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Google Finance offers interactive charts
Will help investors track stock movement
Users can scroll through a stocks history chart
Microsoft, Yahoo rake it in by showing ads from companies
Google does not plan so, but may put it in future
Shares of Google gained $8.40 to $348.19 on Monday in the Nasdaq Stock Market composite trading. Googles site also shows information, including company revenue, margins, contact information and executive profiles. Google is not offering its own unique content, Jacobs-Stanton said. Yahoo, by contrast, offers columns by writers, including TV personality Suze Orman.
Google Finance is initially targeted at investors in North America. Google intends to add international versions in future, Jacobs-Stanton said. Users can also view articles on web logs, or personal online journals, related to companies they are interested in as well as message boards. The boards which use software from Googles Groups site are monitored by editors to remove junk material, Jacobs-Stanton said. Users can also give ratings to messages. Bloomberg LP, the owner of Bloomberg News, competes with Reuters in providing news, data and trading systems to the financial-services industry.