Google CEO Eric Schmidt said Wednesday that Microsoft's Bing-Twitter deal "is a good deal for them." But he also hinted that Google isn't going away quietly. "Watch this space," he said referring to real-time search.Speaking at the Gartner IT Symposium 2009, Schmidt Google can rank real-time information today. He added:
Real-time information is just as valuable as all other information and that's valuable for Google.
Google can rank real-time information, but the technical problem is figuring out what parameters contribute to that ranking. For instance, what factors should be used to determine in real-time who is more important and should garner a higher rank? Simply put, Schmidt thinks there's a search noise problem with real-time search.