Launches Suite of Interactive Business Applications and Tools, the world’s leading business website, introduced a number of free applications and tools that utilize the latest Internet technologies and cater to the needs of savvy investors and professionals.

    The new site features include live streaming stock quotes that update automatically, without requiring a manual browser refresh. A personalization module on the homepage will track the last 10 stock quotes checked – or, a registered user’s portfolio – with live quotes and a continuous live stream of company-specific news from sources and more than 100 external news feeds.

    The stock quote page itself has also been revamped to allow single-click access to added financial indicators and will provide more news about companies than any other stock quote on the Internet.

    A new portfolio tracker allows individuals to track the net asset value of their holdings on a tick-by-tick basis. Users will have the ability to subscribe to a broad array of targeted email alerts about companies, industries and other subject matters.

    The enhanced site will also include more broadcast-quality video from CNN and frequently updated blogs from over a dozen well-known writers from Fortune and Business 2.0.

    “The combination of these new applications and content offerings further strengthens our position as the most comprehensive web resource in the business community,” said Vivek Shah, president of digital publishing, Time Inc. Business & Finance Network. “We’re tapping the most cutting-edge technologies to produce a very dynamic user experience.”

    “We’re building on our reputation for immediacy and depth,” says Chris Peacock, editor of “The instant updates of live quotes mirrors our breaking news. The breadth of more than 100 industry news sources in live news parallels the depth of exclusive coverage we publish each day from FORTUNE, MONEY, Business 2.0, FORTUNE Small Business.”

    In 2006, Nielsen//NetRatings ranked first in unique visitors, page views and gross usage minutes among business* websites. Additionally, the site was also recognized by OMMA as the Best Business and Financial News Website of 2006. (More information about both of these recognitions can be viewed here releases/20070214_topbizwebsite.html.) (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser’s address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.)