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Skygrid introduces web based real time financial news platform with | [beta invites]

The folks at Skygrid have a beta financial news site that is focussed on financial news, real time.  It has been written up by Scoble and Techrunch so that was enough to pique my interest further when I was introduced to the service.

To be clear it is probably not for everyone.  It is however useful for those who follow the markets closely and daily providing various filters for different news sources, including web, blogs, and EDGAR.  The interface is work in progress, and be sure to turn off the ‘bubbles’ so you can see what you are doing.  This is a beta, and lots of feedback is requested.

There are a limited number of invites for those interested, and a very simple sign up by clicking through here for anyone interested.

This is an invitation for your private SkyGrid account

SkyGrid is a web-based financial news platform that delivers high quality financial content from trusted sources, in real-time.  SkyGrid gives its members the ability to filter financial news in real-time with sentiment, source type, and even real-time clusters that show which companies are being discussed the most in the news.

People who see it LOVE SkyGrid – techie and news junkie Robert Scoble has compared it to crack, and BusinessWeek just named SkyGrid founder and CEO Kevin Pomplun as one of this year’s “Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs.”  SkyGrid’s first members included leading financial institutions like BlackRock, Bank of America and J.P Morgan.  Today SkyGrid is free, but by invitation only, and invitations have been hard to come by.

The people made happiest by SkyGrid are those who are passionate about stock market news, business news, and financial information.

Written by Colin Henderson

June 8, 2009 at 09:52

Posted in Innovation

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