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Google shutters Realtime Search after Twitter deal expires

Tweet firehose still spraying into Bing, Yahoo

Twitter's deal with Google to include updates in Mountain View's search results ended on 2 July.

As a result Google's Realtime Search function, which also provided feeds from Facebook fan page updates among other social network guff, went offline and is currently displaying a 404 error message.

Search Engine Land got this statement from Google explaining why the feature was no longer functioning online:

"Since October of 2009, we have had an agreement with Twitter to include their updates in our search results through a special feed, and that agreement expired on July 2," said Google.

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