Yandex, the up-and-coming Russian search engine has struck a deal with Twitter allowing Yandex to post new tweets in search results in real-time. According to the article, "Twitter will give Yandex access to its so-called firehose of all public tweets, the two companies said on Tuesday, in an agreement similar to the one the social short-messaging site has with Microsoft's search engine, Bing." Twitter's director of development April Underwood stated, "We wanted to make sure that Twitter content can be where Twitter users are already going... Discovery through search is so important."
The article notes, "Google no longer partners with Twitter, favoring its own fledgling Google+ social network for social search results. Asked about a possible renewal of a partnership with Google, Twitter's Underwood said: 'Anything's possible, but there's not really an update to provide there at this time.' Twitter has more than 100 million active users and 400 million visitors per month. Its valuation tops $8 billion, even though it has not yet established a money-making model. Google+, which is more akin to Facebook than Twitter, has 90 million users. Twitter and Yandex declined to give financial details of their agreement. Microsoft has been reported to have paid $30 million for its deal with Twitter."
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