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Today we’re very excited to announce the launch of our brand new Yahoo! Finance app for Android. Now our users with an Android device have access to the No. 1 finance site in the U.S. – built specifically for their phone.
With Yahoo! Finance for Android, some of the great features customers get include:
- Real-time quotes*
- Customizable stock watch list
- Access to Yahoo! Finance portfolios
- Company stats and news
- Tech Ticker videos
At launch the app is available only in the U.S., but soon we’ll make it available around the world with local content for each market.
To get the app, simply visit the Android Market from your Android device and search for Yahoo!. You’ll see Yahoo! Finance listed alongside some of the other great apps we’ve launched for Android.
You can also scan this barcode with your Android phone to access the app:
We hope you love the app!
Carl Teeple – North America product lead, mobile media products
Aaron Zitzer – Yahoo! Finance Product Manager
* Real-Time quotes provided by BATS Exchange
Yahoo! Finance is known for the breadth and depth of company information we provide, but sometimes it can be tricky to find exactly what you need. Problem solved. Now you can conduct powerful and comprehensive searches using the new and improved Yahoo! Finance Search.
In addition to finding relevant content across Yahoo! Finance, we now include results from the web and organize it all in a way that’s easy to use. The new Finance Search can uncover details on companies and executives, find information on private companies and even help determine what companies are associated with topics.
To get to Finance Search, click “Finance Search” in the blue bar on every Yahoo! Finance page:
From here, enter your search. Or, browse a list of the day’s popular finance searches.
Section 1: Quote Information
A quote appears when your search exactly matches a ticker or a quote name. You’ll see pricing information and a chart.
Section 2: News
You’ll see the latest news stories from Yahoo! and across the web.
Section 3: Company & Quote Results
The list of Companies (public and private), ETFs, Mutual Funds and Indices (from US and worldwide exchanges) is generated from matches between your search and content on Yahoo! Finance, including: company/quote name, ticker, business summary, key execs, analysts, and insiders.
As an example, you can enter the name of a person (“Carol Bartz” ) or a topic (“biodynamic farm”) to find related companies. In the example of Carol Bartz, she is a key exec and insider at the companies listed. In the example of “biodynamic farm,” biodynamic farm is mentioned in the business summary on the company profile pages.
Section 4: Yahoo! Finance and Web Search Results
Using Web Search results, you’ll find content available on Yahoo! Finance and the Web. In the default “All Results” view, the first 3 results are from Yahoo! Finance, and the next results are from the Web. You can also view only Yahoo! Finance results or only Web Results.
Let us know what you think!
In our industry leading quest to deliver the information and tools necessary for you to make financial investment decisions, last week we added news from The New York Times and video from CNNMoney.com to Yahoo! Finance. So, where can you find stories from these world renowned sources on your Yahoo! Finance site?
The New York Times articles are available often on our Front Page under Top Stories, as well as ticker quote pages, when they relate to that stock, mutual fund, ETF, currency, etc. If you would prefer to find The New York Times content all in one place, it is always available on the Yahoo! Finance – The New York Times news home page.
You can find links to CNNMoney.com video content on ticker pages when the video is relevant for that ticker. In addition CNNMoney.com video content is always be available for viewing on the Yahoo! Finance – CNN Money.com news home page. In both cases, headlines are marked with a label to make it easy for you to identify.
We continue to add new partners every month, check back here on our blog to receive these new updates!
To celebrate the launch of our brand new Yahoo! Finance iPhone app, we are giving our Yahoo! Finance Twitter followers a chance to win a $99 Apple Gift Certificate which can be used towards the purchase of an iPhone*.
Yahoo! Finance will be asking a trivia question on Twitter every week for 10 weeks. Tweet your answer for a chance to win a $99 Apple Gift Certificate which can be used towards the purchase of an iPhone*!
Already have an iPhone? Be sure to check out our new iPhone app in stores now by clicking here: Get the Yahoo! Finance iPhone app
Here’s how you enter the contest:
1) Start by following @yahoofinance on Twitter
2) Tweet your answer to our weekly trivia question by replying to the question and specifying the iPhone contest.
@yahoofinance [answer] iPhone contest
The question will be tweeted on Mondays and the first person to answer correctly will win.
“Yahoo! Finance Trivia” Promotion
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
ABOUT THE PROMOTION/ELIGIBILITY:
The Yahoo! Finance Trivia Promotion (the “Promotion”) begins at 12:01 AM PT on 9/14/09, and ends at 11:59 PM PT on 11/22/09. The Promotion is only open to legal US residents 18 years or older at the time of entry. Entrants must have a public Twitter account to participate in the Promotion. Employees and agents of Yahoo! Inc. (“Sponsor”), its affiliates, subsidiaries, and any entity involved in the development, production, implementation, administration or fulfillment of the Promotion and the immediate family members and persons living in the same household as such individuals, are not eligible to participate or win. Participation in the Promotion constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final in all respects.
HOW TO ENTER:
To enter, sign up or log on to your Twitter account. A valid email address is required to enter.Yahoo! Finance will ask a finance-related question every Monday at 12 Noon EST for 10 weeks. The first verified eligible Entrant to answer the question correctly will be the weekly winner. Yahoo!’s computer is the official time clock for this Promotion.
IMPORTANT: Answer the question by replying to the question and specifying the iPhone contest: @yahoofinance [answer] iPhone contest
No attempts to enter by other means will be accepted. Yahoo! is not responsible for incomplete, lost, late, garbled, unintelligible or misdirected entries, or for any errors or failures of any kind (including but not limited to human error) in the transmission, receipt, or processing of entries.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:
Weekly winners (10 total) will be selected by Sponsor’s representatives and will be notified by a direct message on Twitter. To receive a prize, winners may be required to sign, notarize and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (except where prohibited by law) and must provide a valid postal mailing address. Winner documentation must be returned within seven (7) days from the date sent or prize will be forfeited. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable, or inability of Sponsor to contact a potential Winner may result in disqualification and the weekly entry with the next highest score for that week will become the weekly winner, subject to verification. Limit one entry per person per week and one prize per person for the entire promotion.
Ten 10 winners will each receive one (1) $99.00 Apple gift certificate subject to terms and conditions stated on gift certificate. Approximate retail value of all prizes is: $990.00. Reporting and payment of all applicable taxes, fees, and/or surcharges are the sole responsibility of each winner. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize with another prize of equal or greater value at its sole discretion. Any difference between the actual value of a prize and the approximated prize value as stated in these rules will not be awarded.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION:
By entering, participants release and hold harmless Yahoo!, its subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents form any and all liability or any injuries, loss or damage arising from or in connection with participation in this promotion or acceptance/use of the prize.
This Promotion is governed by the laws of the United States. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Yahoo! reserves the right to suspend, cancel, or modify this promotion if fraud or any other causes beyond its control destroys the integrity of the promotion, as determined by Yahoo! in its sole discretion.
The names of the winners will be posted on the Finance blog at the conclusion of the promotion.
Past Trivia Questions and Winner’s List
Week 3 Question: What Federal Reserve note denomination (US currency) has the shortest average life span?
Answer: The $5 bill
Winner: Donna Battle
Week 2 Question: On what date did the Dow Jones Industrial Average first close above 500?
Answer: March 12, 1956
Winner: Michelle Martinez
Week 1 Question: Who was the chairman of the Federal Reserve when the stock market crashed in October 1929?
Answer: Roy A. Young
Winner: Doug Edwards
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* Service plan not included.
We are excited to add a popular new feature to the top of all our quotes pages. Now you have faster and easier access to stocks you care most about.
The new ticker tape, prominently placed, displays the most recent quotes you last looked at. This is the same useful functionality we offer on our front page. If you want more information on a stock, just click on the name it will take you directly to that quotes page. This saves you time by surfacing the basic price information on your current page as well as no longer making you type in the symbol for the stock you want more information on.
We also offer you the option to change your preferences. If you don’t like the scrolling, then turn it off. You can also change the speed.
Lastly, if you want a more holistic view of the market, you can switch the display to market overview, which shows the major indices.
For the past few weeks, we have been in beta, listening to your feedback and improving the product. Now that we are in GA, we still want your input. Please let us know what you think
We are very excited to announce the availability of free US real-time ECN quotes on Yahoo! Finance.
Many of you will remember this was a very popular feature that Yahoo! Finance provided through August 2006 when due to consolidation in the marketplace and a new pricing structure it was removed. We’ve been listening to your feedback and have been looking at ways to bring back this feature. We have found a way to bringing back real-time ECN quotes by sourcing the data from BATS Trading.
If you are a newer user ECN stands for electronic communication network, and serves as alternative trading place to the various exchanges. BATS Trading is regarded as the third largest share trading market center in the US, and covers equities from NASDAQ, NYSE and Amex.
Initially, the real-time ECN quotes will be highlighted on the quote summary page.
Check it out on http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=yhoo, and watch your favorite stock in real-time. Let us know what you think!
Yahoo! Finance recently made it easier for you to get loan and savings rates. You can now find up-to-date mortgage rates, home refinance rates, home equity loan rates, auto loans, credit card rates, and deposit rates (CDs and Money Markets) with just a few clicks.
Viewing average rates in your locale (U.S. only at this time) for today and last week is really easy. The Yahoo! system returns rates meeting your criteria, and we give you direct access to apply right then and there, or you can use the phone number we offer so that you can contact the provider via voice.
Additionally, our new improved “Rates Module” offers a comprehensive catalog of credit cards. Whether you’re looking for a lower-interest card or business card, or want to leverage rewards points, you can find them all here, and compare rates to the card you presently carry. Try it now to find the best rates and start saving.
Quality rates and credit card offerings are brought to you in conjunction with our partners Bankrate.com and CreditCards.com.
We know you depend on Yahoo! Finance for the current news and info that help you make confident financial decisions. That’s why the Yahoo! Finance team is launching its own blog – to make sure you’re among the first to know when we launch a new feature or product, update our services, fix a glitch or just have a helpful tip to offer.
Want to make sure you’re in the loop with what’s happening with Yahoo! Finance? Add us to your My Yahoo! page, or subscribe to the RSS feed, sign up for email updates, or just bookmark this address. We’ll keep you up-to-date.
We’ll update this blog regularly with the information to make your time on Yahoo! Finance as informative, productive and helpful as possible.
That said – the best way for us to get you the information you want is for you to tell us! Like most blogs, this one is a two-way street. Please drop us a comment to tell us what you think, make suggestions, ask questions or recommend topics.
Your input will help us make the most out of our Yahoo! Finance community.
The Yahoo Finance Team