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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Technology Today Radio: Apple (AAPL) giving us another reason to Give the Finger: Ajay Gupta interviews Biometrics Expert Gino Pereira, CEO of NXT-ID (NXTD)

New York, NY - September 26, 2013 (www.investorideas.com newswire) Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specializing in independent research in leading sectors including biometrics and mobile security stocks features a recent in interview with NXT-ID, Inc.(OTCQB: NXTD). Technology Today blog radio host Ajay Gupta interviews biometric expert Mr. Gino Pereira, CEO of NXT-ID (OTCQB: NXTD) to discuss recent developments in biometrics and how Apple (AAPL) is taking the lead in mobile security. Gino shares insight into what works now, what doesn’t work and the future of biometrics as it becomes mainstream technology.

Technology Today ;Apple giving us another reason to Give the Finger
Ajay Gupta interviews Gino Pereira, CEO of NXT-ID (OTCQB: NXTD )
Intro -
Apple's new OS, iOS 7, and two new phones, the iPhone 5c and 5s, have received a lot of attention. And they've sold 9 million phones in the first weekend of sales.
One feature that hasn't received as much discussion as may be deserved is the fingerprint biometric feature.  That's the kind of tech we like to discuss at Technology Today and we'll do that this Wednesday at 6pm EST.
Security is an ever growing concern and the 4-digit pass code is often more of an annoyance than a deterrent. Perhaps a finger tap approach, which we are used to anyway from opening apps, will do better? 
Some say this is a slippery slope that once we are accustomed to using our fingers, retina scanners, voice print and other more intrusive biometric approaches will become the norm.
The show discuses the pros and cons and takes a deeper look at the biometric teck. Gino Pereira, CEO of NXT-ID, is a recognized expert in the technology space having built start-ups across the world.  His current business, NXT-ID, is active in biometrics with special application in mobile payment security.
Hear the September 25th radio show http://www.blogtalkradio.com/technologytoday/2013/09/25/apple-giving-us-another-reason-to-give-the-finger
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Featured Mobile Security Company on Investorideas.com - NXT-ID, Inc. (OTC:NXTD) About NXT- ID Inc. - Mobile Security for a Mobile World
NXT-ID, Inc.'s (OTCQB: NXTD) 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. NXT-ID’ wholly owned subsidiary, 3D-ID LLC, is engaged in biometric identification has 22 licensed patents in the field of 3D facial recognition http://www.nxt-id.com/, http://3d-id.net/
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Biometric Stock Alert: NXT-ID, Inc. (OTCQB:NXTD) Appoints New Director with CTO, CIO and COO Experience at Major E-Commerce and Social Consumer Brands

Shelton, CT - September 25, 2013 (Investorideas.com biometrics/ defense stocks newswire) NXT-ID, Inc. (OTCQB:NXTD) a biometrics company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, today announced the appointment of Dr. Michael J. d'Almada-Remedios to its Board of Directors. Dr. Remedios joins the company as an independent director, advising in key areas of technology development.

Dr. Remedios lends more than twenty years of experience in executive, product, technology and operations leadership as CTO, CIO, and COO. He has held key management positions at major e-commerce and social consumer brands including eBay/Shopping.com, Expedia/Hotels.com, Travelocity/Lastminute.com, Kmart/BlueLight.com and Wells Fargo Bank.
Mr. Gino M. Pereira, CEO of NXT-ID, Inc. said, "We are delighted to welcome Mike to the Board of NXT-ID. His extensive e-commerce and banking experience will be invaluable to the Company as we launch our mobile security products, including the Wocket™. His experience is a terrific complement to the government markets background that our current independent board member Major General David Gust (Ret.) provides. The majority of our Board now comprises independent Board Members."
Dr. Remedios commented on his joining the Board, "I'm delighted to join the NXT-ID Board at this exciting time of online, offline, mobile and social convergence. There are many emerging 'Omni-channel' developments coming out of established and start-up companies. The technology of NXT-ID is perfectly positioned to be a 'low friction' accelerator for partners and its own unique products such as the Wocket."
Dr. Remedios' background includes a successful track record for product innovation and development, outsourcing, global platform integration, massive-scale/hyper-growth operations, and building/developing teams from 50 to more than 500 people. His key accomplishments across the board at each company consistently show impressive gains in sales, profitability and global expansion into new markets.
At eBay, he was a member of the eBay Inc. Technology Board for eBay, PayPal and Skype. He was also a key member of the eBay Inc. workgroups for defining and driving the next-generation consumer experience "Finding 2.0," "on-eBay" and the Advertising and Distributed Commerce Network offering "off-eBay."
At Expedia, Inc., he reported to the President of Hotels.com and Venere.com and was responsible for all technologies, product development and technical operations for Hotels.com and Venere brands, including "One H," the global integration of business and technology for Hotels.com and Expedia, Inc.
At the Travelocity group of companies, he reported to the CEO of Lastminute.com. As Global CIO of the Lastminute.com group and Travelocity Europe, he managed 350 staff delivering all aspects of technology worldwide.
Additionally, his earlier career included six years as Vice President and Manager, Systems Integration & Development at Wells Fargo Bank, Consumer Banking Group.
Mr. Remedios recently joined software company, Swarm-Mobile (http://www.swarm-mobile.com) as the COO and CTO.
NXT-ID, Inc. is a technology company that is developing and marketing products, solutions, and services for consumers and organizations that have a need for biometric secure access control. The Company has three distinct lines of business: mobile commerce, law enforcement, and biometric access control applications.
The first product to be launched in the MobileBio™suite for consumer markets will be the Wocket™. Currently in development, this next generation digital wallet aims to reduce the number of cards in a wallet, while supporting virtually every payment method currently available at Point-of-Sale (POS).
The Company also recently announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, 3D-ID, LLC commenced a pilot program with the Palm Bay, FL Police Department to evaluate its 3D FaceMatch™ biometric facial recognition identification systems.
About NXT- ID Inc. - Mobile Security for a Mobile World
NXT-ID, Inc.'s (OTCQB: NXTD) 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. NXT-ID' wholly owned subsidiary, 3D-ID LLC, is engaged in biometric identification has 22 licensed patents in the field of 3D facial recognition http://www.nxt-id.com/, http://3d-id.net/
Forward-Looking Statements for NXT-ID
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect management's current expectations, as of the date of this press release, and involve certain risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements herein with respect to the successful execution of the Company's business strategy. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, our ability to establish and maintain the proprietary nature of our technology through the patent process, as well as our ability to possibly license from others patents and patent applications necessary to develop products; the availability of financing; the Company's ability to implement its long range business plan for various applications of its technology; the Company's ability to enter into agreements with any necessary marketing and/or distribution partners; the impact of competition, the obtaining and maintenance of any necessary regulatory clearances applicable to applications of the Company's technology; and management of growth and other risks and uncertainties that may be detailed from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Monday, September 23, 2013

Biometrics Stocks Take Center Stage As Apple (AAPL) iPhone Sales Soar

New York, NY - September 23, 2013 (www.investorideas.com newswire) Investorideas.com, an investor portal specializing in sector research including biometrics and mobile security stocks, issues an updated directory for biometrics stocks following Apple’s report of selling over 9 Million iPhones over the weekend that incorporate biometric technology.

The new biometric Touch ID fingerprint technology has resulted in a new wave of interest in biometric technology and related stocks within the sector. Shares of Precise Biometrics, Fingerprint Cards, ImageWare Systems and NXT-ID, Inc have all benefited from the new buzz created by Apple’s implementation.
Additionally the biometric sector has made headlines as the Department of Homeland Security tests facial recognition technology and leading companies including Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) add facial recognition to their platforms .
Apple Reviews
Walter S. Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal recommends iPhone 5s "for anyone looking for a premium, advanced smartphone." He calls the phone’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor "a potentially game-changing hardware feature" and iOS 7 "a radically new operating system."
Ed Baig of USA Today looks at both iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. On the iPhone 5s, he writes, "Taken in totality, the features new to the iPhone 5s make what I consider to be the best smartphone on the market even better." He concludes, "I can strongly recommend either new iPhone but especially the 5s."
David Pogue of The New York Times posts two stories. In his iOS review he writes, "The structure, layout and features represent some of Apple’s best work." In his iPhone review, he calls iPhone 5c "a terrific phone," noting, "The price is right. It will sell like hot cakes." On iPhone 5s, he’s impressed with the improved camera and says the best part of Touch ID is "it actually works — every single time, in my tests. It’s nothing like the balky, infuriating fingerprint-reader efforts of earlier cellphones."
Source - Apple
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Accenture plc ( NYSE:ACN ) is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 266,000 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.  Biometrics : Accenture has managed numerous initiatives to improve US-VISIT biometrics through IDENT, including data integration across the Department of Homeland Security and significant biometric data quality enhancements.
Aware Inc ( NasdaqGM: AWRE ) is a leading software and technology supplier for the biometrics, telecommunications, and healthcare industries. Aware's biometrics software products and services are provided to solution vendors and system integrators for use by government agencies towards applications including border management, secure credentials, law enforcement, and national defense. Aware's DSL Service Assurance Group offers test and diagnostics software products that enable broadband service providers to manage their DSL networks. Aware also provides standards-based medical imaging software products to the healthcare industry.
Fingerprint Cards AB ( Stockholm:FING-B; Frankfurt:FPQ ; OTC:FGRPF ) markets, develops and produces biometric components and technologies that through the analysis and matching of an individual’s unique fingerprint verify the person’s identity. The technology consists of biometric sensors, processors, algorithms and modules that can be used separately or in combination with each other. The competitive advantages offered by the FPC’s technology include unique image quality, extreme robustness, low power consumption and complete biometric systems. With these advantages and the ability to achieve extremely low manufacturing costs, the technology can be implemented in volume products such as smart cards and mobile phones, where extremely rigorous demands are placed on such characteristics. The company’s technology can also be used in IT and Internet security, access control, etc.
ImageWare Systems, Inc. ( OTC:IWSY ) is an identity management innovator that has provided advanced biometric solutions to traditional identity markets for more than a decade. Today, we are also using our proven, patented, multi-modal biometric advances to deliver revolutionary mobile capabilities to the wireless, financial services and healthcare sectors. Our cutting-edge IWS CloudID and IWS Interactive Messaging System platforms are enabling extraordinary modular, flexible and scalable identity solutions across a variety of markets. And the PillPhone® is a unique mobile health management application designed to help patients better adhere with recommended medical treatment.
NXT-ID, Inc. ( OTC:NXTD ) Mobile Security for a Mobile World - 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. NXT-ID’ wholly owned subsidiary, 3D-ID LLC, is engaged in biometric identification has 22 licensed patents in the field of 3D facial recognition http://www.nxt-id.com/ , http://3d-id.net/
Precise Biometrics AB ( OTC:PRBCF ; OMX:PREC ) is a market-leading provider of solutions for fingerprint recognition to prove people's identities. With top-of-the-line expertise in fingerprint verification, Precise Biometrics offers fast, accurate and secure authentication of a person. The technology adds value to ID, enterprise and bank cards as well as access to mobile solutions (smart phones and tablets), computers and networks. Precise Biometrics serves business and government organizations throughout the world and its technology is licensed to close to 160 million users.
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Monday, September 16, 2013

Mobile Security and Biometrics Sector Snapshot: AAPL, NXTD

New York, NY - September 16, 2013 (www.investorideas.com newswire) Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specializing in investor research in leading sectors, issues commentary on the mobile security sector . Frost & Sullivan’s Global Program Director, ICT in Financial Services, Jean-Noel Georges and Alan Goode, Managing Director from Goode Intelligence share insight into the rapidly changing sector and comment on Apple’s (AAPL) recent implementation of fingerprint biometrics.

Additionally the CEO of an industry newcomer NXT-ID, Inc. ( OTCQB: NXTD), shares his perspective on the future of biometrics for identification and verification.
Last year Goode Intelligence predicted that mobile biometric security would move from "an interesting concept” to a "must-have” feature for all smart mobile devices (SMDs) His predictions have come to fruition.
Alan Goode, Managing Director of GoodeIntelligence.com recently shared his insight with Investorideas.com telling us, "I believe that the main driver for adoption of biometrics into consumer electronic devices is the mass adoption of smart mobile devices and the challenges this poses for strong authentication and identity verification - in other words how do we securely prove identity on a mobile device without affecting the user experience. Passcodes and One-Time-Passwords are not the most convenient way to prove identity on a mobile device, especially when we are on the move. As more and more of our daily lives are being managed by these devices, having to authenticate using technology that was designed for a personal computer and a keyboard is becoming undesirable. "
"What Apple ( AAPL ) has done with Touch ID is to improve the usability of identity verification on mobile devices - to make it more convenient. "
He also sees biometrics playing a key role in other technology, saying "There is a move to make authentication and identity verification on mobile devices more convenient and biometrics can provide a solution to this. This includes many biometric modalities including fingerprint, voice, facial and eye verification technologies. We predict that we shall see a marked increase in consumer technology supporting biometric authentication. Not just mobile phones, but smart TVs, games consoles, cars and wearable technology. Take a look at the latest Xbox console, Xbox one - it supports voice and facial recognition. Multi-factor biometric authentication can support many endpoints and ensure that we have a continuous experience when we switch between endpoints (NOTE: Take a look at this video from Nuance for a glimpse into what can happen with cross-platform voice recognition.” (http://venturebeat.com/2013/09/08/how-nuance-tapped-the-cloud-to-bring-voice-recognition-to-mobile/).
Mr. Gino M. Pereira, Chief Executive Officer of NXT-ID, Inc. ( OTCQB: NXTD said "Over the past couple of years it has become apparent that simple password protection is not sufficient in today's increasingly sophisticated hacking world. Now giants such as Apple ( AAPL ) and Google ( GOOG) are publically saying so. The next few years will see increasing usage of all different forms of biometrics for identification and verification. One day somewhere in the future we will seamlessly have access to our homes, cars, computers and other devices simply by being in proximity to them and being recognized biometrically. It will be simple, seemless and more secure "
NXT-ID is launching an advanced MobileBio™ technology that secures consumers' platforms via innovative authentication and encryption.
The first product the company is launching later this year is the Wocket™, a unique technology with a very different approach to payment security. Instead of replacing the wallet, they are aiming to improve upon it. The Wocket™ reduces the number of cards in your wallet while supports virtually every payment method currently available at Point-of-Sale (POS) at retailers around the world including magnetic stripe, EMV/NFC and barcode…all within a secure vault within a wallet.
Analyst Jean-Noel George from Frost & Sullivan recently said, "Protecting the mobile device itself is a first step, necessary to secure mobile payments. Although a personal identification number (PIN) can do the job, in 2011 more than 60 percent of smartphone users were not using a PIN to protect their mobile access. "
"The time is now right for biometric technology to emerge as a secure solution for mobile applications that require high levels of security, particularly payment," said Mr. Georges. "From a pure-payment security point of view, biometrics has already delivered significant advantages."
Investorideas.com asked him how long he thinks it will take for NFC or touchless payments to be in widespread use for payments in the US and what percentage of credit card holders in the US currently use NFC to make payments and how does he see that number changing over the next 5 years ?
He noted. " For the payment industry, the US market moved directly from magnetic stripe payment card to contactless payment cards. The infrastructure (POS, ATM) are being changed to accept contactless payment cards in the US. Major industry players (financial institutions, MNOs, OEM handset vendors,...) are deeply involved in the NFC technology. We can also add ISIS as a perfect driver for a US massive roll out. But the reality is different, and having NFC capabilities on your smartphone, does not automatically generate end user massive adoption and usages. I do not see NFC in the US as an important means of payment before 2015. "
"If you are back to the means of payment industry, it took 2 decades in Europe to move from cash/coins to EMV card payment. In the US, it will take time for the end user to move from the well known bank card to a NFC mobile payment. "
In discussing how the wallet war shifting to an MPOS war he said, " Many players already entered to the wallet war (software vendors, banks, financial institutions, ...) without a real leader. I can see the same business orientation coming to the mPOS. Many players are entering to this market with a plethora of solutions, but at the moment none took the lead. For SMB and SME, there is a real value added to use mPOS instead of traditional POS hardware. They just need to add a small add-on (most of the time for free) and they will be charged a little more than traditional fees but only based on their sales. Some business models have fixed fees based on your sales amount. So you have to pay even when you did not sale anything, which I s not comfortable for the retailer. The platform to be used is your own device (smartphone and/or tablet).
Commenting on Apple's ( AAPL ) recent acquisition of Authen Tec fingerprint biometric technology Jean-Noel said, " As I said, fingerprint recognition made lot of progress in terms of quality, speed and of price (as finger print readers were not doing perfect recognition. New ones are doing several pictures of your finger to obtain a better result). Apple just confirmed the rumors were referring to. The quality level of fingerprint technology reached a sufficient level at that time. So I don't think that a multimodal solution for basic application will be a major trend in a short time. I heard about Validity Sensors Inc doing the same."
In terms of industry growth he told us . " We are forecasting for Europe a €151 billion in 2017, and €502 billion in 2017 globally. Once again, mobile payment included for us, SMS, USSD, online payment, NFC, P2P and cloud based payment. I can see that Identity Access Management (IAM) is one of the biggest growth opportunities for the security mobile industry. We are forecasting 1.14 billions smartphone devices in 2017 with associated revenue of $371 billion. "
Noting key trends for investors following the mobile payment and mobile security space he commented, " IAM will be key for mobile security. I saw that to overpass the lack of adoption and the complex ecosystem, many players are using cloud based credential for payment. Cloud solutions for payment are definitively a trend to follow. You have cost efficiency, easy to use and a sufficient security level. Cloud will be strategic in the future. Apple already mentioned that biometric data will not be stored on the cloud....but for how long?"
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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Apple's (AAPL) Adoption of Biometric Fingerprint Technology Will Play a Key Role in Changing Future of Mobile Security

New York, NY - September 12, 2013 (www.investorideas.com newswire) Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specializing in investing ideas in leading sectors including biometric and mobile security stocks issues a snapshot on key developments in the sector. Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) new iPhone 5s launch has everyone talking about biometrics and mobile security.

Apple reported "iPhone 5s introduces Touch ID, an innovative way to simply and securely unlock your iPhone with just the touch of a finger. Built into the home button, Touch ID uses a laser cut sapphire crystal, together with the capacitive touch sensor, to take a high-resolution image of your fingerprint and intelligently analyze it to provide accurate readings from any angle. Setting up Touch ID to recognize your fingerprint is easy, and every time you use it, it gets better. The Touch ID sensor recognizes the touch of a finger so the sensor is only activated when needed, preserving battery life. All fingerprint information is encrypted and stored securely in the Secure Enclave inside the A7 chip on the iPhone 5s; it’s never stored on Apple servers or backed up to iCloud®. Touch ID can also be used as a secure way to approve purchases from the iTunes Store®, App Store or iBooks Store."
Gartner Research projects worldwide mobile payment transactions will exceed $235 billion in 2013, reaching $721 billion in annual transactions with more than 450 million users by 2017. That creates a big opportunity for companies in the mobile security space.
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), always known as first to market and an innovator, apparently plans to integrate the fingerprint scanners into the iPhone 6 to address consumer concerns over mobile payment security.
How significant is the biometrics acquisition for Apple? Wells Fargo analyst raised its forecast for Apple based on the biometrics integration.
"We believe investors may be under- appreciating Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) Authentec acquisition--specifically the ability to perform secure device-side authentication, which could help open up the mCommerce market and further penetrate the enterprise market," said Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um.
Investorideas.com Newswire NXT-ID, Inc. (OTCQB: NXTD), a new player on the scene in payment security, is launching the Wocket this fall; a unique technology takes a very different approach: Instead of replacing the wallet, they are improving it! The Wocket™ reduces the number of cards in a consumer's wallet while supporting virtually every payment method currently available at Point-of-Sale (POS) at retailers around the world including magnetic stripe, EMV/NFC and barcode…all within a secure vault within a wallet. The company then plans to roll out a full suite of MobileBio™ technologies for mobile applications including its 3D Facial recognition technology.
NXT-ID, Inc.'s MobileBio™ facematch™ is a modular facial recognition platform technology that can be applied to a variety of platforms including smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers. Depending on the number of cameras available and level of security desired, facematch™ will use 2D, pseudo 3D or 3D facial recognition algorithms to allow the user access to their device, data, or door. facematch™ supports both 3D and 2D camera devices, supporting various applications such as adding access control to a door or prison to adding superior authentication and/or encryption to a mobile device.
Samsung (KSE:oo5930) is also rumored to be integrating biometrics fingerprint technology in their smartphones and related devices. Samsung previously launched its biometric Face Unlock feature for Galaxy but the technology was easily fooled by photos from its users.
Precise Biometrics AB (PREC) recently had a big run following news of its deal with Fingerprint Cards. Precise Biometrics AB and Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) announced they have entered into an agreement where FPC will license Precise Biometrics' fingerprint algorithm to further enhance the performance of FPC world leading capacitive sensors. FPC will bundle the algorithm into existing sensor products, primarily targeting mobile phones and tablets. The bundle will further enhance the performance of FPC sensors in terms of accuracy and speed which are important criteria especially in the fast growing mobile and tablet markets.
If Apple integrates biometrics successfully, the world as always, will follow and the race will be on for the search for the best and most secure biometrics technology for mobile users.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

As Apple (APPL) does others will Follow: Apple's Biometric Acquisition Will Play a Key Role in Changing the Face of Mobile Security

New York, NY - September 10, 2013 (www.investorideas.com newswire) Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specializing in investing ideas in leading sectors including biometric and mobile security stocks issues a snapshot on key developments in the sector. Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) acquisition of mobile security company AuthenTec for over $350 million has Wall Street and the industry buzzing about how biometric technology in smartphones will impact the global m-commerce market.

Gartner Research projects worldwide mobile payment transactions will exceed $235 billion in 2013, reaching $721 billion in annual transactions with more than 450 million users by 2017. That creates a big opportunity for companies in the mobile security space.
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), always known as first to market and an innovator, apparently plans to integrate the fingerprint scanners into the iPhone 6 to address consumer concerns over mobile payment security.
How significant is the biometrics acquisition for Apple? Wells Fargo analyst raised its forecast for Apple based on the biometrics integration.
"We believe investors may be under- appreciating Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) Authentec acquisition--specifically the ability to perform secure device-side authentication, which could help open up the mCommerce market and further penetrate the enterprise market," said Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um.
Investorideas.com Newswire NXT-ID, Inc. (OTCQB: NXTD), a new player on the scene in payment security, is launching the Wocket this fall; a unique technology takes a very different approach: Instead of replacing the wallet, they are improving it! The Wocket™ reduces the number of cards in a consumer's wallet while supporting virtually every payment method currently available at Point-of-Sale (POS) at retailers around the world including magnetic stripe, EMV/NFC and barcode…all within a secure vault within a wallet. The company then plans to roll out a full suite of MobileBio™ technologies for mobile applications including its 3D Facial recognition technology.
NXT-ID, Inc.'s MobileBio™ facematch™ is a modular facial recognition platform technology that can be applied to a variety of platforms including smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers. Depending on the number of cameras available and level of security desired, facematch™ will use 2D, pseudo 3D or 3D facial recognition algorithms to allow the user access to their device, data, or door. facematch™ supports both 3D and 2D camera devices, supporting various applications such as adding access control to a door or prison to adding superior authentication and/or encryption to a mobile device.
Samsung (KSE:oo5930) is also rumored to be integrating biometrics fingerprint technology in their smartphones and related devices. Samsung previously launched its biometric Face Unlock feature for Galaxy but the technology was easily fooled by photos from its users.
Precise Biometrics AB (PREC) recently had a big run following news of its deal with Fingerprint Cards. Precise Biometrics AB and Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) announced they have entered into an agreement where FPC will license Precise Biometrics' fingerprint algorithm to further enhance the performance of FPC world leading capacitive sensors. FPC will bundle the algorithm into existing sensor products, primarily targeting mobile phones and tablets. The bundle will further enhance the performance of FPC sensors in terms of accuracy and speed which are important criteria especially in the fast growing mobile and tablet markets.
If Apple integrates biometrics successfully, the world as always, will follow and the race will be on for the search for the best and most secure biometrics technology for mobile users.
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Should you buy Apple stock?

September 3, 2013 (www.investorideas.com newswire) Apple are rich and successful – so if I invest in Apple stock, I’ll be rich and successful too, right?

Perhaps - but it's never a certainty.
From humble beginnings, building primitive home computers in a Palo Alto garage belonging to a young man named Steve Jobs, Apple has risen to become if not the biggest, then certainly the coolest company on the planet. Millions of sleek white Apple computers sit on desks in homes and offices across the world, and millions of shiny iPhones are pressed to ears or tapped away at every hour of the day. In 2012 they could boast a revenue of $156 billion - nearly three times the GDP of Luxembourg! Their stock rose dramatically following the introduction of the revolutionary iPhone in 2007, followed by an almost meteoric rise to a whopping $700 in 2012.
Sounds great, right? Who wouldn't want stock in a company so clearly successful, innovative and - perhaps most importantly - loved? After all, despite the critics, there's no shortage of Apple fans who follow the company's every move and eagerly await the latest releases, whether it's the seventh iteration of the iOS software on every iPhone or the long-rumoured iWatch, a device that will do for the humble wristwatch what the iPod did for MP3 players.
Not so fast, though. Since the heady autumn of 2012, Apple's stock has plummeted to the mid 400s - still respectable, of course, but a far cry from the glory days. What happened?
Part of the reason is that Apple stock is just too popular. When every wannabe investor is pouring cash into Apple stock, things will be fine for a while - until reality kicks in and the market brings the stock down to a more realistic level. No company could sustain the incredible growth of Apple without hitting a wall. While the yearly increments of the iPhone design continue to attract buyers across the world, there's only so many smartphones you can sell.
A business model based on unveiling the next big thing every 12 months has to survive on great products - and right now, Apple are merely improving, not innovating. What's worse, the intense speculation could even lead to feelings of disappointment when the new device fails to live up to the hype - and this can only have negative repercussions for the stock price.
Perhaps in time, some great new design will become a must-have - like the iWatch, if it ever sees the light of day - but then again, Apple could continue to sink as competitors like Samsung continue to make inroads into the global smartphone market with their Android handsets.
So should you buy Apple stock?
Well, the truth is that it's impossible to say at any one moment whether you should or should not buy shares in Apple. All investment carries risk, and the stock market can easily trip up an unwary investor. Perhaps the best option to manage risks is to invest in CFDs - "Contracts for Difference” - which are uniquely versatile investment options that let you trade in the prices you pay to buy or sell a stock, rather than the stock itself. Investing in a CFD from a company like www.cmcmarkets.co.uk can even let you profit from falling stock, which is ideal for a measure of security when dealing with a volatile investment such as Apple shares.
Source Oliver Emms
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Up and Coming Tech Companies: Ones to Watch

September 3, 2013 (www.investorideas.com newswire) The Linux-based Ubuntu operating system has long been praised by PC users for its ease of use, flexibility and robust protection against viruses and other security concerns. Now that stability and security is coming to phones in the form of the Ubuntu Touch operating system.

Ubuntu Touch
The Linux-based Ubuntu operating system has long been praised by PC users for its ease of use, flexibility and robust protection against viruses and other security concerns. Now that stability and security is coming to phones in the form of the Ubuntu Touch operating system.
Ubuntu is developed by UK-based company Canonical, who provide a range of services using their software to businesses across the world. Ubuntu Touch is another segment of their array of products, designed to break into the ever-growing smartphone and tablet market. Because it uses the same Linux base as Android, it’s easy to install it on Android devices, helping to ensure a large and ready-made user base. But it offers a substantially different user experience and set of features compared to its Apple and Android competitors, helping to create an innovative shift in the smartphone market. For example, because Ubuntu Touch is based on the same Ubuntu operating system currently installed on millions of PCs, it’s possible to transfer PC-based applications to an Ubuntu phone with relative ease compared to other handsets. Perhaps most useful for business users tired of carrying around a heavy laptop is the fact that an Ubuntu phone can be attached to a docking station to become a fully fledged desktop computer with keyboard, mouse and monitor support like any Ubuntu desktop PC.
Jolla
Another contender for the next big smartphone release comes from Finland, the land of Nokia with a host of new and exciting tech startups. Jolla (named after the Finnish word for "dinghy") are developing a new and unique operating system codenamed Sailfish OS, based on their work for the innovative MeeGo OS on the Nokia N9 smartphone. Co-founder Jussi Hurmola summed up the Jolla Sailfish OS as a fundamentally different experience to competing smartphone platforms such as iOS or Android, focusing on the user experience and aiming to create a smooth and optimised process. The first Jolla phone, announced earlier this year, is a dual-core handset with an HD 4.5" display, and is currently accepting pre-orders with an eye to expanding into the burgeoning Chinese market. It’s designed to work in conjunction with an array of colourful cases that add a splash of colour to the phone and can even adjust system settings when attached.
ForexSpace.com
Forex - or foreign exchange - is an investment opportunity that has become increasingly popular in the last few years thanks to the proliferation of online tools and trackers that help investors keep track of their money and make sure their investments are working as effectively and efficiently as possible. Perhaps one of the most valuable sites for online forex is ForexSpace.com, a site that brings together up to the minute rates, news, analysis and - perhaps most useful of all - an array of helpful trading tools including a heat map generator that shows the most lucrative currency pair from a choice of 28, and a calculator for working out the impact of spreads across a variety of situations. Their section on Forex Trading Strategies includes up to date guides on the best ways to make the most of your money when trading in foreign currencies.
Source Jake Redknapp
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The Changing Face of Mobile Commerce/ Marketing; Stocks to Watch: (FB), (GOOG), (MM), (MBIT), (YELP)

Point Roberts, WA, New York, NY - September 3, 2013 (www.investorideas.com newswire) Investorideas.com staff: Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specializing in investing ideas in leading sectors including tech and mobile stocks, issues a news and trading alert for mobile commerce and mobile marketing stocks . As more and more consumers go mobile, the industry competition is heating up.

A recent article in Bizreport noted, "New data out from JiWire underlines the importance of mobile functionality for retail brands. According to the Q2 Mobile Audience Insights Report nearly half (42%) of shoppers prefer to research products via mobile while 45% prefer to purchase in-store.
At the same time, retail shoppers' engagement with ads has been shown to increase when they are within a 2 mile radius from a store location. Researchers found engagement was 42% higher when ads were seen on a device rather than when they were inside a store. According to the report, 92% more shoppers are now buying from a mobile device than in-store (versus Q1 2012).”
According to a recent press release from MobileBits Corporation (OTCBB: MBIT), "Mobile ad networks such as iAds (APPL) , Admob (GOOG) and Millennial Media (NYSE: MM) extend the digital advertising model by providing consumer clicks and typically charging a CPM (cost per thousand) or CPC (cost per click) fee to deliver leads and brand awareness. Social networks such as Facebook (FB), Yelp (NYSE: YELP) and to an extent Groupon (GRPN), offer increased consumer engagement through mobile apps providing an opportunity to monetize consumer clicks.
MobileBits (OTCBB: MBIT) says SAMY, its mobile marketing and engagement network, transcends the mobile ad and social app landscape by increasing the engagement value and moving more of the real-time controls directly into the hands of the advertiser, charging only for actionable results defined as subscriptions. SAMY is a fast growing 'Mobile Mall' that provides any merchant, retailer or brand with an out-of-the box, ready to deploy, mobile marketing & engagement solution to connect with consumers in their local area and help increase sales in the physical store.
On August 27th the company released its mobile storefront management tools designed to enable businesses to easily create their own mobile app presence and to connect with customers. The SAMY platform offers merchants a new and more effective solution to engage customers around their shopping interests.
MobileBits (OTCBB: MBIT) stock closed up 26% in Friday's trading session.
According to an article in Forbes, "Facebook (FB), also said it reached 1 million advertisers, an indication that it's becoming more successful in attracting small local businesses, aided particularly by a recent simplification of its ad offerings. Not least, Facebook and the ad firms that help marketers buy ads on the site say big brands are also increasing their spending.”
Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) recently announced the availability of Yelp Brazil (http://www.yelp.com.br). Starting August 21st people throughout Brazil are able to create accounts on Yelp.com.br to share their opinions about great local businesses. Yelp's free iPhone and Android applications will be available as well as its free suite of business owner tools: Yelp for Business Owners (http://biz.yelp.com.br).
Investorideas.com Newswire Millennial Media (NYSE: MM), a leader in mobile advertising recently announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held, Boston-based Jumptap in a predominantly stock transaction. Jumptap is a mobile advertising platform, which recently has taken a programmatic and mobile-first approach to reaching audiences. Jumptap has an audience profile store with over 100 million unique, data-rich profiles, of which more than 44 million can be reached across various screens - online and mobile. Jumptap supports its audience targeting through partnerships with more than 20 third-party data providers. Jumptap also has 55 issued patents and more than 50 patents pending, covering broad aspects of the mobile advertising market.
Millennial Media's market leading platform will now include Jumptap's offerings, and will result in consolidation and differentiated scale in the fast-growing mobile ad market.
The company also announced a new strategic partnership with Adsmovil, the principal mobile ad network in Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic markets, extending its media platform into South America, Central America and Mexico.
For investors following mobile commerce, mobile marketing, mobile payments and mobile security, Investorideas.com offers a list of publicly trades stocks in addition to news and articles following key trends.
Article sources
http://www.bizreport.com/2013/08/jiwire-shoppers-turn-to-mobile-for-research-comparison.html
http://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthof/2013/07/24/facebooks-mobile-ads-jump-as-q2-earnings-beat-street/
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