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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Google Finance - Beta

Watch out for Google in the Financial News/Data Space. Google launched Google Finance today (as usual in the Beta format).

FT reports, "Google Finance offers similar features to its rivals – share quotes and charts, integrated financial news from its Google News service, discussion groups and the ability for investors to create personalised portfolios of their share holdings.It also introduces innovations. The interactive charts will map market data with news stories, so the effect of announcements can be tracked against the stock performance. The charts can also be dragged dynamically using a scroll bar through different time periods.

Users can find out information on a company by just typing in its name, rather than having to know its ticker symbol. Google has also adapted its search results page by showing the frequency of news about a company, with bar charts showing news volumes over time. Its Blog Search will add results for online commentary found in blogs."

Yahoo Finance holds a big lead globally over MSN Money in the sector.


  • this is a change of stance from the search engine..they had earlier claimed not to venture into anything like horoscpes, financial advice and the like..but looks like they are in the race to keep up with the yahoos of the world..the space gets more interesting!

    By Blogger Abhishek Chatterjee, at 5:56 PM  

  • looks like yahoo finance though

    By Blogger ILA (a) இளா, at 7:50 PM  

  • Google is trying to do a lot of things now but all under tight wrap. Letz see how this space plays out ..

    By Blogger Cogito, at 5:57 PM  

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