TastemakerX turns music into a virtual stock exchange game
A long time ago - and we're talking the late 1990s and early 2000s - we loved an internet game called Popex, which involved buying and selling virtual shares in music artists, whose value rose or fell depending on their real-world activities. Now the concept is back, but as an iPhone app called TastemakerX. Players get 25k 'notes', and can trade them in their favourite bands, while following other players and checking out iTunes preview clips of artists. It's a fun idea, although not without its kinks - having signed up and connected our Twitter account this weekend, we found TastemakerX merrily tweeting every single trade we made to our followers. So be wary of that.
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5k: Five kilometres, just over three miles in old money.