Microsoft announced having agreed a deal with Twitter on providing real-time searches in Bing from Twitter. A few hours later, Google announced pretty much the same deal.
Using Bing or Google, users should be able to search in Twitter messages, even just a few moments after they have been “tweeted”.
Microsoft already has a test version ready, bingtweets, Google will be ready in “a few months”.
It’s unknown how much Twitter will be paid from Bing and Google for this deal, but it’s likely they have received quite an amount.
Another win for Microsoft is in place after Bing also came to an agreement with Facebook on indexing content at Facebook. A deal, Google currently does not have.