Is there any way to access Google Finance's Company Descriptions?

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CoolBoy101

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Jun 29, 2011, 6:22:22 PM6/29/11
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Hey guys,

I would like to include company descriptions in a web app I am working
on (company descriptions can be found at the bottom of any typical
google finance webpage (i.e http://www.google.com/finance?q=NASDAQ%3AGOOG.)).
However, I don't think this is accessible through the Google Finance
API.

That being the case, I was thinking about just scraping the data off
of Google's servers using a script, and then incorporating that into
my web app. However, I probably need google's permission to do that,
so my question would be where would I go to get this permission.

I already visited google's webpage on permissions http://www.google.com/permissions/,
and after extensively looking through it I found nothing that fit my
case (most of the stuff on those pages are about using googles logo on
websites, tv, etc. and not about using googles content on website).

Any help would be extremely appreciated, thanks.

Dion Loy (Google)

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Jun 29, 2011, 6:30:50 PM6/29/11
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> That being the case, I was thinking about just scraping the data off
> of Google's servers using a script, and then incorporating that into
> my web app. However, I probably need google's permission to do that,
> so my question would be where would I go to get this permission.

Yeah, please don't do that. We are unable to redistribute that data.
Thanks.

Shuvro Biswas

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Jun 29, 2011, 6:32:56 PM6/29/11
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Alright, thanks for letting me know. I will definitely avoid that route then.


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