● Wing Yu, CEO Financial Content (FCON): 'Syncing the news to the intraday chart is an interesting exercise, but it offers an incomplete picture. You need to be able to get a snapshot of what the rest of the market was doing at the moment. Keep in mind that some of those Reuters announcements were released AFTER the stock moved. Also, you need to consider the possibility that a peer had announced disappointing earnings, or a competitor had announced a competing product… That’s my only criticism so far. All in all, a very solid first effort.'
● Bill Bishop, Founder, MarketWatch: 'The only interesting feature that I see on the site is the indexing of blogs to tickers, though that has rough spots... If GF gets to scale, which it should if Google decides to redirect even a small portion of its traffic firehouse towards GF, Google will be positioned to squeeze millions of dollars from business publishers desperate for traffic and eyeballs... The real financial impact to online business media players may come from the displacement of online broker ad dollars, the mainstay of any large business/finance site.'
● Doug McIntyre, former Editor-in-Chief, Financial World Magazine: 'Google Finance is much weaker than Yahoo in several respects. One is the P&L data, which is inadequate and incomplete. Another is the list of competitors for each company. I have no idea how it is compiled, but for many companies, it makes no sense. I would not use it at all as a resource for investing. MSN Money is much better.'
● David Jackson, Founder, Seeking Alpha: '...the real story here is that as more and more people access financial information by typing a stock ticker into a search engine, Google should have focused on its financial search results, and in particular the “one box