Bing has announced a renewal of its long-standing deal with Twitter to include tweets in Bing’s search results.
Tweets are primarily available and searchable at Bing’s social search page, bing.com/social, but they’re also showing up in Bing’s main search results.
A search for “lax shooting” shows recent tweets on the right side of Bing’s results (though I’m amazed that Vanity Fair and People would get prominence over more trusted and traditional news sources):
The companies have been pretty quiet in the past on details, and that’s also the case today. There’s nothing on Twitter’s blog about the deal, and Bing’s blog post is just three sentences long.
The two companies did congratulate and thank one another on Twitter today, kinda like how they announced the 2011 renewal:
Thanks, @Bing! We think it’s great that people can tap directly into @twitter from @Bing to get up-to-the-minute information.
— Twitter (@twitter) November 1, 2013
If the deal was announced in October 2009, then renewed in September 2011 and again now, it might be safe to assume the partnership has been extended for another two years. But neither Bing nor Twitter will confirm that.