Facial recognition tech helps speed processing for travelers in Washington airport

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New facial recognition system has been unveiled at Dulles International Airport Air travelers may face less wait-time frustration at Washington’s Dulles International Airport thanks to a new processing system that uses facial recognition technology. The system can help reduce lines and speed up wait times without compromising security. The two new face recognition systems at Dulles are said to be a “user friendly” way to help relieve congestion for air travellers. One of the systems meets legal requirements for biometric entry-exit records and the other helps to accelerate the processing…

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“Selfie Pay” mobile payments to roll out from MasterCard

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A new form of verification is going to be launched in order to help to ensure transactions are secure. MasterCard has now revealed that it will be using its investments into facial recognition tech as a part of its mobile payments verification systems in order to help to make smartphone based transactions more secure. The goal is to decrease the risk of falsely declined transactions while boosting security when using mobile wallets. Trials of this mobile payments verification version using “Selfie Pay” have already been conducted in the Netherlands and…

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New mobile payments app aims to change the way tipping works

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New tipping app has been launched in Las Vegas A new mobile payments application is being launched in Las Vegas, Nevada. The app, called Tip.ly, is designed with tips in mind. Many of the people that work in Las Vegas, particularly those that work on the Strip, survive off the tips they receive from customers. The new app is meant to make it easier for people to tip for the services they receive, further removing the need for cash. App uses money transfer system and facial recognition technology to issue…

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PayPal tests new mobile payments security system

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PayPal seeks to make mobile payments more secure When it comes to mobile payments, security is a major issue. Mobile commerce has garnered a significant amount of attention from consumers around the world, but it has also attracted the interests of malicious groups that seek to exploit financial information. Hackers have begun infiltrating the mobile commerce scene, and this has made many consumers concerned for the security of their financial information. PayPal, which has established a prominent place in the mobile payments sector, has begun testing new technology that could…

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Mobile payments test being run by PayPal using facial verification

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The test of the technology is being run in the United Kingdom for items bought using the app. PayPal has just revealed that it is now rolling out a new mobile payments trial that will begin with customers in the United Kingdom who pay for products through the use of the PayPal app. The trial will involve testing verification technology that uses facial recognition over a smartphone. The mobile payments trial requires a customer to have the PayPal app, a photo for proving their identity, and a smartphone. At the…

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New mobile commerce system may replace ATMs

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Mobile commerce continues to grow among consumers As consumers become more integrated in mobile technology, commerce is beginning to change. Consumers are beginning to favor using their mobile devices to shop and purchase products, which has lead to the emergence of mobile commerce. This is a broad term that does not only refer to mobile payments, of course. Mobile commerce also encompasses the use of financial services being offered by banks that cater to mobile users. Such services may soon revolutionize the way people use ATMs around the world. Diebold…

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Mobile Commerce News – This Week’s Round Up!

This Week in Mobile Commerce News Headlines…     Article’s we covered with highlights for you to review!   Mobile commerce gap between iOS and Android is growing In the race to dominate U.S.  mobile web traffic the latest report released by Piper Jaffray is showing Apple’s iOS platform is still the popular pick over Google’s Android based devices as the gap  between the two widens.  Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray, monitored several of the most popular article and social sites in order to collect the data, coming…

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Rumor confirmed: Google acquires Viewdle

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Google acquisition of Viewdle finalized Earlier this week, rumors regarding Google’s acquisition of augmented reality and facial recognition specialist Viewdle began making their way throughout the world. Neither company had been keen to confirm or deny the rumors when they first began appearing, noting that they were simply matters of speculation. It seems, however, that the rumors were indeed true, as Google has announced that the acquisition of Viewdle has been finalized. The company has been incorporated into Google’s Motorola unit, where it will see its technology put to extensive…

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Rumor suggests Google acquires Viewdle

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Google may have acquired Viewdle, according to emerging rumor There is a rumor that Google has acquire Viewdle, an augmented reality startup specializing in facial recognition technology. According to the Russian branch of Forbes, Viewdle’s board of directors approved the company’s takeover by Google in a $30 million deal. Neither Viewdle nor Google have confirmed or denied the rumor, but if it is true, it could have serious implications for Google’s endeavors with augmented reality technology. Currently, the only thing backing the rumor is Google’s interest in both augmented reality…

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Latest Facebook news includes acquisition of Face.com

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This $55 to $60 million purchase will improve its facial recognition technology. Following several weeks of speculating, Facebook news finally shows that Face.com, an Israeli facial recognition technology, has been acquired. Though rumors initially suggested that it was purchased for $100 million, that number has since fallen. It is now more likely that the company was bought out for somewhere between $55 million and $60 million, and that this amount was a combination of cash and stock. The precise value of the purchase therefore depends on the stock of the…

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