Last month's rumors on Google Finance coming soon was dead on! http://finance.google.com/ now takes you to a real page at Google. The homepage has a quick overview of the market and recent news, plus it has recent stock searches with related news (very useful). But the real unique feature, at least I haven't seen it myself before, is how they plot news items on the stock graph. Conduct a search on aapl and on the right are news headlines, with letters. Click on the letters and you will see the graph move to show you the stock level at the time the article was released. Pretty neat. They have integrated Blog Search, News Search, Google Groups and more.
But the major difference? Vertical integration of Google Finance on Google.com. Conduct a search at Google.com on aapl and presto, the main AAPL text and graph link goes to Google Finance now, with links to other finance sites. Here is a screen shot for documentation purposes.
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