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Apple Acquires Topsy, Which Recently Launched A Twitter Search Engine

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 search engine for Twitter, indexing every public tweet and making them searchable. Apple only confirmed the acquisition with its typical …

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Twitter And Bing Renew Search Deal

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 there is somebody out there who can help. That’s why we have been teaming up with Twitter for a few …

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Twitter Shares Some Search Ranking Details

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 one stream (similar to the stream in Discover). We’ve also added a new search button to Twitter for iPhone, letting …

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How Twitter Understands Why You’re Really Searching For ‘Honey Nut Cheerios’ (And Decides What Ads To Serve You)

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 real-time search, often comparing Twitter’s offering to Google’s lack of one since the deal between the two companies came to …

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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 the different locations by simply clicking “Change” in the Trends section. “People around the world turn to Twitter to talk …

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Without Realtime Search, Google Risks Pushing News Seekers Away To Twitter

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 we’ve asked repeatedly since the deal expired last year, and the realtime search feature went way. Given that Google’s mission …

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Twitter Takes A Hard Look At Real-Time Search Queries

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 for timely queries. Last year, that feature went away, as the two companies failed to come to terms to extend …

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Twitter Improves Realtime Search While Google Lacks It

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 tweeted about particular stories,” explains Twitter VP of Product, Satya Patel. “You can click ‘View Tweets’ on any story to …

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Yandex Gets Twitter Access, Launches Social Features. Should Google Worry?

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 Twitter Firehose. Little has been said about how Yandex will actually used this, but reporter Greg Sterling says, Yandex “has …

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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 Twitter are beefin’. In case you haven’t been keeping up, Twitter spoke out against Google’s “Search Plus Your World” features, …

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Google “Search, Plus Your World”: Twitter Not Happy [Updated]

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 observed their rel=nofollow instructions.” Burn. Add Twitter to the growing list of critics of Google’s practices of delivering search results. …

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