Google Acquires reCAPTCHA for Undisclosed Sum

  • Feed Type
  • Date
    9/16/2009
  • Company Name
    reCAPTCHA
  • Mailing Address
    1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043
  • Company Description
    reCAPTCHA security features on their websites. A CAPTCHA is a program that can tell whether its user is a human or a computer. You’ve probably seen them — colorful images with distorted text at the bottom of Web registration forms. CAPTCHAs are used by many websites to prevent abuse from “bots,” or automated programs usually written to generate spam. No computer program can read distorted text as well as humans can, so bots cannot navigate sites protected by CAPTCHAs.
  • Website
    http://www.recaptcha.net
  • Transaction Type
    M&A
  • Transaction Amount
    Undisclosed
  • Transaction Round
  • Proceeds Purposes
  • M&A Terms
    Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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