MasterCard exec: Selfie payment verification is viable for in-app purchases 

A MasterCard executive at Mobile Moments NYC discussed the company’s continued innovation in payment authentication methods as well as biometrics, naming its selfie pay option as particularly effective for consumers making in-application purchases.During the session, “Mobile Commerce in an Age of Connected Devices,” the executive stressed the growing global acceptance surrounding contactless payments, and pinpointed some of[…]

Amazon Wants Patent for Paying With a Selfie Photo

The Seattle-based e-commerce company recently filed a patent application for a process that would allow shoppers to make a purchase by taking a photo and/or video of themselves rather than keying in their account password. The application is related to a separate patent Amazon holds for a technology that allows a device to authenticate a[…]

Save the Selfie for Facebook!

        The other day I received the typical “you may know this person” suggestion on LinkedIn. While I do know this person, it dawned on me that if I didn’t, I probably would not connect with them on a professional networking site when my first impression was that of the handheld Selfie[…]