Julie May: 2014 will bring pervasive, persuasive and invasive tech


Julie May: 2014 will bring pervasive, persuasive and invasive tech

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A user scans a QR code on a smartphone, allowing bitcoins to be transferred into a digital wallet, while using the world’s first bitcoin ATM in October in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The ATM, named Robocoin, allows users to buy or sell the digital currency.

• Money moves beyond credit cards to pure digital.

Digital money will be pervasive in 2014. With the introduction of apps such as Google Wallet and Venmo, IOUs have become irrelevant. These new software applications link to your checking account and, provided the person you owe money has an account, allow you to zap them money on the spot. Nifty, huh?

Keep an eye out for altcoins — alternate cryptocurrency or virtual currency — to continue making headlines this year. We’ve seen a recent flood of media around Bitcoin, but there are other altcoins in the marketplace, such as Litecoin, Novacoin, Namecoin, Bytecoin, Primecoin and Ripple. These digital currencies take out the middleman — the bank — and allow the transfer of money from person to person, or business, without a fee. Altcoins also transcend all country denominations. They do for money what the Internet did for information — think decentralization of the monetary system.

It’s been heavily publicized that the U.S. is using outdated credit card technology. But not for long, because digital wallets such as COIN and The Wocket will be hitting the market in 2014. Digital wallets aggregate multiple credit cards and, in some cases, personal identification onto one card that can be used for purchases anywhere that accepts credit cards. They provide an additional level of security over current credit cards.

Persuasive, pervasive and invasive technologies will redefine your behavior in 2014. Consider staying on top of the trends so you can change with the times.

Julie May is CEO of bytes of knowledge, which she founded in 1995 and has built into one of Nashville’s leading technology companies, providing digital media development and comprehensive IT services. Visit http://www.bytesofknowledge.com.

About The Wocket™

The Wocket™ is a next generation designed to replace all the cards in your wallet without draining your cell phone’s battery; no smart phone required. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval. http://www.thewocket.com/

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’s 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://www.3d-id.net/

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Julie May: Credit Cards Becoming Extinct


Julie May: Credit Cards Becoming Extinct

With new technology released every day, will credit cards become a thing of the past, just as road maps, alarm clocks and encyclopedias have?

Digital wallets such as Wocket and Coin, which will arrive in 2014, are hinting at “yes.”

Digital wallets provide users a way to pay for purchases by swiping a card that holds personal information, such as your credit and debit cards, loyalty cards and gift cards.

starbucks-ios-app.pngWhile some apps, such as Starbucks, serve as digital wallets, they are typically single-purposed. For example, the Starbucks app allows me to maintain a credit balance for purchases at Starbucks only. I go into the coffee shop, order a grande latte, show them the bar code on my phone and, voila, the amount of my purchase has been deducted from my balance. That was pretty neat 18 months ago. Now, not so much.

Fast forward to 2014, when digital wallets will be in our pockets and purses. It was only a matter of time before plastic was going to be passe and apps would clutter our phones just as email does our inboxes. I’m not sure that is going away anytime in the next year, but I do know that payment using a digital wallet has the potential to make my life a little less cluttered. While not all of the details have been released, a peek under the tree is merited.

The Wocket

Enter The Wocket, a programmable card that stores up to 100 cards of any type — gas cards, credit cards, loyalty cards, etc. It also stores cash and bar codes and displays personal identification.

The Wocket, which will be available in the first quarter of 2014, can be used anywhere credit cards are accepted. It also uses near field communications (NFC) technology, which will allow it to pay for tolls on highways by simply waving it near the payment reader.

The card isn’t reliant on Internet or phone technology, so you don’t need an app or Bluetooth to use it. Instead, it uses voice recognition and biometrics, such as a thumbprint, to gain access to your credentials. Like a traditional credit card, Wocket uses a magnetic strip that is immediately erased until the next time you enter your biometric verification. The battery lasts two to four years, at which time you can replace the batteries without having to purchase a new Wocket.

coin-smart-card-3.pngCoin is a viable competitor to the Wocket but requires the use of an app. The Coin card can store up to eight credit or loyalty cards, while the Coin app — which will be available for iOS and Android platforms — can store an unlimited number of cards. You can switch out the cards on your Coin card via the app, but note that you can only pair one Coin card with your smartphone.

One of the greatest benefits of Coin is that, despite its size, it’s difficult to lose — and even more difficult for people to steal. Utilizing Bluetooth low-energy (LE) technology, Coin will send a message to your phone whenever the connection is lost. It will then disable your Coin card until you reconnect them. If you’re known for leaving things behind, Coin may be your new best friend.

coin-buyThe battery lasts up to two years, after which you will need to purchase a new Coin. Right now you can pre-order a Coin card for just $50. If you wait until the 2014 summer release, it’ll cost you $100. When you order early, your payment will help Coin fund its development and manufacturing until release. For that element of risk, they company is cutting you a deal. You can use your soon-to-be-extinct credit card to pay for your Coin.

So folks, with the introduction of digital wallets like Wocket and Coin, it doesn’t matter how deep the pocket — you can expect its weight to shrink in 2014.

About NXT- ID Inc. – Mobile Security for a Mobile World:

nxt-idNXT-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’s 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/

About The Wocket™:

The Wocket™ is a next generation designed to replace all the cards in your wallet without draining your cell phone’s battery; no smart phone required. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval.

Visit the WOCKET website: TheWocket.com

Julie May is CEO of bytes of knowledge, which she founded in 1995 and has built into one of Nashville’s leading technology companies, providing digital media development and comprehensive IT services.

Visit bytes of knowledge online at: bytesofknowledge.com

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The Wocket Hopes To Replace Your Wallet


The Wocket Hopes To Replace Your Wallet

The age of electronic wallets is officially here. First there was the Coin, now the Wocket by NXT-ID wants to replace all your credit cards. Scheduled to launch early 2014, The Wocket works anywhere a credit card is taken and can be used with your biometric or touch screen authentication acne select which card you want to use, which will then substitute that card in your wallet.

Your security is never compromised since it uses no personal information on its magnetic strop so the risk of fraud is reduced. It can hold about 100 cards, coupons, gift cards, etc. It can even hold medical records, IDs, rewards/loyalty cards and many more. Card info is erased after every transaction, too. The card reader plugs in directly to the Wocket and it fathers replaceable CR batteries in the Wocket with unlimited battery life via the in-wallet charging of the dynamic card. More info on how to pre-order yours on their site!

For more information: gadgetreview.com/the-wocket-hopes-to-replace-your-wallet

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Markets Poised for Healthy 2014 as Biometrics Makes Strides in Technology Sector – Company Strengthens Board with Industry’s Top Leaders


Markets Poised for Healthy 2014 as Biometrics Makes Strides in Technology Sector 

Company Strengthens Board with Industry’s Top Leaders

Tech leaders close out 2013 with beneficial internal moves and acquisitions:

NXT-ID, Inc. (otcqb:NXTD), Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) , Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) , Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, December 18, 2013 /PRNewswire

home_wocket-768x432NXT-ID, Inc. (otcqb:NXTD) NXT-ID Appoints Two Former MasterCard Executives to Its Newly Formed Advisory Board And Shows First Images of the Biometrically Secure Wallet, The Wocket(TM). NXT-ID, a biometrics company focused on the growing m-commerce market, announces the appointment of two key advisory board members, Mr. Lawrence Flanagan and Mr. Ken Moy. The appointments from the card payment industry align with the company’s roll-out and 2014 launch of The Wocket(TM), a next generation biometrically secure wallet. “We are honored and excited to have two luminaries of the card payment world on our advisory board,” said Gino Pereira, CEO of NXT-ID, Inc. “Their experience is invaluable to our future prospects and growth for The Wocket(TM). We look forward to growing our advisory board over the next few months with equally talented and experienced individuals.”

To read the full press release: finance.yahoo.com/nxt-id appoints two former Mastercard Execs

NXT-ID, Inc. also released the first images of The Wocket(TM) on its corporate website and product website late last week. About The Wocket(TM) – The Wocket(TM) is a next generation designed to replace all the cards in your wallet without draining your cell phone’s battery; no smart phone required. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval. http://www.thewocket.com/

symantec_corporation_logo.pngSymantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) has announced the recipients of the 2013 Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship — Kai Ren, a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, and Christian Rossow, a postdoctoral researcher at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in The Netherlands and Ruhr University Bochum in Germany.

avago-technologies-logo.jpgAvago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) and LSI Corporation (NASDAQ:LSI) recently announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Avago will acquire LSI for $11.15 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $6.6 billion.

Nuance_Communications_logo.svg.pngNuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) has announced that Jetstar has launched a new virtual assistant called “Ask Jess” which is based on Nuance Nina Web, an intelligent virtual assistant that delivers a human-like, conversational customer service experience. Customers simply type to Jess, and Jess provides the answers.

apple-logo-bw.pngApple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has recently acquired patent number 8,610, 726B2 for its new technology of a built-in project for a computer. Jack Purcher states this invention could create a new category of computers, as it erases the need for a display inside the actual device itself.

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About The Wocket™:

The Wocket™ is a next generation designed to replace all the cards in your wallet without draining your cell phone’s battery; no smart phone required. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval. http://thewocket.com/

About NXT- ID Inc. — Mobile Security for a Mobile World:

nxt-idNXT-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’s 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://www.3d-id.net/

For more information: marketwatch.com/markets-poised-for-healthy-2014-as-biometrics-makes-strides-in-technology-sector

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The Wocket Has Been Unveiled To The Public


NXT-Id’s Wocket Has Been Unveiled For The First Time 

See the new WOCKET at: TheWocket.com

These industry developments increase our confidence and enthusiasm for the NXT-ID (NXTD) Wocket(TM) both as a digital wallet and a potential secure storage option for Bitcoins. The Wocket has a much more robust design in terms of security and usability. NXT-ID is an early stage technology company going after a large market. SoundView Technology Group points out that based on initial traction and a conservative intrinsic valuation (IV) model show a fair value of $11/share we see NXT-ID continuing to benefit from intensive investor attention to this space.

About the Soundview Technology Group:

New research note points to recent industry developments as important drivers to adoption of the upcoming NXT-ID, Inc. (otcqb:NXTD) Wocket(TM). Over 7 million consumers have watched a marketing video for a new digital wallet with a very limited feature set. Consumer interest in this product area is high and accelerating. The commercial development of new digital currencies like Bitcoin has continued despite extreme price volatility. Industry leaders from companies like PayPal have acknowledged the value and viability of the new currency. At the same time mainstream venture capital firms like Andreesen Horowitz have stepped up their efforts to find “major bets” to make in this new market.

To read more click here: http://www.fnmprofiles.com/profiles-nxtd.php

About NXT- ID Inc. – Mobile Security for a Mobile World:

nxt-idNXT-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’s 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/

Visit the company website at: http://nxt-id.com/

Stay tuned for further announcements about the WOCKET at: http://thewocket.com/

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NXT-ID (NXTD) – Upcoming Release of Wocket(TM) Taps Into Ramping Demand for Digital Wallets and Currencies


NXT-ID (NXTD) – Upcoming Release of Wocket(TM) Taps Into Ramping Demand for Digital Wallets and Currencies

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/nxt-id-nxtd-upcoming-release-wocket-taps-into-ramping-demand-digital-wallets-currencies-otcqb-nxtd-1861497.htm

 SoundView Technology Group: New research note points to recent industry developments as important drivers to adoption of the upcoming NXT-ID (OTCQB: NXTD) Wocket.

Over 7 million consumers have watched a marketing video for a new digital wallet with a very limited feature set. Consumer interest in this product area is high and accelerating.

The commercial development of new digital currencies like Bitcoin has continued despite extreme price volatility. Industry leaders from companies like PayPal have acknowledged the value and viability of the new currency. At the same time mainstream venture capital firms like Andreesen Horowitz have stepped up their efforts to find “major bets” to make in this new market.

These industry developments increase our confidence and enthusiasm for the NXT-ID (NXTD) Wocket™ both as a digital wallet and a potential secure storage option for Bitcoins. As we outline in our note, the Wocket has a much more robust design in terms of security and usability.

We see the following as key advantages for the NXT-ID Wocket:

Security: Using a secure chip the Wocket can store 100s of cards and digital records. Authentication is multi-factor and includes biometrics. Cards go into the Wocket directly without involving unsecure intermediate steps.

Usability: The Wocket includes an ultra-lower power touchscreen display in addition to the dynamic magnetic stripe as both a UI and QR-code mechanism. A combination of power management, in-wallet charging and standard battery means that consumers won’t have to fear a “dead wallet.”

Flexibility: Rather than being tied to a phone or platform the Wocket can be paired with any device either locally or in the cloud when secure protocols are available. This dynamic pairing is a key feature of the NXT-ID approach and is a powerful and highly differentiated aspect of their technology.

NXT-ID is an early stage technology company going after a large market. Based on initial traction and a conservative intrinsic valuation (IV) model show a fair value of $11/share we see the company continuing to benefit from intensive investor attention to this space.

Our full report is available for download here: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Published_Research/NXT-ID_NXTD_NOTE_DEC_2013.pdf

About SoundView Technology Group:

We are an independent advisory and research firm specializing in emerging technologies as they reach commercialization. Our proprietary research and modeling work provides valuable information for company management teams and investors in these emerging opportunities. We regularly publish our findings across a variety of channels including all the major retail and institutional information outlets. SoundView is based in Boston, Massachusetts with locations in New York and Connecticut.

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’s 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/

Visit the company website at: http://nxt-id.com/

Stay tuned for further announcements about the WOCKET at the company website at: http://thewocket.com/

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NXTD’s new Pocket WOCKET article published at banking-business-review.com


Article released in banking-business-review.com on NXT-id’s new Pocket WOCKET

http://payments.banking-business-review.com/news/nxt-id-to-launch-next-generation-electronic-wallet-the-wocket-031213-4140483

NXT-ID to launch next generation electronic wallet ‘The Wocket’

NXT-ID, (OTCQB: NXTD) a biometrics company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, is planning to roll out its next generation wallet, The Wocket, during the first quarter of 2014.

The Wocket, which will be used wherever credit cards are accepted, has been designed to replace all the cards with a single, secure smart card.

The new electronic wallet, which can only be used with a biometric or touch screen authentication, supports most payment methods currently available at a point-of-sale (POS) at retailers, globally.

NXT-ID said that its Wocket will replace all the cards in a customer’s wallet with one single re-programmable card within a secure biometric vault.

Users can access it with security on the touch screen or through voice authentication biometrics and can choose the card according to their wish to use.

In order to abolish the fraud risk, the wallet does not retain any personal information on the magnetic stripe.

The Wocket features include easy and direct plugging of card reader, removing of card information after every transaction, works without phone and is capable to hold approximately 100 cards, records, coupons, etc.

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’s 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/

Visit the company website at: http://nxt-id.com/

Stay tuned for further announcements about the WOCKET at the company website at: http://thewocket.com/

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