Google Finance To Provide Free Real-Time Stock Information

Posted Jan 12, 2007

For those who are constantly buying low and selling high, Google is looking to improve upon its Finance service. ‘The more up-to-date the information, the more valuable it is. This is particularly true in the world of finance; information, and timing of that information, is money’ wrote Katie Stanton, a Group Product Manager on the Google blog. This is why Google is working with the SEC, the NYSE, and NetCoalition to make stock data constantly up-to-date on the Finance page.

Yesterday, the NYSE passed a proposal ‘to establish a one-year pilot for a new NYSE-only market data service, NYSE Real-Time Trade Prices, that allows a vendor to redistribute, on a real time basis, last sale prices of NYSE transactions.’ Stanton concluded: ‘It won’t matter if you’re on Wall Street or Main Street — you’ll have free, easy and fast access to real-time prices from NYSE on Google.’