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Publication Date - September 2013
Biometrics Comes Face-To-Face With Its Fiercest Challenge: Silicon Valley
On September 11, 2001 the world changed and Washington DC became the center of gravity for identity technology. Silicon Valley companies that had never bothered with DC area offices flocked to the US Capital. They eagerly offered their hi-tech expertise in exchange for highly lucrative contracts in the post 9/11 identity investment frenzy.
Twelve years later - nearly to the day, on September 10, 2013, the identity world changed again. The center of gravity picked itself up and relocated to Cupertino California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. With the introduction of the iPhone 5S, Apple, the iconic human factors company that made WYSIWYG a word, re-conceived the mobile phone experience, and made tablet computing cool, gave the identity marketplace and the biometrics industry in particular, a big, wet kiss.