NASDAQ Launches Live Stock Quotes On Twitter


Yet another way to get stock quotes on your phone: NASDAQ now offers live real-time quotes via Twitter and a new “data junkies” partnership with Stocktwits, a Twitter-based stock community.

To access the quotes, follow NASDAQ’s @datajunkies account. It will automatically follow you back, allowing you to send it a direct message. Then you can send the account a direct message with a StockTwits ticker symbol in it — $YHOO for Yahoo, $AAPL for Apple, etc. — and it will message you back a quote:

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Not sure what the killer use case is here — plenty of real-time stock quotes available on the Web and mobile Web. But perhaps if you don’t want to leave your Twitter app, or if you’re stuck on a mobile phone without access to the Web, it could be handy.

Disclosure: StockTwits shares investors with The Business Insider.

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