Twitter has approached Google and Microsoft to discuss licensing partnerships that would incorporate Tweets into the companies search engines, reports Reuters. Word of the deal making first appeared in Wall Street Journal’s AllThingsDigital blog. The blog has said one structure for a deal could include upfront payments in the millions of dollars to Twitter along with ongoing ad revenue sharing.
Twitter wants to include its data feed in Google and Bing so that queries would also search and retrieve relevant Tweets. Reuters cites growing sentiment among internet users that Tweets are among the most up-to-date information on the web. Read more from Reuters.