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googlefinance.jpga new web service from google, which includes AJAX Flash-driven, dynamic, interactive graphs (in the typical google visual aesthetic) that users can drag & scroll. see also google analytics & & google zeitgeist.


Small nitpick: they're actually Flash-driven, not Ajax.

Wed 22 Mar 2006 at 9:25 AM

absolutely right, jeff! they used a different platform, although the functionality is not that different from google maps...

Wed 22 Mar 2006 at 9:38 AM

The graphs use Flash but the updating news items based on what period the graph is currently showing are pure AJAX

Thu 23 Mar 2006 at 9:48 PM

Here is the technical note link discussing the actual details of the technologies (Flash + AJAX) behind the application:


What I find interesting about this is that this is one of the most prominent examples of large corporation with a website which has massive traffic deciding to adopt Flash technology for Rich Internet Application. Flash used to be the annoying intro in the early days - today it's a professional application on Google...

Sun 26 Mar 2006 at 11:07 AM

I want to use google finance charts and i am not allowed to download the Flash adobe or the ActiveX control by the Internet Explorer.

Mon 23 Jul 2007 at 3:14 AM

What the hell has happened to google charts???

Sat 20 Dec 2008 at 8:47 AM
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