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I must hand it to the team at Google Finance – they are trying their best to make me switch from Yahoo Finance to their service. They keep adding new, interesting features that should make me switch. Today they announced that you can “receive stock quotes […]

I must hand it to the team at Google Finance – they are trying their best to make me switch from Yahoo Finance to their service. They keep adding new, interesting features that should make me switch. Today they announced that you can “receive stock quotes simply by sending a text message containing a ticker to GOOGLE (466453). (Note that quotes are delayed at least 15 minutes.)” Next up, stock alerts, which the company says it is currently looking into. There are other ways to get stock data as well. Check out their blog post. I am still sticking to Yahoo Finance, which is in my mind the gold standard.

  1. Om, your site has been blocked in China without any reasons.

    It’s not accessible anywhere in Beijing and Shanghai. The site hits the Great Firewall. Duh.

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  2. hasn’t yahoo had this for over 2 years now? is there something innovative g’s done?

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  3. Anothr,

    can you send me a screenshot!

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  4. Yup, that is right… that is why I am not leaving Yahoo FInance anytime soon. I am giving them props for trying – given that they are like half a dozen people in that little group. Little encouragement is good…. no?

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  5. I didn’t realize this was a new feature because I’ve been using this for at least a year or more(before I bought my crappy motorola q). I stopped using it because you get 3 txt back for each stock quote, including one full of legal disclaimers.

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  6. Yahoo finance also has provides a mobile website that allows you to track the same information that the full sized site does. Google’s mobile site doesn’t let you check on mutual funds, try FFIDX on both.

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  7. I’ve been doing this for well over a year, this isn’t “new”.

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  8. Om,
    You would give Google props for breathing ;)

    Yahoo! has had it forever and MSN has had for as long … The group has a dozen people … if Google doesn’t believe in the product, why should you?

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