Market, market, on the wall

The Economist ran an
article on technology prediction markets, including the Yahoo! Research / O’Reilly Tech Buzz Game just before the holidays

The most important thing about the Tech Buzz Game, says [Wharton School economist] Mr Wolfers, may be that people are actually playing it, because it is so well designed. Encouraging employees to use prediction markets has always been a challenge.

One of the reasons O’Reilly made a good partner for Yahoo! Research on this project was our core, diverse, active audience–“extra-ployees,” if you will– of alpha geeks.