In case you haven’t been on Twitter in the past 20 minutes, the U.S. stock market is collapsing. Well, it was collapsing (the Dow was down over 1,000 points at one point), but now it’s bouncing back. But you’d be forgiven if you have no idea what’s going on just from watching the web, because frankly, it’s struggling to keep up.
It appears that under the weight of just about everyone checking the… → Read More
Finance sites like Yahoo Finance and Google Finance haven’t changed much in the past ten years. The fonts are different. Maybe there’s some more real-time quotes and fancier, interactive charts. But at their core they all follow pretty much the same formula: dump as much data on the individual investor as they can and let them figure it out. Wikinvest, which started out as a crowd-sourced… → Read More
Yahoo Finance is launching a volley of tweaks to its Finance site tomorrow. The changes include the addition of interactive stock charts, improved message boards and business-related video clips from ABC.com, CNN.com, Forbes.com and SmartMoney. Yahoo will also be releasing a finance widget for websites, which we wrote about in mid-May. The changes are clearly in response to Google Finance, which… → Read More