03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Twitter, Google Strike Deal To Include Status Updates In Search Results

Following hot on the heels of Bing's announcement that it has struck a deal with Twitter and Facebook to include status updates in its searches, Google's just announced a Twitter deal of its own.

In a blog post, Google said that it would be including Twittter updates in its own search results. Google's Marissa Mayer, VP of Search Products and User Experience, wrote:

Given this new type of information and its value to search, we are very excited to announce that we have reached an agreement with Twitter to include their updates in our search results. We believe that our search results and user experience will greatly benefit from the inclusion of this up-to-the-minute data, and we look forward to having a product that showcases how tweets can make search better in the coming months. That way, the next time you search for something that can be aided by a real-time observation, say, snow conditions at your favorite ski resort, you'll find tweets from other users who are there and sharing the latest and greatest information.

Bing's Twitter search has already gone live, but Google's will apparently be rolled out in the coming months.