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Apple patent covers hidden biometric sensor, fingerprint tech for security & wallet applications

Apple buying security firm AuthenTec for $356 million

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Sure the financials announced this week weren't as exceptional as some we've seen from the company, but Apple's still clearly in a buying mood this week. The company's apparently doing a little security shopping, picking up AuthenTec for $356 million, according to the mobile and network security firm. AuthenTec's...
Apple buying security firm AuthenTec for $356 million

Apple to Buy AuthenTec for $356 Million

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Reuters reports that Apple will be acquiring AuthenTec for $356 million.AuthenTec Inc (AUTH.O), which makes fingerprint sensor chips used in personal computers, said it agreed to be bought by Apple Inc (AAPL.O) for about $356 million.Reuters describes AuthenTec as a maker of fingerprint sensor chips. From their fact sheet, AuthenTec...
Apple to Buy AuthenTec for $356 Million

Apple's Next iPhone Might Be Unlockable By The Owner's Fingerprint

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The end of the smartphone passcode could be at hand, if technology companies have their way. Apple is said to be planning to introduce an iPhone that can be unlocked by the owner's fingerprint, while other manufacturers are thought to be experimenting with iris scanning and voice recognition. Speculation about...
Apple's Next iPhone Might Be Unlockable By The Owner's Fingerprint

Apple's AuthenTec buy already under 'investigation' for class-action suit

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Following the announcement of Apple's purchase of AuthenTec on Friday, a pair of law firms are "investigating" the security company's board of directors for possible breaches of fiduciary responsibility....
Apple's AuthenTec buy already under 'investigation' for class-action suit
Mobile: Paying the Apple Way: It's Coming, But Not Likely on New iPhone

SEC filing reveals details of Apple's AuthenTec buyout

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A PREM14A proxy statement filing with the SEC has exposed some of the details of Apple's acquisition of AuthenTec in late July. Talks between the companies are said to have begun "late in 2011," after AuthenTec approached "several leading consumer electronics companies" about providing a new technology it had created....
SEC filing reveals details of Apple's AuthenTec buyout
Apple subsidiary still not patching "security" software that is making Dell, Samsung, Lenovo PCs vulnerable

Takeover may let Apple bring fingerprint security to its iPhone 5

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AuthenTec expected to agree to $365m acquisition - one of largest sums paid in a takeover by the California technology firmApple is due to secure its acquisition of a company specialising in fingerprint scanning next month, days after the latest iPhone goes on sale, suggesting the technology will be used...
Takeover may let Apple bring fingerprint security to its iPhone 5

DealBook: Apple's Quiet Deal for AuthenTec

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When Apple acquired AuthenTec last week, neither company issued a statement or a news release on the deal, which underscores the hard bargaining tactics of the technology giant....
DealBook: Apple's Quiet Deal for AuthenTec

Apple Authentec deal already 'under investigation'

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Apple's AuthenTec buy already under 'investigation'...
Apple Authentec deal already 'under investigation'

Apple buys a company that makes fingerprint readers

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Picks up Florida-based AuthenTec Inc. for $356 million FORTUNE -- Unless it changes its stripes, Apple (AAPL) never going to buy Twitter, Netflix, TiVo, Facebook or any of the other headline grabbing acquisitions that have been floated in the press. Apple buys companies like AuthenTec (AUTH), which according to a...
Apple buys a company that makes fingerprint readers

Apple wants fingerprint sensors in its products

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Apple entered into a deal with Authentec, which is also plans to buy, to commercialize 2D fingerprint sensors for use in or with Apple products. [Read more]...
Apple wants fingerprint sensors in its products

Job postings suggest Apple to begin chip development in Orlando, Florida, near chip partner Qualcomm

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Several job postings looking for both hardware and software engineers reveal that Apple is looking to begin its own chip development in Orlando, Florida. Last week we learned that Apple is hiring software engineers to work on fingerprint technology at Authentec in Melbourne, Florida, which is about one hour south of...
Job postings suggest Apple to begin chip development in Orlando, Florida, near chip partner Qualcomm
Pre-merger, Apple, AuthenTec were working on new tech together
Apple Hiring Chip Engineers for 'Orlando Design Center'

Apple's AuthenTec deal may signal iPhone e-wallet fingerprint security

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Apple's reasons for purchasing AuthenTec for $356 million remain unknown, but the company's products may lead to secure fingerprint sensing technology for a future iPhone that could be tied in to a mobile e-wallet service, industry watchers believe....
Apple's AuthenTec deal may signal iPhone e-wallet fingerprint security
Apple wanted AuthenTec's "new technology" ASAP for future products

NFC on the new iPhone? 'Yep'

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Yesterday we got a look at some new iPhone parts which some speculated to have an NFC reader chip on them. NFC has been a hot item of late on iPhone rumors especially with Apple’s recent purchase of AuthenTec and the growing mobile wallet battle with Google. We first found NFC...
NFC on the new iPhone? 'Yep'

Apple agrees to pay $356M for security firm

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In a deal that should help Apple boost its enterprise security offerings, the iPhone maker is planning to buy mobile security company AuthenTec for $8 per share or a little over $356 million, AuthenTec said on Friday....
Apple agrees to pay $356M for security firm

Apple's AuthenTec Buy Shows Needed Focus on Mobile Security

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We need stronger security for mobile devices as we begin to make payments by smartphone, or connect on the go to the company network....
Apple's AuthenTec Buy Shows Needed Focus on Mobile Security

PIPA Touch hits Indiegogo to bring biometric security to your smartphone but also the Web

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Biometric security has been employed in computers for a number of years, but until recently the sheer mention it being used in a smartphone may have brought funny looks. However, with Apple seemingly poised to couple biometric scanners with NFC following its $356 million acquisition of Authentec, that may all...
PIPA Touch hits Indiegogo to bring biometric security to your smartphone but also the Web
Apple eyes security, buys fingerprint sensor company AuthenTec for $356M

Why Apple really bought AuthenTec: It wanted "new technology" for upcoming products, and quickly

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On July 27, seemingly out of nowhere, security company AuthenTec announced in a regulatory filing that it had agreed a $356 million acquisition offer from Apple, making it one of the Apple’s biggest mergers in its 36 year history. Terms of the deal included provisions for the company’s patents, control...
Why Apple really bought AuthenTec: It wanted "new technology" for upcoming products, and quickly

Apple to Spend $356 Million on Security Company AuthenTec

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In a deal that should help Apple boost its enterprise security offerings, the iPhone maker is planning to buy mobile security company AuthenTec for $8 per share......
Apple to Spend $356 Million on Security Company AuthenTec

Urgency in Apple's Talks with AuthenTec Hints at Rapid Adoption of Fingerprint Scanning Technology

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Late last month, fingerprint scanner firm AuthenTec announced that it had been acquired by Apple, naturally leading to speculation that Apple is looking to include the company's biometric security technology in its products. A lengthy report from The Next Web now takes a look at the Securities and Exchange Commission...
Urgency in Apple's Talks with AuthenTec Hints at Rapid Adoption of Fingerprint Scanning Technology

Apple Acquires Fingerprint Security Company Authentec for $356 Million

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Apple quietly just closed the biggest deal it has done in quite some time for the fingerprint security company Authentec. Apple will pay $356 million. At that size the deal isn’t material to Apple, and so it probably won’t bother to issue a press release, but since Authentec is public,...
Apple Acquires Fingerprint Security Company Authentec for $356 Million
Apple acquires mobile security firm AuthenTec for $350 million

AuthenTec's board under investigation after Apple buy

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AuthenTec, the security company Apple quietly scooped up last month, is now under scrutiny by shareholders. [Read more]...
AuthenTec's board under investigation after Apple buy

Apple to acquire security firm AuthenTec for $356M

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Apple has reportedly reached a deal to purchase AuthenTec, a security company best known for creating fingerprint sensors, for $356 million....
Apple to acquire security firm AuthenTec for $356M
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