By Dominic Jones on January 20, 2011
IF AN earnings release distributed by a PR wire on behalf of the world’s most-watched public company fails to arrive on the world’s biggest investing website and no one notices, does anyone pay attention to press releases anymore?
By Dominic Jones on December 7, 2010
INVESTOR relations professionals who have dismissed social media as a fad or irrelevant are in for a rude awakening today as messages from StockTwits, the Twitter equivalent for traders and investors, are now appearing on their Yahoo! Finance ticker pages.
By Dominic Jones on February 9, 2008
Yahoo! Finance, once the clear leader in finance portals, has been neglected to the point where it is in danger of becoming irrelevant.
By Dominic Jones on August 15, 2007
Update: Looks like someone at Yahoo! Finance flicked the switch by mistake, or was doing some early morning testing, because the new design was quickly removed after we wrote this post. The screenshot we took is actually of the “tour” that was provided via a link on the new homepage we saw. By Dominic Jones [...]
By Dominic Jones on March 21, 2007
GOOGLE Finance, the investing website that has yet to make a real impact in the year since it was launched, has just gotten a major boost with an important change to Google’s main search results pages. Now when people search the main Google site for public company names, they will see an option to preview [...]
By Dominic Jones on January 9, 2007
A NEW service aims to improve the reach and economics of executives’ investor presentations by distributing them on the popular Yahoo! Finance website and exposing them to bloggers and their audiences. Seeking Alpha, an aggregator of finance commentary from over 200 bloggers, is offering to transcribe companies’ presentations at investor conferences and distribute them on [...]
By Dominic Jones on September 27, 2006
I DON’T know if this is new or if I just haven’t seen it before, but Yahoo! Finance is posting prominent cautions on summary pages for Nasdaq companies that are behind in their SEC filings. It’s quite jarring when you first see the caution icon and bold message saying company X “is delinquent in its [...]
By Dominic Jones on September 12, 2006
PITY the investor relations people at Illinois Tool Works Inc. They arrived at work this morning to find that someone named Jason Wood had gained access to Yahoo! Finance and is calling their latest acquisition a “strange, strange deal.” You can almost hear them asking: “Who the hell is Jason Wood and where did he [...]