Bing Adds Twitter Searches

by admin July 2, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Microsoft’s new search engine looks to capture the real-time Web.

Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) has added a feature to Bing that allows the search engine to query the Internet for so-called real-time data, including postings from Twitter users.

“There has been much discussion of real-time search and the premium on immediacy of data that has been created primarily by Twitter,” said Sean Suchter, general manager for Microsoft’s Search Technology Center in Silicon Valley, in a blog post Wednesday.

“Today we’re unveiling an initial foray into integrating more real-time data into our search results, starting with some of the more prominent and prolific Twitterers from a variety of spheres,” wrote Suchter.

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