After months of speculation, Google rolled out a beta version of Google Finance on March 21, its own site bringing together pertinent information from across the Web about companies and mutual funds.

Flashy would be the wrong adjective for the site (located at www.finance.google.com and accessed by searching for a stock ticker symbol), but that's not to say there's no bells and whistles to be found. Nearly every news story and blog entry about the site oohed and aahed over a few features in particular that jump off company pages. And that's rightly so.

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