Google has acquired ReCaptcha, one of those companies behind the distorted text boxes at the bottom of many Web site sign-in pages.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Google plans to use ReCaptcha's technology both as a security measure within certain Google sites and to make its massive book-scanning project a little smarter, the company said in a blog post. ReCaptcha is an offshoot of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, and puts a twist on the traditional captcha: a string of letters in squiggly text meant to confuse spam bots and other nonhuman Web pests.
My Favourite Tipples are shared by Geraldine Clement-Stoneham, knowledge and information manager at the Medical Research Council UK. She shares her favourite online resources in areas from horizon scanning and political intelligence to French "bandes dessinées".
The third part of this review by Chris Porter looks at the searching, filtering and output capabilities of the Reg-Track regulatory compliance tracking service, which has both web-based and API delivery options.