Last week at Mobile ID World we looked back on the major industry event that was Mobile World Congress while the RSA Conference had us talking about mobility in the workplace. Payment tech provided a large portion of last week’s headlines, Microsoft had its share of biometrics news, and we saw healthcare identity stories come out of the HIMSS conference.
Here’s a look back on the top stories in mobile digital identity from last week:
Looking back on MWC
Two weeks ago Mobile ID World was in Barcelona covering the identity news coming our of Mobile world Congress. Last week we had two articles looking back on the event, which stands as 2016’s most ground shaking digital identity milestone so far.
Take a look back on MWC 2016 with these articles:
Last week marked a major development in government e-services, with Morpho (Safran) launching its SecureIdentity platform, which supports GOV.UK Verify, in the UK. Now British citizens can access government services from the convenience of their smartphones.
Last week was filled with FinTech news. An update on Apple Pay’s China launch brought surprising news of the mobile wallet’s success in the region that experts have been calling oversaturated with mPayment solutions. Wells Fargo Bank announced its support of Samsung Pay while Android Pay began mulling contactless payments enabled by facial recognition.
We also reported on the Nymi Band wearable, which can authenticate payments with the beat of a user’s heart, a Partnership that will see HYPR technology protecting a blockchain vault, and finally an announcement that Daon is providing the biometric tech used in MasterCard’s Identity Check solution.
This week NEC Corporation of America will be showcasing its smart enterprise solutions at Enterprise Connect 2016 in Florida. Last week the enterprise was a focus of the news too, with RSA and Centrify revealing new workplace offerings at the RSA Conference.
IoT and Wearables
Speaking of the workplace, Centrify was also spreading the news about the vulnerabilities emerging as a result of unsecured and unmanaged wearables. Meanwhile, Tractica continued to predict strong growth for the wearables market and the Internet of Things made headlines thanks to a newly announced industry event and a partnership that will see Synaptics tech in more connected cars.
Fingerprint Cards (FPC) increased its number of class B shares last week and also announced that its FPC1035 sensor is integrated into the recently announced Vivo Xplay 5 smartphone.
Microsoft was making mobile identity management news last week with a new series of Windows Hello focused ads, the worldwide launch of the Surface Pro 4 Type cover (which sports a fingerprint sensor), and the announcement that Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection features behavioral sensors.
Last week we got a deeper look into the iris scanning feature on the Fujitsu Arrows NX F-04G handset, which is powered by Delta ID. Meanwhile, in voice and speech tech, Hound was released on iOS and Android, providing users with an alternate to their usual handsfree AI assistants.
HIMSS took place last week and BIO-key International was well represented, with ten of its healthcare clients demonstrating its biometric technology. Qualcomm Life was at the conference too, making waves with the announcement that it has partnered with UnitedHealtchare to develop new solutions.
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