ‘Biometric Payment Device’

Zwipe, G+D Team Up On ‘Biometric Payment Device’

“We have selected Zwipe because of their proven ability to integrate biometrics with payment functionalities into an extremely space and energy-constrained environment.” – Gabrielle Bugat, Group Senior Vice President, Head of Business Unit, Financial Services, G+D Mobile Security Zwipe and Giesecke + Devrient Mobile Security (or “G+D”) are teaming up on a new payment device,…

Zwipe Teams with dz card to Develop Biometric Payment Cards for the Asian Market

Zwipe Teams with dz card to Develop Biometric Payment Cards for the Asian Market

Zwipe is teaming up with the Southeast Asian card manufacturer dz card to develop biometric payment cards for that market. dz card will take advantage of Zwipe’s biometric technology and expertise, especially when integrating its biometric payment platform and its user-friendly at-home enrollment services.  The cards themselves are being designed to meet the specific needs…

Sprint Launches Video Analytics Platform with Ericsson and Hitachi Tech

Sprint Launches Video Analytics Platform with Ericsson and Hitachi Tech

Sprint has released a new video analytics platform that uses AI and IoT technology to help organizations monitor an entire surveillance network. Dubbed Curiosity Smart Video Analytics, the comprehensive system combines Ericsson’s IoT Connectivity Platform with Hitachi Vantara’s cameras and data management solutions. Curiosity is able to consolidate multiple unrelated systems under a single security…

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