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Bing Twitter Search Goes Live

Yesterday we reported about the Bing-Twitter integration. And now, the official words are out coming from Microsoft’s President of Online Service Groups Qi Lu. The integrated Bing-Twitter search facility is also now out, well at least for U.S. users is reportedly now working. You can try it on this link.

Screen shot 2009 10 22 at 4.29.04 AM Bing Twitter Search Goes Live

It’s not really integrated into Bing.com, but a subsite. Bing has access to all the Twitter public timeline. And that’s what user’s will be searching when they use the integrated Bing-Twitter search engine.

One promising feature of the search facility is its ability to display the most prominent links being shared on Twitter about your search topic. The so called “social caption” is also a cool feature as it gives you what people are saying about those links.

And yes there is also a Retweet  button to share interesting Tweets that you find in search results.

Financial details of the deal is not yet disclose, if ever there is actually involved.  The deal is non-exclusive so Twitter has the option to deal with Google should Bing’s Wave 2 not bring Twitter any good. They can always resort to Google’s Wave.

 Bing Twitter Search Goes Live
Arnold Zafra writes daily on the announcements by Google, Ask.com, Yahoo & MSN along with how these announcements effect web publishers. He is currently building three niche blogs covering iPad News, Google Android Phones and E-Book Readers.
 Bing Twitter Search Goes Live
 Bing Twitter Search Goes Live

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4 thoughts on “Bing Twitter Search Goes Live

  1. Ya.. i’ve been seen many tweets for these update. now waiting for Bing Twitter search being live in india. After launching this feature by bing it will likely to lead in search engines through providing real time search.

  2. Dipali, I doubt this non-exclusive agreement is going to significantly affect Bing’s marketshare. First, Google is, as announced today, including Tweets in search results. Even if that wasn’t the case, I doubt it would have a dramatic impact on Bing’s marketshare.

  3. While this is a great feature and improves Bing’s offerings, it will doubtfully replace Google as the leader. And with Google announcing that they are also including Tweets, they have downplayed the Bing announcement successfully.
    Great news for the guys at Twitter – hopefully they will get some decent revenue for creating a game-changing product. They deserve it!