it has been an uneventful Summer to date but also this is the time many business decisions are slowed due to key decision makers going on summer vacations...
Still think something is coming....of significance
far as I can tell they don't even do biometrics....
"Liquid Holdings Group, Inc. provides proprietary cloud-based trading and portfolio management solution primarily in the United States. Its solution integrates order and execution management with real-time risk management, reporting, shadow accounting, and managed services in a single platform for the financial services community. The companys Liquid platform consists of the LiquidTrade, a trading platform; LiquidMetrics, a risk metrics platform; and LiquidView, a shadow accounting platform. The company offers support services to assist in the implementation and utilization of its platform. It serves hedge fund managers, asset managers, and wealth management offices. The company is headquartered in New York, New York.
If and when it occurs it will be the first of its kind (most likely). The market is made up of people, who are typically not always rational. This shows continued adoption of the cloud platform and adds revenue two qtrs out. I'm willing to wait for the eight digit one, b/c when that occurs the company basically becomes breakeven and I'd expect a jump above $3 at a min..
I'd have to think he knows what he is doing after decades running a fund and over the years placing individuals from his network on the board, however who knows his mind set, and motivations. He is in his twilight years and that can alter his objectives.
I still hold up that the company will be bought for the patents, although a valuation without consistent contracts/revenues (say made at this point) would be conservative, IMO around this price or lower.
Paying $250M for a company with little adoption (revs) to date would and is a stretch to me. Now if the corp could become profitable and have lets say $50M in revenue in a year things could skyrocket quickly. One potential comparable is AuthenTec which was bought by Apple for about $356 million, at $8 share which was a 58% premium. However AuthTec had annual revenues of $70M..... while IWSY last year revenues were less than $6M... Quite the delta...
especially interested with this part of the article:
"Unlike passwords, biometrics cannot be stolen, because they are physical features of a person. Copies of biometric images (photograph, fingerprint) can be made, the Institute admits, but this just reinforces the need for effective anti-spoofing and liveness detection in biometric capture devices - or, multifactor solutions.
Implemented well, however, biometrics offer far greater security, privacy protection and user convenience than single factor password protection or two factor non biometric systems, BI claims."
The Biometrics Institute has stressed the need for a better understanding of biometrics to help build trust in the secure technology and address common misconceptions.
Recent commentary on the security of biometrics has sparked a new discussion about the role of biometrics in replacing passwords, the Institute says.
Unlike passwords, biometrics cannot be stolen, because they are physical features of a person. Copies of biometric images (photograph, fingerprint) can be made, the Institute admits, but this just reinforces the need for effective anti-spoofing and liveness detection in biometric capture devices - or, multifactor solutions.
Implemented well, however, biometrics offer far greater security, privacy protection and user convenience than single factor password protection or two factor non biometric systems, BI claims.
The Biometrics Institute has developed a set of Privacy Guidelines to ensure that organisations using biometrics are striking the balance right between security, convenience and privacy.
Biometric authentication has the potential to ease the burden of security given its simplicity and usability. However, all security technologies have flaws and when subject to a determined attack none will guarantee absolute security. Most biometrics are not "secret" and should be used with a secure second factor. Security relies not only on one factor but on combining them.
When we give up a password, provide a biometric or other sensitive personal data it does come down to a question of trust and control. Some people and organisations are regarded as more trustworthy than others.
Governments are typically required to put very robust trust models in place to ensure end-to-end security is provided through, for example, government accredited networks, compliance processes for privacy or record keeping legislation.
Where some organisations are involved, that end-to-end security and assurance just might not exist – what happens with your face, your fingerprints in
"IWS is now talking about building "custom services" in addition to their Products and Solutions." new revamped website...
Gotcha Carp, just pointing out that DT owning T Mobile would improve T System NA's networking ability with T Mobile's clients. as they are targeting "small businesses and cloud-based, software-as-a-service phone deals." Maybe I am mistaken but the more opportunities in regards to subsidiaries under DT the better for T Systems. I would be surprised that they also do not target NA in a follow on phase in regards to the revenue potential here.
With the insider purchases, pilots with Fujitsu and actual sold contracts through T Systems all occurring since those partnerships went online in April of this year I am willing to wait especially since my avg PPS is $1 and at worst would see it purchased for $1.85-$2.25 on the low end.
We are outsiders, remaining skeptical is prudent, but we also also blind to the inter workings of those pilots, other negotiations, and interest being created in the various sectors (outside an occasional report).
The fact mgmt mentioned they are looking to list this year tells me that the revenue stream that analysts continue to ask for estimates on is approaching.
As always time will tell....
Casual, I am talking about multiple years from now, and if they execute accordingly. A lot would have to happen. It is in the realm of possibilities, although remote at this stage. One thing going for this industry is the growth rate and value of the market. It appears promising.
Don't say never on a high of $16. If IWSY protected its patents and held strong financials capturing a 5% of the bio-metric market in the years to come it is possible esp since the profitability of software is quite high. Likely won't happen but you never know.
Deutsche Telecom (owns T Systems which is partnering with IWSY) and now is selling T Mobile stake to Soft Bank that owns Sprint (if it is approved by USG). Hopefully they retain some stake, but regardless it would have been very favorable when/if T Systems expands global that they had this avenue.
Deutsche Telekom has agreed to an offer for Japanese mobile and broadband company SoftBank to buy T-Mobile USA, according to a news report.
Japanese news site Kyodo News, which reported the agreement, didn’t give details of the price or structure of the deal.
The deal would combine SoftBank-owned Sprint, the third largest U.S. mobile carrier, with T-Mobile, the fourth largest. The combined company would have more than 103 million subscribers, but it would still be No. 3 behind Verizon Wireless, with about 122 million subscribers, and AT&T, with 116 million.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has pushed for a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile, saying a combined company is necessary to successfully compete with the two largest mobile carriers. A combined company would be able to invest in its network and push AT&T and Verizon on prices and services, he has said.
U.S. officials at the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice have raised competitive concerns about a potential merger between Sprint and T-Mobile USA. Both agencies would have to approve the deal.
Officials with Deutsche Telekom and SoftBank weren’t available for comment.
SoftBank’s $21.6 billion acquisition of Sprint closed last July.
Apple opens up Touch ID, but challenges remain
The release of Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensor provided a major boost for the biometrics industry, by demonstrating that fingerprints could be successfully implemented - and with some style - in the mobile device market. The one fly in the ointment was that Touch ID was only usable as a way to unlock the phone or to order apps from its App store.
That situation has now changed, with Apple surprising the analyst and biometric community by announcing that iOS 8 will see an opening up of its Touch ID fingerprint biometric technology to third-parties using an API.
The feedback from analysts and journalists has been generally positive, with a flurry of articles suggesting what sort of apps would be ideal for applying the fingerprint sensor trick to - ranging from purchasing goods on Amazon to auto-selecting personal playlists on Spotify.
There is no doubt Apple views Touch ID as a success. The company announced that its Passcode phone unlock feature was now being used by 83% of users compared with 49% general iOS users - a great boon for security.
Alan Goode, Founder and Managing Director of Goode Intelligence (a mobile security research, analysis and consultancy) believes that Touch ID will be used to authenticate in the following scenarios, some of which are available now and some of which are predictions:
To replace thePIN for Passcode (device unlock);
To provide authentication for Apple ID (iTunes purchases);
To verify identity for an Apple payments product (both for online and physical store purchases);
To provide authentication for Apple’s CarPlay in-car service;
To verify identity for Apple’s mobile healthcare solution “Healthkit”;
To provideauthentication for Apple’s connected home solution “Homekit".
Elsewhere, there is talk wondering why Apple is not yet part of the flourishing FIDO initiative. FIDO, short for Fast Identity Online, is an alliance formed in July 2012 to ad
And you back this up with what? They have sufficient cash on hand and access to an unsecured loan of $3.5 from two of their board members. Possibility of a reverse split to qualify for NASDAQ (bearing they meet other qualifications) share price requirements which I believe is either $3 or $4.
Also recommend looking at Imageware's cloud based multi modal products as they are making movement in the commercial space with partners such as Fujitsu, T Systems, and IBM...
Their patents will be worth a small fortune for a company that have the capital to depend them.
While I get the need to run those puff pieces at times, hopefully in the future more real news is coming, seems that way with the current climb. One mid seven digit contract or multiple low seven digit contracts and this stock will be hard pressed to remain at these levels.