What Is Taking a Sip From the Twitter Firehose Going to Cost?

Twitter today gave seven real-time search and discovery companies that “range from funded startups to part-time, one-man operations” access to 100 percent of its tweets. The announcement is part of a new, yet-to-be-standardized initiative of metered access for people and companies that build on Twitter.

Will the Bing/Google Twitter Deals Squeeze Out Real-Time Search Upstarts?

giantsAfter Microsoft (s msft) and Google (s goog) announced search deals with Twitter yesterday, several startups that focus on real-time search — OneRiot, Wowd and Collecta (see disclosure at the bottom) — put on a positive front in an article by Jolie O’Dell at ReadWriteWeb, saying their businesses will be around for the long haul. But the entrance of the two tech giants in a market originally dominated by startups is likely to send shivers down any company’s spine. Read More about Will the Bing/Google Twitter Deals Squeeze Out Real-Time Search Upstarts?