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Some news from the Secure Transactions Industry are here. A lot more are in Smart Insights Weekly.

HID Global acquires Arjo Systems

Thursday 6 July 2017

HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, has acquired Arjo Systems, a provider of physical and digital identity solutions for secure government ID applications.  Arjo Systems gives HID Global broader capabilities to deploy electronic identification (eID) and ePassport solutions for government programs.

Intelling: with 11.5 billion units, Digital and Mobile ID will outnumber Physical ID by 2022

Thursday 29 June 2017

Intelling has published a new Smart Insights Report called, “Physical, Digital, Mobile unite for future Government Identity,” that analyzes the current changes and development of identity documents and solutions. New types such as Digital ID and Mobile ID are emerging, offering solutions providers, governments and citizens new opportunities. 

Worldpay sets up an mPOSless mPoS system

Thursday 29 June 2017

Worldpay, a payment processing company, recently brought help for the supply side of the mobile payments. The company is working on an extended trial of a new mobile point-of-sale (PoS) system based on mobile phones that should deliver a lot of new value for the small business. 

Fiserv to acquire Monitise

Thursday 22 June 2017

Fiserv, a provider of financial services technology solutions, announce that it has reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash offer to acquire Monitise. The acquisition is expected to accelerate the Fiserv digital strategy and the development of a next-generation digital banking platform for leading financial institutions worldwide.

Softbank purchases smart robotics firm from Google

Thursday 22 June 2017

Japanese tech conglomerate SoftBank continued its drive to take center stage in the evolution of the tech industry with the acquisition of Boston Dynamics from Google/Alphabet. Boston Dynamics has been a fairly high profile robotics pioneer in recent years, specializing in humanoid and quadrupedal machines apparently designed to mimic living things.

Apple adds support for NFC tags to iPhone 7 and Apple Watch

Thursday 15 June 2017

A new Core NFC function which forms part of iOS 11 will add support for NFC tag reading to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple has revealed. Support for NFC tag reading is also being added to the Apple Watch with the release of watchOS 4.

G+D Mobile Security acquires CPS Technologies from OT-Morpho

Thursday 15 June 2017

G+D (Giesecke&Devrient) Mobile Security has signed an agreement to acquire the personalization bureau CPS Technologies from OT-Morpho (cf. Smart Insights Weekly #17-23). This completes G+D Mobile Security’s comprehensive offering for the French market. The closing of this transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

OT-Morpho: done deal

Thursday 8 June 2017

Advent International, a global private equity fund, and Bpifrance have completed their acquisition of Safran Identity & Security (ex-Morpho), heralding the arrival of OT-Morpho.

Google now knows when consumers go to the store and buy stuff

Thursday 8 June 2017

In San Francisco, California, Google has begun using billions of credit-card transaction records to prove that its online ads are prompting people to make purchases, even when they happen offline in brick-and-mortar stores, the company recently said.

Eurosmart reports increase in worldwide SEs shipments in 2016

Thursday 1 June 2017

Eurosmart, a consortium of technology providers with a strong expertise in the management of digital security within hostile environments, announced the 2016 figures for worldwide secure element shipments and the corresponding 2017 forecasts. The overall growth trend remained unchanged in 2016 and Eurosmart forecasts place the total volume of secure elements to be shipped in 2017 at close to 10 billion (cf. Smart Insights Weekly #16-49).