Here’s 2 Big Changes for Search Giants Google and Baidu
Chinese search engine Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) has reached an agreement with Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) to source some of its English-language search results through the software company’s Bing search engine. Bing search items will appear on Baidu with an identifiable label. Both companies are seeking to expand their presence into each others’ markets.
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Realtime Search, the search index that would allow users of the search engine to view relevant as-it-happens updates via Twitter feeds, has been discontinued. Google’s contract with Twitter for full access to its feed of public updates expired July 2, 2011. No news yet on whether the two companies are negotiating a new deal.
In the meantime, Twitter feed search results are still available on other search engines like Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) and Microsoft’s Bing. Also, information on Twitter that’s publicly available will still be searchable on Google. Google hopes to ultimately integrate its new social networking tool, Google+ (NASDAQ:GOOG) into its realtime data.