Economictimes.com (ET) has launched www.etspeed.com (ET Speed), an open information sharing platform that offers real time market information and latest news updates from ET. It also provides the views of noted analysts and experts on the financial market.
Commenting on the launch of ET Speed, Rishi Khiani, CEO, Times Internet Ltd, says, "When it comes to the stock market, speed is everything and that is what we offer to the investor as well as the listed companies."
ET Speed will also enable retail investors to sift through millions of articles aggregated from across the relevant websites and focus on conversation streams about the stocks and industries that are relevant to them at that point of time.
Khiani adds, "ET Speed is a social platform. Since ET users are a busy lot, we have chosen a Twitter-like strategy to have the posts and comments restricted to 140 characters. This ensures that both people who are contributing and those who are following get what they want done in a short time. The entire concept is based on conversations. Though we have plugged in feeds from related media, we want the user-contributed content to be the core of ET Speed."
Users can sign up for ET Speed using their FB Connect, Twitter ID or any e-mail ID. In the next stage, updates by the ET Speed user will also reflect on his/her profile on social networking sites.