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Apple Acquires Topsy, Which Recently Launched A Twitter Search Engine

Apple Acquires Topsy, Which Recently Launched A Twitter Search Engine

By Chris Crum December 3, 2013

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 …

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 …

Twitter Renews Bing Deal, Not Google Deal Twitter Renews Bing Deal, Not Google Deal

Twitter and Bing have renewed their search partnership, and announced it in a pretty interesting way: via a staged Twitter exchange. If you can go to Bing and Twitter’s respective Twitter accounts, you can see the conversation between the two …

Does Google Need Twitter? Does Google Need Twitter?
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As previously reported, Google is talking about bringing back its Realtime Search feature. It’s been missing since last month because Google and Twitter couldn’t agree on terms to extend their partnership which gave Google access to the firehose – the …

Google Realtime Search Will Be Back, Google+ Search in the Works Google Realtime Search Will Be Back, Google+ Search in the Works
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Last month, Google’s Realtime Search feature went away. This was the result of Google and Twitter failing to come to terms on Google’s use of the Twitter firehose, which allowed Google to tap into tweets in realtime. Twitter did not …

Google’s Matt Cutts Talks Facebook/Twitter Links’ Influence on Search Ranking
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We recently looked at how Google and Bing use links on Twitter and Facebook for organic ranking, following an informative piece from Danny Sullivan on the matter. Google’s Matt Cutts has now addressed the subject a bit more in a new video uploaded to Googles’ Webmaster Help Channel

Twitter Search Can Now Index 50 Times More Tweets Per Second
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Twitter has changed its entire search architecture, and nobody noticed for weeks until they pointed it out. It must be successful right? It’s supposed to be so powerful that it can index about 50 times more tweets per second than Twitter is currently getting. That’s a lot. 

Twitter is no longer using the technology it originally acquired from Summize, which became Twitter Search. Twitter’s Michael Busch explains the new technology:

Google Adds Instant to More Search Types, Countries

Google announced some new features for Google Instant. They haven’t released it for the browser or for mobile yet, but they have added some desktop functionality. 

First off, they have added keyboard navigation, so you can use Google Instant without touching your mouse, should you choose to do so. The navigation lets you scroll through Google’s search suggestions to bring up more instant results.