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Friday, December 21, 2012

The New Face of Mobile Security: Q&A Interview with CEO of NXT-ID, Inc

New York, New York, Point Roberts, WA - December 21, 2012 (Investorideas.com newswire, www.techsectorstocks.com) Investorideas.com staff: Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specializing in sector research for independent investors including tech stocks features an exclusive Q&A interview with Mr. Gino Pereira, Chief Executive Officer of NXT-ID, Inc and its MobileBio technologies.

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Gino, I understand the Company's core technology is based on biometrics that had successfully been deployed in other markets. Can you give us some background on the MobileBio group of technologies and the basis of the technology platform?
A: Gino Pereira, Chief Executive Officer
The founders of NXT-ID were the CEO and Vice-President of business development at Technest Holdings, an OTCBB public company, and its subsidiary Genex Technologies. Genex Technologies was founded in 1995 to develop and commercialize the unique Rainbow® method of capturing 3D data. Since its founding Genex has developed into one of the market leaders in advanced imaging, including 3D and 360-degree technologies. Genex has developed innovative technologies and products for all aspects of imaging, including capture, processing, display, and enhancement. Genex's products range from 3D cameras to surveillance algorithms to integrated facial recognition systems. Genex and Technest have won highly competitive awards from the Department of Defense, NIH, NIST and NSF amounting to over $30 million in support of this technology.
NXT-ID has licensed all the Technest /Genex technology (exclusively in many markets) to provide a product portfolio and a strong technical foundation for its further development efforts
In addition, NXT-ID has also licensed patents and know-how from Geometrix, a leading 3D imaging company using a different technical approach to Technest. This technology performed very favorably at the Face Recognition Vendor Test conducted by the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST).
NXT-ID also has key scientific and engineering personnel that have had key roles in the development of these technologies and have an important intellectual knowledge base that the Company intends to leverage.
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You are initially targeting the financial transactions market; can you give us insight into the roll out and how you plan to penetrate this growing global m-commerce market?
A: Gino Pereira, Chief Executive Officer
Juniper Research estimates that worldwide mobile payment volume will grow to $240 billion in 2012, and forecasts growth to $670 billion by 2015. Many major players around the world have announced plans for mobile payments including AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, Google, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Bank of America, Barclays, RIM and others
According to the Pew Research Center, a majority of technology experts and other internet stakeholders believe that by 2020 most people will have embraced and fully adopted the use of smart-device swiping for purchases they make, nearly eliminating the need for cash or credit cards. These experts feel that the explosive growth in the use of smartphones and other mobile devices, combined with the convenience, security, and other affordances of mobile payments systems, makes these systems an obvious choice to replace established modes of payment in day-to-day commerce. However, like any new technology, NFC still faces some potential hurdles. Before consumers jump into the world of mobile payments, they'll need to be assured that the technology is safe and secure. NXT-ID is developing a separate physical electronic wallet that holds information from credit cards, identification cards, and virtually any card to allow the owner of the card to use a reprogrammable secure card to replicate any of the cards in the wallet. This wallet will have a combination of biometric and password recognition for additional security. We expect to launch this product in 2013 through partnerships with financial institutions.
Q: Investorideas.com
There are several products in development; MobileBio Wocket™, MobileBio™ Sensor and MobileBio FaceMatch™- can you us a brief overview of each one and the solutions it provides mobile users?
A: Gino Pereira, Chief Executive Officer
Aside from the "Wocket" which was just described the other two products we currently have in development are
MobileBio™ Sensor- For individuals that use a variety of secure devices where the identification of the specific individual is important; the MobileBio™ Sensor can communicate with the intended device directly or remotely. Verification is through cloud based identity management and information "BioCloud" assurance services hosted by the Company. This device will also help to secure one aspect of "BYOD" (Bring your own device) computing which is a growing concern among corporations where individuals are using their personal smartphones and tablets to connect to their company's IT servers. This device can also be used by law enforcement officers and military servicemen to collect and transmit biometric data remotely. Connection to devices may be made through USB or by Bluetooth
MobileBio FaceMatch™- A modular facial recognition system for smartphones, tablets, laptop and desktop computers. Depending on the number of cameras available and level of security desired MobileBio FaceMatch will use 2D, pseudo 3D or 3D facial recognition algorithms to allow the user access to their device. The software can be hosted on the device or through cloud computing. The software will also be available as an "app" on the iPhone and Android platforms. One of the major areas of concern with facial recognition is user privacy with most companies utilizing private data for other marketing purposes. The MobileBio FaceMatch app will not retain any personal information on the user.
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When can consumers expect to see MobileBio in the market and what phones are currently compatible?
A: Gino Pereira, Chief Executive Officer
We anticipate that MobileBio FaceMatch™ will also be available in 2013 and be available as an app on Android smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy, and the Apple iPhone.
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In closing, where do you see your biggest growth opportunity?
A: Gino Pereira, Chief Executive Officer
I believe that we our products address substantial concerns in large markets. According to the International Biometrics Group, the world-wide facial recognition market for all applications of the technology is expected to exceed $1B in the year 2012. There is an increased need for greater security as risks to national security become more dangerous and costs of identity theft grow. Identity theft in the US cost victims $54 billion in 2009. The value proposition that we offer customers with our versatile, simple MobileBio technology is complete interoperability of sensors with mobile applications and cloud-based services, which will secure the mobile money/m-commerce market by filling a versatility and flexibility gap that is lacking with current solutions.
About NXT-ID
NXT-ID, Inc.'s innovative MobileBio solution mitigates consumer risks associated with mobile computing, m-commerce and smart OS-enabled devices. The company is focused on the growing m-commerce market, launching its innovative MobileBio suite of biometric solutions that secure consumers' mobile platforms. http://www.nxt-id.com/
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Gino Pereira
Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 203-305-3568;
Fax: 203-888-7399
Email: gino@nxt-id.com
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Monday, December 10, 2012

Tech Stocks Investor Research Update for Mobile Security Stocks and Mobile App Stocks

New York, New York - December 10, 2012 (Investorideas.com newswire, www.techsectorstocks.com) Investorideas.com staff: Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specializing in sector research for independent investors issues new research and directories for the tech sector including a list of publicly traded mobile security stocks and mobile app stocks.

Mobile Security Stocks
Accenture ( NYSE:ACN) is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 257,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. Mobile SecurityWebcast: http://www.accenture.com/us-en/Pages/insight-mobile-security-webcast-cio.aspx
AT&T Inc. ( NYSE:T) together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications services to consumers, businesses, and other providers worldwide. The company's Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data communication services, such as local wireless communications services, long-distance services, and roaming services. This segment also sells various handsets, wirelessly enabled computers, and personal computer wireless data cards; and accessories, including carrying cases, hands-free devices, batteries, battery chargers, and other items. This segment sells its products through its own stores, or through agents or third-party retail stores. Its Wireline segment provides data services comprising switched and dedicated transport, Internet access and network integration, U-verse services, and data equipment; businesses voice applications over IP-based networks; and digital subscriber lines, dial-up Internet access, private lines, managed Web-hosting services, packet services, enterprise networking services, and Wi-Fi services, as well as local, interstate, and international wholesale networking capacity to other service providers. This segment also offers voice services, such as local and long-distance, calling card, 1-800, conference calling, wholesale switched access, caller ID, call waiting, and voice mail services; and application management, security services, integration services, customer premises equipment, outsourcing, government-related services, and satellite video services. The company's Advertising Solutions segment publishes yellow and white pages directories; and sells directory advertising and Internet-based advertising and local search. In addition, the company provides customer information services. Mobile Security Products: http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=22741
Elephant Talk Communications, Inc. ( NYSE MKT: ETAK) is a leading international provider of mobile networking software and services. The Company's mission is to provide a single service, fully enabling and securing the mobile cloud. Elephant Talk empowers Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) by providing a cloud based mobile communications infrastructure, operating software and managed services, based mostly on company developed and owned software. We enable these Mobile Operators and Virtual Network Operators by offering a full suite of products, delivery platforms, support services, superior industry expertise and high quality customer service without substantial upfront investment. As a specialized outsourcing partner, we provide operating software, managed services, cloud and SaaS solutions, an integrated transaction and delivery platform to the mobile telecommunications industry globally. Our products include remote health care, credit card fraud prevention, mobile internet ID security, secure remote file access management, loyalty and transaction management services and a whole range of other emerging mobile services.  Elephant Talk can count several of the world's leading Mobile Operators amongst their customers including Vodafone, T-Mobile and Zain, and virtually all business is focused on tier 1 operators worldwide.
Microsoft Corp. ( NasdaqGS:MSFT) develops, licenses, and supports software products and services; and designs and sells hardware worldwide. The company's Windows & Windows Live division offers PC operating system that primarily includes Windows 7 operating system, Windows live suite of applications and Web services, and PC hardware products. Its Server and Tools division provides Windows Server operating systems, Windows Azure; Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Azure, Windows Intune, Windows Embedded, Visual Studio, Silverlight, system center products, Microsoft consulting services, and Premier product support services. This division also offers cloud-based services; and training and certification to developers and information technology professionals, as well as builds standalone and software development lifecycle tools for software architects, developers, testers, and project managers. The company's Online Services division provides online information and content, including Bing, MSN, adCenter, and Atlas online tools for advertisers. Its Microsoft Business division offers Microsoft office, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Office project and office Visio, and Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM, as well as Microsoft Office Web Apps and Microsoft Office 365, which are online service offerings. The company's Entertainment and Devices Division segment provides Xbox 360 entertainment platform, which includes the Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console, Kinect for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 video games, and Xbox 360 accessories; Xbox LIVE; Skype; and Windows Phone. Microsoft Corporation markets and distributes its products and services primarily through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as through online. The company has strategic alliances with Nokia, and NIIT Ltd., as well as a strategic relationship Dominion Enterprises, Inc. Mobile Security: Device Security Manager helps developers test various security policies for Windows Mobile devices. It is designed as a desktop application that ships with a preset list of "security configurations". A security configuration can be thought of as a template, which contains a collection of individual policies and settings. For example, a security configuration could define policies such as whether unsigned applications are allowed to execute, whether RAPI is disabled etc. Using this tool, the developer can provision a Windows Mobile device with different configurations, and then test the application's behavior under these configurations. This tool can be used either on an emulator or an unlocked Windows Mobile device.
NQ Mobile Inc. ( NYSE:NQ) is a leading global provider of trusted mobile Internet services built on its world-class acquisition, engagement and monetization platform. The company was one of the first to recognize the growing security threats targeting smartphone users and now has about 242 million registered and 85 million active user accounts globally. NQ Mobile's cloud-based trust platform has been recognized by third-party testing facilities around the world as the most effective solution for detecting and combating mobile threats. NQ Mobile is recognized as a global pioneer in mobile innovation and technology leadership. NQ Mobile maintains dual headquarters in Dallas, TX, USA and Beijing, China.
Research in Motion Limited ( NasdaqGS:RIMM; TSX:RIM.TO) a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Integral security features and an ever-expanding administrative toolset have earned BlackBerry® products the trust of some of the most secure organizations in the world. These security features have also made the BlackBerry solution a world leader in mobile security certifications.
Spare Backup, Inc. ( OTCBB:SPBU) is a leading provider of data backup and security software for smartphones, tablets and PCs. Spare Backup's software enables consumers and small to medium sized businesses to easily protect valuable computer and mobile data quickly, automatically and cost-effectively. Spare Backup software intelligently selects, secures and stores personal and business content on a continuous basis or according to the schedule of the user's choice. It also allows for the integration of that content across various devices and provides enhanced security features to protect valuable data on any lost or stolen devices. Spare Backup software is the first totally automated cloud-based backup service that is distributed on a stand-alone or private label basis through major retail and warranty service partners in North America and Europe.
Sybase, Inc (a division of SAP AG) ( NYSE: SAP) is the largest global enterprise software company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information from the data center to the point of action. Sybase provides open, cross-platform solutions that securely deliver information anytime, anywhere, enabling customers to create an information edge. The world's most critical data in commerce, communications, finance, government and healthcare runs on Sybase. Federal, state and local governments have reprioritized their IT initiatives to support emergency responders and defend against threats. Using Sybase solutions, agencies share data between sites, staff and each other-giving every stakeholder access to the real-time information they need to take appropriate action.
Mobile App Stocks
Arm Holdings plc (NasdaqGS:ARMH) designs the technology that is at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM's comprehensive product offering includes microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company's broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies.
Artificial Life, Inc. (OTC:ALIF) is a new kind of investor. We act as a global incubator and business network provider and facilitator for our investment companies, assisting them in their funding efforts, sales, production, and general business development activities. When needed, we also inject our valuable intellectual property into our investment companies for their use. We invest mainly in the BRICS ( Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) markets with a focus on smartphone content and wireless technology such as: near field communication, mobile business apps and games, mobile health services, social networking apps and games, and mobile commerce. We have won many industry awards for outstanding technology and products in prior years.
Augme Technologies, Inc. (OTC:AUGT) provides strategic services and mobile marketing technology to leading consumer and healthcare brands. Selling its products and services under the Hipcricket brand, Augme's platform has provided measurable successes in over 225,000 campaigns for its clients, which include many of America's brand-name leaders (e.g., Macy's, MillerCoors and Clear Channel) in a variety of industries, along with their agencies. Augme's offerings allow marketers, brands, and agencies to plan, create, test, deploy, and track mobile marketing programs across every mobile channel, including SMS, MMS, 2D/QR codes, mobile websites, advertising networks, social media and branded apps. Augme's AD LIFE® platform facilitates consumer brand interaction and the ability to track and analyze campaign results. Using its own patented device-detection and proprietary mobile content adaptation software, AD LIFE® solves the mobile marketing industry problem of disparate operating systems, device types, and on-screen mobile content rendering. Augme also provides business-to-consumer solutions, including national mobile couponing campaigns, strategic mobile healthcare tools, custom mobile application development, and consumer data tracking and analytics. In addition to AD LIFE®, Augme in 2011 acquired the assets of Hipcricket, Inc. and JAGTAG, Inc. and licenses the digital broadcast platform BOOMBOX®. Augme is headquartered in New York City, with operations in Seattle, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami and Tucson.
Cirrus Logic Inc. (NasdaqGS:CRUS) develops high-precision, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for a broad range of innovative customers. Building on its diverse analog and signal-processing patent portfolio, Cirrus Logic delivers highly optimized products for a variety of audio and energy-related applications. With a focus on lowering system power, improving battery life and reducing board space, Cirrus Logic provides innovative ICs for smartphones and mobile applications. These solutions include smart audio codecs that are designed to off-load audio tasks from the applications processor, thereby saving system power, as well as Class D amplifiers that drive superior audio performance to the external speakers in space-saving, cost effective form factors.
Decision Diagnostics Corp. (OTC:DECN) is a leading developer of smart phone based remote Electronic Medical Record technologies. Decision Diagnostics Corp. is proud to feature MD@Hand and MD@Work-- smartphone-based medical communication network products. These products are geared to the medical insurance and pharmacy benefits management segments of the healthcare markets. Our smartphone-based medical communication network products provide physicians with critical patient information at the point of care; a handheld mobile device that allows physicians to carry, access, and update their patients' histories, medication data, and best care guidelines.
Glu Mobile, Inc. (NasdaqGS:GLUU) is a leading global developer and publisher of freemium games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games such as CONTRACT KILLER, GUN BROS, DEER HUNTER, BLOOD & GLORY, and SAMURAI VS. ZOMBIES DEFENSE on a wide range of platforms including iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Google Chrome, and MAC OS. Glu`s unique technology platform enables its titles to be accessible to a broad audience of consumers globally. Founded in 2001, Glu is headquartered in San Francisco with a major office outside Seattle, and international locations in Brazil, Canada, China, and Russia.
Mimvi, Inc. (OTC:MIMV) is a mobile search and recommendation technology company. Its proprietary search and "intelligent" recommendation algorithms enable the search and discovery of Mobile Apps, Mobile Content and Mobile Products across multiple devices and platforms, including: Apple's iPhone and iPad, Google Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Facebook and Web Apps.
Mitek Systems Inc (NasdaqCM:MITK) is a mobile imaging software solutions provider that allows users to remotely deposit checks, pay their bills, get insurance quotes, and transfer credit card balances by snapping a picture with their camera-equipped smartphones and tablets instead of using the device keyboard. Mitek's technology increases convenience for the consumer by eliminating the need to go to the bank branch or automated teller machine, and dramatically reduces processing and customer acquisition costs while increasing customer retention. With a strong patent portfolio, Mitek is positioned as the leading innovator in mobile imaging software and currently provides its solutions to Fortune 500 financial services companies.
Nvidia Corp (NasdaqGS:NVDA) awakened the world to computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Today, its processors power a broad range of products from smartphones to supercomputers. NVIDIA's mobile processors are used in cell phones, tablets and auto infotainment systems. PC gamers rely on GPUs to enjoy spectacularly immersive worlds. Professionals use them to create 3D graphics and visual effects in movies and to design everything from golf clubs to jumbo jets. And researchers utilize GPUs to advance the frontiers of science with high performance computing. The company has more than 5,000 patents issued, allowed or filed, including ones covering ideas essential to modern computing.
RF Micro Devices, Inc (NasdaqGS:RFMD) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies. RFMD's products enable worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity and support advanced functionality in the mobile device, wireless infrastructure, wireless local area network (WLAN or WiFi), cable television (CATV)/broadband, Smart Energy/advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), and aerospace and defense markets. RFMD is recognized for its diverse portfolio of semiconductor technologies and RF systems expertise and is a preferred supplier to the world's leading mobile device, customer premises and communications equipment providers.
Sky-mobi Limited (NasdaqGM:MOBI) operates the leading mobile application store in China. Sky-mobi works with handset companies to pre-install its Maopao mobile application store on handsets and with content developers to provide users with high quality applications and content titles. Users of the Maopao store can browse, download and purchase a wide range of applications and content such as single-player games, mobile music and books. In addition, Sky-mobi has established a leading mobile social network community in China, the Maopao Community, where it offers popular localized mobile social games as well as applications and content with social network functions to its registered members. The Maopao store enables mobile applications and content to be downloaded and run on a variety of mobile handsets with different hardware and operating system configurations.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NasdaqGS:SWKS) is an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors. Leveraging core technologies, Skyworks supports automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, energy management, GPS, industrial, medical, military, wireless networking, smartphone and tablet applications. The Company's portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators, circulators, demodulators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, front-end modules, hybrids, infrastructure RF subsystems, isolators, lighting and display solutions, mixers, modulators, optocouplers, optoisolators, phase shifters, PLLs/synthesizers/VCOs, power dividers/combiners, power management devices, receivers, switches and technical ceramics. Headquartered in Woburn, Mass., Skyworks is worldwide with engineering, manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout Asia, Europe and North America.
Zagg Inc. (NasdaqGM:ZAGG) is a leading mobile device accessories and technology company with products that protect, personalize and enhance a consumer's mobile experience. ZAGG differentiates itself as the preferred brand by offering creative product solutions through targeted global distribution channels, with the broadest product offering in its sector. With a brand portfolio that includes ZAGG® and iFrogz™, the company manufactures and markets a complete line of products to improve the functionality of portable gadgets, including keyboards, cases, audio and protective films, through direct, retail, specialty and international channels.
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