StockTwits Connects Firms To Yahoo Finance

San Diego-based StockTwits, the financial micro messaging service headed by Howard Lindzon, is announcing this morning that it has rolled out a new product aimed at Fortune 500 companies. The firm said the new StockTwits Direct service will help public companies communicate their company news and information to their company's Yahoo! Finance Quote page. StockTwits said the service is being used by HP, Intel, Royal Dutch Shell and Yahoo. The new service costs $1,599 per month to public companies in the U.S. and Canada.