Google Finance?

Google vs Yahoo!Is there a limit to too much diversity in a company’s product and service offerings?

Rumors are circulating (B2DAY & SiliconBeat) that Google is gearing up to launch Google Finance. Why? For a good old fashion joust with Yahoo! Finance of course. It’s not enough that the Big G has gone head to head with the Big Y! on pretty much everything else so far…if one is to dominate the world, one must have a financial portal.

But honestly, is it really necessary for Google to continue to branch out? News, email, shopping, and a host of other features dot the offerings of this once minimalistic and simple-yet-powerful search engine. When do we talk about brand dilution? About overcommitment? About the fact that a slightly more 2005-era design treatment to the Big G’s properties might be more welcome than simply one more financial portal, which really only saves me the effort of dropping down that finance.yahoo.com bookmark…

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3 thoughts on “Google Finance?”

  1. I hope that google can put out a finance page, so that I can follow the stock market more closely. It would also help if google could include the index of the dow, nasdaq, and the tse…

  2. I imagine that whatever Google comes up with will be very useful and powerful. However, I’m still waiting for the service to be a necessity, at least for me. If I used Gmail and didn’t have Google’s search box integrated into my browser, I might be more interested in using the site as a consolidated information center. As it is (for my uses) it seems to be just another service that has to play catch-up with what is already out there.

    But the same could have been said about ‘search’ when Google first hit the scene…

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