Google Acquires ReCaptcha

Friday, September 18, 2009 |

You have seen the Funky Letters & Numbers in a box while Registering yourself to Some of the Sites. This technology was provided by a gaint company Known as ReCaptcha. It was providing its service to more than 100,000 websites to Stop Spam & Bots.

Now  ReCaptcha is Acquired by Google.  ReCaptcha is the 3rd Big Company Acquired by google before this google had acquired Feedburner & Youtube.

Recaptcha was a free Captcha Service provider which Digitize books , Newspaper & old time Radio shows. During Registration this provide Random set of Letters & Numbers which can be only read by humans not computers. This Helps in Reducing Spam & Bots.

Let See What Google Says in their official Blog
The image above is a CAPTCHA — you can read it, but computers have a harder time interpreting the letters. We tried to make it hard for computers to recognize because we wanted to give humans the scoop first, but we're happy to announce to everybody now that Google has acquired reCAPTCHA, a company that provides CAPTCHAs to help protect more than 100,000 websites from spam and fraud.

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