CNET reports today on something that seems to be happening on Google Finance when you enter the word ?sell? in the Google Finance search box, i.e., the first result to anyone typing in ?sell? is that you see Apple?s less-than-impressive stock chart. First noticed by a Reddit reader, it has caused some conspiracy theorists to get a little heated, but CNET?s own Danny Sullivan, a well-known Google-watcher and the proprietor of Search Engine Land, has investigated the matter thoroughly, and after initially thinking that there might be something strange going on, he has finally concluded that due to the fact that typing in ?Sells? also gives the Apple chart as a search result, it is less likely that this is something deliberate from Google. CNET reached out to Google for comment, and in response, Google rep Jason Freidenfelds told them the following:
?This isn?t deliberate – our algorithms seem to be keying off of the words ?sell? and ?sells? in the description of this very popular stock symbol. We?re working on how to adjust things so it doesn?t happen anymore.?
Many thanks to Super Moderator KevinJS for the heads-up on this story.
Source: Type ‘sell’ into Google Finance and take a bite out of Apple | Mobile – CNET News
The Internet giant thought it could help invent cheap renewable power. That wasn’t so easy.
Google once brashly believed its engineers could invent a solution to the world’s energy problems. These days, the company has a new strategy: finance less risky clean-energy projects where it can actually make an impact.
If you are an avid iPad user, and you follow financial markets at all, you should definitely give StockTouch from Visible Market a try. Whether you are a financial pro or simply a budding investor, you will definitely find some really useful features here. In fact, the app was recently named the top finance app for the iPad in 2011 by Apple’s App Store Rewind.
From our time with it, we found that the award was well-warranted. The dynamic charts that were designed taking cues from a video game engine were especially easy to follow. The ability to check the top 900 U.S. and Global stocks was handy. We really liked how easy it was to find tons of news that was specifically linked to your favorite stocks. This was amazingly useful. The app has such a huge plethora of fantastic features, there are simply too many to name them all. The only nitpick we had was that there was no auto-refresh for true "real-time" stock evaluations. (Either that or we simply couldn’t find the preference for it.)
Regardless, this was a minor quibble and does not mar the versatility and feature-rich power of this great app! Check out the links below for more info.
With the new iPad being launched tomorrow, if you?ve got Apple shares you might be glued to the stock market to see just how high they?re going to go, and if you?re looking for an app to help you do that, StockTouch could be the very thing. Named by Apple as the best iPad Finance app of 2011, and featuring on all demo iPads and iPhones in Apple Stores, StockTouch is a universal app, available for both iPad and iPhone. The app uses up-to-the minute market data to create 9,800 dynamic charts, all of which are available to access at your fingertips. The live information lets you view 1400 companies at any one time, supported by over 16,000 news stories. The app also enables you to see the top 900 stocks in the US market, and the top 900 global stocks, categorized across 9 industry sectors. You can customize the view according to price or volume, and sort the layout in a variety of ways, including market cap, winners, activity and alphabetical. The app also has a handy search function, with two different ways to find any publicly traded stock. It certainly seems to be a feature-packed financial app, as you can even use it to view results from as far back as five years ago, and up to as recently as five minutes ago. There?s also a "favourites" feature, that lets you keep track of your favourite stocks, automatically syncing between your iPad and iPhone via iCloud. Excellent stuff!
Click here to download the app for $4.99/
Ben Milne doesn’t look like a banker. Not one bit. So why not rebuild the world’s money system?
Ben Milne, a 29-year-old college dropout with a furry goatee and no background in finance, is on his second and third meetings with some of the world’s biggest banks.
Mint.com ranks as one of the best personal finance management services around. I said as much when I first reviewed the Mint.com Android app back in 2010, and I’m more convinced of it now. Especially since the company announced today that users can add Android tablets to the list of devices on which they can monitor the bills and bank accounts.
An update to the Mint.com app has added support for Android Honeycomb tablets. The new app is optimized for larger screens and adds the convenience of a touch-friendly mobile app rather than asking users to visit the site through their browser. The same features are available, just in a better-looking format.
Head over to the Android Market and sign-up for a Mint account to start using the service if you haven’t already. Accounts are free.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced details about a new financial team Sunday, a day after more than a quarter of a million demonstrators took to the streets protesting the rising cost of living in the Jewish state.
Solutions emerge to guard against attacks and data loss in the cloud.
On-demand cloud computing and data storage can save companies money, but many businesses—particularly in finance and health care—are wary of handing data to third parties, fearing hacking, accidental data loss, or theft by rogue employees of cloud providers.
French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde announced her bid to become head of the International Monetary Fund Wednesday, after its former managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned in the wake of charges he tried to rape a hotel maid in New York.