Nuance adds enhanced voice biometrics to Dragon Drive automotive platform

Nuance Communications has announced the addition of several new capabilities to its Dragon Drive automotive system, including enhanced audio processing technology for improved voice biometrics. Dragon Drive’s new “Just Talk” feature allows vehicle occupants to engage with the “automotive assistant” without pressing a button or speaking a specific word to activate it, while the enhanced multi-passenger allows multiple passengers to interact with the automotive assistant at the same time. It also provides gaze detection and conversational AI to allow drivers

Biometrics industry stocks this week

As the biometrics industry continues to grow, Biometric Update is bringing a new focus to the stories around the stocks in the sector. Check in with this space each week for a rundown of the financial news and interesting ideas from the week that was. Yet another major data breach has come to light. The latest announcement comes from governance-challenged, ride-hailing service Uber, which admitted it lost massive amounts of use data in a hack that occurred months ago. The

Nuance announces effects of malware incident in latest quarterly results

Nuance Communications announced GAAP revenue of $465.9 million in its latest quarterly report, the company announced Tuesday, touting its performance for the 2017 fiscal year in net new bookings and recurring revenue, driven by demand for several products including its voice biometrics for enterprises. Dragon Medical cloud solution, enterprise voice biometrics, omni-channel, and digital offerings, and clinical documentation solutions drove revenue during the year, according to the announcement for the fourth quarter, ending September 30. A malware incident the company

Biometrics industry stocks this week

As the biometrics industry continues to grow, Biometric Update is bringing a new focus to the stories around the stocks in the sector. Check in with this space each week for a rundown of the financial news and interesting ideas from the week that was. Market prognosticators are talking this week about a new “tone” in stock markets. Last week an early rally gave way to a sharp sell-off mid-morning. The market weakness continued through the next five trading sessions.

Biometrics industry stocks this week

As the biometrics industry continues to grow, Biometric Update is bringing a new focus to the stories around the stocks in the sector. Check in with this space each week for a rundown of the financial news and interesting ideas from the week that was. Are stock indices ready for a pullback? As markets continue to trade near record highs some suggest there are signs the trend could be at an end. One analyst pointed out the S&P 500 recently

Biometrics industry stocks this week

As the biometrics industry continues to grow, Biometric Update is bringing a new focus to the stories around the stocks in the sector. Check in with this space each week for a rundown of the financial news and interesting ideas from the week that was. Markets continue to trade near record highs. Why this continues to be the case was the subject of an interesting letter released this past week by controversial, high-profile New York-based hedge fund manager David Einhorn,

Biometrics industry stocks this week

As the biometrics industry continues to grow, Biometric Update is bringing a new focus to the stories around the stocks in the sector. Check in with this space each week for a rundown of the financial news and interesting ideas from the week that was. Thursday was the 30th anniversary of the Great Market Crash of 1987 when the Dow registered its largest single-day decline ever. Markets sold off sharply the day before the anniversary, as well as Thursday morning.

Biometrics industry stocks this week

As the biometrics industry continues to grow, Biometric Update is bringing a new focus to the stories around the stocks in the sector. Check in with this space each week for a rundown of the financial news and interesting ideas from the week that was. On Tuesday Google held a showcase to introduce its latest hardware. The company hopes to create a space for its products in the burgeoning ‘home IoT’ sector. Among the devices is a tiny camera, the

This week in biometrics industry stocks

As the biometrics industry continues to grow, BiometricUpdate is bringing a new focus to the stories around the stocks in the sector. Check in with this space each Friday for a rundown of the financial news and interesting ideas from the week that was. – It was another volatile week in the markets. Just two weeks ago tech stocks plunged before making a recovery. And so it was this week. The Nasdaq 100 Index shed 2.3 percent over just two

ANZ bank to add Nuance voiceprint ID feature to mobile app

ANZ bank plans to introduce a voiceprint biometric identification feature for mobile apps, developed by Nuance, which will secure all transactions over $1,000, according to a report by Ausdroid. The new security feature will begin testing immediately in a pilot involving a select group of ANZ employees and customers, before it is rolled out to a wider customer base via the ANZ Go Money mobile app in May. In the past, customers had to visit a branch in person, or