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Computerized Investing > December 15, 2012

Desktop Ticker

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by CI Staff

Desktop Ticker is a simple and efficient tool for investors, allowing you to have a scrolling news feed and stock updates that you can place anywhere on your computer screen.

The difference between this ticker and other ticker downloads is that it displays actual news headlines. This is in contrast to tickers such as CoolTick Stock Ticker, where you have to click on a stock to take you to another page with news and details. This is a great way to stay up-to-date with the news without hindering your work. The user gets to pick which sites the news is drawn from. There is a wide variety of sources that can be chosen, including BBC News World, BBC News Home and Yahoo! Finance. You can add websites like Gmail, Facebook or Flickr as well as specific stock tickers in case there are certain stocks or sites you want to watch throughout the day. Desktop Ticker can synchronize with the Windows Common Feed List, which allows the RSS feeds to be shared with other applications like Internet Explorer, Windows Live Mail and Outlook. The toolbar is small and unobtrusive, leaving the user plenty of desktop space.

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