Russian search engine Yandex teams up with Twitter

Feb 21, 2012

Russia's top search engine Yandex said Tuesday it has teamed up with Twitter to allow the Russian firm to show the full feed of all public Twitter posts.

The deal will give it full access to all except for private ones, New York-listed Yandex said in a statement.

It will also allow the Moscow-based company "to improve the quality of the search," and users will be able to find tweets "just moments after they have appeared," said Anton Pavlov, Yandex's blog search manager.

Twitter posts will appear both in a blog search and on a separate website, twitter.yandex.ru.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Yandex's Twitter deal highlights the increasing importance of microblogging as a source of information.

Yandex is Russia's largest search engine, occupying some 63 percent of the market. Google trails behind with a 23-percent share.

and Twitter last year failed to renew a deal for the search giant to include results in its feed.

Explore further: A forced PIN for all credit cards won't stop the biggest fraud

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Yandex poised for $1.3 bln Nasdaq debut: report

May 24, 2011

Russian Internet giant Yandex is set to raise $1.3 billion in an initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq on Tuesday, exceeding expectations, the New York Times reported.

Recommended for you

Microsoft challenging US on overseas data

4 hours ago

In a case closely watched by the tech sector, Microsoft will challenge Thursday a US court order requiring it to give prosecutors electronic mail content associated with an overseas server.

Teens love vacation selfies; adults, not so much

16 hours ago

(AP)—Jacquie Whitt's trip to the Galapagos with a group of teenagers was memorable not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories. It was, said Whitt, a "selfie ...

User comments : 0