I have been a big fan of Bloomberg’s Professional Service for almost 20 years so I have always had a soft spot for their free offering on the web. Bloomberg Professional is the “weapon of choice” for every trading and dealing desk in every major financial institution and it earned that position by having the most complete financial database and secure links for messaging and trading.

Although I am sure that the BusinessWeek acquisition has to help Bloomberg’s uninspiring monthly magazine, it has not helped with the formatting of the webpage ( The whole point of using a site like Bloomberg is to cut through the clutter and get straight to the information or data that you need. For my time, I prefer the old format ( and find that the iTunes Bloomberg App is one of my most used applications.