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What Google’s Twitter Deal Means For You

What Google’s Twitter Deal Means For You

By Chris Crum February 11, 2015

News came out last week that Google and Twitter have struck a new deal to put real-time tweets back into Google’s search index. The companies aren’t providing much in the way of details about the deal at this point, and …

Facebook Is Terribly Slow At Rolling Out Post Search Facebook Is Terribly Slow At Rolling Out Post Search

A lot of people are talking about “Too Many Cooks“. Maybe you’ve heard. It’s been trending on Twitter all weekend and throughout Monday. If you’re on Twitter, you can easily see what people are saying about it, from people you …

Apple Buys Topsy For Reported $200 Million Apple Buys Topsy For Reported $200 Million

Apple has acquired social media analytics firm Topsy Labs for over $200 million, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, citing “people familiar with the matter”. Topsy made headlines a few months ago when it launched a new …

Twitter And Bing Renew Search Deal Twitter And Bing Renew Search Deal
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Bing announced today that it has renewed its search deal with Twitter, which provides tweets in search results for a “near real-time” experience. Bing had this to say in a blog post: At Bing, we believe that for every search …

Twitter Shares Some Search Ranking Details Twitter Shares Some Search Ranking Details
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As previously reported, Twitter has launched some new search-related changes for its iOS and Android apps. Here’s what Twitter said about search in the announcement: “Search results now surface the most relevant mix of Tweets, photos, and accounts, all in …

How Twitter Keeps Real-Time Search Ads Relevant How Twitter Keeps Real-Time Search Ads Relevant

Twitter’s Edwin Chen and Alpa Jain wrote an interesting post on the company’s engineering blog about improving Twitter search “with real-time computation”. They discuss the challenges of real-time search from an advertising perspective. I’ve written quite a few articles about …

Twitter Adds Trends For 100 More Cities Twitter Adds Trends For 100 More Cities

Twitter announced today that it has added Trends for 100 more cities around the world. Among them are Istanbul, Frankfurt, Guadalajara and Incheon. That puts the total number of locations at over 200. You can see the Trends for all …

Realtime Search Gives Twitter An Edge In News Realtime Search Gives Twitter An Edge In News
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Will Google ever restore its realtime search feature? Will Google and Twitter ever reach another agreement giving Google the access to Twitter’s firehose it needs to make the feature useful? Would the feature ever work without Twitter? These are questions …

Twitter Analyzes Real-Time Search Queries Twitter Analyzes Real-Time Search Queries
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Google, which has essentially ruled the search world for years, once recognized the value of realtime search, and Twitter search in particular. The two companies had a deal, which would enable Google users to get quick, real-time results from Twitter …

Twitter Improves Realtime Search While Google Lags Twitter Improves Realtime Search While Google Lags

Twitter announced some new improvements to its Discover tab today. It’s getting more personalized, and will begin surfacing content based on tweets that are popular among people you follow and who they follow. “The Discover tab’s new design shows who …

Yandex Gets Twitter Access, Launches Social Features Yandex Gets Twitter Access, Launches Social Features

Yandex, the Russian search engine giant, announced a new social networking search program. The announcement doesn’t mention Twitter specifically, but Search Engine Land is reporting that the search engine has made a deal with Twitter to gain access to the …

Google / Twitter Beef Reportedly Results In Cancellation Of Android Meeting Google / Twitter Beef Reportedly Results In Cancellation Of Android Meeting

Remember that Twitter Google deal that the companies couldn’t get renewed? The one for real-time search, which made Google a lot better for real-time information? It doesn’t look like they’re going to come to an agreement anytime soon. Google and …

Google “Search, Plus Your World”: Twitter Not Happy [Updated] Google “Search, Plus Your World”: Twitter Not Happy [Updated]
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Update: Google has responded to Twitter’s comments via Google+: “We are a bit surprised by Twitter’s comments about Search plus Your World, because they chose not to renew their agreement with us last summer (http://goo.gl/chKwi), and since then we have …

Gaddafi Shows Why Google is Failing Its Mission in Search Gaddafi Shows Why Google is Failing Its Mission in Search
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As you may recall, Google used to have a realtime search feature. When some topic was hot at any given time, and you did just a plain Google search on that topic, Google would show realtime results mixed right in …

Bitly’s Take On Social Search Bitly’s Take On Social Search
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Social search is an interesting animal, mostly because there are so many different approaches. There’s realtime search, like we’ve seen from Google+ and Topsy in the last week. There’s Google’s social search, which simply sprinkles social results throughout its web …

Google+ Gets Real-Time Search, Improved Hashtag Support Google+ Gets Real-Time Search, Improved Hashtag Support
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It seems like just yesterday when we were talking about how Topsy was doing Google+ search better than Google, as the company announced realtime (and other) Google+ search results. As a matter of fact, it was yesterday. Now, Google has …

Topsy Does More with Google+ Search Than Google Topsy Does More with Google+ Search Than Google
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You’d think nobody would be more on top of Google+ search than Google, given that Google is mostly known as being the search giant of the web, but Google only just launched a proper search feature for Google+ a couple …