Google Finance Advances Real-Time Market Data Feature

Posted Jun 24, 2008

Google Finance, the finance division of Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) now has more real-time market data to offer to their users.  For those who use Google and Google Finance to search for the latest in stock prices, they will have access to real-time last sale prices provided from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) along with NASDAQ.  Google and CNBC are the first companies to make NYSE Realtime Stock Prices available to the public.

“NYSE Realtime Stock Prices will provide investors with free, immediate and easily accessible information, without requiring them to complete any administrative forms or contracts.    We are excited to partner with Google and CNBC, two great names in the information space, to offer this useful data to the public,â? stated Ronald Jordan, EVP of Market Data [NYSE Press Release].

“Providing real-time market data on Google Finance is an important step towards helping investors make more informed and timely investment decisions,” added Marissa Mayer, VP of Search Products and User Experience at Google.  “Access to real-time financial information has traditionally been limited to investors with brokerage accounts and other users via subscription fees. We are pleased to be making this information freely available to all of our users on Google Finance, and other Google search properties.”

The changes will be applied on the widget as well.  Below is the screen shot of the Google Finance widget.  The widget is available on iGoogle.  Below is a screen shot of the widget.

Real time data is also available on mobile phones.

[Source: Google Blog]