Google CEO Schmidt: Microsoft's Bing-Twitter pact 'a smart deal for them'

Google CEO Schmidt: Microsoft's Bing-Twitter pact 'a smart deal for them'

Summary: 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.

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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.

The problem?

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.

Update: Separately, Google said it would begin indexing Twitter feeds too (Google blog, Twitter blog).

Also see: Microsoft lands Facebook, Twitter deals for Bing

Tweets on Bing: Watch out for more noise, more clutter in search results

Topics: Microsoft, Google

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  • Cool, he admitted a Microsoft win

    But of course Google isn't standing still. And neither is Microsoft. The beauty of competition!
    Heatlesssun
    • Well, I guess it's all his fault you missed the point

      He forgot to use the <sarcasm> tag so it's all his fault.

      I wonder if he did it on purpose.
      The Mentalist
    • I would say it is more that he is a gentleman, not a SLOB like Balmer.

      NT.
      DonnieBoy
  • Twitter posts are contentless anyway

    keep the twitter junk out of my results anyway!
    javajunkie1
    • Twitter is not junk, it is a a great alternative type of communication

      and people like it. That is why it is red hot.
      DonnieBoy