February 21, 2012
Internet giant Google began offering real-time share prices from the London Stock Exchange today in a move it hopes will breed a new generation of small investors.
Google Finance has signed a deal with the LSE Group to provide free up-to-date last-trade prices, for which traders have had to pay a premium until now. They were previously only available with a 15 minute delay.
… The improvement will strengthen another pillar to Google’s empire, which covers the original search engine service, email, news, shopping and maps among other services.