• StockTwits raises funding, gets new CEO

    StockTwits raises funding, gets new CEO

    It’s like Twitter, but for the stock market. The inventor of the “cash tag,” StockTwits, is announcing some big changes. Armed with an additional $2 million in funding led by Social Leverage, Ian Rosen, co-founder of Even Financial and former general manager at MarketWatch, will be taking the helm as CEO. StockTwits founder Howard Lindzon will be moving into the executive… Read More

  • Simplify your stock-picking process with these apps

    Investing in the stock market made easy — that’s the goal of these apps, which make investing more convenient and help you keep tabs on the market updates. And you don’t have to be a finance whiz to work them. Read More

  • Big Data Visualization Startup Lucky Sort Partners With StockTwits, Lets Investors Chart Stock Trends In Real-Time

    Big Data Visualization Startup Lucky Sort Partners With StockTwits, Lets Investors Chart Stock Trends In Real-Time

    Lucky Sort, the Portland-based visualization engine for making sense out of live data streams, is announcing its first partner: StockTwits, a social network for traders that lets users share stock-related information in real-time. Additionally, Howard Lindzon, StockTwits CEO and co-founder, has now also invested in Lucky Sort alongside a couple of other angels, who, combined, have added an… Read More

  • Twitter Launches Clickable Stock Symbols, StockTwits’ Howard Lindzon Says “Hey, We Already Do That!”

    Twitter Launches Clickable Stock Symbols, StockTwits’ Howard Lindzon Says “Hey, We Already Do That!”

    Tonight, Twitter quietly rolled out another feature — one that may seem simple and straightforward at first glance but could actually have big implications. The company said via its very own Twitter account that users can now click on stock (or “ticker”) symbols in any tweet to view search results for those stocks and companies. To make this possible, Twitter is… Read More

  • $FB Is Blowing Up On StockTwits, Too

    $FB Is Blowing Up On StockTwits, Too

    Another startup cashing in (figuratively speaking) on the FB IPO: StockTwits. Earlier this week, the social network for investors added Facebook to its StockTwits Social Heatmap, a feature on the site that provides a visualization of what the StockTwits some 200,000 investors and traders are talking about. Usually, the heatmap looks looks like a bunch of little squares – the bigger… Read More

  • How Social Network LinkedIn Leverages Social Media For Investor Relations

    How Social Network LinkedIn Leverages Social Media For Investor Relations

    LinkedIn posted its first earnings as a public company yesterday and in true form as a social network, the company used a number of social media outlets to disseminate this information. LinkedIn posted earnings slides on a SlideShare Pro Channel at the close of the bell yesterday, which made it much easier for bloggers and others to then embed and share these slides on their sites (we… Read More

  • StockTwits Comes To The Android

    StockTwits, the mobile finance community currently available on the iPhone, is taking its experience to the Android today. Like StockTwits for the iPhone, StockTwits for the Android retains many of the same functionalities as the StockTwits community its, allowing users to access realtime stock quotes, financial news and the ability to bookmark stocks on a “Watchlist” or the ability… Read More

  • StockTwits Gets Even More Social, Rolls Out Discovery Tools

    It’s been a good start to the year for StockTwits. For starters, as we reported last week, the realtime info-sharing hub for investors and traders, has doubled its monthly visitors since December. It also recently stole Yahoo Finance products exec David Putnam and added Chris Bullock, who was formerly the senior managing director for global investor relations services at NASDAQ, as its… Read More

  • StockTwits Continues To Expand, Steals VP David Putnam From Yahoo Finance

    StockTwits, a realtime platform for stock traders to share information, has been undergoing a rapid growth spurt of late. According to Quantcast, 465,000 people are now visiting the site per month, which means the company has more than doubled its visitors since early December, when less than 200,000 were checking in to share and trade. This seems largely due to the service’s… Read More

  • Yahoo Finance Adds Curated Stock Conversations From StockTwits

    StockTwits, which curates conversations about stocks, nailed down another impressive business development deal today. Yahoo is now pulling data from the StockTwits API and adding it to individual stock pages – here’s Apple (AAPL) for example. StockTwits has similar deals with CNN, MarketWatch and Bloomberg. The stream is added under a new area Yahoo is calling Market Pulse, located… Read More

  • Social Networking: The Future

    Social Networking: The Future

    Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part guest post by venture capitalist Mark Suster of GRP Partners on “Social Networking: The Past, Present, And Future.” Read Part I and Part II first. In my first post I talked about the history of social networking from 1985-2002 dominated by CompuServe, AOL & Yahoo! In the second post I explored the current era which… Read More

  • Now You Can Follow Stocks On Twitter. Stocks, Not People.

    I’ve got to admit it: When it comes to financial advice, I just don’t trust my friends. And I certainly don’t trust random people on Twitter or other social networks. I don’t think I am alone. Most social finance sites have yet to gain mainstream acceptance. Just look at the pivot kaChing just did by renaming itself Wealthfront (and focusing on professional… Read More

  • StockTwits Grabs $4 Million More In Inside Round

    What was once a service that simply filtered public company stock related tweets out for traders, and was named accordingly, has since moved far beyond those humble beginnings. In 2009 they broke off from Twitter, launching their own messaging platform. They acquired a financial news hub early this year, and then launched a private company product as well. Yep, those days as a simple… Read More

  • StockTwits Takes Financial Idea Network Mobile With New iPhone App

    StockTwits Takes Financial Idea Network Mobile With New iPhone App

    Twitter-focused stock and trading network StockTwits is making its debut into the mobile space today with a native free iPhone app. The app includes much of the same functionality as StockTwits’ web site. You can access all of the stock-focused Twitter streams on the app, as well as the stock watch lists. Users can update their own streams of Tweets about stock from the app and follow… Read More

  • SecondMarket And StockTwits Team Up To Let You Tweet About Private Company Stock

    StockTwits has built a business out of people tweeting their thoughts and actions around various public stocks. SecondMarket has built a business out of people interested in the buying and selling of various private stocks. It seems only natural to shove the two together. Which is exactly what they’re doing today with a new partnership. As you may be aware, to send a tweet to StockTwits… Read More

  • StockTwits Debuts A Brand New

    Last year, the Twitter-focused stock and trading network StockTwits acquired, a stock-chart service that was designed specifically for StockTwits. It’s sort of like a Twitpic for stock charts (you can Tweet about a stock with a link to a chart on But for the most part, StockTwits co- founder Howard Lindzon retained existing’s look and feel for users. Read More

  • Finance Sites Turn To StockTwits For Curated Stock Tweets

    Both CNN Money and MarketWatch have added curated stock and finance tweets to their sites. But they aren’t just showing unfiltered tweets based on a query or hash tag – instead they’ve turned to StockTwits, presumably for more relevant data. Messages only show up on StockTwits if you add a “$” before a stock symbol, and the company also carefully moderates… Read More

  • eToro Adds $2.4 Million To The Coffers: "Zynga For Real Men"

    We first wrote about Israeli startup eToro way back in 2007 when it launched. Since then investors have put more than $8 million into the company. Today they’ll announce that Social Leverage has led a third round, adding $2.4 million more. What is eToro? It’s commodity, currency and index trading made fun and social. Yes, you read that correctly. eToro puts the sexy into silver… Read More

  • Zecco Introduces Stock Trading Widget On StockTwits And Firefox

    If you like to trade stocks, chances are you do your research on sites like Yahoo Finance, Google Finance, or even StockTwits to find ideas, and then you go log into your brokerage account to execute a trade. Or maybe you get distracted by a dancing bear on YouTube and never buy or sell that stock. Online discount brokerage Zecco wants to make sure you can trade anywhere on the Web, whenever… Read More

  • StockTwits Evolves, Becomes Must Use Site For Traders

    It was only a few months ago that StockTwits, a real time platform for stock traders to share information, broke away from Twitter and forged ahead on its own. Part of that separation was the creation of a desktop AIR application that created an entire investor ecosystem, including video, news and charts. Now those features are appearing on the StockTwits site itself, at Read More