Google battles on with Bing, announcing its own Twitter deal

Hours after Microsoft's announcement, Google reports real-time search deal

Not to be left out of the party, Google announced today it has signed its own real-time search deal with Twitter.

Marissa Mayer, vice president of Search Products at Google, reported in a blog post today that Google has reached an agreement with Twitter to include the microblogging site's updates on its search results.

"We believe that our search results and user experience will greatly benefit from the inclusion of this up-to-the-minute data, and we look forward to having a product that showcases how tweets can make search better in the coming months," wrote Mayer, who is scheduled to speak at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco later today. "That way, the next time you search for something that can be aided by a real-time observation, say, snow conditions at your favorite ski resort, you'll find tweets from other users who are there and sharing the latest and greatest information."

The news comes directly on the heels of rival Microsoft's announcement earlier today that it had reached its own real-time search deal with both Twitter and social networking company Facebook. Google has not made any announcement about setting a deal with Facebook.

In nonexclusive deals with both Twitter and Facebook, Microsoft said the company will integrate the social networks' real-time status update feeds into its Bing search service.

A few weeks ago, reports surfaced that both Google and Microsoft have been wooing Twitter to sign a deal with the microblogging site.

While Google and Microsoft may have found a way to boost their real-time search efforts in the midst of their raging search war, the deals announced today mean that the popular social networks, which still have no business plans , have found a way to bring in some hefty paychecks.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Googlesocial networkstwitter

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Sharon Gaudin

Computerworld (US)
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?