Twitter announces deals with Microsoft and Google on same day
Search engines will now feature Twitter updates as microblogging site stands to profit from deals
"Twitter is producing millions of tweets every minute on every subject you can imagine. The power of those tweets as a form of data that can be surfaced in search is enormous," said Paul Yiu, its head of search, on aMicrosoft blog.
He continued: "Were you as fascinated by the 6-year-old boy floating away in a balloon as we were? Was it a hoax? We know that people are going to twitter more and more for information surrounding all the latest chatter ... You can now search for what people are saying all over the web about breaking news topics, your favourite celebrity, hometown sports team, and anything else you use Twitter to stay on top of today." MORE