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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.

  • Sam

    That merged with this would be good:

    http://www.smarkets.net/

  • http://CollegeCheapskate.com Zonkzor

    Wow that Smarkets site is interesting. Thanks for the link!

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    -Zonkzor
    College Cheapskate

  • http://www.publicgyan.com Srijith

    A similar, but slightly more general topic (read political) prediction market system that a friend and I started – PublicGyan http://www.publicgyan.com