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Twitter cuts deal with Yahoo Japan

The deal means tweets will be integrated into various services on Yahoo Japan, beginning with real-time results pages.

File photo: Twitter logo
File photo: Twitter logo
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TWITTER HAS ANNOUNCED a partnership with Yahoo Japan, which will see real-time tweets being integrated into search results.

A blog post on Twitter’s site revealed the news and the company says that Japan is one of its biggest international markets. It says the partnership will allow Twitter content to reach even more users in Japan, one of our biggest international markets, the post said.

A recent study found that 50 per cent of all tweets are in English but Japanese is the next biggest language at 14 per cent.

The Washington Post reports that Twitter also recently struck a deal with Japanese mobile giant, NTT DOCOMO to include tweets and Twitter content in its own search engine results.

- Additional reporting by Emer McLysaght

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