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.”