Workers, Place Your Bets

More corporations are setting up their own markets for economic forecasts, hoping to tap into the wisdom of employees

A little over a month ago, a group of Yahoo! executives faced an enviable challenge. More than 200 employees had just completed the company's annual Hack Day, where small teams have 24 hours to create, refine, and then pitch new products or services that they hope Yahoo will bring to market. Judges picked their favorites, but the company needed to decide which ones merited further development.

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