Ticketmaster Ditches Impossible Captchas, Makes It Easier To Prove You Are Human - By Looking At Ads
Don't worry, Ticketmaster says the new easy-to-read codes will still keep bots from buying all your tickets.
Fast Company January 30, 2013
No. 1 ticketing service Ticketmaster is finally ditching its terrible CAPTCHA system for verification and will use new tech that will make it easier to buy tickets faster.
VentureBeat January 30, 2013
Captcha is the worst, and Tickmaster's particular strain of the virus is especially, well, impossible. It's changing that, though, to a system that will hopefully be more friendly to actual people trying to use it.
Gizmodo January 30, 2013
Buying concert tickets online is about to get a whole lot less annoying.
PC Mag January 30, 2013
Ticketmaster has teamed up with New York-based Solve Media to roll out the new system, with users now facing phrases, questions or ads from Solve Media rather than the often-random mix of characters that were really difficult to guess given they had no real-world meaning.
TheNextWeb January 30, 2013
Ticketmaster is now using software created by New York start-up Solve Media, a service that asks for well-known phrases, or simple multiple choice questions.
BBC News January 30, 2013
Ticketmaster, often the target of fan anger when tickets to popular concerts get sold out in seconds, is removing an annoyance that can slow down the buying process: the jumble of letters that people need to decipher known as "CAPTCHA."
Associated Press January 29, 2013
Native advertising is slated to grow significantly this year, with nearly 50% of agency buyers saying they'll allocate money to the customized online ad formats.
Beet.tv January 02, 2013
We were blown away by Solve Media's holiday card this year.
Business Insider December 24, 2012
Laughing Squid December 22, 2012