Google (NADSAQ: GOOG) has revamped its version of Google Finance for the Apple iPhone (NASDAQ: AAPL) and for the Android mobile platforms.
Brian Shish, Google product manager for Google Finance, wrote on the Google Finance Blog, “We heard your feedback and are pleased to announce we’ve launched the new Android/iPhone edition of Google Finance for mobile! The markets don’t stop when you leave your desk, so we’re bringing the markets to you. Our new design gives you a unified experience across desktop and Android or iPhone phones, offering nearly all the same features and functionality on both. You can easily access the new site when you do a Google search for stock tickers or company names on your mobile device, or when you tap the “Finance” tab on the Google mobile homepage.”
He added that, “we’re always looking for new ways to help you access the finance data, charts, and reports that you need in the blink of an eye.”
He also commented on the need for mobile access to Google Finance, “Since many of us are on the run throughout the day and don’t always have our computers in front of us, it came as no surprise that one of users’ most frequently requested features was a fast, easy-to-use mobile website for Google Finance.”
Google Inc. maintains an index of Websites and other online content, and makes this information freely available through its search engine to anyone with an Internet connection. The Company’s automated search technology helps people obtain nearly instant access to relevant information from its online index. The Company generates revenue primarily by delivering online advertising. Businesses use its AdWords program to promote their products and services with targeted advertising. In addition, the thousands of third-party Websites that comprise the Google Network use its AdSense program to deliver relevant ads that generate revenue and enhance the user experience. In September 2009, the Company acquired ReCAPTCHA Inc., a spin-off of Carnegie Mellon University’s Computer Science Department. In February 2010, the Company acquired Aardvark. In February 2010, the Company acquired On2 Technologies, Inc. In August 2010, it acquired Slide, a social technology company.
Shares of Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) traded up 1.15% hitting $456.72 during mid-day trading on Tuesday.