BioID has enhanced its biometrics as a service portfolio with the launch of its PhotoVerify API. Part of the BioID Web Services suite, the PhotoVerify API compares a live image against a photo ID to verify identity. The API approach lowers time and cost associated with advanced identification.
Identity management platform provider Okta has acquired Stormpath, a user management API provider. Now developers using Stormpath APIs and SDKs have until 8/17/2017 to migrate to Okta or another identity management platform. The acquisition of Stormpath demonstrates the risk of using startup APIs.
The Haitian earthquake disaster prompted a quick response from tech companies, who have provided practical applications to aid in the disaster response. The Microsoft Translator Team has pitched in by announcing that Creole, a language spoken by nearly 80% of Hatians, is now supported in its language translation service Bing Translator.