SAN FRANCISCO - October 21, 2009 In a deal announced Wednesday at a technology conference in San
Francisco, Microsoft Corp.'s search engine, Bing, will become a new
way to find out what people are saying in their Twitter messages -
also known as "tweets."
Access to the data is considered to be one of Twitter's most
Microsoft apparently outbid Google Inc. for the right to index
and display the tweets almost as soon as they are posted.
A Microsoft executive declined to disclosed the financial
details of the partnership.
Assuming Microsoft is paying for the indexing rights, it would
represent Twitter's first significant revenue since it started in
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