Monday, July 18, 2011

Twitter Won't Fly as High if it Flubs Bing Social Search Deal | PCWorld

A time for big decisions at Twitter

Just a few weeks after Google shut down its tweet-parsing social search function, AllThingsD is reporting that Microsoft also is prepared to cancel its contract between Twitter and Bing, leaving the micro blogging service without its very lucrative nest within traditional search engines.

That's not good news for Twitter.

There are too many powerful competitors on the social Web landscape for Twitter to be making enemies, and if Bing bails on social search and Google decides not to come back, well, social search essentially ceases to exist.

Twitter Won't Fly as High if it Flubs Bing Social Search Deal | PCWorld

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