MIAMI, July 1 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The global Spanish-language Portal, starMedia, announced today the launch of starMedia Finanzas ( http://us.finanzas.starmedia.com ), a new channel service dedicated to providing the most current and comprehensive international financial summary. The channel is the second of three newly featured services which starMedia previously announced it would launch in 2008.
“This year, we’re presenting the next generation of starMedia content; we want to continually provide our users with an enhanced and practical online experience that’s totally relevant to the demands of their busy schedules,” noted COO Juan Jose Nunez. “starMedia Finanzas was conceived to better deliver vital global financial information, packaged and presented to empower our audience with the most up-to-the-minute details about the world’s key financial markets; we consider this to be especially critical in these times of international economic volatility.”
starMedia Finanzas has been tailored to meet the specific needs of professionals as well as investors — also a key demographic audience for advertisers. The new channel presents some of the most comprehensive coverage of the US Stock Market, focusing on Dow Jones 30 and NASDAQ 100 indexes as well as the Mexican, Argentine, Brazilian and leading European Stock Markets. The channel’s Home Page Market Ticker provides continually updated information about Euro to Dollar conversion rates, Mexico’s IPC and Sweet Crude pricing. Other principal channel areas report on issues relating to the economy, personal finance and mortgages — rates, a monthly calculator, real estate — and also features a community bulletin board, where users may post and share pertinent information and tips.
“We’re confident starMedia Finanzas will quickly become a Portal favorite; it’s a very timely resource for our users as well as advertisers. Beyond providing key financial data and information, the channel will also give users instant access to numerous first-rate financial products and services, which our advertisers facilitate; over the next few months we will continue to augment the service,” said Nunez.
starMedia.com is a free-to-web global service connecting more than 24 million Spanish-speakers through the Internet as well as providing them with the most relevant and extensive information and services. starMedia has local operations in Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Spain and throughout the United States (Los Angeles, Miami and New York); and, is wholly owned by Orange
( www.orange.es ), a subsidiary of the France Telecom Group (NYSE: FTE).