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Microsoft Signs Deals With Twitter and Facebook

October 21, 2009

This could be huge news in the social media/search scene!

From All Things Digital:

In a stunning one-two punch, Microsoft will announce separate nonexclusive deals today with both Facebook and Twitter to integrate their real-time feed of status updates into the Bing search service.

According to sources, Microsoft digital head Qi Lu will announce the deal onstage in a few hours at the Web 2.0 Summit.

BoomTown reported earlier today that the Microsoft data-mining deal with Twitter was poised to be announced.

But the addition of Facebook raises the stakes considerably, because it has the largest pool of status updates, despite all the hype around Twitter. Facebook has previously stated that it has 40 million updates a day on average.

Twitter has been talking to Google about a similar arrangement, and, according to sources, so has Facebook.