I must hand it to the team at Google Finance – they are trying their best to make me switch from Yahoo Finance to their service. They keep adding new, interesting features that should make me switch. Today they announced that you can “receive stock quotes simply by sending a text message containing a ticker to GOOGLE (466453). (Note that quotes are delayed at least 15 minutes.)” Next up, stock alerts, which the company says it is currently looking into. There are other ways to get stock data as well. Check out their blog post. I am still sticking to Yahoo Finance, which is in my mind the gold standard.