Are You a Human replaces annoying CAPTCHAs with games

Websites need to verify that a visitor is a real person and not an automated bot. But the CAPTCHA test that they came up with — where you have to type in the word that you see in a blurry distorted font image — is extremely annoying and often leads to multiple failures.

Solve Media makes Captchas easier on your eyes with video ads

Even if you don’t know what they were called, you’ve probably been annoyed by Captchas — the often distorted letters and numbers that websites sometimes ask you to enter. Well, a startup called Solve Media wants to make that process a little less painful, while also creating a new moneymaking opportunity for websites — and it just announced a new ad format.