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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Yahoo's Buzz Game Uses Markets to Forecast Future Trends

Yahoo's Buzz Game is "a fantasy prediction market for high-tech products, concepts, and trends." In the Buzz Game, players buy and sell "shares" in ideas and concepts, based on what they believe to be their future potential.

The game primarily tracks web, IT and gadget trends, though it also features "markets" for entertainment technologies and tech rumors. The Yahoo Buzz Game is powered by the well-known prediction market technology of NewsFutures.