Microsoft partners with Facebook and Twitter

Microsoft has inked a deal with Facebook and Twitter to integrate status updates into its Bing Search engine. The announcement came today from All Things Digital. Details are expected to be announced later today at the Web 2.0 Summit.

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In 2007 Microsoft invested 240 Million in Facebook and have since been looking to sign search agreements with them.

While this has been materializing, Twitter has also been searching to widen its searching capabilities, and signing a search contract with Bing was exactly what they were looking for.

Although Microsoft has signed these deals it is reported Facebook and Twitter also have been speaking with Google, so this advantage might be short lived.

According to Compete.com, Bing’s traffic has already climbed up to 13th in the US in terms of unique visitors. Even though they are moving up, they have a very tough road ahead to catch Google.

UPDATE: Twitter is Live on Bing: http://www.bing.com/twitter
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