Bloomberg is a major global provider of 24-hour financial news and information, including real-time and historic price data, financials data, trading news, and analyst coverage, as well as general news and sports. Its services, which span its own platform, television, radio, and magazines, offer professional analysis tools for financial professionals. One of Bloomberg’s key revenue earners is the Bloomberg Terminal, which is an integrated platform that streams together price data, financials, news, and trading data to more than 300,000 customers worldwide.
Since its inception, Bloomberg has grown to become one of the most important financial companies in the world. It has over 325,000 subscriptions to its professional services, almost 1 million global circulations of Bloomberg Businessweek and over 150 news bureaus internationally. The number of subscribers to its terminals has declined only twice, the first time was after the financial crisis and the second time was in 2016.