What would you get if you took Yahoo Finance, the most widely-used financial tool on the web, and pumped in 20 times as much data around its quotes feed? While it is fun to speculate, and I can come up with some ideas right away, this is not an idle question. Because here is a paragraph from a jobs posting in Yahoo Finance as displayed at the Yahoo Careers site:
Yahoo! Finance is planning to enhance its quotes feed to add next generation features. The next generation features include ability to handle 20x more data than today. You would participate in helping develop this technology. You would be part of the team responsible for quotes and news headlines feed infrastructure within yahoo!.
[Update] After having had it pointed it out to me by Stewart in a comment to this post that Yahoo’s Job site does not have persistent URLs (and has truly inscrutable errors as well), I replaced the Yahoo URL in this post with a SimplyHired link to the same Yahoo posting. Crazy that I had to go outside Yahoo to get a working link for a position at Yahoo.