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MasterCard | March 05, 2016
Dermot Desmond’s biometrics company Daon has announced it is providing software for Mastercard’s Identity Check fingerprint and facial recognition transaction security system, commonly known as “selfie pay”.
The company, with offices in the United States and Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre, says it has struck an agreement for the global credit card company to utilise Daon’s IdentityX platform. The software is used in conjunction with fingerprints and photographs captured via sm...
ZDnet | January 14, 2020
A group of tech companies and organisations have come forth with support for Google in its legal stoush against Oracle, a case that could determine the outlook of software development's future. The Google-Oracle legal battle dates back over a decade, with the core issue being whether copyright laws bar the commonplace practice of software reimplementation -- the "process of writing new software to perform certain functions of a legacy product".
It was also...
CNN International | January 14, 2020
Amazon will ask a federal court to temporarily block Microsoft (MSFT) from working on a $10 billion cloud computing contract for the military, according to a court filing Monday. Microsoft is scheduled to begin its work on the contract on Feb. 11. But Amazon's cloud computing division will seek a preliminary injunction to "prevent the issuance of substantive task orders under the contract," the filing said. Amazon's request will be submitted by Jan. 24. The request is part of A...
VentureBeat | January 13, 2020
Google hopes to tap AI and machine learning to make speedy local weather predictions. In a paper and accompanying blog post, the tech giant detailed an AI system that uses satellite images to produce “nearly instantaneous” and high-resolution forecasts — on average, with a roughly one kilometer resolution and a latency of only 5-10 minutes. The researchers behind it say it outperforms traditional models “even at these early stages of development.” The system takes a...
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