GE partners with Facebook, launches HealthyShare app as part of Olympics push

As a partner of the Olympic Games, General Electric has an active interest in promoting the upcoming be-all, end-all athletic competition. That explains why the appliance manufacturer has partnered with Facebook to today launch HealthyShare, a Facebook application designed to encourage people to lead healthier and more active lifestyles, just like the athletes they admire.

Mystery enterprise security startup Bluebox gets $9.5M from Andreessen Horowitz

Still in stealth mode, enterprise security startup Bluebox is keeping all the most juicy details of its business close to its chest. But we do know that the startup is compelling enough that it’s attracted a $9.5 million first funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz. Also on board is early Google investor and Sun Microsystems co-founder Andreas Bechtolsheim, who is joining Bluebox’s board of directors along with Andreessen Horowitz’s Scott Weiss. So the company clearly has a lot going for it.

Fixing the CAPTCHA: turning jumbled words into a game

CAPTCHAs, or those jumbled words you have to enter to prove you’re a human on websites, suck. They detract from a website’s flow, and as security researchers at Imperva have found, they’re actually easily overcome by spammers. But some CAPTCHA creators are coming up with ways to make it harder for spammers, and more fun for the regular humans out there.