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Google Pay Finally Launches in France

Google Pay Finally Launches in France

“The French launch of Google Pay also comes after a major extension of its support in the US, with Google announcing in late summer that 111 additional banks and credit unions were supporting the platform.” Google’s mobile payments platform has finally arrived in France, long after its major rivals. Six banks and credit card companies – Boon,…

Biometric Payments Come to South Africa via Samsung Pay

Biometric Payments Come to South Africa via Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay has now reached South Africa, the company has announced. Samsung’s mobile payments platform arrives in the country with the support of domestic banks Absa and Standard Bank, as well as Visa and Mastercard. Other partners for the launch include Virgin Money, British Airways, and the Avios airfare rewards program. In a post on…

Princeton Identity Secures Three New Patents for Iris Recognition Tech

Princeton Identity Secures Three New Patents for Iris Recognition Tech

“With over 11 patented technologies in our portfolio and many more pending, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to creating the most advanced and accurate iris recognition-based solutions to ensure accurate and convenient authentication of people and access to assets.” – Mark Clifton, CEO, Princeton Identity Princeton Identity has been granted three new patents for…

Iris Research Brings New Meaning to ‘Liveness Detection’

Iris Research Brings New Meaning to ‘Liveness Detection’

“They trained their deep learning system on a database of 574 near-infrared post-mortem images, as well as a database of 256 images of irises from live subjects…” Polish researchers are working on technology that can prevent fraudsters from using the iris biometrics of dead people. The researchers, Mateusz Trokielewicz, Adam Czajka, and Piotr Maciejewicz, have published…

Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Not Ready For Payments: Report

Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Not Ready For Payments: Report

Samsung won’t use facial recognition to confirm Samsung Pay payments anytime soon, reports The Korea Herald. While Samsung’s newest flagship smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, use the technology together with iris scanning for device unlocking, a source from within the company reportedly told the newspaper that the facial recognition technology will not be…

Financial ID Briefing: Money Talks Down Under

Financial ID Briefing: Money Talks Down Under

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Samsung Pay Launches in UAE Samsung Pay has come to the United Arab Emirates. Initially arriving via an early access program, Mastercard quickly announced its support for Samsung’s contactless mobile wallet in the…

Samsung Pay Coming to UAE in Early Access Program

Samsung Pay Coming to UAE in Early Access Program

Samsung Pay is coming to the United Arab Emirates, announcing an “early access” program for the country. With Samsung having recently completed an “early access” program for India, this appears to be Samsung’s new way of announcing the coming arrival of its mobile payment platform for a given market. In India’s case, the early access…

Is Selfie Authentication Coming to Samsung Pay?

Is Selfie Authentication Coming to Samsung Pay?

Samsung’s next flagship smartphone will not only use facial recognition for device unlocking, but will also link it to transaction verification on Samsung Pay, reports Bloomberg Technology. The news follows recent reports indicating that Samsung was planning to complement the forthcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone‘s iris scanning functionality with facial recognition, in an effort to improve…

Samsung Pay Officially Launches in India

Samsung Pay Officially Launches in India

“The platform arrives in the country at an awkward time. IDFC Bank has just launched its Aadhaar Pay mobile app, allowing merchants to accept payments on their smartphones without the need for customers to use their own smartphone or even a payment card.” Samsung has officially launched its mPayment platform in India. The development arrives…

Samsung Pay India Now in Early Access

Samsung Pay India Now in Early Access

“Users can register now for the Early Access program, and will be able to give it a try before the service’s official launch…” It looks like Samsung Pay – Samsung’s biometrically secured mobile wallet – is about to arrive in India. Signs first emerged earlier this year, when an Android update brought the Samsung Pay…

Is Samsung Pay Coming to Canada Next Week?

Is Samsung Pay Coming to Canada Next Week?

Canadians will soon be scanning their fingerprints – and eventually their irises – for Samsung Pay transactions, reports AndroidCentral. To be clear, it hasn’t been officially announced by Samsung. The news came via a Twitter user who asked Samsung when the service would launch in Canada, and took a screenshot of a reply indicating that it…

Samsung Pay Coming To Malaysia, Russia, and Thailand in 2016

Samsung Pay Coming To Malaysia, Russia, and Thailand in 2016

Samsung is extending the reach of its mobile payment service online and in real life. Looking to the latter, the company says it will launch Samsung Pay in Malaysia, Russia, and Thailand by the end of the year. Apple Pay launched in Russia earlier this month, but Samsung Pay could leapfrog ahead by debuting in Malaysia…

How Do Apple Pay and Samsung Pay Compare in Russia?

How Do Apple Pay and Samsung Pay Compare in Russia?

“Between the two, Samsung Pay has a bit of an edge.” The two most prominent mobile payment platforms are now available in Russia. Samsung Pay launched in the country at the start of the month, and Apple Pay made its debut early this week. Between the two, Samsung Pay has a bit of an edge. Like Apple…

Samsung Pay Receives Iris Scanning Upgrade

Samsung Pay Receives Iris Scanning Upgrade

“Consumers need only to look at their phone to confirm transactions, which could make mPayments an even easier way to pay.” With a new software update, iris-based transaction verification has arrived to the Samsung Pay mobile payment platform. It comes by way of Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 smartphone. While it isn’t the first mobile device to…

INTERVIEW: Princeton Identity CEO Mark Clifton

INTERVIEW: Princeton Identity CEO Mark Clifton

Princeton Identity is a biometrics company that has recently spun off as independent from SRI International. In its first weeks of existence, the company has made major headlines, most recently confirming that it is in fact the provider of the iris biometrics technology featured on Samsung’s new Galaxy Note7 handset. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had…

Samsung’s Iris Scanning Smartphone Marks Over 200,000 Preorders

Samsung’s Iris Scanning Smartphone Marks Over 200,000 Preorders

Excitement is building for Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 device in its home country of South Korea. Officially unveiled at launch events around the world last Tuesday, the device has already garnered over 200,000 preorders. As The Korea Herald reports, that’s double the preorders that came in for Galaxy S7 smartphones launched earlier this year. That could…

Samsung Pay Will Launch in Brazil Next Week

Samsung Pay Will Launch in Brazil Next Week

“With Samsung Pay having launched in Australia, Singapore, and Spain in just the last couple of months, the mPayment service seems to be enjoying some momentum in its international expansion efforts.” Samsung Pay will launch in Brazil next week, Samsung has announced. The mPayment platform will go live in the country on July 19th. Brazil…

Samsung Pay Officially Launches in Spain

Samsung Pay Officially Launches in Spain

Samsung Pay has finally beaten Apple Pay to a major market, with the service having now launched in Spain. It’s the first European market to support the mPayment platform, and represents a considerable business opportunity. As Samsung Spain VP Celestino García explained in a statement announcing the launch, Spain features a “high smartphone penetration rate” and…

Citibank Supports Samsung Pay Ahead of Singapore Launch

Citibank Supports Samsung Pay Ahead of Singapore Launch

“Almost immediately after Apple Pay was launched in [Singapore], Samsung announced that its own mPayment platform would arrive within the second quarter.” Samsung Pay has garnered the support of another major bank in Singapore ahead of its launch in the country. Citibank Singapore cardholders will be able to use the mobile payment platform when it…

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