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Pretend to Know Future; Make Money

A Japanese company has launched a website that helps people predict the future, or so it claims.

Fortune telling is big business in Japan, and a web firm called Zappallas is capitalizing on this market in a very big way—specially taking advantage of the fact that people now want to know more about what’s coming tomorrow, more than ever.

According to a report on Reuters, the Zappallas specializes in crystal ball readings, tarot readings, I-ching and horoscopes predictions. If you think that the financial crisis is hitting everyone, think again. Zappallas reports that its revenues have skyrocketed 61-percent and paying registered account sign ups have climbed a whopping 21-percent since a year earlier.

There’s business to be made in people’s fears, desperation and hopes.