Yahoo! Announces Twitter Deal

Yahoo! today announced a partnership with Twitter to integrate the micro-blogging service’s real-time tweets in Yahoo!’s global network. The partnership will allow people to access their personal Twitter feeds across various Yahoo! properties including the homepage and Yahoo! Mail; update their Twitter status and share content from Yahoo! in their Twitter stream; and access Twitter updates across Yahoo! media properties such as News, Finance and Sports.

Co-founder of Twitter Biz Stone wrote in a blog post, “From our perspective, this partnership represents a big opportunity. Tweets may be short, but they have proven over and over again to contain valuable information. As the Twitter information network grows and expands, it becomes more valuable for everyone who participates.”

Yahoo! announced a similar partnership with Facebook in December. Both deals make it possible for anyone with a Yahoo! ID to update both social networking sites simultaneously. And Yahoo! isn’t the only one signing agreements. The Los Angeles Times reports that Twitter is making search deals right and left with nearly everyone including Microsoft, Google, AOL and MySpace, amounting to about $25 million in revenue.

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