Yahoo Tech Buzz Game For Future Products
By: Jacqueline Biggs - Published: Jul 5, 2006 • References: buzz.research.yahoo
Calling all geeks â€“ Yahoo have introduced a fantasy prediction market for high-tech products, concepts, and trends. Your goal as a player is to predict how popular various technologies will be in the future. Popularity or buzz is measured by Yahoo! Search frequency over time. Predictions are made by buying virtual stock in technologies you think are about to boom, and selling when substance doesn't match the hype. You earn fantasy money but you get the opportunity to predict future trends. If, over time, your predictions are better than other players' predictions, your fantasy fortune will grow. Go forth and contribute to the index of what's next in the high tech world.