Intel is humble enough to understand that their 90,000 employees worldwide are nothing compared to billions of talented geeks. So they are now going on “geek hunting.” The goal is to find a new Google.com before anybody else.
In an effort to stay on top of the latest software trends and cool new startups, Intel on Monday made public a Digg-like voting site called CoolSW, for “cool software.” The site will tap the geek public for the most promising new software companies worldwide…. The Hollywood Stock Exchange lets traders forecast the box-office performance of Hollywood films and Oscar nominations as a group. On average, the market picks more than 80 percent of Oscar nominees correctly, and hasn’t missed more than one Oscar winner in the past four years, according to reports. Wired.com