Google joins HP and the Pentagon in building an internal prediction market.
this is very interesting … putting Wisdom of Crowds into action…
Scott Kirsner writes a great column in today’s Boston Globe:
It’s a scary time for Monster.com
(two small quotes from me in the article)
Summation Company of the Week: NetVibes
Greg Narain turned me on to Netvibes … and this is a cool site!
you know MyYahoo, MSFT’s new Start.com, and Google’s personalized page … all trying to get you to make them your home page.
now they have competition from a little French company which, from what i can tell, is just two really-smart entrepreneurs who have already translated Netvibe into 8 languages … including Croatian …
of all the homepages proliferating, Netvibes and Microsoft Start’s are the prettiest … and the most useful. both are easily customizable (the Netvibes page is a great use of AJAX). amazingly, Google is behind here. (i expect that won’t last long as Google can play catch-up rather quickly)
and there is no doubt they are on to something … they have turned me into a big fan…