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Commerce Giant Looks to Biometrics for Mobile Payments

Alipay, the online payment service by Alibaba, recently announced collaboration with Huawei to bring mobile payments using fingerprints as verification. The new biometric enabled payment service would firstly be launched on Huawei’s upcoming smartphone Ascend Mate 7 which is embedded with the fingerprint sensor and would be debuting at IFA 2014 later this week. Alipay had also started the fingerprint authentication service on Samsung Galaxy S5. A simple swipe on the biometric sensor would enable the user to make payments and conduct transactions using Alipay accounts. 

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