The real-time search wars are getting bigger each day —
Twitter is reportedly in separate negotiations with both Google and Microsoft to supply their social network’s huge amount of real-time tweet data to the two big search engines.
Sources state that the deals would include a license of Twitter’s complete tweet feed and using it for real-time search results in the Bing and Google search engines. The deals could involve millions of dollars in revenue for Twitter.
Twitter has a large and possibly lucrative collection of fresh, user-generated data that is the driving force behind real-time search results. The Twitter social network collects this constant stream of new information from its 54 million monthly users in the form of tweets.
Sources say the deals would be nonexclusive, since Twitter’s management wants to stay independent in the escalating search engine struggle between Google and Bing.
Source: Seattle PI