Monday, March 12, 2007

A Tag cloud like display of stock ticker symbols.

Stock Cloud is a tag cloud like display of stock ticker symbols. The larger the ticker symbol the more frequent that company distributes press releases.

Stock Cloud began as data mining experiment with a very simple goal — "Could they extract Business Partnerships by tracking press releases?" To accomplish this they selected a press release distribution agency, MarketWire, and began tracking releases. Using in-house developed code they parsed press releases and extracted any relevant stock symbol information. It's this extracted data that is the basis of Stock Cloud.

They've mashed-up more then a few third party web services with our own data collection. These web services include:

Google Blog Search.
Simile Timeline API.
SplogSplot Spam Blog Lookup.
Technorati Blog Search.
TRYNT Stock Symbol Lookup.
Yahoo Search.

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