March 21, 2006
Google Finance Goes Live
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Online search engine leader Google Inc. is devoting a section of its Web site to information about the stock market and corporate America, filling a gaping product hole as it continues to battle for Internet traffic with rivals Yahoo Inc., MSN and America Online.
Yahoo operates the Web's most visited finance site with 31.4 million unique visitors worldwide, according to comScore Media Metrix. MSN's Money section ranked second with 21.9 million worldwide visitors followe by AOL's finance section with 14.3 million visitors worldwide, comScore said.
Web surfers spent on average of 54 minutes per visit at Yahoo's finance section, giving the company more opporutnity to serve up ads.
Link to Google Finance
This blog entry is a summary from an AP article published in today's Lowell Sun Online.