It’s been another rich and varied week in Mobile ID World news, and that’s reflected in this week’s roundup of our most popular stories.
The emerging biometric payment cards market made an appearance, thanks to news from IDEMIA. This week the identity and security giant announced the launch of its Global FinTech Accelerator Card Program, which is aimed at helping its partners to develop their various card solutions and get them to market:
IDEMIA Launches Accelerator Program to Help FinTechs Ramp Up Card Production
Readers also showed interest in next-gen connected car tech this week, as Cerence Inc. celebrated its first birthday. A specialist in conversational AI systems designed specifically for automotive applications, Cerence spun off from its former parent company, Nuance Communications, last October, and has made a lot of progress in the ensuing months:
Cerence Celebrates First Year as Independent Company
Meanwhile, in the world of Strong Online Authentication, Okta announced a new Software Development Kit this week. Part of the Okta Devices Platform Service, the Devices SDK is designed to help third parties develop branded push notifications to let end users biometrically log in to their own apps:
Okta Supports Multichannel Passwordless Authentication with New Devices SDK
Jumio also got some attention this week with a new blog post detailing the benefits of document-centric identity proofing. This refers to the use of official identity documents for the verification of end user identity, which can be done, for example, by using facial recognition to match an end user’s selfie photo to their image on a picture of a driver’s license:
Jumio Details Benefits of Document-Based Identity Proofing
And finally, some 5G news edged into this week’s top five, with Samsung and KDDI announcing that they would work together on 5G solutions that are specifically aimed at facilitating digital transformation in the enterprise. Their collaboration will be focused on the Japan market:
Samsung and KDDI to Develop New 5G Business Models in Japan
Stay posted to Mobile ID World next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of digital identity. To see the hottest stories of the week in biometrics, visit our sibling site FindBiometrics.