Thursday, October 22, 2009

Microsoft Cuts a Search Deal With Twitter And Facebook

Not to be out done by Google cutting a deal to index tweets, Microsoft has a search/indexing deal with both Facebook and Twitter. Even better for Bing, they should be getting their search engine features up and running before Google does. This should add some real incentive for Google to speed up.

"Microsoft is indeed bringing real-time search results from Facebook and Twitter to its Bing search engine thanks to two partnerships, search head Qi Lu and senior vice president Yusuf Mehdi announced at the Web 2.0 Summit here on Wednesday.

The Twitter partnership, which will bring all real-time public tweets to Bing, went live in beta on Wednesday at The Facebook deal, which will access all information shared publicly on the social network, will arrive "at a later date," Mehdi said. It's all part of Bing's strategy to harness "the emerging hot area of real-time information," he added.


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