David Pennock of Yahoo Research gave a presentation at the company's headquarters as part of an evening “confab” with a number of experts in the prediction market field. As part of a virtual environment called Yootopia, Pennock said the Yahoo has created a currency, called the "Yootle," for prediction markets or for buying favors from other people on the network.
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It hardly seems like a year has passed since the idea of a Mashup Camp first crossed my mind. But that's exactly how long it has been since I first shared the idea with a few other people the day after I attended some after hours events that were being run in conjunction the Syndicate Conference in San Francisco.
Yesterday, I was interviewed by Amy Scott on NPR's Day-to-Day show and the subject of the interview was a Wall St. Journal story that reported on how, in true the enemy of my enemy is my friend fashion, a bunch of television broadcasters are considering a joint Web venture that would compete against YouTube.
Yahoo and IBM combined forces on an enterprise search product and took a swipe at Google's enterprise search appliances to boot. From the Yahoo blog announcing the IBM OmniFind Yahoo Edition: Beyond creating a product that was super easy to use we don’t believe that small and mid-sized businesses (or even large enterprises!
Power companies are lining up to offer rebates for customers that use virtualization to cut data center power consumption, says VMware president Diane Greene. Greene, speaking at the UBS Enterprise Technology Forum in New York, said that the Pacific Gas and Electric Company rebate program announced in November was just a start.
Apparently having Craigslist take advertising to save the world isn't such a hot idea. Of course that hasn't stopped the debate, which has run almost a full week now and flared up again today.
If Patricia Dunn were at Yahoo, she would be having a cow. None of the leaks HP endured measure up to the leak-a-thon going on at Yahoo these days.
BusinessWeek's Arik Hesseldahl chronicles the horror of HP CEO Mark Hurd over a financial analyst who was using a Mac Book Pro at HP's analyst meeting.Hesseldahl spends much of his post talking about how the analyst could access all of her applications and didn't need Windows.
Headlines of the day:Skype's new upfront North America calling plan is a part of a broader strategy.Word of mouth marketing is going to get some disclosure.
It's no secret that since its first weeks out around Thanksgiving, Microsoft's Zune iPod-killer isn't exactly flying off the shelves. Today, News.