In coming months, 140-character tweets will appear more prominently on Google searches thanks to a deal reportedly signed with Twitter.
Instead of crawling for data, as Google previously had to do, the search engine giant will now have access to Twitter’s firehouse, basically a flow of data created by the microblogging company’s 284 million active users, according to sources cited by Bloomberg.
In layman’s terms, this means users will be able to view live tweets instead of Google’s current model of just showing the profile information.
Twitter also provides data to Yahoo! and Bing.
The deal reportedly does not include advertising revenue, but Bloomberg suggests Twitter will receive data-licensing revenue, which reached $41 million in the third-quarter of 2014.
Engineers from both companies have reportedly already begun the process of designing the new search arrangement.
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