Posted October 21, 2009 6:57 pm by with 9 comments

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Google plays second fiddle to Microsoft by announcing its deal with Twitter AFTER Bing.

…we are very excited to announce that we have reached an agreement with Twitter to include their updates in our 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. 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 rather brief blog announcement and the integration still being “months” away–compared to Bing’s live test of Twitter results–suggests that Google was out-maneuvered by Microsoft. This time. šŸ˜‰

  • Common Synthz

    HAHA! Well played Microsoft. Google has had it made in search business for so many years with no real competitor so they’ve been focusing, and investing, in other areas leaving themselvs vulnerable with their only cash cow! Go Bing Baby! “Fly like a butterfly sting like a BING!”

  • Laurent

    Except that bing is ugly, has a cluttered interface and doesn’t work. “Twitter search results are currently unavailable.”

    • cafgu

      Why have you seen Google’s own version? Tell me if you’ve seen one.

      Here is Bing’s own version.

  • Out-maneuvered? Probably..But this is not going to change the dominance Google enjoys..If people are so concerned about looking for up to the minute results from Twitter, there is…I’m pretty sure this announcement is just hogwash and either that “several months away” is never going to come or Google is going to call it off in sometime…
    .-= Anand SrinivasanĀ“s last blog ..Average Household Broadband Data Consumption =-.

  • There’s been quite a hubbub about this, but how many people really are eager for this? If you want to find a tweet, you search on Twitter. How many people REALLY are going to go to Bing (or Google) to search tweets? Especially after seeing the lackluster results shown so far by Bing? Just saying.

  • As a technology has-been, there are parts of the Internet that start to look like a dog eating its own tail. This is certainly one example.
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  • Hey that will be great if the twitter updates will be there on both Bing as well as google.

    The consumers will have a great time because of the war between google & Microsoft also both will try their best efforts for pulling more people to their sites and applications which inturn would yeild more options & ways for the users.

    Thanks for the information.



  • The good thing about Google coming second is that they now have more time to see what Bing is doing with the data, and then improve upon that. Google is not dumb.. they know good things take time. Look how long gmail was in “beta” before they finally released it as nonbeta.
    .-= AaronĀ“s last blog ..Bing announces search for Twitter feeds =-.

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