Twitter Inc. has struck a deal with Google Inc. to make its 140-character updates more searchable online.
In the first half of this year, tweets will start to be visible in Google’s search results as soon as they’re posted, thanks to a deal giving the Web company access to Twitter’s firehose, the stream of data generated by the microblogging service’s 284 million users, people with knowledge of the matter said Wednesday. Google previously had to crawl Twitter’s site for the information, which will now be visible automatically.
The agreement underscores the progress that Twitter Chief Executive Officer #$%$ Costolo is making in getting tweets seen by more non-users and generating more advertising revenue from a larger audience. Twitter, which also provides data to Microsoft Corp.’s Bing search service and Yahoo! Inc., is aiming to draw more people to its site as user growth slows. Twitter this week announced deals to show advertising in Flipboard Inc.’s mobile application and with Yahoo Japan Corp
Twitter shares rose 1.3 percent to $41.26 at the close in New York. The stock has advanced 15 percent this year. Google rose less than 1 percent to $529.83.
Engineers from Twitter and Google are already working on the arrangement, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the deal isn’t public. The two companies had a similar deal from 2009 to 2011. Ali Rowghani, Twitter’s former chief operating officer, had been against renewing the agreement to keep more control over Twitter’s content and it lapsed, the people said.
Twitter search deal with Google?
Wall Street Journal
Twitter Strikes Search Deal With Google to Surface Tweets
Agreement Could Make It Easier for Tweets to Appear in Search Results
By Yoree Koh And Rolfe Winkler
Updated Feb. 5, 2015 8:57 a.m. ET
Twitter Inc. has agreed to give Google Inc. access to its stream of data, in a move that could make it easier for tweets to appear in search results, according to people familiar with the matter.
I think I will hold onto my 35,000 shares. Recently renewed contracts with Yahoo and Google. "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth."
and will soon be in knee deep manure as MHR makes its way into the $4's.
I am a moron who was smart enough to buy a large block of ZIOP in the $1's when there was little if no activity at this message board.
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