StockTwits to Add News API [VIDEO]

  • JJ Hornblass
  • February 23, 2016
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StockTwits, one of the pioneers in social investing, will soon introduce an API that gives access to financial news.

Justin Paterno, president of the company, disclosed the news last night at a small gathering at Cornell University’s tech incubator in New York, but did not give a timing for the release.

StockTwits offers a wide array of API access to its “fire hose” of data on investing. StockTwits is a social network that shares information on equity investments. Paterno said that, beyond the news API, StockTwits “would open up some more” the API access to its current pool of data, without giving additional details.

StockTwits was founded in 2008, and has raised about $8.6 million in venture funding since then, according to Crunchbase.

Central to its strategy has been to give developers access to its data via API. In the video below, Paterno explains why the strategy is working for the company:


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JJ started the first iteration of Bank Innovation back in 2007, and has been working on it ever since. He also serves as President & Chief Executive Officer of Royal Media, Bank Innovation’s parent. He founded Royal in 1995 and oversees all aspects of the New York-based diversified media company. Prior to forming Royal, JJ was on the editorial staff of American Banker, the daily newspaper, and worked as an editor of a business magazine in Hong Kong. As a reporter and editor, he has won journalism awards from the National Press Foundation, Newsletter & Electronic Publishers Foundation, and the Reader’s Digest Foundation. He has a BS in Economics from Yeshiva University and a Master’s from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He was also a Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School of Banking. He lives in New York City with his wife, two daughters, and son. He counts among his accomplishments one New York City Marathon, two New York City Triathlons and the 2010 Father’s Day 5K, the first race he ever ran with his daughters. He can be reached at or 212-564-8972.

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