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Order a Burger, Pay with Your Face at Retail’s Big Show

Order a Burger, Pay with Your Face at Retail’s Big Show

“…CaliBurger is ultimately aiming for wide rollout of biometric kiosks that can let customers pay for their orders via facial recognition, foregoing the need for payment cards or any other physical payment token.” NEC is planning to demo its biometric retail technology at next week’s Retail’s Big Show event, and will get a helping hand…

Zwipe Tech to Feature in Multiple Gemalto Trials of Biometric Payment Cards

Zwipe Tech to Feature in Multiple Gemalto Trials of Biometric Payment Cards

“The company also emphasized that the Bank of Cyprus project is just one of “multiple upcoming pilots in 2018″ for Gemalto’s solution – which is of course good news for Zwipe.” Zwipe technology is going to lend a helping hand in Gemalto‘s biometric payment card pilot project with the Bank of Cyprus and other such…

Private Placement to Boost Zwipe Payment Card Effort

Private Placement to Boost Zwipe Payment Card Effort

Zwipe is banking on a big new private placement to help fund its push into the emerging biometric payment cards market. Valued at NOK 35 million, or about $4.3 million, the new shares were sold to both current and new investors. In a statement announcing the move, Zwipe CEO Kim Humborstad called it an acknowledgement…

Financial Biometrics Month 2016: The Primer

Financial Biometrics Month 2016: The Primer

November is Financial Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, so for the next four weeks we will be examining strong authentication and identity tech in commerce. To kick things off, we have compiled a primer to serve as a snapshot of the biometrics in financial landscape. Read on to get up to speed on the world of…

Apple Pay Comes to New Zealand

Apple Pay Comes to New Zealand

Apple Pay has made its debut in New Zealand, but with somewhat limited support. Only one card issuer in the country is currently backing the mobile payment platform, and that’s ANZ, whose customers can upload their Visa cards to the app. It’s the same bank that is Apple’s only major supporter among financial institutions in…

New iPhones Herald Apple Pay’s Launch in Japan

New iPhones Herald Apple Pay’s Launch in Japan

Apple’s newly announced devices, the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 2, will launch internationally in late-September, and when they arrive in Japan, they’ll come with Apple Pay. The mobile payment platform should get a big push in the country, too, thanks to a partnership between Apple and the JR East transit…

Illinois School District Introducing Biometric Payments in Cafeterias

Illinois School District Introducing Biometric Payments in Cafeterias

A school district in the suburbs of Chicago is implementing a biometric payment system for school cafeterias, reports CR80 News. The system will let students of Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 order lunch items by scanning their fingerprints. It’s a system that is reportedly being embraced by other school districts in the area…

Voice Biometrics Month 2016: 4 Unique Applications of Voice Recognition

Voice Biometrics Month 2016: 4 Unique Applications of Voice Recognition

On account of its flexible, software based nature, voice recognition technology is incredibly versatile in terms of potential applications. Identifying and authenticating a user via the unique qualities of her voice is contactless, quick, and easy to deploy in any scenario where a microphone is available. Here are four unique examples of voice biometrics in action…

New Details Emerge on Japan’s Biometric Tourism Plan

New Details Emerge on Japan’s Biometric Tourism Plan

New details are emerging about the Japanese government’s plan to substitute tourists’ fingerprints for their payment cards. The project was announced earlier this month, and entails connecting visitors’ biometric data to their financial information so that they can make easily make payments at tourist hotspots without having to fill out complicated tax exemption forms; it would…

Money20/20 Europe: Morpho Showcases ‘Scan & Pay’ Concept

Money20/20 Europe: Morpho Showcases ‘Scan & Pay’ Concept

Morpho (Safran) is demonstrating a group of key technological offerings at Money20/20 Europe that together offer innovative payment solutions. With Know-Your-Customer solutions kicking off the process, Morpho’s authentication and transaction technologies then enable the user to actually make a purchase. That’s when truly innovative biometric technology comes into play, with Morpho’s MorphoWave tower enabling a ‘Scan…

Apple Pay Hit With Seven Hour Enrollment Issue

Apple Pay Hit With Seven Hour Enrollment Issue

Apple experienced an unusual and unexpected issue with its mPayment platform yesterday, with some users unable to register their Visa cards on Apple Pay. It started at about 4:15 a.m. eastern time, and lasted for about seven hours, with full functionality now restored. Apple has not disclosed what caused the problem or how it was…

Samsung Pay Scores Gift Card Support

Samsung Pay Scores Gift Card Support

Samsung Pay users can now upload gift cards from 50 different retailers to their mPayment accounts, fulfilling a promise Samsung made earlier this fall. The retailers supported include such big names as Nike, GameStop, Toys “R” Us, eBay, and Domino’s. Samsung says more are on the way. It’s a feature aimed at enhancing user convenience; in…

SesameTouch “My Digital Life Companion” Sports NEXT’s Biometrics

SesameTouch “My Digital Life Companion” Sports NEXT’s Biometrics

NEXT Biometrics technology has been integrated into an innovative personal digital security solution. Called the SesameTouch “My Digital Life Companion”, the device has been developed by Trust Designer SAS. It’s a small, portable device designed to connect with personal devices like smartphones and tablets, adding fingerprint authentication as a means of access control. That biometric…

Samsung Pay Safe Despite LoopPay Hack

Samsung Pay Safe Despite LoopPay Hack

Samsung is insisting that its LoopPay technology is safe and secure in the wake of revelations that its namesake developer faced an IT breach from a China-based hacker group. LoopPay’s technology provides the basis for the Samsung Pay mPayment system. This past spring, Massachusetts-based LoopPay’s corporate network was hacked by the Codoso Group (also known…

TSI Joins Natural Security Alliance

TSI Joins Natural Security Alliance

Ticket Surf International (TSI), developer of the My E-Money Purse digital wallet solution, has joined the Natural Security Alliance. The company plans to use the Natural Security standard to improve the security of its product and to explore new uses for it as well. The Natural Security Alliance‘s main aim is to develop security standards…

News Roundup: Novelty, Integration, Innovation

News Roundup: Novelty, Integration, Innovation

Last week at FindBiometrics the news was international in scope, with top stories from India, China, Nigeria, Canada and the U.S. New integrations, new implementations and new inventions kept the biometrics conversation dynamic and exciting as we began Healthcare Month. Novelty and Innovation Biometric facial recognition is finding its way into San Antonio animal shelters…

Alipay’s Facial Recognition Developer Raises $47 Million

Alipay’s Facial Recognition Developer Raises $47 Million

Like the mPayment killer app, Apple Pay, Alipay is going to use biometric authentication for payments; but rather than having users scan their fingerprints, the platform will use Face++ facial recognition technology. Face++, a China-based company specializing in facial recognition technology, has raised $47 million in its latest round of funding, according to a TechCrunch…

Visa Focuses on mPayment Expansion, Biometric Security

Visa Focuses on mPayment Expansion, Biometric Security

Visa is ramping up its efforts to get into the digital payments game with an expansion of its digital wallet service and more intensive investigations into biometric security. According to a Financial Times article by Emma Dunkley, Visa Europe has been forming partnerships with major retailers in the UK in an attempt to get more…

Biometric Wearable Called The Future of Payment

Biometric Wearable Called The Future of Payment

Yesterday during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Jeremy Bornstein, head of payments innovation at Royal Bank of Canada, took the stage during a panel titled “Navigating The Mobile Contactless Payments Landscape” and proclaimed that biometric wearables are the future of mCommerce. “This one pictured is Nymi,” said Bornstein, showing a slide of the Nymi wristband,…

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