Business insiders Henry Blodget and Aaron Task have occupied the position of hosts on Yahoo! Finance’s daily economy-driven web series Tech Ticker for the past three years. The two have apparently done a helluva job.
With the assistance of Yahoo!’s massive user base, Blodget and Task elevated Tech Ticker’s audience to heights reaching 2 million viewers an episode (which rivals and tops the audiences of at least a few critically acclaimed cable shows).
Today, as a reward for their efforts, Blodget and Task get a name change and a sister show.
Yahoo!’s Tech Ticker will now be dubbed Daily Ticker (to more accurately reflect the scope of its coverage, which goes far beyond the tech sector) and Yahoo! Finance will welcome a new (sometimes multiple times per day) daily web series “focused on global trading a markets.”
Jeff Macke (CNBC’s Fast Money) and Matt Nesto (Bloomberg TV) will host Breakout. They promise “insights a little off the beaten path and a little more useful than the norm…for the active trader, the individual, the institution, the people that are following the markets minute to minute.”
Another data point and information source for you day traders in the audience to ingest before HAL 9000 replaces us all.