Bloomberg integrates Twitter feeds, financial info
New York—Bloomberg Professional has integrated real-time Twitter feeds into the financial information its subscribers receive. The move comes following a decision by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to allow companies to use social media for corporate disclosures.
Bloomberg classifies tweets by company, asset class, person and topic, enabling subscribers—which include institutional investors, traders, corporate executives and government agencies—to track updates related to a specific industry or market, their portfolio holdings or an online personality. In addition to searching and tracking relevant financial tweets, users can also create alerts to monitor for unusual bursts of social media chatter about a company.