Looks Like Bing Will Strike a Deal with Both Twitter and Facebook

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How about about this, all your Facebook public updates and Twitter tweets becoming searchable on Bing search engine? Or another way at looking at it is a real-time search engine finally coming into a realization. Well, believe it or not that might happen soon as an annonucement it about to be made  about the Bing-Twitter-Facebook partnership.The buzz was started earlier today by Kara Swisher when she reported that Microsoft might announce a partnership deal with Twitter. But a few hours after, it seems not only is Microsoft partnering with Twitter but with Facebook as well.

These rumors have been going on for quite some time now. In fact, Google was also reported to be wooing Twitter. But Microsoft might have scored one up against Google this time.

So, if this deal becomes official and later on materialized what should we expect? Like I said before,  a realization of the “real-time” aspect of a search engine which happens to be Bing.

With that comes the potential of tapping into Twitter’s  vast universe of both useful and mundane tweets posted by its gazillions of users. Add that to the 40 million updates posted by Facebook members daily and you’ll have the data needed to run more targeted search ads.

Anyway, exactly how much in terms of financial numbers we are looking here is not yet known. We have to wait for a couple of hours more to know other finer points of the deal. In the meantime, start contemplating now whether you will be comfortable sharing your Twitter tweets and Facebook updates to the rest of the world.

Arnold Zafra
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... Read Full Bio
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  • Aaron

    Indeed they will.. In fact, Bing Twitter search just went live (right after I posted about it over on the EZ Website Monitoring Blog).. Beat it by 15 minutes!

    This is good for Bing and bad for Google. I hope the deals are non exclusive so Google can get in on the action as well. It would be dumb on Twitter’s part to exclude the largest search engine from their service feed.


  • Global Resorts Network

    I believe Bing is doing everything possible to catch up with Google. Even though Bing can generate a great amount of traffic, it still falls short of Google and Yahoo. Maybe one day they will get back in the race and build a bigger market share, who knows. Keep up the great work.