SOURCE: Worden Brothers

April 13, 2010 12:55 ET

FreeStockCharts.com Ranked 3,096 by Compete.com

The Web Site Was Launched in May 2009 and Built Exclusively Using Microsoft Silverlight

DURHAM, NC--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) -  Worden Brothers -- a leading provider of stock market analysis tools -- announced today, that FreeStockCharts.com is ranked 3,096th in the United States in Monthly Attention. Compete.com tracks the world's top brands and consumers' online behavior.

FreeStockCharts.com is a Web-based application that delivers real-time stock data to any browser at no charge and has grown to deliver more than a million live stock charts per day.

"It's hard to believe that the Web site is so highly ranked in less than a year of existence. Compete.com is a very credible company for measuring internet usage patterns, and we are thrilled to be tracked along with the world's top brands. This confirms that people are coming back and spending hours on the site," said Chris Worden, President. "It's a testimony to Microsoft Silverlight for providing our customers with such a rich experience. Most people say FreeStockCharts.com goes beyond just a Web site because it feels more like running software."

Worden Brothers plans to develop an upgrade to FreeStockCharts.com using the new Silverlight 4 in the near future.

"Microsoft is excited Worden Brothers plans to invest early in Silverlight and the next-generation application development platform," said Brian Goldfarb, director of the developer platform group at Microsoft Corp. "The success Worden Brothers has seen on FreeStockCharts.com is a true result of what Web developers are capable of doing with the Microsoft developer tools."

"We were a little skeptical about going 100 percent Silverlight when we launched last year, but we committed and we are very glad we did. The site grows every month, and we are going to be able to reuse a lot of our .NET code for the new Windows Phone 7," said Ole Pederson, Chief Software Architect. "I can't wait to get the next release out with Silverlight 4."

Worden Brothers, Incorporated is a leading provider of stock market analytics. The company delivers continuously updated financial data over the internet to individual investors, active traders and financial institutions. Its products include TeleChart, StockFinder, and FreeStockCharts.com as well as a multitude of educational materials published in books, newsletters, videos and live nationwide training classes. Worden Brothers is a family owned company that has been a pioneer in the field of technical analysis since 1961.

About Compete

Compete, a Kantar Media company, helps the world's top brands improve their marketing based on the online behavior of millions of consumers. Leading marketers such as Carlson Hotels Worldwide, Hyundai Motor America, Upromise, Chrysler, and Verizon Wireless rely on Compete's services to create effective online experiences and highly profitable advertising campaigns. Compete's online behavior database -- the largest in the industry -- makes the Web as ingrained in marketing as it is in people's lives. Compete was founded in 2000 and is located in Boston, MA, with offices throughout the U.S. For more information about us, please visit http://www.competeinc.com, or to join the conversation visit http://www.compete.com.

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