Microsoft gets search deal with Facebook and Twitter

Microsoft announced on Wednesday at the Web 2.0 Summit, that it has signed deals with Twitter allowing real time updates in Bing. These real-time updates will bring tweets directly onto bing.com/twitter. Facebook is also said to have real-time updates in the near future, but plans for that are still in development.

The Bing Twitter beta will allow these public updates to be published directly onto the search engine, allowing for anybody to search Twitter directly from Bing. Twitter feeds that include spam, duplicate results, and adult content will be filtered out of the news stream.

The Twitter deal also features a search query that lists tweets in chronological order. The Bing Twitter search also offers "Best Match", which will use Bing's very own search technology to display results.

Both Facebook, which Microsoft has financial investment in, and Twitter have also been rumored to be talking with Google about similar deals. Microsoft and Twitter currently have a non-exclusive deal, but failed to comment if the Microsoft and Facebook deal will be exclusive.

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

Windows 7 begins to release to the public across the world

Next Story

Google announces search deal with twitter

12 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

I think I am going to be sick.

The main reason I switched to Bing is that the SEARCH results were more targeted and less populated by fluff and absolutely worthless crap. So much for that with FaceBait and Twitcher being added.

Twitter is the new summit of retardation. Are you people too illiterate to write an entire paragraph?

JHH said,
Twitter is the new summit of retardation. Are you people too illiterate to write an entire paragraph?

Not everyone has the time, or need, to write an entire paragraph. You know, because some people have lives. If twitter could accept more than a few words, you'd find something else to whinge about.

Yeah, like you misspelling a simple word as "whine". As a matter of fact I think private Twitter users very rarely show signs of "having a life".

JHH said,
Yeah, like you misspelling a simple word as "whine". As a matter of fact I think private Twitter users very rarely show signs of "having a life".

No. "whinge" is a perfectly acceptable word (even though I can't stand it myself), similar in meaning to whine.

e.g.

Whinging pom!

Nice try, though.

JHH said,
Sorry, I don't speak British.

Neither do I. I speak English. Australian English to be precise ;)

For your education:

whinge:
intr.v. Chiefly British, whinged, whing·ing, whing·es.

To complain or protest, especially in an annoying or persistent manner.

Poor you.