Thursday, July 02, 2009

Bing Now Shows Some Twitter Updates - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

Another sign of the times

Microsoft is dipping its toes into the hot new area of real-time search. The company said Wednesday that Bing, the search engine it unveiled a month ago, would begin including the latest output of popular Twitter users in its search results.

“There has been much discussion of real-time search and the premium on immediacy of data that has been created, primarily by Twitter,” wrote Sean Suchter, general manager of Microsoft’s search technology center in Silicon Valley, in a blog post about the feature. “We’ve been watching this phenomenon with great interest and listening carefully to what consumers really want in this space.”

Bing Now Shows Some Twitter Updates - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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