Thursday, March 23, 2006

Google Added To S&P 500

Google has been added to the S&P 500 meaning many mutual funds will now buy more shares of Google. Google's stock price has gone up almost $28.76, an 8.41% increase. 8.5% is average increase in price that a stock goes up after being added to the index. Google might have known about this earlier so they probably rushed to get Google Finance finished for the day they would enter this list of elite companies. They will be added to the fund at the end of trading on March 31.

Source
http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Story/Story.aspx?guid=%7BAF6E7E59%2D82BB%2D445E%2DB415%2D6F6FEC819CAE%7D&dist=newsfinder&siteid=google&keyword=

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Its So Beautiful - Google Finance

Today Google came out with Google Finance.

It is by far the best finance service I have seen. I often use Yahoo or MSN finance to look for stocks and prices, but Google Finance blows them away. It shows the graph of what happened to the stock price during the day with articles of what caused the change. I can see Apple's stock drop when articles about it losing some of its market share in France. I see Google's went up when the news came out about Google Finance. It is ten times easier to look up stocks using Google Finance then the others. This is now one of my favorite Google services and will soon become the standard for stock information. Just go look at it; I can't describe how great this is.

Check it out at http://finance.google.com/finance

Rating 9.75 Gs out of 10. (Reason for .25 off was because i couldn't compare two stock histories to another.)

Friday, March 17, 2006

Google Wins!

A federal judge today ruled that Google would have to give the DoJ 50,000 random urls from it's database. This is a major victory for Google since the DoJ wanted 1,000,000 URLs and a weeks worth of search requests. This is a victory for both online rights activists and users of Google. Google may not always be perfect, but this time they stood up for what is right. AOL, Yahoo and Microsoft gave up the results without a fights, so one can see which of the companies are "evil."

Thanks Google