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February 2008 Archives

February 1, 2008

RealityMarkets On Facebook

Today I am announcing the that RealityMarkets will now be available in a beta version on Facebook. The first version is a basic application that will allow you to see your portfolio, make trades, see quotes, show your performance on your profile page and view the indexes and sectors. As I start getting feedback I'll add features and make changes.

To add the application to your account go here: RealityMarkets On Facebook

Have fun!

February 13, 2008

More Facebook

According to this entry on MidasOracle.org, we are the first Prediction Market to debut on Facebook. Excellent!

February 21, 2008

Site Maintenance

I rolled out a site update this evening that should be largely transparent to everyone unless something went wrong. If you are noticing anything fishy let me know. Thanks!

February 22, 2008

Prediction Markets in Enterprise 2.0

ZDNet.com has an article up about 12 predictions for Enterprise Web 2.0 in 2008 that features prediction markets or as they are calling them "Collective intelligence platforms and enterprise decision management support applications":

8. Collective intelligence platforms and enterprise decision management support applications will see significant early adoption this year. Prediction markets, such as those from Inkling Markets and Consensus Point, began to get on business leader’s radar in 2007 and are poised for early growth this year and are ostensibly the end game of “real” Web 2.0 applications: harnessing the intelligence on the edge of our networks. Predictions from companies like Gartner are also putting a lot of stock in enterprise decision management (EDM) this year but both will see only early adoption this year with 2009 being the primary growth year.

I highlight this here because we've been watching this space of the market and haven't been sitting idly by while it happens. Hopefully we'll have more to report shortly.

Check out the rest of the article, it's an interesting read.

February 28, 2008

iTunes and Walmart U.S. Retail Sales

There seems to be a lot of talk in the blogosphere in the last couple days about Apple's iTunes becoming the number 2 U.S. retailer of music and the subsequent prediction by the NPD Group that iTunes would over take Wal-Mart as the number one U.S. retailer sometime in 2008. Well we heard prediction so we thought we would start our own market index on it and see what you all think. Trade away: Will iTunes Pass WalMart as the leading U.S. retailer of music in 2008?!

NBA MVP Opinions

In the interest of market research, I found a couple blogs that are running their own lists on who the 2008 NBA MVP will be:

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